Colchester hotels and hostels
Colchester is easily doable as a day trip from London, but if you’re staying, there are some excellent B&Bs that give the town's ancient hotels a run for their money.
The Globe Hotel
White Hart Inn
The George Of Colchester
A former hardware shop turned boutique B&B, this place offers incredible value, with a couple of stunning rooms blending 14th-century character with 21st-century style.
Hidden away on a quiet tree-lined square close to the castle, this friendly B&B is set in a Victorian house with a pretty garden. There are two spacious double rooms with large bay windows, white linens and homemade biscuits on arrival.
This central Tudor town house has five lovely rooms, each with its own character. Go for four-poster Wilbye, cottage-style Darcy or the more modern Furley. Each has period features, king-size bed, flatscreen TV and a designer bathroom.