Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1DU, England
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Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

Conveniently located near Colchester.

Marks Tey Hotel is ideally located just four miles from Colchester - Britains oldest recorded town.

When you stay at this lovely hotel near Colchester, you'll be a brushstroke away from the painterly landscapes of Constable Country, while
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Hotel requires credit/debit card pre-authorisation on check-in. Please contact hotel for further details.
Hotel staff wear PPE and face masks. Guests are asked to wear face masks on arrival and in public areas. NHS check in signage at hotel entrance.
Due to COVID-19 we give guests the choice how frequently they would like their room to be serviced. This information will be provided on the Welcome letter and would require 24 hours notice.
Breakfast is a staff served Full English or Continental buffet station. Pre-booking is essential for evening meals, this can be booked via the front desk or opentable. A 24/7 menu is available via the app for room service.
Leisure times are Monday - Friday 06:30 - 19:00, Saturday 07:00 - 19:00 and Sunday 08:00 - 17:30. Towels will be provided to guests.
Disposable cups and cutlery is still used for bedrooms and room service to manage COVID related risk.
24 Hour Room Service, Bars, Electric Car Charge, Free WIFI, Gym, Indoor Pool, Restaurants, Tennis, No Lift
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets not accepted
Guide, hearing and assistance dogs only
Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
Check-in & Check out14:00 | 11:00

COVID Safety

We have taken extra steps to ensure your health and safety during your stay at our hotel. Click here for further details

London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1DU, England
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Restaurants & Bars

Good food and drink are essential ingredients for any getaway and our hotel restaurants and bars don’t disappoint. From brekkies that leave you raring to go, to evening meals with the wow factor we’ve got all your culinary needs covered. Tuck in.

Chef Paul Willis

  • Brasserie Restaurant
  • Cocktail Bar

Brasserie Restaurant

Our brasserie-style food is served with a modern twist. Enjoy a leisurely 3-course meal from our delicious a la carte menu or tuck into an informal meal from our comfort food or specials menu. We take pride in preparing fresh food made from locally-sourced ingredients and our friendly staff believe in service with a smile. Youll find that our Brasserie restaurant is a place youll love to dine in - morning, noon or night.

***Please note*** our restaurant has limited availability on various Friday nights due to events. On these nights dinner will still be available from the bar or room service menu. For more details please contact reception.

***Breakfast in the weekend is available from 7.00 am until 10.30 am***

Opening hours
Breakfast: 06:30 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:30 - 15:30
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary

Cocktail Bar

Our lounge area is a comfortable place to relax and unwind - whether it's with afternoon tea or a well-earned drink after a busy day. We serve a wide range of beers and lagers on draft and a selection of fine wines. Enjoy sporting events on the big screen, as well as bar snacks from our extensive menu of freshly prepared sandwiches and meals. With complimentary Wi-Fi access too, you can settle in and feel right at home.

Opening hours
Weekend times may vary


In need of some long-overdue pampering at our state-of-the-art spa and leisure facilities? Maybe you're interested in a golf break? Or if you're making an overnight stop-off before a flight or ferry, stay with us and get breakfast, transfer and car parking for the duration of your holiday.

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Marks Tey Staycation Package
2 Nights
Join us for a UK Staycation, a two-night package in a Twin or Double room with access to our Leisure facilities, includes dinner, bed & full English breakfast per ni...
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Marks Tey Dogcation Package
1 Night
Fancy a staycation but you just can't leave your fur baby alone at home? With plenty of open hotel grounds to run around and release some energy or visit a local dog...
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With an extensive selection of suites where you can hold a celebration, the Marks Tey Hotel makes for a wonderful wedding venue near Colchester.

For any enquiries please call Michelle Scott on 01206 210001


Registry office:
Colchester District Registry Office
01206 572926

Golf Off Site

The Marks Tey Hotel has friendly and welcoming golf facilities within easy reach.

