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The Marks Tey Hotel is currently undergoing a major refurbishment which includes 21 additional bedrooms taking the total count to 131 rooms overall.

Once complete, the Hotel will be able to offer a number of room types which can sleep up to 4 guests in contemporary rooms with all the modern amenties you would expect from a deluxe 4-star property.

Located just off the A12 and on the outskirts of town, Marks Tey Hotel is the ideal base for exploring the county and is very close to top attractions such as the award-winning Colchester Zoo, historic Layer Marney Tower, world famous Tiptree Jam and Markshall Estate with walled garden, woodlands and arboretum.

There is ample parking at the Hotel which is free of charge providing your registration is entered at reception on arrival. 

After a busy day, all residents will be able to make use of the Lifestyle Health Club facilities including a gym, indoor pool, sauna and steam room, allowing time to relax after exploring the nearby historic city centre and surrounding areas of interest.

Dinner is served in the Hotel Restaurant with a menu utilising locally sourced ingredients and a menu bring a modern twist to traditional classics.

 The bar is available all day long serving hot and cold drinks, traditional beers and lagers and a selection of flavoured gins.

Guide Prices

Prices vary according to the room type selected.
Options of room only, bed and breakfast and dinner, bed and breakfast apply.
Dog stays incur a £30 charge per stay and must be advised in advance.
Flexible rates and advance purchase rates available dependent on booking lead time.
Early check-in charge of £30 applies before 3pm allowing access from midday
Late check-out extension from 11am to 1pm - £2



  • Accessible Rooms


  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Gym on site
  • Leisure club (onsite or nearby)
  • Sauna onsite
  • Swimming pool - indoor onsite
  • Tennis onsite

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities


  • Free Parking on Site

Property Facilities

  • Air conditioning

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Travelling to the Hotel from London, exit the A12 at junction 25, signposted A120 Stansted. At the roundabout, take the third exit, head over the A12 and then at the next roundabout take the first exit onto the B1408 and the Hotel can be found just 350 yards on the left.

Travelling to the Hotel from Ipswich and Colchester, exit the A12 at junction 25, signposted A120 Stansted. At the roundabout, take the first exit, heading back on yourself and the Hotel can be found just 350 yards on the left.

There is an additional large car park to the rear of the Hotel.

Be sure to log your registration upon arrival.


Public Transport Directions

Marks Tey train station is a walkable 7 minutes away and provides access into London

Bus number 70 from Colchester/Chelmsford, passes along London Road and there's a stop just putside the Hotel

Contact numbers of recommeded taxi providers are available from reception

The Marks Tey Hotel


London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1DU

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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* During the festive season some of the Hotel facilities may operate limited services.

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