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University of Essex - Colchester Campus

Campus Accommodation with 1200 bedrooms £40-£75 prpn

University of Essex

University of Essex


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'.

Children welcomeLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableConference facilitiesTravel agent bookingsSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingDisabled facilitiesLaundry facilitiesLinen providedTennis onsiteSquash onsiteFoodshop/mobile foodshopVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessLeisure club (onsite or nearby)Showers availableCoach parties welcomedSingle sex groups welcomedEvening mealsGym on siteDrying facilitiesBreakfast availableRestaurantHot waterBedding providedSecure luggage storage

Children welcome from age 5.


Wivenhoe Park,


See location of University of Essex - Colchester Campus on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TM 027238  Lat: 51.87590 Long: 0.94333

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.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Travel agent bookingsTravel agent bookings
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • Linen providedLinen provided
  • Tennis onsiteTennis onsite
  • Squash onsiteSquash onsite
  • Foodshop/mobile foodshopFoodshop/mobile foodshop
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • Showers availableShowers available
  • Coach parties welcomedCoach parties welcomed
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • Gym on siteGym on site
  • Drying facilitiesDrying facilities
  • Breakfast availableBreakfast available
  • RestaurantRestaurant
  • Hot waterHot water
  • Bedding providedBedding provided
  • Secure luggage storageSecure luggage storage

Children welcome from age 5.