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      Birchwood Road, Off Ipswich Road A12 (Southbound Shell Garage), Colchester
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      Holiday Inn Express is a Non-Smoking hotel. Close to Colchester United Football Club, and also a short drive to the Colchester Arts Centre in the city.

      Welcome to Holiday Inn Express Colchester

      A rural hotel near Colchester with free parking, free Wi-Fi and breakfast included

      The Holiday Inn Express® Colchester hotel is just off the A12, six miles from the town centre and 15 minutes' drive from Colchester station. Direct trains to London Liverpool Street take an hour. Stansted Airport (STN) is a 45-minute drive away. You can drive to the seaside villages of Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea in half an hour.

      Take the family to spot giraffes and elephants at Colchester Zoo, 15 minutes' drive from the hotel, or to admire the Roman ruins in Colchester town centre, six miles away. If retail therapy is more your style, you can browse the high-street stores at the town's outdoor Culver Square shopping centre.

      You can hold a meeting or an event for up to 38 guests in the hotel's three naturally lit meeting roomsWiFi is free, and you can take care of copying and printing in the Business Centre. If you're set for a long day, a working lunch can be provided to help you stay productive.

      To start the day, tuck into the inclusive Express Start Breakfast buffet, featuring scrambled eggs, sausages, baked beans and pastries. If you're feeling peckish, you can settle into the cosy leather chairs in the stylish Great Room lounge for a light meal. The bar is open until 1am, and you can enjoy a drink on the patio in good weather.

      Features Set in countryside six miles from the town centre, Holiday Inn Express® Colchester hotel offers 101 modern rooms with free Wi-Fi and breakfast included. You can drive to the town's castle and Roman ruins in 15 minutes, and to seaside villages in half an hour. If you're catching a ferry, Harwich International Port is a 25-minute drive away. Direct trains to London from Colchester take only an hour.

      Business Services

      Wireless Data Connection

      Housekeeping and Laundry Services

      Daily Housekeeping

      Weekly Housekeeping

      Dry Cleaning Pickup or Laundry Valet

      Same Day Dry Cleaning


      Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk

      Dedicated Lounge (or 24 hour Lounge)

      Air Conditioning in Public Areas

      Ice Machine

      Tuck into sausages, baked beans and fluffy scrambled eggs, or fruit, pastries and coffee, at the inclusive Express Start Breakfast buffet. You can enjoy a burger and a pint in the stylish Great Room lounge, or a glass of wine on the patio outside.

      Hotel Bars /Lounges

      Great Room
      Serving a selection of beers, wines and spirits. Dinner Menu Available 6:30pm-9:30pm Monday to Sunday With Last Orders Being Taken at 9:15 Each Day

      Guestroom data services


      High-speed Internet Access

      Initial Fee £7.99 GBP

      Business Center data services

      Wireless Data Connection


      Public space data services

      Wireless Data Connection


      High-speed Internet Access

      • Number of parking spaces:101
      • 101 regular car parking spaces & 6 disabled parking spaces close to the front entrance
      • Service Dogs Allowed only
      • American Express
      • Business Advantage Card
      • Carte Blanche
      • Diners Club
      • Discover
      • MasterCard
      • Visa
      • English
      • Lithuanian