Five Lakes; One of the best hotels in Essex


When you’re looking for the very best Essex Hotel, the Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes has it all. From amazing guest facilities to sumptuously appointed bedrooms, this is the place to come if you want to relax and unwind.

Make the most of your time away from home, with our two 18 hole golf courses, indoor swimming pool and on site spa offering a complete range of treatments. The leisure club offers a fully equipped gym with personal trainers on hand to help you get the most out of your exercise.

Set in 320 acres of stunning parkland, there’s always time for a relaxing countryside stroll. When you’re finished, why not grab a quick bite to eat and a Starbucks coffee in the Sports Bar, or treat yourself to a delicious steak for dinner in The Grill Room on Fridays and Saturdays. You can indulge in cocktails in Bar Lacu, before dancing the night away in our residents’ nightclub, Pulse. (Please note that the Grill Room and Pulse night club may on occasions be privately hired and therefore, please check for availability)

As one of the most flexible Essex hotels, business visitors will find everything they need at Five Lakes too, with purpose built meeting rooms, conference facilities and a dedicated Event Manager to take care of all the details.

IHG Rewards Club

As part of the IHG Group, you can earn Reward Points when you book and stay at Five Lakes, or at any of the other 4,700 hotels where the offer is valid. Collect points for staying at any of our partner hotels, access exclusive member’s only offers and earn even more points when you shop or spend with any of our partner organisations.

Reward yourself by spending points on a variety of offers from IHG, including free nights away in our hotels, exchanges for air miles or redeem points against digital downloads and products from our catalogue. Everyone is eligible to join this, the most generous rewards scheme in hospitality right now, so talk to us about joining the IHG Rewards Programme when you book, to really be rewarded for your loyalty.

Our Reviews

Excellent hotel in rural England – It is not easy to find this place having to travel narrow roads and through quaint little villages. Nonetheless it is worth it. Amidst great rural countryside you find a large hotel with all the amenities you are looking for. No carpeting in the reception hall and the restaurants (a big plus). Friendly staff, very helpful and caring”