Whether you're a keen amateur or a pro golfer, you find much to enjoy at this relatively new course with its extensive leisure facilities for all the family.
Three miles from the hotel, this 6000-yard parkland course has 18 holes and a par of 70.


3.00 miles away in Colchester

Course information

  • Driving range
  • Practice ground golf facilities
  • Putting green golf facilites
  • Pro shop golf facilities
Course type



Off Site






6000 Yards


No handicap required


Trolley hire Yes
Club hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes
Driving Range Yes

Spa & Leisure facilities

Hands up who needs a pamper? We’ll provide the top-notch facilities and relaxing atmosphere, and you just turn up and enjoy. Deal?

Spa Facilities

  • NA

Opening Times

Monday - Sunday: closed

Make the most of our leisure facilities and enjoy some down time

Gym and Swimming Pool Leisure Facilities

Meetings & Events

Conveniently located adjacent to the A12 and with excellent transportation links to East Anglia, London and the M25, the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel is the perfect conference venue in Colchester.

For any enquiries please contact events on 0844 387 62 40

Conveniently located adjacent to the A12 and with excellent transportation links to East Anglia, London and the M25, the Best Western Marks Tey Hotel is the perfect conference venue in Colchester.


The Marks Tey Hotel offers remarkable choice with as many as 10 suites to choose from. The largest is our Balkan suite which can accommodate up to 200 delegates. The mid-sized option is the Claudius suite and for more intimate or one-to-one meetings, we have a range of flexible smaller rooms. All rooms have the advantage of free parking for delegates and there is free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the hotel. For further information please contact the hotel on 01206 210001.


We have a range of packages to suit your budget and your event will be assigned a conference co-ordinator who will ensure it all runs smoothly. Our packages include all the essentials youll need, like flipcharts and projectors. You'll also be served with limitless refreshments throughout the day. If delegates wish to stay overnight, we offer special rates which include all meals and full use of the extensive hotel leisure facilities. For further information please contact the hotel on 01206 210001.

Available Room Set Ups

  • Banquet
  • Boardroom
  • Classroom
  • Theatre
  • U shape
Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Claudius 70 40 30 30 70
Constable 0 20 18 20 0
Gainsborough 0 18 16 18 0
Dedham 0 0 10 11 0
Chelmer 0 0 10 12 0
Balkan 200 100 50 60 180
Colne 20 12 10 0 0
Orwell 20 12 10 0 0
Deben 8 6 0 0 0
Stour 8 6 0 0 0

Reviews of Marks Tey Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western

Traveller Overview:
3.5 Rating: 1256 reviews
Excellent 22%
Very Good 30%
Average 23%
Poor 12%
Terrible 10%

john010101010101, wrote review 15/09/2021


room was nearly 40 degrees facing the sun all day with just a little table fan - was not even allowed a second fan - i was moved to an "Executive room " with air conditioning which i can only describe... more


MetalDave278, wrote review 07/09/2021

A lot to be desired

The hotel is dated in style but that’s no big deal. I shared a twin room which was a little scruffy; flickering lightbulb, dusty surfaces. I was very disappointed that my room hadn’t been serviced a... more


I6908YWpamelaa, wrote review 13/08/2021

Staff pleasant but not worth a 4* rating

Large room, wish the bed was larger and no wardrobe door. Not serviced had to collect toilet roll from reception. But the biggest thing to let it down is the food. Overcooked and dry, small portio... more


paulsmith632, wrote review 30/07/2021

Damp Smell

Good value stay, but cleanliness could have been better. An awful smell of Damp throughout the Hotel. Friendly staff but overall missing on quality. Great location which worked well with my travel pla... more


laurarF5020IV, wrote review 29/07/2021

Hen Party - Murder Mystery Meal

I cannot praise Megan and Michelle enough for making our event such a fantastic success, they went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect. Great communication - even out of hours. I felt ... more


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