Places to Stay near Zoo, University, Hospital, Institute

Globe Hotel

CO1 1RQ, Colchester, 71 North Station Road

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. All Classic rooms have free WiFi, a flat-screen TV,... read more

202 reviews 7.2
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£ 55.00

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Holiday Inn Colchester

CO6 3QL, Colchester, Abbotts Lane - Eight Ash Green

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... read more

919 reviews 7.8
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£ 45.54

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Five Lakes Resort

CM9 8HX, Colchester, Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights

Set in 320-acres of countryside, Five Lakes Resort offers scenic views, an indoor pool and spa, and two 18-hole golf courses. Guests can enjoy dining in the award-winning restaurant. The large rooms at Five Lakes... read more

1742 reviews 7.6
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£ 1.00

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Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

CO7 7QY, Colchester, A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction

This property is located a 10 minute drive from Colchester centre, next to the A12 motorway. There is an on-site restaurant and free parking. Free high-speed WiFi is available throughout the property. Each bedroom at... read more

1746 reviews 8
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£ 44.10

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Brook Red Lion Hotel

CO1 1DJ, Colchester, High Street

Located in the town centre of Colchester, the Grade I-listed Brook Red Lion Hotel is 1.5 miles from the Merville Barracks and 2 miles from the University of Essex. The Red Lion is ideal for... read more

936 reviews 7.5
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£ 45.00

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The George Hotel

CO1 1TD, Colchester, 116 High Street

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. The hotel also has a 24-hour front desk and spacious... read more

500 reviews 7.6
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£ 1.00

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Wivenhoe House Hotel

CO4 3SQ, Colchester, Wivenhoe Park

Set in the historic grounds of Wivenhoe Park, 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. The... read more

870 reviews 9
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£ 75.00

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Pheasant Suites

CO7 7BB, Colchester, Balls Farm Tye Road Elmstead Market

The Pheasant Retreat and Pheasant Lodge and Pheasant Suite are situated in the grounds of Balls Farm, a 17th-century farmhouse surrounded by fields and wildlife. The accommodation has a 5-star Gold Award from the British... read more

135 reviews 9.7
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£ 65.00

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Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel

CO1 2TZ, Colchester, East Street

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... read more

810 reviews 7.9
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£ 62.10

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Holiday Inn Express Colchester

CO7 6HX, Colchester, Birchwood Road

Located just off the A12, Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers air-conditioned, modern bedrooms with satellite TVs. There is a restaurant, a bar and free private parking. Each en suite room at Colchester Holiday Inn Express... read more

2604 reviews 8.2
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£ 32.34

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The Railway Sleeper Lodge

CO4 5AJ, Colchester, Bergholt Road

Offering well-equipped accommodation, the Railway Sleeper Lodge is just 5 minutes’ walk from Colchester Main Train Station. A convenient 24-hour self check-in service is provided. Each compact room has a microwave, fridge, well stocked hospitality... read more

298 reviews 8.2
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£ 43.88

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The North Hill Hotel

CO1 1PY, Colchester, 51 North Hill

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... read more

457 reviews 9.1
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£ 80.00

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Star Anglia Hotel

CO1 1SB, Colchester, Anglia House ,75 North Station Road

Star Anglia Hotel is less than 10 minutes' walk from Colchester Train Station and town centre and offers variety of bright rooms which have free WiFi and a private bathroom. The hotel also boasts an... read more

374 reviews 7.9
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£ 70.00

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The Court House

CO7 7JG, Colchester, Harwich Road, Great Bromley

Situated in Colchester, 11 km from Colchester Castle, The Court House features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar. Located around 15 km from Flatford, the inn with free WiFi is also... read more

179 reviews 9.1
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£ 85.00

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GreyFriars

CO1 1UG, Colchester, High Street

Situated in Colchester, 200 metres from Colchester Castle, this AA rated property features a garden. Located around 6 km from Colchester Zoo, the hotel is also 11 km away from Flatford. The accommodation features a... read more

