Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe ParkCO4 3SQColchesterUnited Kingdom
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About Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe House is a 4-star luxury hotel less than a 10-minute drive from the oldest recorded town in Britain, Colchester. The hotel is itself in a renovated 18th century house and plays host to Edge Hotel School for hotel management students, alongside professional staff.

All 40 rooms are lavishly furnished and come with complimentary White Company toiletries, tea and coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, en-suite bathrooms and some come with balconies and an iMac computer.

The hotel offers free parking, conference and event facilities with audio-visual equipment and support, and several lounges overlooking the lawn and parkland.

Dine in the Wivenhoe House's Brasserie for all daily meals, or privately in Signatures for larger groups. Afternoon tea is served in the lounges with optional champagne.

The University of Essex is less than half a mile away and both the Layer Marney Tower and Colchester Zoo can be reached within a half-hour drive.


Wivenhoe Park, CO4 3SQ, Colchester, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1206)863666 | Fax: +44(1206)868532 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Victorian house fantastic

You will find Wivenhoe House lovely, from the gorgeous facade through to the decor in the rest of the meticulously-restored 18th century building The grounds have also been mentioned as a favourite of guests, and connect through to the University of Essex.

Professional and friendly staff

This hotel hosts many hospitality management students from the Edge Hotel school and they and the professional staff has been noted for its attention to detail, politeness and genuine interest in providing excellent service.

Flawlessly clean rooms

The quality of furnishings and toiletries is great, the rooms are kept spotlessly clean and the beds are nice and cosy; everything you need for a pleasant night.

Negative Reviews

Can be difficult to find

Some people have experienced difficulties in finding Wivenhoe House using Satnav directions, so make sure you double-check the location before you leave.

Rooms can be too hot

A handful of people have found the rooms too hot for their liking and have had trouble in finding controls to turn heating down, resulting in less than ideal sleeps.

Small issues with food

While many found the hotel food to be fantastic, and in particular the breakfast, some found that the selection and presentation could be better.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 520 reviews across the web
8.8 /10
  • Expedia
    9.2 /10
  • Hotels.com
    9.2 /10
  • UniversityRooms
    6.5 /10
  • ebookers.com
    9.5 /10
  • SpeedyBooker
    9.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.0 /10
8.8 out of 10 based on 520 reviews