Where to Stay in Colchester

Looking for somewhere to stay in Colchester?

Colchester and the surrounding area offers a wide range of holiday accommodation, from boutique hotels to cosy B&Bs & self-catering properties.

Stay in an historic building or luxurious hotel in the town centre, and enjoy Colchester's cultural highlights right on your doorstep.

Spend a few nights in the surrounding countryside and coast, areas of natural beauty with their own wealth of history and cultural importance.

 

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Camping at Waldegraves Holiday Park
 

Hotels, B&Bs & Guesthouses in Colchester

Looking for the perfect place to relax? Come and stay in our luxurious boutique hotels and family-owned B&Bs & guesthouses.

Choose to stay in an historic building, or treat yourself to a luxurious stay in a countryhouse & spa.

Explore the rural areas surrounding Colchester - discover the countryside and houses inspired and painted by Constable, or spend a few days waking up in the beautiful Colne Valley

Wherever you choose to stay, you will be ideally located to discover the riches the Colchester area has to offer.  


Self-Catering and Camping in Colchester

Planning your next countryside escape? Self-catering and camping sites in and around Colchester are the ideal places to stay to give yourself the freedom to explore the area at your own pace.

Discover the beautiful Colne Valley, traversed by a landmark Victorian Viaduct, or explore coastal Colchester and Mersea Island, home of the native oyster. 

There are fantastic places to discover all over the area, from sites of historic importance to fun family activity centres, so make sure you find the perfect place to stay, and set out to discover Colchester.

 

Featured Accommodation

The Cartlodge at Lee Wick Farm

Lee Wick Farm Holiday Cottages

Clacton-on-Sea

The Cart Lodge sleeps up to 12. Stable Cottage sleeps up to 7. Walking and cycling nearby, fishing reservoir, nature reserves and bird watching. Excellent family base for Essex and Suffolk Coastline, countryside and tourist attractions.

Self-catering with 2 units, £350-£1500 pupw sleeps 1-12

The Pier at Harwich

The Pier at Harwich

Harwich

Situated on the quay in Harwich, the hotel has 14 bedrooms many with fine views over The Stour and Orwell estuaries. The Pier has two restaurants, the Harbourside on the first floor and the Ha'Penny Brasserie which is open all day.

Hotel with 14 rooms, £125-£210 prpnb

Rye Farm

Rye Farm

Colchester

Relax in a friendly, moated, period farm house, set in tranquil surroundings. Adjacent to Abberton Reservoir. Excellent for bird watching. Convenient for visiting Colchester with its Castle and many museums.

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £70-£75 prpnb

The Nook

The Nook

Colchester

4* self-catering accommodation, a 15 minute walk from Colchester town centre, perfect for leisure or business with parking.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £320-£400 pupw sleeps 1-2

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House Hotel

Colchester

Colchester's four-star luxury hotel once painted by Constable. Surrounded by glorious parkland, Wivenhoe House combines the romance and charm of an eighteenth century Grade II listed house with all the comforts of contemporary living.

Hotel with 40 rooms, £95-£230 prpnb

Greenlands Barn

Greenlands Barn

Colchester

Heavily timbered converted Essex barn for two people in a quiet rural location. Four Star Gold ground floor accommodation with private garden. Ideal for touring or a restful break. Convenient for Colchester, Lavenham and the coast.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £350-£400 pupw sleeps 1-2

Pond Cottage

Pond Cottage

Clacton-on-Sea

4 star cottage on working farm. 2 miles from seafront/ beaches, excellent base for bird watching & exploring the Essex Coast. Close to Beth Chatto gardens & Constable Country. Equipped to a high standard

Self-catering with 1 unit, £350 pupw sleeps 1-4

Rye Farm

Rye Farm

Colchester

Peaceful, rural location on a working farm with views over fields. Comfortably furnished to high standard. 4 miles from Colchester. Close to Abberton Reservoir & Zoo. Convenient for Mersea Island, Layer Marney Tower & Beth Chatto Gardens.

Self-catering with 4 units, £300-£550 pupw sleeps 2-4

Black Bond Hall Bed and Breakfast

Black Bond Hall Bed and Breakfast

Colchester

AA 4* Bed & Breakfast. Lovely Period house. Peaceful rural retreat set in beautiful gardens between Colchester and Mersea Island.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £90 prpnb

GREYFRIARS

GREYFRIARS

Colchester

Luxury Hotel & Restaurant destination; comfortable lounges, large terrace, ample parking; located in Colchester's Cultural Quarter, close to Town Centre.

