Set in the grounds of Wivenhoe Park the hotel and surroundings were immortalised in canvas by renowned British artist John Constable. Now reborn as the four-star Wivenhoe House hotel, home of the Edge Hotel School.
Set in the historic grounds of Wivenhoe Park, this 18th-century house is next to the University of Essex campus. It offers a unique brasserie restaurant, luxurious accommodation, free WiFi and free parking on site.
The guest rooms overlook the manicured gardens and beautiful Essex parkland. Most rooms feature HD TV with Sky channels, designer toiletries, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Guests can dine at the brasserie restaurant in the garden wing, which offers regionally sourced produce to bring a taste of France to this corner of the county.
The small quayside town of Wivenhoe is less than a 5-minute drive or a half-an-hour walk from the hotel. The city centre of Colchester, the oldest recorded town in Britain, is less than 10 minutes’ drive from the building. The surrounding Essex countryside is home to numerous rivers, walks, and charming sights.
What makes this hotel special?
We are an 18th Century hotel but with a modern twist, painted by constable and visited by Prince Albert and Nelson Mandela
What makes the destination worth visiting?
Wivenhoe is just moments from Colchester and a great base to explore Essex and Suffolk