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1 room, 2 adults

Holiday Inn Colchester, Colchester, United Kingdom

4-star4 stars
Abbotts Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, England, CO6 3QL, United Kingdom

4-star hotel in Colchester with indoor pool and restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
  • Stay was nice. Breakfast was very good and the restaurant staff were very friendly and…Mar 14, 2020
  • It was ok! Simple, comfortable and Nice.Mar 7, 2020

Holiday Inn Colchester, Colchester, United Kingdom

from P3,363
  • Deluxe Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Executive Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking (With Sofa)
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)
  • Executive Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

What’s around Holiday Inn Colchester, Colchester, United Kingdom


  • Colchester Zoo - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • University of Essex - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Colchester Golf Club - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km
  • Colchester Castle Park - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Jumbo Water Tower - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • East Anglian Railway Museum - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Colchester Town Hall - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Tymperleys Clock Museum - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km

Getting around

  • London (STN-Stansted) - 39 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 48 min drive
  • Colchester Station - 5 min drive
  • Colchester Town Station - 6 min drive
  • Colchester Marks Tey Station - 7 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 110 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
Guests planning to arrive outside posted hours should contact the hotel in advance using the information found in the booking confirmation.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this 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

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Playground on site
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1356
  • Conference space size (meters) - 126
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Traders Bar and Grill - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Holiday Inn Colchester, Colchester, United Kingdom’s small print

Also known as

  • Colchester Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Colchester
  • Holiday Inn Hotel Colchester
  • Holiday Inn Colchester Eight Ash Green
  • Holiday Inn Colchester Hotel Eight Ash Green
  • Holiday Inn Colchester Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Colchester Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Colchester Colchester
  • Holiday Inn Colchester Hotel Colchester


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.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

For traveler safety, the following measures are in place: social distancing measures are in place; contactless check-in and check-out are available; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 14.95 per person (approximately)

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 for Holiday Inn Colchester, Colchester, United Kingdom

  • Is there a pool at Holiday Inn Colchester?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Holiday Inn Colchester?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • Is parking offered at Holiday Inn Colchester?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Holiday Inn Colchester?
    You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Holiday Inn Colchester?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Brick & Tile (6-min walk), The Cricketers (13-min walk), and Costa (0.9 mi).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 135 reviews

Good 6.0
The room was a little dated with no USB connection on any plugs. The room was cold when we arrived late and the radiator was blocked by the sofa bed and the bedding was light so it took some time to feel warm after getting into bed. The spare bed for the third adult in our room didn't have a mattress protector on it, just a sheet. The coffee sachets in the room were really poor quality following exceptionally bad coffee served in the breakfast room the following morning. The coffee was replaced when we asked but again this was not nice coffee at all. The chef made me an omelette which was lovely. The health centre was OK but really dated and the pool area badly in need of a refurb. The staff were really helpful and nice here and in the hotel though. Toiletries in the room were limited and quite lacking - I had to ask for some shampoo and conditioner as the bottle on the wall in the shower was almost empty and clearly not checked by housekeeping. I did expect more for my money - decent coffee, USB sockets, a warm room and toiletries.
gb1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Evening meal was terrible!! Clearly part of meal had been under lights for some time, really dry. Booked 3 double rooms and got single beds. On speaking to receptionist, she gave me a lame reason but really didn’t seem to care
Martin, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
diane, gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
My first and last time staying in a holiday in
It was stressful. So I rang the hotel once I had booked tommy night stay and asked if I could have 2 cots as I have 2 babies. They said no problem. Once we arrived They said we was on the second floor. Which was no problem. Until I found out there was no lifts.. so me and my husband had to carry the double pram up the stairs.. once we got into our room there was a double bed and a double sofa bed set up.. I spoke to the receptionist and she went and got us 2 travel cots. They was rock solid. They didn’t come with a mattress so they gave me a dovuet
Sophie, gb1 night family trip
Good 6.0
I’m not happy with the person in reception at night time.. She didn’t explained me the facility of the accommodation. She does not looks helpful and never see her smile
Md Nurun, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
This hotel was superb in evwey way giod friendly customer service greeted with simles and enthusiasm. Food was excsllent and even catered for different several difeent fruit juices at breakfast cor those like me that cant drink cifrus fruits! My only ci.plainf wpuod be that the steam room whixh I was really looking forward to was not steamy. Ideal location cose to A12 and 5 mins taxi to Marks Tey train station
Louise, gb2 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great, friendly staff. Tam on reception was great with my children. The pool was an added bonus. The only slight down side was my pasta salad ordered via room service. Very poor. However, 1/2 the cost was refunded. All in all a pleasant stay.
sarah, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Does what it says on the tin.
Friendly staff. Modern gym albeit a tiny one but it was never busy the two times i went there. Breakfast buffet was ok . Room waa cleaned each day. Food was on the expensive side though. Parking was free.
charles, gb1 night business trip
Poor 2.0
Stay somewhere else!!!
Awful. Described as in a quiet village, yet was straight off a12. So noisy we didn’t sleep. Swimming pool dated and in need of diy. Cannabis smell through air vents. Emailed complaints to front desk, in order to discuss in person a little later- hadn’t even looked at them. Receptionist polite but unable to help, was inexperienced, said there was no manager available. She says that night staff had checked and yes, there is a smell, and yes, it was there. Yet later, this was all denied. Trying to get a refund but proving difficult. and aren’t much help either.
Michelle, gb1 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Horrible experience
Do not eat here possibly the worst food I have eaten ever I was ill all night after eating at the bar . £13.50 for 2 calamari ring 4 prawns and 2 fish bites I will never stay in a holiday inn ever again I have also said to the rest of my employees not to book a holiday inn for work trips ..!!!
Simon, gb1 night business trip

Holiday Inn Colchester, Colchester, United Kingdom

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