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Welcome to Essex... the county of beautiful countryside, luxury shopping destinations and the very finest of boutique hotels. Here we present some of our top picks for those seeking the best of unique Essex boutique hotels.


The Chudleigh - Clacton-on-Sea

Previously named Chudleigh Hotel, The Chudleigh serves up peaceful, welcoming and warm accommodation that features traditional decor and 10 en-suite bedrooms which range in size.

Peter and Carol, the accommodations proprietors, have owned The Chudleigh since 1963 and will be ready to welcome you in with a smile and plenty of local advice should you need it.


Wivenhoe House - Colchester

Wivenhoe House is for guests who demand the very best and makes for a hotel that has earned every one of its four stars. It is nestled within beautiful parklands and is conveniently just a short drive away from Colchester.

The rooms are each of the finest quality and the establishment is known for its delicious food as well as its award-winning brasserie.


Maison Talbooth - Dedham

The Maison Talbooth is an exclusive venue that features modern accommodation within a beautiful 19th century building. There will be staff to welcome and take your bags at the door and all of the luxury that you would expect from a five star hotel.


Greenwoods Hotel & Spa - Stock

The Greenwoods Hotel provides uncompromising quality rooms as well as exquisite fine dining within a lush restaurant. There are luxury spa treatments to enjoy, extensive gym equipment to work out upon and a heated indoor pool to take a dip in each morning.

During the winter you can indulge in delicious afternoon tea right next to the roaring lounge fire and in the evening you can sup up some of the county's finest cocktail making skills.


Le Bouchon Brasserie & Hotel - Heybridge

This hotel venue boasts a wonderfully characterful 300 year old building, although the rooms are anything but dated. This is also a venue that has won an extensive number of awards, which is located alongside a riverbank that is perfect for riverboat cruising.


The Bell Inn - Horndon on the Hill

The Bell Inn mixes the welcoming element from being family run for 75 years with the atmosphere of the most historic of old inns. Here you can settle down for an evening within the warm, friendly bar and look forward to rooms that are light, bright and seriously airy.


Park Hall Country House & Cottages - St Osyth

The Park Hall Country House & Cottages provides for a beautifully quiet break that is set within 400 extensive acres of privately owned countryside that can be explored at your leisure.

The accommodation offers both luxurious holiday cottages as well as a large country house, with all having won a plethora of awards and with each providing flat screen TVs, mini bars, WiFi and an uncompromising finishing with only the finest of bedding.


Want to search through a county of boutique hotels?

Essex is simply full of boutique and many other varieties of hotels just waiting to be discovered and the Essex Tourist Guide is the key to helping you discover them.


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