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Using our unique scoring system developed by Straight Line Solutions, we have ranked all of the hotels in Colchester by hundreds of criteria. We then combine these scores with guest satisfaction ratings and prices to provide a view on the best hotels for a number of different trip types.

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Holiday Inn Colchester
from £58

1. Holiday Inn Colchester

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 8.2 / 10

In a quiet village setting, just off the A12, outside the ancient Roman town of Colchester, this modern hotel offers great value with free parking, air-conditioned rooms and an indoor pool. Close to junction 26 of the A12, the Holiday Inn Colchester has a convenient location, only 5 km from the ver... read more

Best Western Marks Tey Hotel
from £53

2. Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 7.8 / 10

Just a 10-minute drive from Colchester’s historic city centre, the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel offers free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests have free access to the leisure club and there is also an on-site restaurant and a hair and beauty salon. The Lifestyle Health & Leisure Club is c... read more

Premier Inn Colchester - Cowdray Avenue
from £56

3. Premier Inn Colchester - Cowdray Avenue

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 8.5 / 10

Just 800 metres from Colchester Railway Station and the heart of the town centre, the hotel offers spacious and modern en suite rooms and free parking. The Premier Inn Colchester Central has a good location, close to all that Colchester has to offer. Harwich Ferry Terminal is 20 miles away, and th... read more

Wivenhoe House Hotel
from £85

4. Wivenhoe House Hotel

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9 / 10

Surrounded by pretty manicured woodland and tranquil lakes, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus. It offers a unique brasserie restaurant, luxurious accommodation, free WiFi and free parking on site. Each en suite room at Wivenhoe House is elegant, stylish, and traditio... read more

Timbers Bed & Breakfast
from £70

5. Timbers Bed & Breakfast

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.7 / 10

Located on a quiet residential street less than 10 minutes’ drive from Colchester’s historic city centre, Timbers offers free private parking and free high-speed Wi-Fi. Homemade marmalade, jams, bread and yoghurt feature on the breakfast menu. An iPod dock and a flat-screen TV are in each individua... read more

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
from £62

6. Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 7.9 / 10

Situated within a 14th-century coaching inn, the award-winning Best Western Rose and Crown Hotel is located just a 15 minutes’ walk from the centre of historic Colchester. The Rose and Crown offers guests both modern and oak-beamed rooms, which all include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with Freeview ... read more

A Hideaway Retreat Bed & Breakfast
from £55

7. A Hideaway Retreat Bed & Breakfast

4star rating

Average Guest Rating: 9.2 / 10

A Hideaway Retreat offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the St Johns area of Colchester, an 8-minute drive from Colchester Town Train Station and a short distance from local amenities. Rooms have pretty garden views and guests are welcomed with tea and homemade cake on arrival. Free WiFi is ava... read more

The North Hill Hotel
from £80

8. The North Hill Hotel

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 8.9 / 10

Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town. Just off the High Street and 4 minutes’ drive from the train station, its well-appointed rooms and suites are complemented by a high-quality bistro restaurant. Each room at the North Hill Hotel has a wardro... read more

Brook Red Lion Hotel
from £45

9. Brook Red Lion Hotel

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 7.1 / 10

The Red Lion Hotel was built in 1465 and is in the centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town. The historical building has original Tudor features, including wooden beams. The Red Lion Hotel is one of the oldest inns in the area. The individually decorated en suite rooms mix traditional c... read more

The George Hotel
from £67

10. The George Hotel

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 7.6 / 10

Set in the heart of Colchester, the 500-year-old George Hotel boasts an à-la-carte restaurant and a bar, and offers rooms with free WiFi access throughout and on-site public parking free of charge. The hotel also has a 24-hour front desk and spacious meeting facilities. Rooms at George Hotel featur... read more

Globe Hotel
from £50

11. Globe Hotel

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 7.1 / 10

This historic Grade II listed building dating back to 1700 is a 10 minute walk from the town centre and train station, and offers renovated, comfortable interiors. Restored to a high standard, The Globe Hotel has excellent bus connections to the University of Essex and other surrounding areas of... read more

Star Anglia Hotel
from £68

12. Star Anglia Hotel

0star rating

Average Guest Rating: 7.8 / 10

Star Anglia Hotel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Colchester Railway Station and close to the River Colne. It offers modern rooms and a restaurant with a terrace. Each bright room at Star Anglia Hotel has attractive design and colourful fabrics. All rooms have free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, tea/co... read more

Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
from £44

13. Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

3star rating

Average Guest Rating: 7.5 / 10

Just 10 minutes from Colchester centre, Dragonfly Hotel Colchester offers spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs. Next to the A12 motorway, there is an on-site restaurant and free parking. Free high-speed WiFi is available throughout the property. The bright and airy bedrooms at the Dragonfly Hotel Co... read more

The Railway Sleeper Lodge
from £54

14. The Railway Sleeper Lodge

0star rating

Average Guest Rating: 8.3 / 10

Situated within the ancient town of Colchester, The Railway Sleeper Lodge is just 5 minutes’ walk from Colchester Rail Station. This property offers budget accommodation and a convenient self check-in service. The compact rooms feature a flat-screen TV with Freeview, and either an en suite or priva... read more

Holiday Inn Express Colchester
from £47

15. Holiday Inn Express Colchester

0star rating

Average Guest Rating: 8 / 10

Just off the A12, Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers air-conditioned, modern bedrooms with satellite TV. There is a restaurant, a bar and free private parking. Each en suite room at Colchester Holiday Inn Express features Pay TV, tea/coffee facilities, powerful showers, cabled internet access an... read more

Riverside Hotel
from £45

16. Riverside Hotel

0star rating

Average Guest Rating: 6.7 / 10

With free parking and free Wi-Fi, this Tudor building dates back to 1604 and is situated on the banks of the River Colne, close to Colchester’s town centre and the railway station. Originally built in the 17th century, the Riverside Hotel has 18 en suite rooms, all with tea/coffee making faciliti... read more