Historic hotel located in Englands oldest town
The George Hotel Colchester is a particularly historic building. Having served as a coaching inn for some 500 years, its medieval cellars date back to Roman times. Samples of soils from Roman roads and the ashes left following Boudiccas battles with the invading armies are protected behind glass sheets to preserve their heritage.
The town of Colchester itself is considered to be the oldest in England, a fact that makes it a popular destination for tourists. Its also a regular location for Londoners looking to get away from the city for the weekend. The 3-star property is suitable for both kinds of visitors.
The hotels 47 individually decorated guestrooms are suitable for leisure tourists and businesspeople alike. The Essex hotel has a pair of rooms which serve as meeting and conference rooms. The layout can be adjusted to best suit the needs of the client. The Tudor room is capable of hosting 50 delegates whilst the County Room can hold up to 70. All necessary equipment and refreshments can be provided.
These multipurpose rooms are also ideal for those looking for a venue in which to hold a wedding (ceremony or reception) or any other type of celebratory event.
Guests at the George Hotel Colchester can enjoy a meal within the lively Brasserie restaurant which features a varied a la carte menu of traditional English and European dishes. A carvery is served each Sunday. For a slightly less formal meal, guests can dine within the comfortable lounge room which also serves drinks throughout the day. Its an ideal location for those hoping to sit back and relax.
Bubble Wine Bar adds a slice of modernism to the traditional hotel aesthetic. Here guests can enjoy a wide range of drinks including cocktails and real ale. Those hoping to catch the latest football match on the big screen should head for Grahams Lounge.
As you might expect from the oldest town in the UK, Colchester features a range of historic buildings to visit as well as a host of cultural settings. The Natural History Museum, Hollytrees Museum, and Tymperleys Clock Museum can all be found just a short walk from the hotel, as can Colchester Arts Centre, the Mercury Theatre, and Headgate Theatre.
Colchester Castle, a Grade I listed building, is a Norman structure which features the largest surviving keep (fortified tower) in the whole of Europe. This component of the castle is 1.5 times bigger than that at the Tower of London. Today the castle operates as a public museum.
Colchester Zoo is another popular attraction, especially with families. A wide range of global animals are on display in different themed zones. Constable Country, a designated area of natural beauty, can be found just outside of the town. Named for John Constable, the artist who painted many landscapes based upon the region, the area features beautiful environments that provide a fine backdrop for a stroll or picnic.
The George Hotel Colchester essentially provides guests with a relaxed atmosphere in which to ease back from life and enjoy the simple things.