University of Essex Campus Accommodation


The University of Essex accommodation is a perfect place to stay for individuals, corporate clients, group tours and school visits. The striking landscape made famous by John Constable, is home to a range of wildlife, historic trees and beautiful parkland. The campus also has three man-made lakes, home to many fish species, ducks and Canadian geese as well as many other animals for guests to admire. The campus is situated over 5 squares with a variety of restaurants, outlets, shops, banks, post office, hair salon and even a theatre. Subject to availability and offered as additional upgrades, the campus also offers a variety of meetings and conference room spaces, sports facilities and gym (including a brand new sports arena) and disco facilities including a nightclub.

The campus is located 50 minutes from London by train and only 2 miles away from Britain's oldest recorded town, Colchester. The accommodation offers a vast array of single en-suite bedrooms in flats of 6-14 and only a short distance to campus. Accommodation packages include full bedding, linen and a hand and bath towel as well as a shared kitchen area for self catering packages. Guests can book room only, self catering, B&B, half board and full board packages.

The University of Essex has hosted a vast amount of external bookings over the last 20 years and has received lots of positive feedback and comments from guests such as: 'Good value', 'Convenient, clean and private', 'I had a lovely welcome from the staff' and 'clean and comfortable'.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Single-bedded ensuite room£39.00 per person per night

*£39- £49 pppn
£45-£55 pppnb



  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Travel agent bookings
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Breakfast available
  • Evening meals
  • Foodshop/mobile foodshop
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Restaurant
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from age 5

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Gym on site
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • Squash onsite
  • Tennis onsite

Linen & Bedding

  • Bedding provided
  • Linen provided

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities

Park Facilities

  • Hot water
  • Showers available


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Secure luggage storage
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Coach parties welcomed
  • Single sex groups welcomed

Map & Directions


Road Directions

By Road:
From London and the south via the A12, take the Colchester Central exit, if approaching from Ipswich and the north via the A12, take the exit signed Colchester.
A train service runs between London Liverpool Street and Colchester regularly and takes approximately an hour.

University of Essex - Colchester Campus

Type:Campus Accommodation

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

Tel: 01206 872358

Fax: 01206 868510

Opening Times

Season (1 July 2021 - 14 Sept 2021)

* Accommodation available throughout July- Mid September