One of our top picks in Colchester. Just a 10-minute drive from Colchester’s historic city centre, the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel offers free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests have free access to the leisure club and there is also an on-site restaurant.

The Lifestyle Health & Leisure Club is complimentary to residents during their stay and facilities include a 50 foot indoor swimming pool, and steam and sauna rooms, fully air-conditioned gymnasium and 2 outdoor tennis courts.

The elegant lounge and cocktail bar provides the perfect meeting place and somewhere to relax before dining in the splendid Brasserie Restaurant, which offers a selection of international cuisine, complemented by carefully selected wines from around the world.

Colchester Zoo is within a 10-minute drive of the hotel and the Tiptree Jam Factory can be reached after 20 minutes’ drive. Scenic walks can be enjoyed in Constable Country, also just a 20-minute drive away. Flatford Mill is a 30-minute car journey away.