1219 reviews 9.3
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£ 1.00

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Colchester Boutique Hotel

CO1 1DZ, Colchester, 4-6 North Hill,

Located in Colchester, 2.2 km from Colchester Castle, Colchester Boutique Hotel provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a garden. The property is around 6 km from Colchester Zoo, 21 km... read more

123 reviews 8.7
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£ 110.00

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The Lodge and The Little Barn

CO7 7LS, Colchester, 22 Harwich Road

Situated in Colchester in the Essex region, The Lodge and The Little Barn features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Each unit features a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a fireplace, a... read more

4 reviews 7.8
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£ 50.00

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Baye House

CO1 1HE, Colchester, 62 West Stockwell Street

Situated in Colchester, within 1.5 km of Colchester Castle and 6 km of Colchester Zoo, Baye House provides accommodation with a garden, free WiFi. Featuring a shared lounge, the guest house is close to several... read more

137 reviews 9.3
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£ 66.53

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Dutch Cottage

CO1 1EY, Colchester,

Dutch Cottage in Colchester features accommodation with free WiFi, 2.4 km from Colchester Castle, 7 km from Colchester Zoo and 21 km from Flatford. The holiday home is 8 km from University of Essex Colchester... read more

6 reviews 8.7
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£ 1.00

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Abbeygate One

CO2 7DE, Colchester, Whitewell Road

Set in Colchester in the Essex region, with Colchester Castle and Colchester Institute nearby, Abbeygate One offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The units come with parquet floors and feature a fully... read more

135 reviews 9.1
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£ 92.50

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Westlands Lodge

CO3 9EF, Colchester, 341 Straight Road

Westlands Lodge in Colchester provides accommodation with free WiFi, 3.3 km from Colchester Castle, 27 km from Flatford and 5 km from Colchester Institute. Situated 2.6 km from Colchester Zoo, the property features a garden... read more

38 reviews 6.9
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£ 1.00

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Endymion Lodge

CO6 2DY, Colchester, Colchester Road, Wakes Colne

Endymion Lodge is set in 500 acres of private grounds with woodland and fishing lake, 8 miles from Colchester. The holiday home offers a veranda with a hot tub and is less than a 21-minute... read more

1 reviews 10
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£ 142.44

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Brook Lodge

CO6 2DY, Colchester, Colchester Road, Wakes Colne

Brook Lodge, a property with a veranda and a hot tub, is located 8 miles from Colchester, and Colchester Zoo. The house is set in 500 acres of private grounds and woodland, with a large... read more

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£ 132.67

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Ivy Cottage, Colchester

CO5 7EW, Colchester,

Ivy Cottage, Colchester in Colchester offers accommodation with free WiFi, 7 km from Colchester Castle, 10 km from Colchester Zoo and 23 km from Flatford. The holiday home is 11 km from Weston Homes Community... read more

1 reviews 10
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£ 1.00

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Plumptons Farm Holiday Lodges

CO7 8AZ, Colchester, Plumptons Farm, Ford Lane Alresford

Set in Colchester in the Essex region, Plumptons Farm Holiday Lodges offers accommodation with free private parking. The lodge provides guests with a patio, garden views, a seating area, cable flat-screen TV, a fully equipped... read more

74 reviews 9.1
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£ 1.00

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Spacious 3-Bedroom Home

CO4 5GE, Colchester, 2 Trajan Close

Spacious 3-Bedroom Home is set in Mile End. Guests staying at this apartment have access to a fully equipped kitchen. The apartment consists of 3 separate bedrooms, 1 bathroom with free toiletries and a living... read more

6 reviews 7.8
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£ 150.00

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Mersea Island by Away Resorts

CO5 8UA, Colchester, Fen Lane East Mersea

Situated in Colchester in the Essex region and Colchester Castle reachable within 18 km, Mersea Island by Away Resorts features accommodation with free WiFi, a children's playground, a bar and free private parking. Guests can... read more

