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  • Gardens
  • Restaurant
  • Golf Course
  • Gym
  • Health Spa
  • Conference Facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Swimming Pool
  • Business centre
  • Free WiFi

Set in 320 acres of stunning parkland, the Five Lakes Hotel is Crowne Plaza's only UK resort. Boasting an 18-hole golf course, health spa, gym, indoor swimming pool plus a nail bar and Starbucks coffee shop. The hotel is perfectly set up for your delegates to relax and unwind between meetings and events.

The hotel has outstanding conferences and events facilities with 18 meeting rooms, a business centre, free WiFi and even a 4,000 seater arena for sports events, product launches and indoor team building.

This fantastic hotel is also perfectly located, just an hour from central London, 40 minutes from the M25 and 45 minutes from London Stansted Airport. The nearest strain station (Kelvedon, Witham) is 15 minutes by taxi and trains between Colchester and Liverpool Street take approximately 45 minutes.


Colchester Five Lakes

1hr from central London
45 mins from London Stansted airport
40 mins from the M25
15 mins by taxi from the nearest train station

Hotel Facilities

  • Conference facilities
  • Business centre
  • 2 restaurants
  • Sports bar
  • Nightclub
  • Starbucks
  • Golf course
  • Gym
  • Health spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Badminton courts
  • Squash courts
  • Driving range
  • Football pitch
  • Games room
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking

Conference / Meetings

The Five Lakes Hotel has excellent conference and meeting facilities with 18 meeting rooms, the largest can accommodate 400 delegates as well as a 4,000 seater arena for conferences, events, product launches or largescale indoor team building activities.

  • 18 meeting rooms
  • 4,000 seater arena
  • 1,000 parking spaces
  • Business centre
  • Free WiFi


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Tea/coffee facilities
  • On demand movies
  • 24hr room service


3pm - 11am

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Breakfast is included.

Lunch may be included (depending on your package) or can be added (fees may apply).

Evening dining can either be held in your own conference suite, private dining rooms or your delegates may wish to dine in the hotel's main restaurant. Dinners can be included as part of your package or we can help create a specific dining experience to make your away day feel like a real event;

  • Hog Roast
  • Dinner Cabaret
  • Private Dining
  • Murder Mystery Dinner
  • BBQ
  • Comedy Dinner
  • Singing Waiters
  • And more...

Because you’ve worked hard for it...

We recognise the hard work your team have put in and create
fun team building days that get results and reward your teams’ contribution.

We’ll take all the stress out of
organising your away day activities.

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