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Holiday Inn Express COLCHESTER

3 Self rated

Birchwood Road, Off Ipswich Road,A12 (Southbound Shell Garage), Colchester, CO7 6HS

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About the hotel

A rural hotel near Colchester with free parking, free Wi-Fi and breakfast included The Holiday Inn Express® Colchester hotel is just off the A12, six miles from the town centre and 15 minutes' drive from Colchester station. Direct trains to London Liverpool Street take an hour.  Stansted Airport (STN) is a 45-minute drive away.

You can drive to the seaside villages of Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea in half an hour. Take the family to spot giraffes and elephants at Colchester Zoo, 15 minutes' drive from the hotel, or to admire the Roman ruins in Colchester town centre, six miles away. If retail therapy is more your style, you can browse the high-street stores at the town's outdoor Culver Square shopping centre. You can hold a meeting or an event for up to 38 guests in the hotel's three naturally lit meeting rooms.  WiFi is free, and you can take care of copying and printing in the Business Centre. If you're set for a long day, a working lunch can be provided to help you stay productive. To start the day, tuck into the inclusive Express Start Breakfast buffet, featuring scrambled eggs, sausages, baked beans and pastries. If you're feeling peckish, you can settle into the cosy leather chairs in the stylish Great Room lounge for a light meal. The bar is open until 1am, and you can enjoy a drink on the patio in good weather.

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Showing Tuesday 25 October 2016 to Wednesday 26 October 2016

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Disabled Facilities, Safety Deposit Box, Public Air Conditioning
Car parking available onsite
Restaurant, Bar
Golf 18 Hole
Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas

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Max Child Age
Up to 19 years old
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The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

All reviews (39)

87% would recommend it to a friend


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  • N Fitzgerald

  • September 2016

Great location - shame about the bed !

Stayed to be close to wedding venue.

Usual good location - clean tidy rooms -friendly & helpful staff. All let down by probably the most uncomfortable mattress ever !!. = little sleep for both wife & myself - no support & dipped in middle. Do not stay here if you require sleep .

  • S Smith

  • July 2016

Great hotel

This is a great hotel just off the A12 near Colchester.

Great staff welcome, a very clean hotel the room was clean and tidy and a good size. Bar meal was well cooked with friendly staff and good service. Breakfast was a good choice to cater for all needs.

A few more signs in and out of the hotel would be good.

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