Michelin Recommended

About GreyFriars

GreyFriars is an exquisite, Michelin recommended, luxury hotel with superb restaurant and lounge bars, opened in 2015. Beautifully appointed with the customer’s comfort and convenience in mind, GreyFriars offers 5* service, comfortable lounges, cosy Club rooms, larger Classic rooms and spacious luxury suites. It is a destination in its own right, the only place to stay when visiting Colchester, Constable Country and this historic part of East Anglia.

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Situated at the top of East Hill, at the Eastern end of Colchester’s High Street, GreyFriars is perfectly located in the centre of Colchester’s Cultural Quarter and only a couple of minutes’ walk from the City Centre. The Cultural Quarter is home to Colchester Castle, the largest Norman keep in Europe, the Hollytrees Museum, the Natural History Museum, the ruins of St. Botolph’s 12th Century Priory and Colchester’s art galleries, including the Vinoly designed Firstsite which is just across from us.

The City Centre has a flagship Fenwick’s store, only is a few minutes’ walk away at the West end of the High Street, as well as a varied selection of independent and artisanal shops and the high street multiples.

Explore our website further and get a glimpse of our beautiful rooms and suites and to learn about our Restaurants, Bars and Lounges and the superb range of dining, entertaining and socialising opportunities available at GreyFriars.

We look forward to welcoming you.

  • A unique luxury destination
  • Michelin recommended
  • Beautiful surroundings, magnificent spaces
  • 5* Service and finishes
  • Fine cuisine with verified provenance
  • 26 superbly appointed Bedrooms with
  • A wide range of Grand Luxe Suites for those very special occasions
  • Elegant Cocktail Bar & Lounges
  • Terrace & Gardens
  • Private Dining & Receptions
  • Open All Day
  • Ample secure on-site Parking
  • A warm welcome awaits