Essex has some excellent hotels, many of which provide first class dining with luxury and style. Essex is a perfect getaway for Londoners wanting a weekend break and also a great holiday destination. Whether you wish to stay by the coast, have a golf course on your doorstep, have fine dining or have a spa break, Essex has something to offer everyone.
4 and 5 star hotels in Essex
Pheasant Lodge & Pheasant Suite in Elmstead Market
Essex does not have many 5 star hotels. In fact, the only one that we are currently aware of is the Pheasant Lodge & Pheasant Suite in Elmstead Market, near Colchester. It has received a 5 Start Gold Award from Visit England (the national tourist board for England) and also a Kellogg’s Breakfast Award.
Pheasant Suites are situated in the picturesque grounds of Balls Farm, which is a 17th Century farm house. The individual lodges provide a very personal and private stay. Bedrooms are fully equiped and some have Queen and king and superking size beds.
Breakfast includes a choice from 19 different local sausages, smoked salmon, fresh berries and an assortment of other delicious treats.
Downside: No children.
- Balls Farm Tye Rd, Elmstead, Colchester, Essex CO7 7BB
- 07952 799 646
The Bull at Great Totham
The Bull is a gastro pub with the addition of fine dining in the Willow Room. There is also lovely cottage on the grounds which been tastefully renovated to provide four beautifully appointed double ensuite bedrooms. It has been awarded a highly commended 4 stars for its restaurant and rooms by the AA.
- 2 Maldon Road Great Totham, Essex CM9 8NH
- 01621 893 385
Old Courthouse Inn, Colchester
- Harwich Rd Colchester CO7 7JG
- 01206 250 322
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes
Yet another great hotel in Colchester! It has been awarded 4 stars by the AA.
Five Lakes is set in 320 acres of Essex countryside and has two golf courses. The bedrooms are large, well furnished and have excellent facilities. They have family rooms too so children are welcome. There is a gym, swimming pool, tennis court, squash, spa and live entertainment which includes a comedy club. It really is a resort!
- Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights, Maldon, CM9 8HX
- 01621 868888
Great Hallingbury Manor and Hallingbury House, Bishop’s Stortford
Situated close to Bishop’s Stortford in the picturesque village of Great Hallingbury this tudor style country manor hotel is set in beautiful gardens within lovely countryside. It has been awarded 4 stars by the AA and Visit England. It has 31 ones spacious bedrooms with an excellent eating at The Lakeside Restaurant.
- Great Hallingbury, Bishops Stortford, CM22 7TJ
- 08444 119 068