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Escape the city and spend two nights in a luxury room, with a five-course dinner, prosecco, afternoon tea, wine and chocs included in this fab offer

What we love...

Wivehoe House has the feel of a country house hotel, but because the University of Essex is nearby there are good bus connections into town, the shops and other facilities. Easy to reach from London, it's perfect for a weekend escape and a great base for exploring both Colchester itself and also lots of attractions nearby, including the pretty quayside town of Wivenhoe, Beth Chatto's famous gardens a couple of miles away and the delights of Dedham and Constable Country a little way north.

Spend two nights in luxury, with a five-course dinner for two with a glass of prosecco on one evening, an afternoon tea for two, plus a bottle of wine with chocolate covered strawberries in your room on arrival.

The price

Two nights from £199pp*

What's included

  • Two nights at Wivenhoe House in a Luxury Room - the highest room category
  • Breakfast each morning
  • One five-course dinner for two with a glass of Prosecco per stay
  • Bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries in your room on arrival day
  • One afternoon tea for two per stay.
  • Late checkout at noon.



Wivenhoe Park has lots of nice spots for a stroll, stretching out towards the university campus and two nearby lakes.

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Britain's oldest town, Colchester, as well as the seaside and plenty of country walks.
By car: Wivenhoe House is just under 2 hours from London, 1 hour 30 mins from Cambridge and just under 3 hours from Birmingham. There is free parking at the hotel.
By train: London Liverpool Street to Colchester takes around 1 hour, after which a taxi takes 10 minutes.

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Style & Character

Home to Britain's only hotel-based hospitality school, Wivehoe House is a very comfy and unique place to stay. The hotel is split between the original 18th-century country house and the more modern rooms of the new wing, many of which have floor-to-ceiling windows and big balconies overlooking the park. It's perfect for couples looking for an easy escape from London, that's not too expensive, but has rooms that offer a touch of luxury.

Service & Facilities

The prices are very keen but the rooms are still luxurious, and with 24-hour room service you can feel properly pampered.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Family friendly
  • Outdoor dining
  • Gardens
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi


We love the views of Wivenhoe Park from the guest room balconies - the contemporary rooms and suites in the modern wing are the best.

Classic Room, Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Luxury Room
Facilities include: double bed, ensuite bathroom with shower, designer toiletries, bathrobes, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, digital TV/radio, writing desk, tea and coffee making facilities

Food & Drink

Breakfast is a high quality and delicious mix of cereals, fruit, pastries, filled breakfast muffins and an excellent Full English (plus a veggie alternative). They also do a really good burger on the bar menu.

Brasserie Bar & Restaurant: modern European cuisine, stonebaked pizzas, classic British bar menu, Sunday roasts. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Three courses £25.
The Lounge: luxury afternoon teas, sandwiches, scones and cakes. Saturday and Sunday, 12-4pm. From £24.95 per person.

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Price per person

* Price based on two people sharing a Luxury Room. Offer available Sunday to Friday, £35 per night supplement applies to Saturday stays. Subject to availability. Not valid on key hotel calendar dates including, but not limited to, the Christmas period and Valentine’s. Offer valid until 31st March 2022. Afternoon tea must be booked 24hrs in advance. Late checkout is subject to availability only. No single occupancy rate available. Images are for guidance only as all rooms are unique and individually decorated. Offer is exclusive to Hearst and may be promoted by other Hearst UK brands. The hotel has extensive Covid-19 measures in place to ensure your safety and comfort.

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Wivenhoe House is an 18th-century four-star hotel near to the pretty quayside village of Wivenhoe, and minutes from Britain’s oldest recorded town, Colchester.

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