Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

Old Ipswich RoadColchesterCO7 7QYUnited Kingdom
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About Dragonfly Hotel Colchester

The Dragonfly Hotel Colchester is a modern and welcoming waterfront oasis situated on the outskirts of Colchester. 50 rooms are available, many with serene views of the water.

Leisure and business travelers alike will enjoy the spacious rooms, all of which are equipped with flat screen TVs, tea and coffee-making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Suites are also available for families travelling together.

The hotel is completely smoke-free and has both a bar and restaurant on-site, as well as a rooftop terrace.  Other amenities include meeting rooms, laundry and dry-cleaning facilities, and free Wi-Fi throughout.

The restaurant and bar/lounge provide reasonably priced breakfast, lunch, dinner and after-dinner cocktails for guests who don’t want to leave the comforts of the hotel.

Guests interested in history will find much to do near Dragonfly Hotel Colchester, since it’s located just six miles away from the Colchester Castle Museum and the Colchester Natural History Museum.


Old Ipswich Road, Colchester, CO7 7QY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1206)230900 | Fax: +44(1206)231095 | 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
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

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


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Good Value.

For a higher-end budget hotel in the area, many guest feel that the Dragonfly Hotel is well worth the price. The rooms are clean and well-maintained and there’s ample parking space, even for larger vehicles, making it a perfect base for exploring Colchester or traveling slightly further up to Ipswich for either business or leisure.

Peace and Quiet.

Despite the highway being close by, the trees outside the hotel muffle noise well, so guests can enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep by the lake. The atmosphere is somewhat rural as well, creating a restful atmosphere for even the weariest of travelers.

Great Staff.

Staff at the hotel go above and beyond – locating and printing out route options for those sightseeing or needing navigation help and sourcing breakfast early for those who have early checkout times. They are both friendly and courteous in their interactions with guests.

Negative Reviews

Basic Restaurant Menu.

Some guests report that vegetarians have limited options at dinner and some restaurant-goers believe that the food – cooked by bar staff and not dedicated kitchen staff – could be of better quality for the price. Breakfast is basic and lacks many warm options, but is perfect for a quick bite before heading out for the day.

Needs TLC.

Though the facilities are clean, several guests have commented that the hotel itself is in need of some refurbishment, citing marks on the carpets, surprisingly low shower pressure and an overall run-down appearance.

No Room Service.

The hotel doesn’t offer room service so for guests looking to spend a quiet night in, it’s best to plan ahead and place a carry out order at the restaurant that can be brought back to the room.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 1313 reviews across the web
7.5 /10
  • Expedia
    7.8 /10
  • Hotels.com
    7.8 /10
  • ebookers.ie
    9.0 /10
  • SuperBreak
    8.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.0 /10
7.5 out of 10 based on 1313 reviews