52 reviews 8.7
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£ 1.00

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Detached Coach House

CO2 7GR, Colchester, 36 Sergeant Street

Detached Coach House in Colchester provides accommodation with free WiFi, 2.9 km from Colchester Castle, 7 km from Colchester Zoo and 21 km from Flatford. The holiday home is 8 km from University of Essex... read more

96 reviews 9.5
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£ 1.00

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St Nicholas Hotel

CO1 1DN, Colchester, High Street St Nicholas Hotel

St Nicholas Hotel is set in Colchester, within 2.5 km of Colchester Castle and 7 km of Colchester Zoo. The property is around 19 km from Flatford, 2.6 km from Colchester Institute and 7 km... read more

1039 reviews 8.1
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£ 53.10

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No. 1 Fenwick Cottages

CO7 6LB, Colchester, Dysart/No 1 Fenwick Cottages Upper Street

No. 1 Fenwick Cottages is a 17th century thatched cottage set in the centre of Higham village. The cottage is portrayed in a painting by John Constable and still contains many original features. The accommodation... read more

7 reviews 9
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£ 86.54

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The Blackwater Suite

CO5 8LJ, Colchester, 28 St Peters Road West Mersea

Situated in Colchester, 16 km from Colchester Castle, The Blackwater Suite features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The property is around 17 km from Colchester Zoo, 33 km from Flatford and 16... read more

54 reviews 9.3
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£ 100.00

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The St Mary Suite

CO3 3DQ, Colchester, 1 Henry Laver Court

Offering free WiFi and free private parking, The St Mary Suite is located in Colchester, within just 1.4 km of Colchester Castle. The property, housed in a building dating from 2000, is 1.7 km from... read more

7 reviews 7.5
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£ 1.00

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Vetrelax Colchecter Deluxe Apartment

CO2 7UF, Colchester, Circular Road South

Offering free WiFi and city views, Vetrelax Colchecter Deluxe Apartment is an accommodation set in Colchester. Located 2.3 km from Colchester Castle, the property provides a garden and free private parking. The apartment features 2... read more

6 reviews 4.7
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£ 109.00

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Crown House

CO2 7FA, Colchester, Flat 2 Crown House 34-38 Southway

Set 1.3 km from Colchester Castle, 5 km from Colchester Zoo and 21 km from Flatford, Crown House provides accommodation located in Colchester. This apartment offers free private parking, an ATM and free WiFi. The... read more

9 reviews 8.5
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£ 1.00

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Black Buoy Inn

CO7 9JL, Colchester, Black Buoy Hill Wivenhoe

Featuring a restaurant, bar, garden and free WiFi, Black Buoy Inn is located in Colchester, 10 km from Colchester Castle and 14 km from Colchester Zoo. The property is set 24 km from Flatford, 4.4... read more

78 reviews 8.7
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£ 85.00

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Clarendon Heights - Stylish Two-Bedroom Apartment

CO1 1AU, Colchester, 16 Imperial Court, Clarendon Way

Set in Colchester, 3.2 km from Colchester Castle, 7 km from Colchester Zoo and 20 km from Flatford, Clarendon Heights - Stylish Two-Bedroom Apartment offers accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The apartment is... read more

35 reviews 8.9
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£ 99.00

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Two Bed - Close to North Station and Hospital

CO1 1AU, Colchester, Number 6, Imperial Court, Clarendon Way

Located in Colchester, 3.1 km from Colchester Castle, 7 km from Colchester Zoo and 20 km from Flatford, Two Bed - Close to North Station and Hospital provides accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi.... read more

23 reviews 8.9
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£ 99.00

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The Secret Cottage

CO7 9NE, Colchester, 6 Dentons Terrace

Situated just 9 km from Colchester Castle, The Secret Cottage features accommodation in Colchester with access to a shared lounge, a garden, as well as a shared kitchen. This property offers access to a patio,... read more

22 reviews 8.9
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£ 86.70

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Colchester Town Duplex Apartment

CO1 2QW, Colchester, Flat 1, 77 East Hill

Colchester Town Duplex Apartment in Colchester provides accommodation with free WiFi, 2.7 km from Colchester Castle, 7 km from Colchester Zoo and 18 km from Flatford. The apartment is 7 km from Weston Homes Community... read more

