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University of Essex - Colchester Campus, Colchester

University residence

The University of Essex Colchester Campus offers modern en-suite accommodation set in its picturesque 200-acre beautiful parkland, the park was originally landscaped in the eighteenth century and was painted by celebrated artist John Constable. The campus is built around five compact and bustling squares and with shops, a bustling street market, restaurants, banks, a theatre and even a hair salon, it's possible to survive without ever leaving campus.  The campus is located only two miles from England’s oldest recorded town. Colchester has excellent transport links and offers some of the finest leisure facilities in Eastern England.

The University of Essex Colchester Campus offers a selection of economy (shared facilities) and single en-suite rooms including a shower, washbasin, toilet, toiletries, desk, heating, wardrobe, linen, towels and free Wi-Fi. Ground floor and accessible/adapted rooms can be requested upon booking.

Note: If you are a registered student looking for summer accommodation including graduation week please contact Accommodation Essex directly.

Check in: 14:00 (2:00pm) Onwards (arrivals may be allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted however this is subject to availability)

Check out: 09:30 (9:30am) - 09:30 (9:30am)

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Top facilities

Free WiFi

Free parking


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Based on 11 reviews
University of Essex - Colchester Campus, Colchester

4.8 5 0.5

Great location to stay, just walking around the campus is magnificent enough, only a short bus ride to town. Good selection of food and bars right on your doorstep.

University of Essex - Colchester Campus, Colchester

5.0 5 0.5

Marcus gave me an excellent warm welcome. He made my stay very enjoyable and fruitful. Many thanks to Marcus for his friendly customer service

University of Essex - Colchester Campus, Colchester

5.0 5 0.5

Excellent value and a wonderful campus with a lot of nature and walks nearby

University of Essex - Colchester Campus, Colchester

4.3 5 0.5

Great value, location was perfect for me.

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Facilities & information


Parking (free)

Room Only (no kitchen facilities)

Bed only (no kitchen facilities)


Free broadband access (wired)

Free broadband access (wifi)

Games pitches

Squash court

Tennis court


Woodland walks

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Pool/snooker table

Linen included

Towels included

Electric heating




Museums (a short drive)

Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, ColchesterCO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

Your key/s can be collected from the Information Centre located at Square 3 from 2:00pm.

Event Essex can be contacted on 01206 874869 Monday- Friday 09:00 -17:00

Outside of these hours you can contact the Information Centre - telephone number 01206 872125.    

On the day of your departure, please vacate your room/s by 9:30am and return your key/s to the Information Centre.        


By car:

There is good access to Colchester from all parts of the country via the A12, M25 and A14. Colchester is just off the A12. From London and south Essex, take the Colchester (A133) exit. From Ipswich, take the Colchester (A1232) exit. Please follow roadside signage to the Colchester Campus. Sat Nav: Please use CO7 9HT and turn right into the main University entrance.


There is free car parking provided on-site for all guests at the property. Parking permits will be sent to guests upon booking.

By Train:

There are frequent trains from London Liverpool Street to Colchester (also known as Colchester North). The journey takes just under an hour. The nearest station is Hythe (Essex) which is a 20-minute walk from campus, train services to this station are less frequent.

By Coach, Bus or Taxi:

National Express coaches run services to the campus and Colchester from London and airports.

First Bus provides most bus services around Colchester.

Hedingham also provides services to the University.

The Panther X15 service is also available.

There is a taxi rank at Colchester Station and in the town centre (High Street). The journey to the University normally takes about 10-20 minutes.

Airport Express provides airport transfers to and from the University

There a number of wheelchair accessible taxis in Colchester. It is recommended that you call to check availability and suitability before travelling.

Pick-up and drop-off points

North Towers taxi-point

South Courts taxi-point

Under podia (disabled travellers only), using the Network Centre lift to access central campus

Travelling from Airports and Ferry port:

London Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick airports: The campus is not far from Stansted Airport, the quickest way to travel is by coach. If you are arriving at Heathrow or Gatwick, there is a bookable public coach service run by National Express.

Harwich International Port: The campus is only 30 minutes by car from the port.

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