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Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Birchwood Road, Off Ipswich Road A12 (Southbound Shell Garage) , Colchester, CO7 6HS

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EXPRESS Start™ Breakfast
The real breakfast of champions? The kind that’s complimentary and waiting for you every morning. We’ve got a whole buffet full of offerings ready to help kick start your day.
We’re big on the little things. Like Wi-Fi, coffee and tea, and all the in-room conveniences that make you feel right at home, even when you’re away.
Power up while you power down. Bedside outlets, a plush duvet, your pick of pillows, and a quiet place to settle in means you’ll get some solid shut-eye.

Explore Our Hotel

Choose the Holiday Inn Express Colchester hotel for a peaceful village location in the Essex countryside.

Stay in the Stour Valley countryside that inspired famous artists at the new-generation Holiday Inn Express Colchester. You'll be next to the pretty village of Dedham, where John Constable once lived. Central Colchester is 5 miles away and we benefit from good road links, being just off the A12 with complimentary parking. London-Stansted Airport is a 45-minute drive.

Holiday Inn Express Colchester's convenient location puts you 2 miles from Severalls Industrial Park, and a short drive from the local military barracks and the Ministry of Defence. The nearby A12 links you to Colchester and Suffolk, and you can bring clients to our 3 fully-equipped meeting rooms. FREE WIFI available throughout the hotel.

Enjoy our rural setting by hiking in the Stour Valley, or heading out for fish and chips at nearby seaside resorts such as Clacton-on-Sea, a 20-minute drive from the hotel. Under-18s stay for free on the sofabeds in our Family rooms.

Our all inclusive Hot Express Breakfast Buffet will fuel you for the day in our bright Great Room, and you can relax with newspapers in our bar. Ask our friendly Front Desk staff to help you with directions for your day out. There's time for a stroll in the surrounding countryside before returning to the bar for a nightcap.

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Guest Rooms
Guest Rooms
Relax in your modern Guest room at Holiday Inn Express Colchester. You can stay in touch with high-speed Internet and relax with a power shower. Enjoy cable channels on your 26-inch flat-screen TV and help yourself to complimentary tea and coffee.
Room Features


  • Pillow Menu
  • In-Room Heating and A/C Controls
  • Sofa Bed/Sleeper Couch

Bathroom/Personal Care

  • Private Bathroom
  • Bathroom Amenities Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Separate/Walk-in Shower

In-Room Features

  • Tea Maker
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Work Desk with Lamp
  • Desk-level Electrical Outlet
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Direct-dial Phone
  • 220AC
  • Electrical Adapters Available
  • Windows Open by Guest

Added Value

  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea Supplies
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Eat & Drink
  • Breakfast Buffet Included

Hotel Restaurants

Great Room

Our Free Express Start Breakfast now Includes Selected Hot Favourites After a great night's sleep and a refreshing power shower, nothing gets off to a better start than a free tasty breakfast.As well as our ever popular continental style selection, you can now enjoy scrambled eggs, susages and baked beans plus delicious warm pastries and fresh coffee including espresso and cappuccino, all free. Another great reason to insist on Holiday Inn Express. So stay with us and stayed revved up.

Location: Located next to the Hotel Reception

Serves: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Bars & Lounges

Great Room

Serving a selection of beers, wines and spirits. Dinner Menu Available

Location: Adjacent to the reception

Hours of Operation: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM

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Business Services

  • 3 Meeting Room(s) Available
  • On-Site Business Center
  • Printer
  • Copier
  • Scanner
  • Office supplies available

Internet Access

  • Free High-Speed Internet in all Rooms
  • Wireless Internet service is free for all IHG® Rewards Club members
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Housekeeping & Laundry

  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Hours of Operation: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Added Value

  • Wake Up Calls
  • Storage Space Available
  • Ice Machine

Hotel Details

Birchwood Road, Off Ipswich Road A12 (Southbound Shell Garage)

Colchester, CO7 6HS

United Kingdom


Check In: 2:00 PM

Check Out: 11:00 AM

Check-in Age: 18

  • Parking + -

    • Complimentary Self Parking Available
    • Daily Self-Parking Fee: 0 GBP
    • 101 regular car parking spaces & 6 disabled parking spaces close to the front entrance
  • Shuttle + -

  • Accessibility + -

      Accessible Hotel Areas

    • Public Entrance
    • Guest Rooms
    • Elevators
    • Public Restrooms

      Provided by Hotel

    • Ramp Access
    • Closed Caption TVs
    • Visual Alarm/Alert in Guest Rooms
    • Visual Alarm/Alert in Public Spaces
  • Facility + -

    • Smoke-Free Facility
    • Number of Floors: 2
    • Total Number of Rooms: 101
    • Number of Suites: 0
    • Number of Non-Smoking Rooms: 101
    • Number of Accessible Rooms: 2
    • Connecting Rooms Available

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  • Credit Cards + -

    • American Express
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • Diners Club
    • Carte Blanche
    • Discover
    • IHG® Business Edge Pay (UK only)
  • Green Engage
    All of our hotels use the IHG Green Engage system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system that gives our hotels the means to measure and manage their impact on the environment. It’s our way of making sure we’re protecting our surroundings for our guests today, and tomorrow.

    FAQs for Holiday Inn Express Colchester

    • Complimentary parking is available at Holiday Inn Express Colchester for hotel guests.

    • Yes, when you book your stay at Holiday Inn Express Colchester direct with IHG, choose one of our flexible rates which include the flexibility to change or cancel your reservation at no charge. For full details, refer to our Travel Advisory details.

    • No, there is not a local area shuttle available at Holiday Inn Express Colchester.

    • No, Holiday Inn Express Colchester does not have a pool.

    • Check-in at Holiday Inn Express Colchester is from 2:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contact the hotel directly for options available for early check-in or late check-out.

    • Yes, the Holiday Inn Express Colchester offers free WiFi!

    • Holiday Inn Express Colchester has 1 restaurant. Great Room.

    • No, the Holiday Inn Express Colchester does not have a fitness center on site.

    • Rates for accommodations at Holiday Inn Express Colchester vary by season. For your rate options, please input your dates.

    • The Holiday Inn Express Colchester has 101 guest rooms. Enter your dates to view available rooms for your stay.