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5.0 out of 5

"Really pleased with this find booked as close to the Zoo very nice room and food " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 19 Sep 2017

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Duplex Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Suite

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Standard Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Signature Suite

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Superior Room

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Junior Suite

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Hotel Description

The free breakfast at GreyFriars gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Hollytrees Museum. Free WiFi in public areas, 2 restaurants and 3 bars are available. This 3.5-star hotel has 26 rooms over 3 floors. Free WiFi and free stocked minibars are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with free minibar items, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs
  • Free English breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Drinking and dining options include 2 restaurants, a coffee shop and 3 bars/lounges
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • Guests have great things to say about the breakfast and the comfortable guestrooms
  • Steps from Hollytrees Museum and Colchester Visitor Information Centre

GreyFriars ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

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5 out of 5

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5 out of 5

Great hotel close to the Zoo

Pros: Split level room was very nice
Location: Zoo is very close by
Really pleased with this find booked as close to the Zoo very nice room and food

Posted by , from Eastbourne on 19 Sep 2017

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 26 December 2020 to 7 March 2021 (dates subject to change).

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from December 1 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services

Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Business amenities include a business centre and a meeting room. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly GreyFriars. This 3.5-star Colchester hotel is smoke free.

  • 26 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • English breakfast (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Transport

  • Train station: Colchester Town Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)

Room Amenities

GreyFriars offers 26 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free minibar items and espresso makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Colchester hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Espresso maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cots (surcharge)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free English breakfast daily.

On-site venue – This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 25 per stay.
  • Cots (infant beds) are available for GBP 15 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No on-site parking is available

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No on-site parking is available. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. 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. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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