Best Western Marks Tey Hotel

The Best Western Marks Tey Hotel offers guests comfortable 4 star accommodation & facilities located a few miles from Colchester & local attractions.


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Tel: +44 (0)1206 210001

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The hotel is situated close to Colchester, the oldest recorded town in Britain and offers guests a good standard of accommodation and a range of leisure facilities.

The hotel offers a range of facilities for business meetings, events, conferencing and banqueting making the hotel suitable for both business and leisure guests.

The hotel is close by to a number of local attractions and places of interest. The Marks Tey Hotel is located close by to local transport links with Marks Tey train station located less than one mile away, with regular services to Colchester, London and the surrounding areas and there is good access to local bus and major roads.

The hotel offers visitors good levels of service and a friendly welcome. The hotel is located close to Colchester where visitors can find good access to local amenities. The town of Colchester offers visitors with a choice of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. The closest train stations are located at Marks Tey, Chappel and Wakes Colne and Colchester.


There are a total of 110 guest bedrooms offering en-suite facilities. The rooms are well decorated and offer panoramic views over the landscaped grounds or the tennis courts. Guests can choose from standard rooms and the more luxurious executive rooms with a choice of double or twin rooms available. Room facilities include television with freeview channels, power shower, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities. Executive rooms also offer air conditioning, bathrobes and in room safe.

There is Wi-Fi internet access available at the hotel free of charge and there are on site car parking facilities for guests.

The Lifestyle Leisure Club has a range of leisure facilities allowing guests to relax during their stay. Facilities include a 15 metre swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. There is an air conditioned fully featured gymnasium along with flood lit tennis courts. The Sheer Indulgence Beauty Salon offers a range of beauty and pampering treatments.

The hotel offers facilities for a variety of business meetings, events and conferences, there is banqueting services for up to 200 delegates. The hotel can also accommodate special occasions such as private functions and offer weddings packages offering banqueting for up to 150 guests.


Guests can enjoy a full English breakfast each morning, there is also a choice of Continental breakfast.

The Lounge and Bar provides a place where guests can sit back and relax with a choice of drinks ranging from soft drinks to a variety of beers, wines and spirits on offer. There are also a number of light bits available with snacks and light meals. The relaxed atmosphere at the lounge makes it a great place to catch up with friends and family.

The Brasserie serves contemporary brasserie style food with a number of British favourites and modern European cuisine on offer. There are a range of meat, fish and vegetable dishes for diners to choose from and a number of tempting desserts. On Sundays there is a carvery offering a range of roasts.

Local Attractions

There are a number of local attractions and places of interest close by to the hotel, these include historic Colchester Castle, a Grade I listed building dating back to the 12th century and Colchester Zoo located on the outskirts of the town.

The town of Chelmsford is located approx 20 miles along the A12, offers a number of attractions including historic Chelmsford Cathedral dating back to the 13th century and Chelmsford Museum has exhibits outlining the history of the town from its beginnings to the modern day. Hylands House is a Grade II listed 18th century country house and park it is located approx 4 miles away, tours of the house are available.

There are a number of fine historical building in Essex such as Audley End House located near Saffron Walden. Audley End is a Jacobean mansion set in scenic landscaped gardens. Visitors can explore the interior that retains its classical details and has as number of impressive collections of fine furniture and art that make it a popular attraction.

Essex is home to a number of scenic gardens, the most famous is the RHS Garden at Hyde Hall, Rettenden. The hilltop garden offers visitors with an inspiring collection of water plants and a fine rose collection. Easton Lodge is located in Little Easton is a scenic 25 acre garden that dates back hundreds of years. The Hyde Hall estate contains an impressive garden in all seasons offering a tranquil oasis in the countryside.

The coastline offers a number of towns by the beach such as Southend-on-Sea, famous for having one of the longest piers in the world. Clacton and Walton offer fun for the whole family with a range of events such as the Clacton air show and a number of music festivals along with traditional entertainment at the seaside. Frinton-on-Sea is home to a number of interesting antique shops and boutiques.

The hotel provides a convenient place from which to discover a range of attractions in the surrounding Essex countryside. The landscape in the county means cycling is a great way to explore the area, there are a number of cycle routes that have been created allowing cyclists to enjoy touring the countryside by bicycle.

The hotel is well located for exploring a range of Essex’s attractions and the attractions in neighbouring counties. In Kent there are attractions such as Leeds Castle, historic Chartwell House and the World Heritage Sites in Canterbury. The county of Cambridge has the famous Cambridge University, Fitzwillam Museum, Primavera Art Gallery, Ely Cathedral and the historic Wimpole Hall. The county of Hertfordshire has the Roman city of St Albans, Herford Castle, Letchford Museum and Art Gallery and Hatfield House.

Notable attractions in the county include Epping Forest, a popular woodland area noted for its open spaces, it provides a haven away from the towns and cites. Epping Forest has woodland, grassland, rivers and ponds offering visitors with a range of activities including a number of walks, mountain biking, orienteering, rambling and horse riding.

The hotel is situated in the village of Marks Tey in Essex where visitors will find a county with fine English countryside and quiet country lanes along with a mix of small market villages and larger towns. There are a range of local shops and boutiques specialising in local arts and crafts and a variety of bars and restaurants. The hotel is a good base from which to explore a number of Essex attractions and local places of interest.


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Transport Links

Closest Train Stations:

Marks Tey: 0.3 Miles

Chappel and Wakes Colne: 3.4 Miles

Colchester: 4.6 Miles

Closest Airports:
The closest airport is Stansted Airport located approx 27 miles away by road via the A120 and A1256.

Stansted Airport: 27 Miles

London City Airport: 55 Miles

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