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Holiday Inn Express Colchester, Colchester

Colchester hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
From
$108 CAD

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  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair) - Bathroom
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Birchwood Road, Colchester, CO7 6HS, England, United Kingdom
8.2.Very Good.
  • Staff went out of their way to make it a pleasant stay and supplied a sound breakfast.

    Mar. 12, 2019

  • Staff friendly and food was good quality. Price was very competitive with other hotels.

    Oct. 9, 2018

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Easy parking
Quiet
Convenient
Safe
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 101 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Sofa bed
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Dedham Vale - 16 min walk
  • Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum - 40 min walk
  • University of Essex - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • High Woods Country Park - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Hollytrees Museum - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Colchester Visitor Information Centre - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)

Location

Birchwood Road, Colchester, CO7 6HS, England, United Kingdom
  • Dedham Vale - 16 min walk
  • Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum - 40 min walk
  • University of Essex - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Dedham Vale - 16 min walk
  • Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum - 40 min walk
  • University of Essex - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • High Woods Country Park - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Hollytrees Museum - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Colchester Visitor Information Centre - 4.7 mi / 7.5 km
  • Colchester Natural History Museum - 4.7 mi / 7.6 km
  • Colchester Castle Park - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Colchester Castle Museum - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Mistley Towers - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Jumbo Water Tower - 6.5 mi / 10.4 km

Getting around

  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 45 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 55 min drive
  • Colchester Town Station - 8 min drive
  • Hythe Station - 8 min drive
  • Colchester Great Bentley Station - 11 min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 101 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-1:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Sofa bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 26-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Small print

Also known as

  • Colchester Holiday Inn Express
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Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Holiday Inn Express Colchester does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 1:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out is available.
  • Yes, The Great Room offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Balkerne Gate (2 mi), The Sun Inn (2.1 mi), and Essex Rose (2.1 mi).
8.2.Very Good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Chose elsewhere, not a good nights sleep

    Firstly all the staff were great and could not fault them. But that was about all tha was good. The room was clean apart from tje barhroom which had hairs and the previous guests leftover empty products. I booked a twin room and was lead to believe that it would be two twin beds but it was one bed and a sofa bed. The sofa bed was not fit for purpose. It hsd the thinest layer of foam they called a mattress and when laying you could feel evey bar. It was awful.

    Tania, 1 night family trip, Jun. 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Well organised very clean friendly staff good service

    Ann, 2 night family trip, May 31, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Good stopover hotel - Bring you own hand gel.

    Hotel was surprisingly quiet for its location next to A12 with plenty of parking. Rooms comfortable, well equipped clean and tidy, staff all friendly and helpful. Upon entering reception the hand gel dispenser was empty, when I pointed this out to receptionist she said yes she knew and was going to fill it up, 2 hrs later still empty. Several others around the hotel around lift/stairs were also empty which let them down on the first weekend opening since lockdown. Breakfast was very crowded and food OK, usually buffet so weren’t geared up for serving but they were doing their best.

    Ian, 1 night trip, May 21, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Minor blip

    No tv controller in room other than that all was in order.

    1 night business trip, Mar. 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Holiday inn express Colchester

    All great except heating in room not working rm 40, got given a tiny plug in rad which clearly not enough to heat the size of the room, slept fully clothed first night ...too late already in bed to disturb reception. Got 2nd rad next day so all good. Would stay again :)

    Christine, 2 night business trip, Feb. 18, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Damp smell from the bathroom. Extremely loud fan/heating in the bedroom. Felt like a camp bed.

    Jake, 1 night business trip, Jan. 10, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Holiday inn review

    The hotel was nice and very clean, the room was lively but there were a few problems. Our room had a double bed and a sofa bed for my son. The double bed wasnt attached to the wall and kept sliding away from wall. The matteress was old and horrible to sleep on.(needs being thrown away and replaced) Sofa bed was rubbish and the mattress was non existant. Few of the towels had stains on. Other than those issues it was ok for what we paid. Breakfast was weird considering its during the pandemic, we had a tray of different things and a sausage or bacon roll both to which tasted alright. Overall with cost for room even with issues and breakfast we as a family would rate the hotel a 4 out of 5

    Kevin, 1 night family trip, Oct. 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Was ideal. Can't fault it. Everything you would imagine and it was all good.

    1 night family trip, Oct. 16, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent for overnight stop. Would recommend. Staff friendly and helpful.

    1 night family trip, Oct. 14, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Breakfast we were told was continental, of which the cooked breakfast was only Bacon and Sausage, The Bacon was rock Hard and the sausages were burnt all the time

    Dave, 3 night family trip, Oct. 7, 2020

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