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Hamiltons Boutique Accommodation
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM307
per night
12 Nov-13 Nov

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of New Empire Theatre, Southend Pier and Adventure Island. Three Shells Beach and Southend ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (282 reviews)

"Amazing stay! Looks like it was recently updated. Prime location."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct,2019

Hamiltons Boutique Accommodation
The Bay Hotel
3 out of 5
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Situated on the waterfront, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Southend Beach, Southend Pier and Adventure Island. Thorpe Bay Beach and Southend ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (85 reviews)

"Owner was so welcoming, room was a good size with tea, coffee, water etc. Bathroom was super clean with good shower. Nice continental breakfast selection and they offered to keep our luggage as we were travelling on later in the afternoon."…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct,2019

The Bay Hotel
Swan house
2.5 out of 5
14kingsheadstreet street, Harwich, England
RM342
per night
22 Nov-23 Nov

Situated in Harwich, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Lifeboat Museum and Old Harwich Lighthouse. Harwich Maritime Museum and Beacon Hill Fort ...

2.5/5 (11 reviews)

"For a 500 year old Inn, the place has great character and a different feel to the more commercial hotels. Great staff brilliant manager, very accommodating. Just wished the OWNER would contribute more to the repairs as once fully operational this will be a great place to stay. Keep open mind as the ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul,2019

Swan house
Hill Lodge Hotel
RM257
per night
9 Nov-10 Nov

Situated in Sudbury, this bed & breakfast is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Gainsborough's House and within 6 mi (10 km) of Long Melford Heritage Centre and Melford Hall. ...

4/5Very Good! (29 reviews)

"Room was ok, clean. Check in good showed us how to use the number key pads. Cobwebs on flowers on table at breakfast. Good variety of breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct,2019

Hill Lodge Hotel
The Chudleigh
4 out of 5
Agate Road, Marine Parade West, Clacton-on-Sea, England
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RM334
per night
23 Oct-24 Oct

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Clacton Pier and Clacton-on-Sea Beach. West Cliff Theatre and Jaywick Martello Tower ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (169 reviews)

"Very warm welcome from proprietors. lovely breakfast, good clean room and friendly staff. Upstairs rooms would not be accessible to anyone less than able bodied as there is no lift."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug,2019

The Chudleigh
jolly sailor
3 out of 5
The Hythe, Maldon, England
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Situated in Maldon, this bed & breakfast is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Museum of Power and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Mill Beach. Warren Golf Club and Forrester Park Golf ...

3.4/5 (28 reviews)

"This was a unique experience - not for everyone, but we loved it! Staying over a pub was fun and the room was clean. Everything we needed was provided, the staff was friendly and kind, and a homemade English breakfast was included with the room. Recommend going for a walk in the morning and taking ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug,2019

jolly sailor
The Old Rectory, Kettlebaston
RM439
per night
6 Nov-7 Nov

Situated in Ipswich, this bed & breakfast is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Lavenham Falconry and within 6 miles (10 km) of Corpus Christi Guildhall and Little Hall Lavenham. ...

5/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Excellent host

"Excellent host. Very spacious room and quiet and safe location. The garden is magical."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jul,2019

The Old Rectory, Kettlebaston
Adelaide Guesthouse
3 out of 5
24 Wellesley Road, Clacton-on-Sea, England
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RM285
per night
26 Oct-27 Oct

Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Clacton Pier, West Cliff Theatre and Clacton-on-Sea Beach. St. Osyth Beach and Jaywick ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)

"Lovely clean fresh. Owner takes great pride and it shows. Great breakfast. A few mins walk from the sea front and shops. Parking for 3 cars. Would definitely stay here next time. Well worth the price."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep,2019

Adelaide Guesthouse
Hillbrow Farm B&B
RM338
per night
12 Nov-13 Nov

Situated in Ipswich, this bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Fynn Valley Golf Club and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Brooke House. Ipswich Waterfront and Chantry Park ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)

"A Lovely setting with very friendly and helpful hosts Would recommend"…"

Reviewed on 21 Sep,2019

Hillbrow Farm B&B
Woodview Bed & Breakfast
RM316
per night
9 Nov-10 Nov

Situated in Colchester, this bed & breakfast is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Layer Marney Tower and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Colchester Zoo. Abberton Reservoir and Abberton ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
A weekend break

"Made to feel very welcomed. Good breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jul,2019

Woodview Bed & Breakfast
Rectory Manor
5 out of 5
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Situated in the historical district, this luxury bed & breakfast is within 6 miles (10 km) of Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Gainsborough's House and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (64 reviews)

"A special place to stay with very attentive service from Tom the butler. My kids particularly appreciated the swimming pool and tennis court."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul,2019

Rectory Manor
Rothmans Bed and Breakfast
3 out of 5
22 High St, Chelmsford, England
RM501
per night
10 Nov-11 Nov

Situated in Chelmsford, this bed & breakfast is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Bond Street and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Chelmsford Cathedral. Melbourne Stadium and Warren Golf ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (6 reviews)

"enjoyable. friendly staff and very good breakfast. good location also."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep,2019

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Other property types in Colchester

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
3 out of 5
RM227
per night
12 Nov-13 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (257 reviews)

"Great place to stay in Colchester! A little bit of a walk into town but there was a bus that made it very easy"…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep,2019

Best Western The Rose & Crown Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Holiday Inn Express Colchester
2.5 out of 5
RM190
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov
4.1/5Very Good! (990 reviews)

"Overall good and clean hotel. I would have preferred if they had some toiletries (shampoo/body lotion) It was a bit far from center"…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct,2019

Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
3 out of 5
RM179
per night
15 Nov-16 Nov
3.9/5Good! (429 reviews)

"Didn’t state on website that the deposit you have to pay when you check in was card only. Only Hotel I’ve ever stayed in the that’s wants a deposit for the room even after paying in full before check in. Wouldn’t book here again because of the experience I had.. staff was great thought"…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct,2019

Dragonfly Hotel Colchester
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Why stay at a B&B in Colchester?

If you're looking for something a little different than your standard hotel, a bed and breakfast could be the perfect alternative for your getaway. You'll find 59 lodging options and 4 B&Bs for your stay in Colchester. A trip to Colchester wouldn't be complete without a stop at Tymperleys Clock Museum or Colchester Natural History Museum if you're someone who could spend hours browsing exhibits.

How to pack for the weather in Colchester

If you're trying to figure out the best time to visit Colchester, we've compiled some relevant weather stats to help you plan your trip:

  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while February and January are the coldest months
  • Average rainfall is 21 inches in a year
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 11°C and night-time temperatures average 1°C
  • April-June: 20°C is the daytime average and 3°C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 22°C and night-time averages are around 9°C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 16°C during the day and 2°C at night

Things to See and Do in Colchester

Travellers enjoy Colchester for its bar scene and interesting historical sites. If cultural attractions are high on your list, Tymperleys Clock Museum and Colchester Natural History Museum are spots to visit. You should put Colchester Zoo and Colchester Town Hall on your list if you want to see more of the area.

Colchester is also known for its:

  • Museums
  • Art
  • Theatre
  • Fishing

Transport options in and around Colchester

Fly into London (SEN-Southend), which is located 23.8 mi (38.3 km) away. Otherwise, look for flights into London (STN-Stansted), which is 27.2 mi (43.8 km) away. If you'd like to explore around the area, you may want a rental car for your journey.