Holiday Inn Express Colchester51.94357, 0.9582353
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom
The lovely Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers 101 modern guest rooms as well as an elevator, a vending machine and a luggage storage. Featuring industrial architecture, the hotel is opened since 2011.
This hotel is ideally located in a tourist area, 13 km from Colchester Zoo. The city center lies within 8 km from the venue.
The hotel allows quick access to a valley and parks.
Holiday Inn Express Colchester is 55 minutes drive away from London Southend airport.
Holiday Inn Express Colchester provides guestrooms fitted with complimentary Wi-Fi, a safe, coffee/tea makers, a personal computer and a stereo system. They also comprise own bathrooms appointed with a shower, a hairdryer and bath sheets.
Eat & Drink
A breakfast is served in the bar. Guests can relax in the café bar serving hot drinks.
A full breakfast is served at affordable prices.
Hotel services include room service, ironing service and newspaper service maintained by friendly staff.
Steam baths and massage are available on site.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Private parking is possible on site for free.
Number of rooms: 101.
On-site car park
Late check-in/ -out
Poolside snack bar
Sports & Fitness
- Exercise gym
- Golf course
- Room service
- Car rental
- Dry cleaning
- Tours/Ticket assistance
- Medical facilities service
- Shops/Commercial services
- Shoe shine service
- Newspaper service
- Restaurant with air conditioning
- Poolside snack bar
- Business centre
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Business services
- Game room
Spa & Leisure
- Beach umbrellas
- Sun loungers
- Garden area
- Leisure/ TV room
- Spa centre
- Air conditioning
- Wet bar
- Connecting rooms
- Sitting area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- In-room desk
- Ironing facilities
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Washer & dryer
- Down/Feather pillows
- Flat-screen TV
- Internet television
- In-room computer
- Paid films
- Multi-line phone
- Free local telephone calls
- CD player
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
2 Single beds2 Single beds, 1 Double bed
In the Room
1 Double bed
In the Room
Quite and comfortable.
The hot breakfast food was cold. Other than that the remaining food was ogling a good standard.
The clean and comfortable rooms and the modern design of the interior although it's a pity there is nowhere for a evening meal
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.
Clean , good size rooms, good staff, very good value 4 money
No bacon at breakfast - unforgivable
Buses that go to Colchester town centre run every two hours so it may not be convenient if you plan to take a bus.
Good place to stay - will do so again.
Staff looking after breakfast on Thursday weren't particularly efficient, otherwise, very good.
Very friendly, clean quiet, nice comfortable sleep. Excellent location for what we wanted Thank you
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.
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
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.
Excellent service by your staff would definitely recommend it to family and friends
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.
Had to pay for Internet assess
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!!
Very nice modern rooms Large bathroom
Breakfast was good, but diner options were limited and of poor quality