Hotels in Colchester range from budget rooms in B&Bs to luxury hotels housed in fine historic buildings...
There are also many good-value modern purpose-built hotels, usually found on the town outskirts. Best Western has hotels in the town as well as Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza and Ramada along with the budget brands of Premier Inn and Travelodge.
Stay in the High Street, in Colchester hotels that summon all the charm of their beautiful Tudor and Georgian exteriors and tuck into food dished up by great in-house restaurants, many of which are popular with locals.
It's a fairly small town, so staying anywhere in central Colchester will give you stress-free access to the main attractions. Hotels around Castle Park and Gardens, which sits just north of the town centre, are ideal, as this attractive estate is home to many of Colchester's festivals and concerts and, of course, the famed Colchester Castle.
For more of a village feel during your break, consider a hotel in Constable Country, in the lovely village of Dedham, which is less than 10 miles to the north of Colchester.