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Group Accommodation:Group Accommodation at University of Essex: Colchester Campus

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Campus accommodation within both, modern single en-suite rooms as well as traditional economy Towers accommodation, available July – September to suit all budgets and needs.

South Courts - Ensuite Bedroom

South Courts - Ensuite Bedroom


Wivenhoe Park,


Explore East Anglia and stay with us!
Take a holiday in Essex and discover the region’s hidden treasures.
Use the University as an ideal base for exploring Colchester and the beautiful north Essex and south Suffolk countryside made famous by Constable and Gainsborough. Located just outside Colchester we offer modern accommodation Set in over 200 acres of parkland. So, whether you’re looking for energetic exercise or a leisurely sightseeing tour, full board or bed and breakfast we have something for everyone.
You can stay with us in our accommodation between July – September. We have 100s of en-suite rooms available as well as the more traditional towers accommodation; we have something to meet all budgets and needs.
Groups that stay with us will benefit from:

Bed and breakfast, packed lunch, full board or self-catering
Competitive tariffs and group discounts
Choice of modern en-suite and traditional towers accommodation (complete with full bedding, bed linen and towels and complimentary toiletries)
Free parking with space for coaches
Excellent sports facilities
Free places for coach drivers
Many on site facilities including banks, shops, restaurants and bars

So why not stay with us and explore East Anglia by visiting:
Constable Country
Colchester Zoo
The Essex Sunshine Coast
Essex Gardens
Suffolk Wools Towns
Layer Marney Tower

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Parking available.


Group rates:
Rates quoted are per person, per night - and are based on a minimum of 10.
Bed and Breakfast: July to September - from £45
Half Board: July to September - from £62

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Plan route to University of Essex: Colchester Campus using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TM 027238  Lat: 51.87592 Long: 0.94333

By Road:
If approaching the University from London and the South via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester Central. If approaching from Ipswich and the North on the A12, take the exit marked Colchester. Follow the signs to the University. Once on campus you should follow the signs to the Visitors Car Park. You may park in any of the car parks providing you are displaying a valid parking permit. Disabled parking is available in the Visitors Car Park

By Public Transport:
Local Buses:
The University is served by the following Firstgroup buses:
From Colchester Railway Station: 78 and 78A to Valley Road;
From Colchester Bus Station: 74, 76, 77, 78 and 78A.
Ask for the 'South Courts stop'.

By Train:
Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester (North Station) at approximately half-hourly intervals; the journey takes under an hour. Services also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Harwich and Clacton/Walton

By Taxi:
There are taxi ranks at Colchester North Station, Colchester Bus Station and in the town centre. The journey to the University normally takes about ten minutes and you should ask for the University Visitor's Car Park.

Parking: free


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Parking available.