Colchester (A12) hotel

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Less than 15 minutes from Colchester Zoo and Colchester Castle, the largest Norman keep in Europe
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Hotel description Whether you're watching wildlife or enjoying the wild life, Premier Inn Hotel Colchester (A12) has got plenty to keep you entertained. With great transport links across the South East, we're near Colchester Zoo and lots of business venues too. See why Colchester Zoo has won the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year award, or enjoy yourself on the pristine beaches nearby. Learn about the past at the East Anglian Railway Museum, or study for your future at Essex University. Great food at our Table Table restaurant and a lovely comfy bed are ready and waiting when you return.
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Ipswich Road, Colchester, Essex CO4 9WP
Sat Nav Directions: CO4 9WP
Directions: Take J29 off A12 (Colchester Nth A1232). Follow to Colchester. Hotel is on the right, 200 yards from roundabout next to Balkerne Gate Table Table Restaurant.
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Transport and local information: Harwich Ferry 17 miles
Colchester Historic Site
Colchester Zoo
Colchester North Train Station 4 miles
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Hotel Parking: Free parking - please collect a parking pass from reception.
A great night's sleep guaranteed

Good Night Guarantee

We’re so confident you’ll have a good night’s sleep that, if you don’t, we’ll give you your money back. This is our Good Night Guarantee. Terms and conditions apply.

Our best-ever bed

Our new luxury kingsize** Hypnos bed is the stuff of dreams. Drift off on an ultra-comfy, pillow-top mattress supported by over a thousand pocket springs for the soundest sleep ever. 

In our rooms you’ll find:

  • A luxury kingsize** Hypnos bed
  • A lightweight yet toasty duvet
  • A choice of firm and soft pillows
  • A powerful shower, with baths at most hotels
  • Freeview TV with 80 channels
  • Free Wi-Fi* and a handy desk and chair
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Cocooning blackout curtains

Free Wi-Fi throughout your stay

We’re happy to offer free unlimited Wi-Fi*. It means you can browse the web for as long as you like, anywhere in the hotel.

* Device exclusions apply. Only devices with a web browser and the ability to connect to a public service are able to access the network, please check your device for compatibility. Maximum data allowance 1 GB per user per day. Connect up to 3 devices to Ultimate Wi-Fi - please check compatibility prior to purchase. Service terms and conditions apply, please see free Wi-Fi or Ultimate Wi-Fi for full details.

**A small number of rooms have a twin, double or single beds.  


Breakfast served - 6:30AM - 10:30AM
Restaurant open - 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Weekend breakfast and restaurant opening times may vary.
Premier Inn Breakfast

Premier Inn Breakfast £8.99

With even more tempting choices, our Premier Inn Breakfast is bigger and better than ever. Choose as much as you like. 

We’re all about delicious pub food served with a smile. Enjoy a range of great value, traditional pub classics including hearty pies and luxury sausage and mash, and lighter salads and fish to tempt your taste buds. Restaurant opening hours and weekend breakfast times may vary.
Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast £6.99

A lighter start with flaky pastries, American pancakes, fruit and cereals, alongside smoothies, juices and unlimited Costa* coffee

Meal Deal

Meal Deal £23.99

Our Meal Deal really hits the spot. Enjoy a tempting Premier Inn Breakfast, plus ANY 2-course dinner and a selected drink**

*up to two under-16s eat breakfast free when one adult orders a full Premier Inn Breakfast. Costa coffee available in most hotels. 

**courses must be a main plus starter or dessert. Certain dishes will incur a supplementary charge. Selected drinks only.