GreyFriars Hotel


Exhibition of social and architectural history. Walks within the north-east Roman wall, followed by a tour of the refurbished 18th-century building. Refreshments including lunch and afternoon tea available. 

11.00 – 16.00; tours 11.30 & 14.00 pm. To book places on the tours tel. 01206 575913 or email 

GreyFriars has 26 luxuriously appointed bedrooms, including a number of Grand Luxe Signature Suites, Deluxe Suites and Junior Suites. All rooms are designed and fitted to match 5* standards and feature beautiful marble bathrooms or shower rooms.

Each room is unique, reflecting the history of the three buildings which together form GreyFriars, ranging from different parts of the 17th Century, the early part of the 20th Century and the 21st Century restoration.

Most of the rooms have generous fenestration and many enjoy interesting views: some overlook the terrace and park like grounds to the rear; some have views of the rooftops of old Colchester town or of the Castle; overs have views over East Hill, to the Georgian Grade I listed East Hill House opposite and its Coach House, or to St Jame's Church and beyond and some have views of the spectacular Raphael Vinoly designed art gallery close by.

The style is classical and contemporary at the same time. The carpets from Louis de Poortere in Belgium pay homage to the designs of earlier centuries. The furniture is bespoke and hand crafted in Stockport by master craftsmen. The general atmosphere is of lightness, comfort and elegant luxury.

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  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • American Express accepted
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities


  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Night porter
  • Passenger lift
  • Television available
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar in bedrooms
  • Radio
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Telephone
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest

Map & Directions


Heritage Open Days: Grey Friars (now Greyfriars Luxury Hotel and Restaurant)

Type:Heritage Open Day

High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UG

Tel: 01206 575913

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