Hotel with 26 rooms

Milsoms

Milsoms

Colchester

Modern, contemporary bar brasserie with 15 stylish en-suite bedrooms. The place to eat, drink and stay in the Dedham Vale. Open for full à la carte menu all day, so no rush.

Small Hotel with 15 rooms, £98-£135 prpn

Wakes Hall Lodges

Wakes Hall Lodges

Colchester

Enjoy the luxury of your own self-catering holiday lodge surrounded by a 500 acre estate in the tranquil beauty of the Colne Valley; complete with your own private hot tub!

Self-catering with 5 units, £708-£1196 pupw sleeps 1-5

Platinum Holiday Accommodation

Waldegraves Holiday Park

Mersea Island

Ideal family park. Private beach. Grassland sheltered with trees and four fishing lakes, boating lake, crazy golf, footgolf, golf driving range, heated swimming pool, pitch and putt. Family entertainment. Licensed bar and restaurant.

Holiday, Touring & Camping Park (SC) with 28 units, £235-£599 pupw sleeps 1-6

Maison Talbooth

Maison Talbooth

Colchester

Fabulous country house hotel situated over looking Constable Country and the Dedham Vale. 12 luxurious suites all individually designed and decorated. Day spa, tennis court, outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs. Dine at Le Talbooth.

Country House Hotel with 12 rooms, £150-£295 prpnb

Standard Double Bedroom

The Courtyard Rooms

Brightlingsea

Smart, en suite accommodation ideal for families, couples and business travelers alike. Nestled quietly between Colchester and Clacton, an ideal base to explore North Essex.

Guest Accommodation with 6 rooms, £49-£79 prpnb

Caterpillar Cottage

Caterpillar Cottage

Colchester

4 star B&B 5 miles west of Colchester, quiet location. Convenient for Colchester's famous Zoo, Roman past, historic houses and gardens etc. Friendly atmosphere, garden, secure parking. Two pubs serving dinners within 100 yards.

Bed & Breakfast with 2 rooms, £35-£45 pppnb

The George Hotel Ltd

The George Hotel Ltd

Colchester

The hotel is a 600 year old coaching inn. Some rooms have beams. The hotel houses a fine brasserie restaurant and lounge area.

Hotel with 48 rooms, £50-£125 prpnb

 Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa

Colchester

In secluded tranquility yet only 10 minutes from Colchester, the hotel is situated in 300 acres of rolling "Constable Country". Two championship golf courses, extensive spa facilities, indoor pool, gym, free car-parking, free Wi-Fi.

Hotel with 80 rooms, £73-£1833 prpn

Pond House

Pond House

Clacton-on-Sea

Farmhouse B&B on working arable farm 2 miles from the coast. Excellent base for exploring & bird watching along the Essex Coast. Close to Beth Chatto Gardens, Essex University & Constable Country.

Farmhouse with 2 rooms, £38-£39 pppnb

Waldegraves Holiday Park

Waldegraves Holiday Park

Mersea Island

Ideal family park. Private Beach. Grassland sheltered with trees and four fishing lakes, boating lake, crazy golf, undercover golf driving range, heated swimming pool, pitch and putt. Family entertainment. Licensed bar and restaurant.

Holiday, Touring & Camping Park with 60 pitches, £20-£32 ptpn

2 Church Farm Cottages

2 Church Farm Cottages

Colchester

Restored 15th Century cottage in a village conservation area, ideal base for a relaxing break away from the hustle & bustle of city life.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £375-£450 pupw sleeps 1-3

Pippins

Pippins

Colchester

A 3 Star Gold well-located self-catering bungalow, in village near historic Colchester, countryside views. Ideal for relaxing, cultural breaks and business visitors.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £350-£450 pupw sleeps 2-4

Knowles Barn

Knowles Barn

Colchester

Knowles Barn is set in 10 acres of paddocks & gardens with extensive unspoilt views over Constable country & is a short distance from the Stour Valley & Dedham Vale AONB. There are 2 ground floor bedrooms which are disabled friendly.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £55 pppnb

Birds Farm

Birds Farm

Colchester

Five cottages with 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms, to the east of Colchester and 2 miles from the University. Four are on ground level and well equipped. Electricity, linen, towels & Wi-Fi included. Seasonal outdoor heated pool, laundry & games room.

Self-catering with 5 units, £270-£585 pupw sleeps 1-6

Please Note: 

The Colchester accommodation listed on this website is not exhaustive. It comprises establishments which have chosen to advertise.

Descriptions have been provided by each individual proprietor. Colchester Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions which the listing may contain, and does not give any warranty of any kind in respect of the establishments referred to in the list.