11 reviews 8.8
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£ 87.30

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Camping Pods, West Mersea Holiday Park

CO5 8DA, Colchester, West Mersea Holiday Park Mersea Island

Set in Colchester, 15 km from Colchester Zoo, and Colchester Castle reachable within 16 km, Camping Pods, West Mersea Holiday Park offers a restaurant, a bar and free WiFi. Flatford is 33 km from the... read more

42 reviews 8
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£ 1.00

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Three Sisters House

C02 7BG, Colchester, 25

Within 1.6 km of Colchester Castle and 6 km of Colchester Zoo, Three Sisters House provides free WiFi and a garden. This bed and breakfast is 6 km from Weston Homes Community Stadium and 8... read more

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£ 1.00

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Comfortable Colchester Home

CO2 7QN, Colchester, 2 Mario Way

Featuring garden views, Comfortable Colchester Home offers accommodation with a garden and a patio, around 3.7 km from Colchester Castle. The property is 3.2 km from Colchester Institute and 8 km from Weston Homes Community... read more

12 reviews 9.5
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£ 101.50

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2 Bedroom Apartment In Colchester Town Centre

CO1 1UA, Colchester, 14 Taylor Court

Situated in Colchester, 2.5 km from Colchester Castle, 7 km from Colchester Zoo and 21 km from Flatford, 2 Bedroom Apartment In Colchester Town Centre features accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The apartment... read more

2 reviews 1
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£ 1.00

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Serenity Stays Cedar wood apartments

CO2 7UA, Colchester, Circular Road South 5 Siric House

Serenity Stays Cedar wood apartments features garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, set in Colchester, 1.6 km from Colchester Castle. All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room... read more

26 reviews 9.3
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£ 71.25

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StayNorwich 69G - Hawkey Apartment

CO2 8LE, Colchester, Hawkins Road 1

StayNorwich 69G - Hawkey Apartment is set in Colchester, 3.7 km from Colchester Castle, 7 km from Colchester Zoo, as well as 11 km from Flatford. The apartment is 5 km from Weston Homes Community... read more

1 reviews 8
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£ 1.00

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Malham 2 bed caravan

CO5 8UA, Colchester, Away resorts Fen lane

Malham 2 bed caravan offers an indoor swimming pool and free private parking, and is within 13 km of Colchester Castle and 13 km of Colchester Zoo. Each unit is fitted with a fully equipped... read more

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£ 1.00

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Woodpeckers

CO7 8AH, Colchester,

Woodpeckers offers accommodation in Colchester, 9 km from Colchester Castle and 11 km from Colchester Zoo. Free WiFi is available in the holiday home, set 12 km from Flatford. The holiday home is composed of... read more

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£ 1.00

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The Bothy

CO7 6JH, Colchester, The Old Kennels, Upper Street Stratford St Mary

The Bothy in Colchester provides accommodation with free WiFi, 3.2 km from Flatford, 11 km from Colchester Castle and 16 km from Colchester Zoo. The property features garden views and is 8 km from Weston... read more

6 reviews 9.7
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£ 72.00

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Aspire 860

CO2 7EF, Colchester, 4 Saint Botolph's Circus Colchester

Aspire 860 is situated in Colchester, within 1.8 km of Colchester Castle and 6 km of Colchester Zoo. The property is located 11 km from Flatford, 1.3 km from Colchester Institute and 3.1 km from... read more

3 reviews 9.3
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£ 80.75

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The Granary

CO6 4SU, Colchester, Higham Marsh Wasses Farm

Boasting river views, The Granary offers accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 11 km from Colchester Castle. Situated 6 km from Flatford, the property features a garden and free private parking. This holiday... read more

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£ 1.00

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Stunning 5 Bed Home, Constable Country, Suffolk

CO7 6RJ, Colchester, Highview House, Heath Road, East Bergholt

Featuring garden views, Stunning 5 Bed Home, Constable Country, Suffolk offers accommodation with a garden and a patio, around 14 km from Colchester Castle. Located 2.1 km from Flatford, the property provides a bar and... read more

