Ramada Colchester

The Ramada Colchester offers comfortable budget accommodation & facilities close to Colchester town centre & is well located for local attractions.


Old Ipswich Road
A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction
Tel: +44 (0)1206 230900

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The hotel is located on the outskirts of Colchester at the A12/A120 Ardleigh Junction and is conveniently located for exploring Constable Country at the Essex and Suffolk border and further on to the East Anglian coastline.

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. Local transport links in the area include Colchester train station located approx 3.6 miles away with regular services to 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 a few miles from Colchester town centre where visitors can find good access to local amenities. The town offers visitors with a choice of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. The closest train stations are located at Colchester, Colchester Town and Hythe (Essex).


There are a total of 50 guest bedrooms in the hotel all of which offer en-suite facilities. Guests can choose single, twin and double rooms, for more space and extra luxury there are also suites available. The rooms offer comfortable accommodation and room facilities include television with satellite channels, telephone, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, trouser press, work desk, radio alarm, safety deposit box and tea and coffee making facilities. There is room service available.

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

There are a number of meeting rooms available for hire for business meetings, events, conferences and private functions, with banqueting facilities for up to 80 guests.


Guests can enjoy a hearty full English breakfast each morning, there is also a continental breakfast available along with a range of cereals, toast, fruits, fruit juices, yoghurts and tea and coffee.

The Bar offers a place for guests to sit back and relax; there are a range of drinks to choose from including a range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks. There are also light snacks and bits available on the bar menu.

The Restaurant in the hotel offers guests the chance to enjoy their meals in a relaxing atmosphere; there is an international menu on offer that includes a range of meat, fish and vegetable dishes. There are full meals and lights snacks available and there are options for vegetarians.

Local Attractions

There are a number of local attractions and places of interest close by to the hotel, including the historic Colchester Castle, a Grade I listed building with history going back to the 12th century and Colchester Zoo located on the outskirts of the town. The Lion Walk and Culver Square shopping centres in the town centre offer a range of shops and eateries.

The Lakeside Shopping Centre is located approx one hours drive away and offers over 250 shops and is one of the largest shopping and leisure complexes in the UK.

Clacton-on-Sea is located 15 miles away, the seaside resort is known for its beach and the famous pier that offers entertainment for the whole family. Golf aficionados can try a number of golf courses located within a few miles. The Princes and West Cliff theatres are located in the town centre.

The town of Chelmsford is located 28 miles away, it is home to 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 the county 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 attractions include Leeds Castle, historic Chartwell House and the World Heritage Sites in Canterbury. The county of Cambridge is home to the world renowned 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.

Well known 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 close to Colchester 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 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:

Colchester: 3.6 Miles

Colchester Town: 3.7 Miles

Hythe (Essex): 4.1 Miles

Closest Airports:
The closest airport is Stansted Airport located approx 35 miles away by road via the A120.

Stansted Airport: 35 Miles

London City Airport: 63 Miles

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