If your child is a student at the Colchester campus of the University of Essex, it’s likely that you’ll end up driving to Colchester a few times over the years.
If you have a long drive, perhaps you’ve been looking for hotels near Essex University, Colchester to break up your journey. Our historic and charming 14th century hotel is ideal if you’re looking for a bed to rest your head for the night.
Or why not combine your parental duties with a short city break in Colchester? Come and discover all the fun and interesting things to do in Colchester.
There’s so much to do in Colchester, including theatre shows, museums, Colchester Castle, plus great nightlife.
Where better to stay in the historic city of Colchester than a 700 year old hotel? The oldest hotel in Colchester!
Whether you’re dropping off your child at the start of term, attending their graduation or visiting their university for any other reason, a comfortable and enjoyable stop-off is always a good idea.
And finding the best hotels near the University of Essex doesn’t have to be a struggle.
Staying at our hotel means you can turn your trip into an enjoyable break, rather than just a long and tiring journey.
Located close to the heart of Colchester, the University of Essex is a large and vibrant university which is home to more than 15,000 students from all over the world. The Colchester campus is the largest of a total of three, and there is much to enjoy on site.
The Colchester campus enjoys lush surroundings in Wivenhoe Park, a huge 200 acre site that sits just two miles away from Colchester city centre. It’s also very easy to reach local rail stations and airports from the campus too.
Students at the campus can enjoy a variety of different accommodation types, with something for every budget. Life at the campus is also extremely vibrant, with all students encouraged to mingle and enjoy the international scene on site.
Of course, nearby Colchester also provides plenty of enjoyable options, including fantastic nightlife and gastronomy.
Founded in 1964, the University of Essex is considered a prestigious choice, so there’s often strong competition for places.
Best Western The Rose and Crown Hotel
East Street, Colchester,
Essex, CO1 2TZ
We’re located just outside Colchester city centre, five miles from Colchester Zoo and a 15 minute walk from Colchester Castle.