Where to Stay

Planning to stay in Colchester for the weekend? Check out this Visit Essex video for some ideas on where else to visit during your stay! 

Colchester Holiday Inn

The hotel offers a relaxed location for a short break, just 3 miles from Colchester Zoo.  Holiday Inn Colchester  is  situated just off the A12 at junction 26, and 4 miles from Colchester the oldest recorded town. Arrive at the hotel and leave your car in our spacious complimentary car park and Check-in to one of our family rooms (2 adults 2 children) with complimentary use of the Spirit Leisure Facilities with its swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and Gym. Outside there’s a children's play area and hidden around the hotel there’s a Treasure Hunt for your little ones  to search for the animal that you should find at the Zoo. (Please ask hotel reception for further information) Children under-12 stay and eat free from the children’s menu  when accompanied by 2 adult taken from the full restaurant menu when sharing a room their parents’ room.

Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green,Colchester, Essex, CO6 3QL
(3 miles, 7 minutes away)

Tel: 0871 942 9020
Web: http://www.hicolchesterhotel.co.uk

Marks TeyThe Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

The hotel is situated 10 minutes from Colchester Zoo. Family rooms available. Free parking and use of our onsite Leisure centre including swimming pool.

London Road, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1DU
(4.6 miles, 10 minutes away)

Tel: 01206 210001
Web: http://www.marksteyhotel.co.uk

CrownCrowne Plaza Five Lakes

Set amidst 320-acres of panoramic English countryside, the resort has two golf courses, beautiful lakes, sports & leisure facilities. Enjoy fine dining, post-golf pints, cocktails at sunset, spa-wind-downs, family tennis, signature luxury beddingCrowne Plaza Five Lakes

Colchester Road Tolleshunt Knights Maldon Essex CM9 8HX
(5 miles, 10 minutes away)

Tel: 01621 868 888
Web: http://www.cpcolchester.co.uk/

Wivenhoe-houseWivenhoe House hotel 

Once painted by Constable, Wivenhoe House hotel is set in acres of glorious parkland. This Grade II listed country house hotel is the perfect base to explore Colchester and Constable country. The hotel has 16 suites in the main house and 24 contemporary bedrooms in the garden wing. Our brasserie was recently awarded best family friendly restaurant and has an excellent children’s menu.

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
(7.8 miles, 15 minutes away)

Tel:01206 863666
Web: www.wivenhoehouse.co.uk

Ramada Colchester 

A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction Colchester Essex. CO7 7QY
(9 miles, 18 minutes drive away)

Tel: 01206 230 900
Web: www.butterflyhotels.co.uk

Holiday Inn Express2Colchester Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express, Colchester is a new generation hotel with the latest design features.  You'll be met with bold, modern architecture and comfortable furniture, as well as inspiring light filled spaces, set in a loation where you have the convenience of town but the gorgeous backdrop of the countryside. All rooms offer free breakfast and Wifi.

Birchwood Road, Colchester, Essex CO7 6HX
(10 miles, 15 minutes away)

Tel: 0871 423 4896
Web: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/colchester 

Gladwins Farm

Nayland, Suffolk,
(10 miles 20 minutes away)

Tel: 01206 262261
Web: www.gladwinsfarm.co.uk

sykes cottageSykes Cottages

 A diverse selection of personally inspected cottages located in the Essex Countryside, only a short distance from Colchester Zoo. Ideal for families, self-catering breaks and larger groups visiting the region.

Tel: 01244 356666

Stoke by Nayland Hotel

Keepers Lane Leavenheath Colchester, Essex, CO6 4PZ
(13 miles, 30 minutes away)

Tel: 01206 262 836
Web: www.stokebynayland.com

The Legacy Mill Hotel

Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury, CO10 1BD
(15.8 miles, 35 minutes away)

Tel: 08444 119 496
Web: http://www.legacy-hotels.co.uk/legacy-mill/



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