Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Birchwood Road, Off Ipswich Road,A1, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO7 6HX  show map
 2 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Colchester

 Paid Wi-Fi
 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Located in a natural area of Colchester, the 2-star Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers a ballroom and a racquetball court. The modern hotel is a good example of industrial architecture in Colchester.

A valley and a rainforest as well as Colchester Arts Centre Ltd, Colchester Zoo and Dedham Art & Craft Centre are in walking distance of the hotel. The distance between Colchester city center and the property is 8km.

Quick access to bars and a zoo is provided.

London Southend airport can be reached in 50 minutes by car from Holiday Inn Express Colchester.

Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Colchester comes with satellite TV, coffee/tea makers, individual climate control, ironing facilities and a personal computer in all rooms. Many guestrooms offer views of Stour Valley. All bathrooms come with a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Serving a complimentary hot buffet breakfast, the hotel welcomes guests to the bright dining room every morning. Guests can relax in the poolside bar serving hot drinks.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

The property offers an overhead projector and internet access for business needs.

Relax

Parents will find a playground and video games for their children on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   95.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Vending machines
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Birchwood Road, Off Ipswich Road,A1, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO7 6HX

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City Center
  • Colchester
    7.2km
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    95

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double Bed
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Holiday Inn Express Colchester Colchester location
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      Hotel Address:

      Birchwood Road, Off Ipswich Road,A1, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO7 6HX

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Colchester
        7.2km
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        95

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColchesterHoliday Inn Express Colchester

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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      Holiday Inn Express Colchester Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Shakespeare House Gallery - 2.8km
      • Dedham Art & Craft Centre - 3.0km

      Places of interest

      • Royal British Legion - 3.2km
      • National Trust - 4.6km
      • Manifest Theatre Group - 7.2km

      Theaters

      • Gnome Magic - 900 m

      Local Attractions

      • The Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum - 2.6km
        Castle House, Castle Hill, Dedham
      • Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre - 7.9km
        New Road, Mistley
      • Dedham Art & Craft Centre - 3.0km
        Brook Street, Dedham
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        95

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColchesterHoliday Inn Express Colchester

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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      Holiday Inn Express Colchester Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express Colchester

      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        Quite and comfortable.

        The hot breakfast food was cold. Other than that the remaining food was ogling a good standard.

      • Older travelers
        9.2

        The clean and comfortable rooms and the modern design of the interior although it's a pity there is nowhere for a evening meal

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        The room was clean and comfortable, the staff very friendly and the continental breakfast was plentiful. All this at a great price. Security was good as you need a key pass card to access corridors to rooms. We ere very impressed and will definately stay there again in the near future.

      • Couple
        8.8

        Clean , good size rooms, good staff, very good value 4 money

        No bacon at breakfast - unforgivable

      • Group of friends
        8.8

        Buses that go to Colchester town centre run every two hours so it may not be convenient if you plan to take a bus.

      • Couple
        8.2

        Good place to stay - will do so again.

        Staff looking after breakfast on Thursday weren't particularly efficient, otherwise, very good.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Very friendly, clean quiet, nice comfortable sleep. Excellent location for what we wanted Thank you

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Upon arriving at the Holiday Inn the first person we saw was the receptionist who was friendly and helpful. We were told where to find our room which was an easy thing to do. The room was clean and tidy and was lovely to look at. There was plenty of room, a hanging rail for our trousers etc and a space where I put our other clothes although there were no draws. This was not an issue as we only stayed 2 nights but if staying longer it could be. The bathroom was very clean and the shower very nice and big. Of course the tea package is always welcome. We had breakfast on both days which was a surprise to have a cooked breakfast as we were only expecting a continental one and there was plenty to choose from. A very enjoyable few days. When we come back next year for a visit to our family this is the place we will be stopping.

        Everything was of a high quality and there was nothing to complain or dislike about the room, breakfast or staff.

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        Very comfortable, clean tidy rooms, lovely comfortable bed, we felt very safe and secure here.

        The signage to the hotel needs more thought there are no signs on the road to tell you when you reach the hotel, where the hotel is, or how to actually get to it, we found it only by chance when we called onto the petrol station to see if they could help us

      • Single
        5.4

        The bar man and the breakfast

        I was really cold in my room, and the thermostat wouldn't allow me to change it from 18 degrees. Also, there were only two tea bags and milks which I thought was a bit tight.

      • Family with children
        10.0

        Excellent service by your staff would definitely recommend it to family and friends

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        Very clean room. Pleasant staff. Away from the road so quiet. Great that breakfast was included in the price.

        Not so much 'not lik'e but would have preferred the cooked part of the breakfast to have included bacon, fried eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms. I can only assume that the choice of scrambled eggs, beans and sausages were easier to prepare for large numbers. Not a real briticism however since breakfast was included and the stay was definitely value for money.

      • Single
        10.0

        Had to pay for Internet assess

      • Group of friends
        7.0

        The staff were friendly and it seemed clean and modern.

        The mattress had no protector on it, it was too soft so I didn't sleep at all, the pillows were too hard, the Canadian receptionist was dismissive when I commented on this, stating it was standard hotel issue. I have had better mattresses and sleep at premier inn! The coffee cups in the room were dirty, I had to clean them before use. The breakfast the next day was very poor and the bar drinks were very expensive, £9 for two drinks!!

      • Group of friends
        8.8

        Very nice modern rooms Large bathroom

        Breakfast was good, but diner options were limited and of poor quality

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Holiday Inn Express Colchester Colchester location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Birchwood Road, Off Ipswich Road,A1, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO7 6HX

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Colchester
        7.2km
      Airports
      • Bus stop
        100 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of rooms:
        95

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedColchesterHoliday Inn Express Colchester

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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