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Standard Room | Exterior
Junior Suite | Terrace/patio
Signature Suite | Living area | Flat-screen TV
Standard Room | Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, desk
Junior Suite | Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of GreyFriars


3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel in Colchester with 2 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges

9.4/10 Exceptional

336 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
The price is $147
Price available on 2/9/2023
High Street, Colchester, England, CO1 1UG

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 38 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 45 min drive
  • Colchester Town Station - 7 min walk
  • Hythe Station - 22 min walk
  • Colchester Station - 23 min walk


  • Mirra - 3 min walk
  • Maharani - 3 min walk
  • Three Wise Monkeys - 4 min walk
  • Mussi's - 4 min walk
  • Mamma Mia Restaurant - 4 min walk

About this property


When visiting Colchester, GreyFriars is a great choice to consider. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the 2 restaurants, and the 3 bars/lounges are nice spots to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and breakfast.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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 not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast each morning
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Espresso maker

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for GBP 15 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for GBP 25 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


<p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

GreyFriars Hotel Colchester
GreyFriars Colchester
GreyFriars Hotel
GreyFriars Colchester
GreyFriars Hotel Colchester

Frequently asked questions

Does GreyFriars offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, GreyFriars 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.
How much does it cost to stay at GreyFriars?
As of Feb 3, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at GreyFriars on Mar 5, 2023 start from $142, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at GreyFriars?
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.
Are pets allowed at GreyFriars?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at GreyFriars?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at GreyFriars?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at GreyFriars and nearby?
GreyFriars has 3 bars and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near GreyFriars?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Maharani (3-min walk), Three Wise Monkeys (4-min walk), and Mussi's (4-min walk).
What's the area around GreyFriars like?
GreyFriars is a short 7-minute walk from Colchester Town Station and 4 minutes' walk from Colchester Castle Museum. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.







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8/10 Very Good

Mark, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stay the every time I go to Colchester if I can get in !
Gary, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alan, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jayne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay
Wonderful stay- lovely hotel with lots of character. Staff all very friendly and efficient. Absolutely loved all the Christmas decorations.
Elizabeth, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Greyfriars - nearly perfect boutique hotel
Usual brilliant staff. Room was a little peculiar… lights in bathroom wouldn’t come on … then did… then started flashing…. Odd noises from outside (air con???) rumbled on and off all night. BUT… still worth it !
Carl, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyable stay, good hotel.
Top quality hotel, stylish and modern. Attentive staff. Breakfast top notch.
Graham, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Convenient location for those who come by National express coach. Stop right in front of the hotel. Check in is fast and staff at reception are very friendly. Hotel is clean and live their room and huge bathroom. Will come back to stay again.
Eng Swee, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Scott, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Ludwik, 2-night trip
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