An external Shot of the Gardens and Lake on the Colchester Campus
  • An external Shot of the Gardens and Lake on the Colchester Campus
  • Internal Shot of a South Court Kitchen in Colchester
  • Internal Shot of a Single Bedroom at Colchester Campus
  • Aerial Shot of The University of Essex Colchester Campus


Whether you are looking for a break away, a training camp venue or even accommodation for that family reunion, look no further than the University of Essex's Towers and Houses. We have over 1000 bedrooms available from early July until late September with pockets of availability remaining year round.  With such a wide range of accommodation available there's something to suit everyone's holiday tastes. 

As well as complimentary bed linen, towels, toiletries and WiFi, your room hire will also include:

Breakfast, with the option to add a packed lunch, with half Board and Full Board options available 

A fully stocked communal kitchen, for self-catering

Free parking and parking for coaches with a free room booking for the group coach driver

A variety of on-site bars, restaurants, banks and shops (Colchester only)

Our en-suite, single rooms are provided within self-contained flats, and do not charge a single-room supplement. Event Essex is more than happy to discuss your individual needs, and are experienced at offering itineraries for a variety of different group types, including youth groups and sports camps.

Set in a Large Green Flag Award winning Parkland, each summer the beautiful grounds of the University of Essex transform to become a home-away-from-home for summer schools, groups of friends, couples, multi-generational families, and people enjoying a break away.

Offering a great choice of rooms, with both ensuite and shared facilties available for both short and long stays, our self-catering accommodation is fantastic value for money and an ideal way to enjoy the beauty, sights and sounds of Essex. The campus is just a short drive from many  iconic visitor attractions, including Colchester Castle , Dedham and Mersea Island making it the perfect base whatever the purpose of your visit. 




Guide Prices

Please note that all of our rooms are single rooms. £40 Plus VAT per person per night Room Only or £45 Plus VAT Bed and Breakfast



  • Breakfast available
  • Foodshop/mobile foodshop
  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Picnic site
  • Snacks/afternoon tea

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Laundry facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Mobile phone coverage


  • Sleeps 20+


  • Free Parking on Site
  • Parking with charge

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Shower

Target Markets

  • Eco-Friendly

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

The 61 and 62 Firstbus routes pass straight through the campus with a bus taking you to the Colchester Town Centre every 15 minutes. 

We are also just a 15 minute walk from Colchester Hythe train Station

Event Essex - Colchester Accommodation

Type:Campus Accommodation

Event Essex, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
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Tel01206 872358

Opening Times

* We have pockets of availability throughout the year with our greatest availability being between the start of July and the end of September.

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