The Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes is nestled in the middle of 320 acres of impressive parkland, making it one of the best hotels in Essex, UK. Only a short drive away from Colchester, the hotel is the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. Whether you are planning a weekend away, a round of golf or a business meeting, the hotel stands out with its extensive offering as a great hotel in Essex.

You have several on-site options when it comes to dining. Brasserie 1 offers international food and if you’re looking for a convenient Starbucks you can enjoy yours in the Sports bar and Bar Lacu is the place to appreciate a refreshing cocktail. The hotel also has a resident’s nightclub, Pulse*. (*subject to availability as they may be privately hired).

Boasting two beautiful 18-hole golf courses, the Lakes and Links courses, the hotel will satisfy the most experienced of golfers as well as novices. The Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes is also home to a Spa with its own dedicated relaxation room, 12 treatment rooms and a leisure club with a fully-equipped studio and indoor swimming pool. The perfect location for a Golf and Spa Resort, Essex is truly the place for all your leisure needs.

If your visit is related to business, the hotel also has several flexible meeting rooms which can cater for up to 400 guests and a dedicated exhibition space that can welcome up to 2,500 people.

As one of the most relaxed Essex hotels, the Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester – Five Lakes is the ideal hotel within which to unwind.

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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”