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£ 500.00

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The Leather Bottle

CO3 4RH, Colchester, The Leather bottle Shrub end road

The Leather Bottle, a property with a terrace, is situated in Colchester, 2.3 km from Colchester Zoo, 15 km from Flatford, as well as 3 km from Colchester Institute. Set 2 km from Colchester Castle,... read more

1 reviews 8
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£ 80.00

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Cuckoo Rooms

CO1 1LN, Colchester, 12A Short Wyre Street

Situated in Colchester, within 1.7 km of Colchester Castle and 6 km of Colchester Zoo, Cuckoo Rooms offers accommodation with free WiFi. Flatford is 11 km from the guest house. London Southend Airport is 38... read more

21 reviews 9.5
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£ 63.99

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Spiritus House

CO2 8LE, Colchester, 4 Hawkins Road Spiritus House

Spiritus House offers accommodation in Colchester, 3.6 km from Colchester Castle and 7 km from Colchester Zoo. This property offers access to a balcony. This apartment is equipped with 2 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, and... read more

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£ 115.00

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Crown Cottage

CO6 4SE, Colchester, Crown Cottage, Park Street

Featuring a terrace, Crown Cottage offers accommodation in Colchester, 9 km from Flatford and 11 km from Colchester Castle. This property offers access to free WiFi. The holiday home features a flat-screen TV and 4... read more

1 reviews 10
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£ 157.55

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West Mersea Holiday Park

CO5 8DA, Colchester, Seaview Ave, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8DA West Mersea,

Boasting a bar, a garden as well as a terrace, West Mersea Holiday Park is situated in Colchester, within 12 km of Colchester Zoo and 13 km of Colchester Castle. There is a seating and... read more

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£ 1.00

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2 Bedroom Cottage on the Orchard of a Manor House

CO6 4BS, Colchester, Westwood Park, London Road

Situated in Colchester, 2 Bedroom Cottage on the Orchard of a Manor House features accommodation with a private pool and garden views. Set 5 km from Colchester Castle, the property offers a seasonal outdoor swimming... read more

1 reviews 10
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£ 165.00

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Stoke Cartlodge

CO6 4SA, Colchester, Hedingham, Polstead Street, Stoke-by-Nayland

Boasting garden views, Stoke Cartlodge features accommodation with a patio and a kettle, around 9 km from Flatford. This holiday home has a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking. This holiday home... read more

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£ 115.00

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The town centre is full of historic architecture and original features. Colchester is just north of London and has appeared as the home town of many people in the reality series The Only Way is Essex. With a population of well over 100,000, Colchester really is quite large.

starCheap Accommodation in Colchester Town Centre

starGeneral HospitalEssex County Hospital

Undoubtedly, the best place to stay in Colchester is in the town centre. You will find that unlike other places, the centre still provides a quiet relaxing setting and is not too loud. In addition, the center is located very close to surrounding areas that are ideal for long walks through the countryside and viewing the castle. The town has a diverse range of overnight accommodation, with a diverse range of guest rooms to let available.

What to see while staying in the city for the night, weekend…


accommodation near colchester hospital in essex ukThe city center is fairly busy, with a large hospital and a university nearby. The general hospital is located fairly close to the town centre and The University of Essex isn’t far away, which makes it quite busy.

That being said, the busy hustle and bustle of the time does not mean any of the character is lost. It is still not too busy for a relaxing 1 night or 2 nights (weekend) short stay away, in cheap hotels or reasonably priced b&b rooms. There are plenty of cheap, but high quality hotels there, which are set in beautiful gardens with great views of luscious green fields.

There are also many Roman ruins in surrounding areas that are simply fascinating to go and visit. Learn about how Colchester was once a Roman stronghold and how they used to live. To add to the learning experience and embrace the culture of the city, there are also a plethora of award-winning museums so you can really soak up the Roman heritage that once existed in the beautifully old town of Colchester.

