The Rose and Crown Hotel Colchester

Built in the 14th century, The Rose and Crown Hotel is one of Colchester’s most iconic buildings. The 39 bedrooms are split between the original building and a purpose-built modern wing.

We’re conveniently located if you’re looking for hotels near Colchester Zoo or the University of Essex, with plenty of free parking. We’re one of the most popular wedding venues in Colchester, in fact we were voted as the WeddingDates ‘Top Rated Regional Winner’ for the East of England for 2019.

Our traditional bar has a real log fire and our restaurant specialises in flavoursome, fresh cuisine – both are open to hotel guests and local residents alike. With several characteristic meeting rooms (including a 700 year old prison!), The Rose and Crown Hotel is the perfect place to stay in Colchester if you’re looking for some culture and a glimpse back in history in Britain’s oldest recorded town.

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