Wivenhoe House is a shining four star

Wivenhoe House Hotel, home of the Edge Hotel School has maintained its AA four star rating and increased its merit score to 84 per cent, the maximum score for a four-star property.

The average score for a four-star AA property in the UK is 79 per cent.

General Manager Oliver Brown said: “This score reflects the commitment and professionalism of everyone who works here, including the Edge Hotel School students.

“We are very proud of the elegance and history of our Grade II listed property and we take great care in maintaining its appearance, both inside and out.”

In the report, the inspector highlighted the “welcoming and very friendly team” and praised the newly refurbished brasserie saying it “makes for great impact; light and airy, chic and modern décor”. She also reported that the new look bar area “looks chic and trendy”.

The inspector also commended the housekeeping team for “very good levels of cleanliness.”

For further information please contact

Heather Leathley

PR Officer

Wivenhoe House

07791 724736


find us, however you travel
By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here into PARK ROAD
The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex, but PARK ROAD leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.