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GreyFriars 4 stars

Hotel in Colchester

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 staff couldn’t do more to welcome us and everyone was courteous. At breakfast they found themselves short staffed owing to Covid isolations and we had to wait a few minutes to be able to be seated but this was not anyone’s fault and the young lady sorting everything out and keeping things going was just superb. The breakfast itself was fantastic. The location is perfect for the town and castle grounds (especially if attending a concert there)! The room was a very good size; the bathroom clean and nicely fitted; free parking and the building is just lovely.

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9.1
Superb
1,375 reviews
Price from
£130
per night

Roslin Beach Hotel 4 stars

Hotel in Southend-on-Sea

With lovely views of the Thames Estuary, this Southend-on-Sea hotel offers free Wi-Fi, treatment rooms, and free parking. Very clean and upscale. Great personnel.

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9.2
Superb
1,753 reviews
Price from
£99
per night

The Bell Inn Hotel

Hotel in Horndon on the Hill

Featuring free WiFi, The Bell Inn Hotel is situated in Horndon on the Hill. Featuring room service, this property also offers a terrace and a restaurant. Beautiful location. Excellent rooms. Excellent food. Off street parking. Helpful friendly staff 10/10

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9
Superb
793 reviews
Price from
£85
per night

The North Hill Hotel 3 stars

Hotel in Colchester

Colchester’s North Hill Hotel provides luxurious bed and breakfast in Britain’s oldest town. Excellent location, very friendly staff, cleanliness, nice breakfast

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9
Superb
554 reviews
Price from
£92.50
per night

Channels Hotel 4 stars

Hotel in Chelmsford

Dating back to the 15th century, this Tudor house and converted stable block is set in the grounds of Channels Estate. Couldn’t fault a thing. Stunning! Far exceeded expectation. Only wish we could have stayed longer than 1 night.

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9.4
Superb
707 reviews
Price from
£92.50
per night

The Lion Inn

Hotel in Chelmsford

An independent hotel with a continental feel, the Lion Inn has a bar, an elegant bistro-style restaurant and spacious air-conditioned rooms flat-screen TVs and free wired internet. Beautiful Rooms & Bathrooms Friendly Staff

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9.3
Superb
411 reviews
Price from
£110
per night

The Linden Stansted

Hotel in Stansted Mountfitchet

Featuring a restaurant, bar, terrace and free WiFi, The Linden Stansted is located in Stansted Mountfitchet, 600 metres from Stansted Mountfitchet Castle and 1.5 km from The Arthur Findlay College Of... restaurant and bar is really good.

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9.2
Superb
16 reviews
Price from
£90
per night

Smugglers Cove, Clacton On Sea by Marston's Inns

Hotel in Clacton-on-Sea

Situated in Clacton-on-Sea, Smugglers Cove, Clacton On Sea by Marston's Inns has a restaurant, bar, garden, and free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. I had a lovely night in smugglers cove. Lovely and clean

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8.8
Fabulous
1,621 reviews
Price from
£50
per night

St Nicholas Hotel

Hotel in Colchester

St Nicholas Hotel is located in Colchester, 2.6 km from Colchester Institute and 7 km from Weston Homes Community Stadium. staff was very kind special Samuel he helped me with my heavy bags that i could carry due to one of the legs breaking in the airport

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8
Very good
1,712 reviews
Price from
£53.10
per night

Seven Hotel

Hotel in Southend-on-Sea

Located in Southend-on-Sea, Seven Hotel offers beachfront accommodation 100 metres from Three Shells and provides various facilities, such as a bar and a terrace. Lovely 2 night stay, staff extremely helpful and nothing was too much to ask. Next time we are in Southend we will most definitely pay a little bit extra and stay there! We loved it!

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8.2
Very good
1,309 reviews
Price from
£81
per night

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Close to London, Yet Far Removed

Half-timbered houses lining village greens. Picturesque estuaries and sweeping countryside. Traditional seaside resorts. Affluent Essex has all of this and more.

Its county town Chelmsford has a flint cathedral and waterfront shopping complex. To the east Maldon is a pretty estuary town with a colourful high street, and further south is Southend-on-Sea, a popular seaside town with a good helping of fish and chip shops and the world’s longest pier.

Another pier with amusements is in Clacton-on-Sea, the closest Essex seaside resort to Colchester, the former capital of Roman Britain. City walls remain from this period, and it has a Norman castle and first-class zoo.

From nearby Harwich ferries depart to the Netherlands and Denmark, while Braintree houses the Freeport Outlet Shopping Village. Further west is Stansted Airport, an important hub for low-cost airlines. Closer to London, modern Harlow has the most Essex spa hotels and is close to the Lee Valley Regional Park and Epping Forest.

Brentwood is a bustling commuter town from where you can see the City of London skyline on a clear day. Close by is Basildon with its Hollywood-esque sign, and forming a triangle with them is Grays, home of the huge Thurrock Lakeside Shopping Centre.

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