The surrounding buildings really do provide a beautiful setting for you to enjoy the central market or any restaurants nearby. There are plenty of other things to do. There is a fantastic zoo nearby,Colchester zoo, where there are many fantastic animal experiences you could have.

Since the Roman era, it has been an important army base, and there is still an institute located nearby today. There has always been army barracks near the town centre, since the Romans. Colchester Institute includes the Centre for Music and Performing Arts, Centre for Hospitality and Food Studies, and the Professional Training Centre.

Budget Friendly Bed and Breakfast and Hotel Rooms


place to stayThere are nice, posh, yet cheap hotels available, the type that are ideal for weddings. There are also b&b’s and guest houses that are even cheaper. The personal service in a bed and breakfast is like no other hotel. You may have to book in advance, the rooms go quick in the best bed and breakfast accommodation.

A hotel in the heart of the town is the place to be as it gives you the best of both worlds, a thriving town within a short walk to the magnificent countryside.

If you want to stay in the center of town nearby the train station and the Castle, check out our cheapest rates for Premier Inn Central. This 3 star hotel offers great value, spacious, comfortable and modern en suite guest rooms and free car parking. Some family rooms can take 2 adults and up to 2 children (under 16 years). The 2 children also get a free full breakfast when accompanied by an adult eating a full breakfast.

Also located in the heart of town is very popular 3 star rated George Hotel. This property offers beautiful, individually decorated, spacious, bedrooms equipped to a high standard.

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Accommodation near Colchester General Hospital and Essex County Hospital


Address of General Hospital : Turner Road, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL

There is a frequent bus service (8, 8a, 5, 84 and 65) from the town centre and North Station (4 minutes) to the general hospital complex. Alternatively it’s only a 15 minute walk from North Train Station.

Address of Essex County Hospital : Lexden Rd, Colchester, Essex CO3 3NB, United Kingdom

The Essex County hospital site can be reached by bus numbers 65, 5 and 71/71c.

Colchester Institute CO3 3LL


Huge discounts for hotel and bed & breakfast in Colchester England near the Institute and army bases.

The Institute provides further and higher education and includes the Centre for Music and Performing Arts, Centre for Hospitality and Food Studies, and the Professional Training Centre.

Address Colchester Institute : Sheepen Rd Colchester, Essex CO3 3LL, United Kingdom

The Zoo CO3 0SL


Address of the Zoo : Maldon Rd, Stanway, Essex CO3 0SL, United Kingdom

The award-winning Colchester Zoo is rated as one of the finest zoos in Europe. Guests can enjoy over 260 species of animals and reptiles, along with 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes.

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Army Barracks Merville – Military Base CO2 7UT


Colchester Garrison is a major garrison and is currently home to the British Army’s 16th Air Assault Brigade. The Merville Barracks are situated on the south side of Colchester, 1.5 miles from the town centre.

Address of Army Barracks : Colchester, Essex, CO2 7UT

Colchester in Essex England UK


Location : this ancient town is located in eastern part of England in the heart of Essex, about 50 miles from central London, which is to the south-west. Central London can be reached in just over an hour by train, while Ipswich is around 18 miles away. Very near is Chelmsford, the county town of Essex and the seafront establishments and beaches of Clacton on Sea.

Stansted international airport (see accommodation), can easily be reached.

Region : East of England

County : Essex

Nearby Attractions and Sights


Colchester Zoo

(Maldon Road, Stanway, CO4 3RH England UK)

Great zoo offering a large variety of animals. The zoo is well laid out and nicely maintained.

Castle Park

(High Street, CO1 1UG Essex England)

Victorian Park boasting a children’s play area, putting green and boating lake. The museum and Castle are also located within the park.

The Beth Chatto Gardens

(Elmstead Market, CO7 7DB United Kingdom)

Wonderful gardens with many different types of plants, some are quite unusual. A lovely little cafe serves good value food and drinks.

Hollytrees Museum

(High Street, Colchester CO1 1UG, England)

Hollytrees Museum is home to a fine collection of clocks and antiquities. The museum is housed in a stylish Georgian building.