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St Nicholas Hotel

City-center hotel, steps from Colchester Castle Museum

  • Free WiFi
From
$59

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High Street St Nicholas Hotel, Colchester, CO1 1DN, England, United Kingdom
8.2.Very Good.
  • A really good hotel, nice big very comfy room, great price. Ideally situated in the…

    Jun 25, 2021

  • I had my booking transferred to ‘The Dragonfly Hotel’ in Colchester . Slight…

    Apr 20, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Shopping
Convenient
Dining options
Safe
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 44 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Free WiFi

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryer
  • Elevator

What’s around

  • Heart of Colchester
  • University of Essex - 41 min walk
  • Colchester Castle Museum - 1 min walk
  • Beth Chatto Garden - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Colchester Zoo - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Layer Marney Tower - 8.6 mi / 13.8 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room, City View
  • Deluxe Twin Room
  • Feature Balcony
  • Deluxe Twin Room, City View
  • Feature Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Colchester
  • University of Essex - 41 min walk
  • Colchester Castle Museum - 1 min walk
  • Beth Chatto Garden - 4.8 mi / 7.8 km
  • Colchester Zoo - 5 mi / 8 km
  • Layer Marney Tower - 8.6 mi / 13.8 km
  • Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum - 13 mi / 21 km
  • Hedingham Castle - 25.1 mi / 40.4 km

Getting around

  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 50 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 59 min drive
  • Colchester Town Station - 6 min walk
  • Colchester Station - 21 min walk
  • Hythe Station - 25 min walk
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High Street St Nicholas Hotel, Colchester, CO1 1DN, England, United Kingdom

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 44 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to The George Hotel Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property's breakfast is served at a nearby hotel located 50 yards away.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Uncovered onsite self parking (GBP 9.50 per night)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)

Facilities

  • Elevator

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Breakage deposit: GBP 25 per day

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 12 for adults and GBP 6 for children (approximately)

Children and extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Uncovered self parking costs GBP 9.50 per night

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

Policies

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • St Nicholas Hotel Colchester
  • St Nicholas Hotel Hotel
  • St Nicholas Hotel Colchester
  • St Nicholas Hotel Hotel Colchester

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FAQs

  • Yes, St Nicholas Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs GBP 9.50 per night. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Aburi Japanese (3-min walk), Dr Chippy's (4-min walk), and Caffe SALA (4-min walk).
  • Recommended spots to visit include Colchester Castle Museum (1-min walk) and University of Essex (2.1 mi), along with Beth Chatto Garden (4.8 mi) and Colchester Zoo (5 mi).
8.2.Very Good.
  • 2.0.Poor

    Tried to cancel due to covid. They would not, stole my money.

    graham, 1 night family trip, Jul 13, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Lovely facility. Was quiet and neat...just what I needed. Love how energy and environmentally conscious they are. Would stay again.

    Nanah, 4 night family trip, Feb 6, 2020

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The property was clean and new, however the street noise made my stay overall unbearable. There is a nightclub across the street with loud music and loud drunk people on the streets until the wee hours of the morning. Also a loud street sweeper must have made 20 passes . This all went on until 5:00 am.

    4 night family trip, Nov 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I did not like that the entire building was set to 25 degrees C. There was no means to control the temperature in my own room. It was unbearably hot unless the room's windows remained open.

    4 night trip, May 28, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The hotel was new and clean but in the wrong area... very noisy when your trying to relax, drunken people walking by... the pedestrian crossing beeping throughout the night and if your staying over the weekend end you will observe an SOS bus parked across from the hotel... if your driving then be prepared to pay £9:50 a day for parking at the George Hotel across the street.... on the good side the breakfast was very good!!

    Ed, 6 night romance trip, May 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, very clean, nicely redone. I recommend it highly.

    Mita, 1 night family trip, Apr 28, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The hotel rooms are new and spacious. The check in left a lot to be desired as there was no where to park and no warning that check in was across the street. The neighborhood is downright frightening, and i was honestly worried about leaving my car in the lot overnight. Finally, there is no phone in the room to call the front desk, so when we had a problem adjusting the heat in the room, my husband had to go across the street of drunk and rowdy locals to ask for help.

    1 night family trip, Apr 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A shiny new property. Great location fairly close to train and a stones throw from Colchester Castle. Nice room, comfy bed and good shower, alas with no soap dish. Would stay here again gladly. Breakfast is served at the close by George Hotel..a slight inconvenience.

    3 night trip, Jan 25, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    George

    Lots of muddles with billing. On arrival we were informed breakfast was included. We therefore, didn't book more breakfasts. Then on the morning of our wedding, it wasnt included, this resulted in extra fees. Also an additional on the day booking. We had drinks after the wedding and paid cash, this was then added to our guests bill. This caused embarrassment and arguments.

    Neil, 1 night trip, Jan 3, 2022

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Nearly good but ……….

    Hotel room was recently refurbished large and nicely decorated and furnished. HOWEVER - it was like a sauna! The room temperature was 28.5 when we got into the room although target temperature was set at 22. The night receptionist confirmed no air conditioning and suggested opening the windows. The room had 5 windows that we opened and it did eventually bring temp down but also as room faces onto the high street meant we could enjoy the sound of revellers shouting at each other and the joyous of people being sick! What a shame that the experience was ruined by faulty heating and inadequate control or interest of staff to resolve it. When checking out we mentioned it and was fobbed off with - ‘ if it’s that bad we will get someone to look at it now’

    Martyn, 1 night family trip, Dec 29, 2021

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