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Holiday Inn Express Colchester

Birchwood Road, Dedham, Colchester CO7 6HX England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 2 hotels in Dedham
The Holiday Inn Express Colchester has 101 air-conditioned bedrooms all with free wireless internet access, invigorating power showers, and tea & coffee making facilities. Complimentary Hot and cold Buffet Breakfast sets you up for a day exploring Colchester sights. Children under 18 stay free when sharing parents’ family room. This modern Colchester hotel is located just off A12 north off the Colchester Town Centre, with excellent links to Ipswich and Chelmsford. On the edge of the Dedham Vale, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the hotel it is the perfect place to explore the countryside that inspired many of John Constable's world famous paintings.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Electric vehicle charging station
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Express check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Czech, Italian and 2 more
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StewKendrick134 wrote a review Dec 2020
Hinckley, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
Good stay, great service, staff were really informative, have stayed here before, lovely restaurant to work in next door, didn’t uses the gym facilities but have done in the past, will definitely come here again when I’m in the area for work.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
TinaTravels68 wrote a review Nov 2020
Romford, United Kingdom2 contributions
This hotel is clean, comfortable and we had one of the best nights sleep in a while. They had full Covid procedures in place and we felt very safe and secure. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and could not do enough for us on our stay. We had to move rooms, when we first arrived, as the bathroom sink was leaking. We had visited this hotel before so asked to be moved to room 41. The staff were very obliging. It turned out that the room that we had requested, was in fact the wrong room, which was my fault. In hindsight, we would have preferred to have been moved one of two doors down. As room 41 looks out on to the smokers bench, so it was a wee bit nosey, especially at night having to hear the conversations/arguments from the same two smoking guests!!! My partner found it quiet amusing. He said here they go again. We didn't want to move rooms again, so we just closed the window at night. Only other down side was not being able to have the buffet breakfast due to covid19, but the staff did their best and guests were given the choice of a breakfast tray to take away to our room or you could eat in the restaurant, social distancing, of course. The breakfast tray consisted of cereal/porridge, pain au chocolate, yogurt, carton of orange juice and fruit. Or you could sit in the restaurant area eating the items on the breakfast tray or we were surprised to see that you had the option too of having a take away bacon or sausage bap, toast with jam or nutella, tea, coffee or fresh orange juice. The girl that was doing the breakfasts on our last morning worked so hard to make sure everyone got what they wanted. It was very busy and she was serving breakfasts and doing the reception on her own. She did very well. She was very welcoming and friendly. We just want to say that she is an asset to the hotel. in fact, all the staff were wonderful. We had a lovely break and would go back again. Thank you for looking after us. Well done!!! ***Note - if your driving to the hotel from the A12 and your sat nav says turn left from wick road onto Birchwood Road, you need to go left and the hotels car park entrance is to the left of the petrol garage.***
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Date of stay: November 2020
T al wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Breakfast is is right fiasco here , stayed in lots of holiday inn exp recently and breakfast isn’t like it is here .. staff are horrendous , like staying in a prison , even if more than one person serves you might make the experience better / faster ..
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
The Wench wrote a review Oct 2020
Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom126 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed here for husband birthday! Beds could if been better. Rooms were okay. Signal was sketchy for phones but didn't really bother us. Breakfast was okay for a buffet. Staff are friendly , everything was clean and this was before the pandemic. Would come back xx
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Debbie P wrote a review Oct 2020
Tenerife, Spain13 contributions8 helpful votes
Was a bit worried staying away as this is the first time we stayed away since the beginning of the pandemic but was really pleasantly surprised. There was plenty of sanitizer everywhere. Room was exceptionally clean. Restaurant was clean and service good. Food was nice, although they couldn’t supply a bottle of rose as they had run out! Breakfast was efficient and COVID safe, and satisfying. Cereal, yogurt, bacon sausage croissant, hot drink and juice. Didn’t at all feel worried and thoroughly enjoyed our stay
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$60 - US$96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Colchester
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Colchester?
Nearby attractions include Doomsday Escape Games (6.4 km), Escape Colchester (7.0 km), and The Munnings Art Museum (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Colchester?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Colchester?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Colchester?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Colchester?
Conveniently located restaurants include Timbers, Miseria & Nobilta', and Balkerne & Colne Restaurants.
Does Holiday Inn Express Colchester offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Colchester?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, Polish, Romanian, and Czech.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Colchester?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Flatford Mill (4.8 km), Roman Circus Visitor Centre (7.6 km), and Dutch Quarter (6.9 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Colchester accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.