A countryside hotel near Colchester and Maldon with two golf courses a nightclub and a fitness centre Crowne Plaza® Resort Colchester - Five Lakes hotel gives guests ultimate comfort less than half an hour's drive from Colchester Castle and the A12. Our guests are lodged amid 320 acres of lush greenery with golf courses tennis and squash courts and lakes plus easy access to Witham and Colchester train stations – both 20 minutes' drive away. You can take in the peaceful scenery surrounding the hotel and enjoy its proximity to Colchester. Colchester Zoo is 15 minutes' drive away. Wilkin & Sons jam factory in Tiptree has sweet spreads from jellies to curds. The hotel offers complimentary WiFi and has 15 smart meeting rooms for business or events. Our Crowne Plaza Meetings Director is on hand for assistance. There's an arena with a capacity of 2 500 people and a car park with 550 spaces for attendees plus overflow available on request. You can clock a few laps in the indoor pool. Work up an appetite in our fitness centre tennis courts or spa then savour a delectable meal at the Brasserie1 or Grill Room. Enjoy a light meal or relax with an evening drink in one of our two bars. Later hit the dancefloor in our nightclub open Fridays and Saturdays from February to November.