The George Hotel exterior showing outside seating.


Restored to its former glory, The George Hotel has proudly sat on Colchester High Street in Essex for over 500 years. It has always been at the centre of bustling life in England’s oldest recorded town and with historical artefacts, medieval cellars dated back to AD60, period features and beautiful beams; it really is one of a kind and a place to remember! Guests are welcomed to a lavish stay in our beloved hotel full of charm and history. 

Featuring a stylish bar, lounge and restaurant, The George offers free Wifi throughout and parking is available to the rear of the building. The 49 heritage guest en-suite rooms are decorated in warm tones, have super comfortable beds and smart TVs, while the individual suites boast emperor beds, some bathrooms with freestanding bath, Bang & Olufsen sound systems and coffee machines. All rooms are full of designer touches and the period features you would expect from a hotel of this age. 

The town and hotel have proven links to Queen Boudica and the historic Colchester castle is a mere 2 minute walk from the hotel. We are just a 15 minute drive from Beth Chatto Gardens and Colchester Zoo, with Constable country the beautiful Essex coast just a bit further away. 

Guests can enjoy cocktails, local draught lagers and ales and an extensive wine list from the contemporary bar. Dine in the relaxed two tiered restaurant that offers a daily a la carte menu inspired by British and worldwide cuisines, using locally sourced and seasonal produce. If you fancy a lighter bite for lunch or a snack, the tapas menu is also available in the heated and magical Secret Courtyard with beautiful Moroccan and floral decor. 

Quintessential English Afternoon tea will be served in the new Tea Room, ’T at The George’ – an eclectic Victorian themed experience giving you the chance to indulge with friends over freshly brewed tea, delicious sandwiches, fresh scones and sweet treats. 


Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double ensuite room£70.00 per room per night
Suite ensuite
Family ensuite room

*Prices from £70 per room per night.


Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • King-sized bed
  • Telephone
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest

Map & Directions


Road Directions

The George has a Pay and Display car park that can be accessed via The High Street. Turn left via George Street, which is the first turning past the hotel. Parking is limited and subject to £9.50 a day. 

Public Transport Directions

By Bus/Train 

Colchester North Station is a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel. With direct links to London Liverpool street 

The George Hotel


116 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TD

Tel: 01206 578494

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)