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4.4 out of 5

"Nearly missed it as no signposting until spotted sign at edge of garage. Very helpful staff. Room lovely. Only one minus... bed edge was 'springy' and ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 28 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the comfortable rooms at Holiday Inn Express Colchester. During your stay, you'll be close to University of Essex. Free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking are available. This 2.5-star hotel has 101 rooms over 2 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a sofa bed.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with sofa beds, flat-screen TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free buffet breakfast offered
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy British cuisine while dining at The Great Room
  • Amenities include free newspapers in the lobby, a front-desk safe and a business centre
  • Guests speak favourably about the proximity to shopping and the helpful staff
  • 10 minutes by car from University of Essex and 15 minutes from Chantry Park

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (With Sofa Bed)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
£35* Per night/room 3 Nov - 4 Nov

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express Colchester ratings based on 25 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Everyone (17) Couples (5) Business (1) Family (2)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Aug 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Sep 2019 by Mel

Good Afternoon, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express and taking the time to write us a review. I would like to start with our over priced breakfast which is free to our guests. I am sorry you felt it was disgusting, I do hope you spoke to a member of staff who would have gladly helped you. I will pass your comments on to the staff and look forward to welcoming you back very soon

5 out of 5
Previous experience of Holiday Inns, always positive and good value. This time was no difference, clean, quiet and comfortable. Very friendly staff. Bit disappointed by lack of beers in bar. Good breakfast.

Posted by on 9 Jun 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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4 out of 5
Breakfast was good. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Posted by on 17 Mar 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Oct 2018

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4 out of 5

Have already recommended it to friends

Nearly missed it as no signposting until spotted sign at edge of garage. Very helpful staff. Room lovely. Only one minus... bed edge was 'springy' and felt I was on a boat when husband turned over. Great breakfast. Good location for where we needed to go next day.

Posted by , from Colchester on 28 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Convenient

Easy to find, nice room. Breakfast very ordinary. Very convenient for the trip I did.

Posted by on 17 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

2 nights

Cons: Food is a bit expensive. Could do with more tea/coffee sugar etc in room.
Staff friendly, room comfortable. Good location with plenty of car parking space. Disabled spaces close to entrance. Room was nice and warm.

Posted by , from norfolk on 23 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Clean, pleasant hotel, really good value

Great value, quiet and clean hotel on the edge of Colchester and the A12. Always good to have breakfast as part of the deal

Posted by , from London on 15 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jan 2018 by Rachel

Dear Claudia, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at Holiday Inn Express Colchester. Our whole team from reception to maintenance strive to provide the upmost level of service as expected from our brand and are delighted to see you were satisfied with the service you received. We certainly hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Rachel Byron, Guest Service Manager

5 out of 5

brilliant

Pros: All very good
Very clean .Very pleasant staff .Brilliant value for money. All

Posted by , from colchester on 14 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jan 2018 by Rachel

Dear Dawn, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us here at Holiday Inn Express Colchester. Our whole team from reception to maintenance strive to provide the upmost level of service as expected from our brand and are delighted to see you were satisfied with the service you received. We certainly hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Rachel Byron, Guest Service Manager

About the Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Location Birchwood Road, Colchester, England CO7 6HS

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available. Public spaces have free WiFi. You'll find a business centre on site. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Colchester also features complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking is free. This Colchester hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 101 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: London (STN-Stansted) (58.6 km / 36.4 mi)
  • Train station: Colchester Hythe Station (7.9 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers 101 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower and a hairdryer. This Colchester hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast. An additional breakfast is available daily for a fee.

Holiday Inn Express Colchester has a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • 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 are 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.

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 are 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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