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Your first choice in Colchester accommodation

The Crowne Plaza Colchester – Five Lakes boasts an exceptional location and the resort is easily accessed from destinations across the UK.

Not only does it benefit from 320 acres of parkland but it is ideally situated in close proximity to a wide variety of destinations.

The hotel is approximately 8 miles from the picturesque town of Colchester, 20 miles from Chelmsford, and only a few minutes from the A12, making it convenient to get to by car. The resort is also just a 30 minute drive from Braintree, which is home to one one of the UK’s favourite designer shopping outlets. The popular seaside destination of Clacton-on-Sea is also a mere 45 minute drive from the hotel and is a great place to spend a day by the sea.

Fancy heading into the capital city during your stay? No problem. Venture into London in under an hour and return to our Colchester accommodation for a good night’s rest.

If you do decide to travel to the resort via car, we provide guests with access to a vast number of parking spaces to use during their stay. Use CM9 8HX to navigate to us as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Access by rail is also an option as Witham, the local train station, is only a 15 minute taxi journey to and from the resort.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Colchester accommodation.

How to find us

From London

From M25 Junction 28, take the A12 Northbound. Exit after Junction 22 signposted for Rivenhall/Silver End immediately after The Fox Public House. At the T-junction turn right, signed Five Lakes and travel for 3 miles until you come to a T-junction. Turn left sign posted for Colchester/Tiptree and travel approximately 1 mile then turn right into Station Road (signposted for Five Lakes). Once you reach a T-junction, turn right (signposted Tolleshunt/Tollesbury) then fork left when you reach the min roundabout. Travel for approximately 2.5 miles until you reach a cross roads and turn right. The resort is on your right, after approximately 400 yards.

From Ipswich

Take the A14 from Ipswich Westbound and join the A12 London bound. Exit at Junction 24 ad after entering Feering turn left onto the B1023. Enter Tiptree and go straight over the double mini roundabout (staying on the B1023). After approximately 1.5 miles fork left at the mini roundabout. Travel for approximately 2.5 miles until you reach a cross roads and turn right. The resort is on your right hand side after approximately 400 yards.

By Train

The local railway station is Witham which is just a 15 minute taxi journey. The hotel is only 20 minutes from Colchester Train Station which is easily accessible from London Liverpool Street, Stratford, Ipswich and Chelmsford stations.