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Hythe Mills

Hawkins Road, Colchester, CO2 8JX

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Premium Property Amenities

Air Conditioning

Disabled Access


Study Area

Free Parking

Laundry Room

TV in Every Bedroom

Safety Deposit Box


Communal Lounge

Games Area

Communal Kitchen

Study Room

Communal TV

Up To 100Mbps* WiFi


Onsite Maintenance

Bike Storage

Contents Insurance Included*

All Utility Bills Included

Pool Table

Multilingual Sales Team

Free Printing

Free Coffee Machine

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About Hythe Mills Student Accommodation

Hythe Mills is the perfect place for you if you are looking for contemporary student accommodation, with unrivalled amenities in the heart of Colchester.

As one of the most popular student accommodation in Colchester City Centre, Hythe Mills offers a range of luxury studios and apartments that are guaranteed to provide you with the perfect uni experience – comfortable, social and productive.

Living at Hythe Mills

Situated alongside the serene River Colne, Hythe Mills provides a peaceful setting perfect for refreshing morning walks. The city of Colchester offers a multitude of entertainment options, including popular restaurants, bars, historic museums, and landmarks, ensuring you’ll never experience boredom.

All our rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a Samsung TV, providing luxury student living. Whether you opt for a comfortable studio or a classic ensuite room, Hythe Mills offers the ideal space to relax, recharge, and achieve your academic goals.

Check out our Colchester Student Guide to find out more about the living in the city as a student.

Poodit Sila-ArtPoodit Sila-Art
14:42 03 Jun 24
Nice and cosy place for student, nice facilities also a lot of events. Only downside sometimes maintenance took to long to come but the rest was good
Adela YimAdela Yim
13:11 21 Apr 24
The apartment team is responsible. After communicating with the managers, the hygiene of the kitchen has been improved, and it is safe to store your belongings in the public.
Olubiyi SogbetunOlubiyi Sogbetun
11:42 08 Apr 24
They are so amazing and good to me and everyone that books to stay 24/25 going to get FREE laundry sevice
Chetan KuckianChetan Kuckian
22:06 26 Mar 24
Awesome Host, They celebrate a lot of festivals and have many events here. The place really looks cool to live in.
Steve ReadSteve Read
09:37 25 Mar 24
Staff are really friendly and welcoming, nice atmosphere every time I walk through the door great place.
19:52 15 Feb 24
I have been living in hythe mills for more than a month, and I must say, it has been a delightful experience. The apartment itself is well-maintained and equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay.
Azeezat GbadamosiAzeezat Gbadamosi
17:51 14 Feb 24
Great room facilities, no other accommodation in Colchester offers a TV, air conditioning and a large social room with game consoles, study spaces etc.
Cassandra JongCassandra Jong
13:42 02 Feb 24
Very nice staff and fast maintanence when needed. Also love the fact that it has aircon. Good space and nice amenities104
Mwaniki MichelleMwaniki Michelle
18:28 01 Feb 24
Been here since September 2023 and i would definitely recommend it to students coming to Colchester. Beautiful rooms, great staff. Moneys worth.
16:57 01 Feb 24
A stylish place to stay for your academic year. Couldn't find a better place with a bigger window, tv and ac.Staff are nice too.
Celeste PillayCeleste Pillay
12:50 31 Jan 24
I’ve been at Hythe Mills for about 2 weeks now and I can positively say that it’s been great to move into a nice, clean modern student apartment space! The reception team is always very helpful, they are proactive and super friendly! I will definitely recommend if you are starting at the Uni or are looking for a change.
Vani MalikVani Malik
15:20 29 Jan 24
Moved in January 24, of course there were teething problems but Hareem initially and then Craig has been very helpful all along and have been sorting out any issues that have come up with precision.
Adeola OyeshomoAdeola Oyeshomo
14:23 26 Jan 24
Been here 3 months and I highly recommend for prospective students coming to university of Essex. Life is easy, all you need to do is worry about schoolwork
Deep BansalDeep Bansal
12:54 24 Jan 24
Best place for students as they provide rooms for diverse students community, which is very helpful to understand each and every community. I suggest every incoming student to at least check it here once…
17:28 23 Jan 24
Very amazing place to stay. I highly recommend
Faiyaz TanvirFaiyaz Tanvir
15:29 20 Dec 23
One of the best accomodations in essex, close to the university and with good amenities
Emma ChoEmma Cho
17:51 02 Jun 23
Hythe Mills is hands-down the best student accommodation in the area in terms of its facility, location (15mins on foot to the campus, 7mins to Tesco), and staff. The staff is friendly, supportive and sweet. They strived to address the issues one might encounter and offer mingle events from time to time. I am enjoying the gym facility and the communal study area a lot.
Emma TEmma T
15:03 03 May 23
The building is nice, it’s comfortable. The common room has the essentials you’ll need for a great time to spend with friends. The kitchens have good spacing
Mini SeanMini Sean
10:16 19 Apr 23
My time here was almost perfect, anything I needed fixing in the room was seen to within 24 hours of requesting. Staff are unbelievably friendly and helped with any issue I had over the year, in specific Holly and Hayley were super friendly even just to spend an hour talking to every now and again.
Penzzy SimmyPenzzy Simmy
10:04 29 Jun 21
great place to stay. I really enjoyed my stay here. The rooms are really nice.The staff were excellent and welcoming as soon as the day I arrived.

Hythe Mills FAQs

What kind of social amenities does Hythe Mills have?

Hythe Mills offers various social amenities designed to cater to your needs, whether you seek social interactions, physical fitness, personal entertainment, or a comfortable living environment. Here are a few examples:

  • Modern Common Rooms: Enjoy the company of friends or find moments of solitude in our contemporary common rooms designed for socialising and relaxation.
  • Well-Equipped Gym: Work towards your fitness goals using our top-quality exercise equipment in a state-of-the-art gym facility.

How safe is Hythe Mills?

At Hythe Mills, we prioritise safety and have implemented CCTV cameras throughout the premises. Additionally, a safety deposit box is available, and contents insurance is included for added security.

How often are amenities cleaned?

All shared communal areas and amenities are cleaned on a weekly basis to ensure a clean and comfortable environment for all residents.

How fast is the internet connection?

We provide a 200Mbps internet connection with wired access. While actual internet speeds may vary, an estimated speed of 100Mbps is typically maintained, subject to the time of day and the number of users utilising the service simultaneously.

Hythe Mills’ Neighbourhood

Where you can buy Groceries near Hythe Mills Student Accommodation?

For your grocery needs, Tesco is the closest supermarket, and it is only a 5-minute walk from Hythe Mills student accommodation. Many students choose this store for their weekly food shopping. There is also a popular Chinese supermarket located just 5 minutes away, including many other international supermarkets that specialise in African and Caribbean, Middle Eastern, and European products.

Where you can go shopping near Hythe Mills Student Accommodation?

The city of Colchester offers a great shopping experience, with specialist independent shops sitting beside the large famous department stores and some of the biggest names in retail. You can also browse through the historic lanes of the city and enjoy the latest high street trends in its contemporary shopping arcades, where you might enjoy student discounts. While shopping in the city, you can smoothly explore Colchester’s exceptional history entangled throughout the city centre and discover Colchester Market which takes place weekly in the city. Additionally, with London just an hour away by train, you’ll have a plethora of activities and shopping opportunities to explore.

Where you can eat out near Hythe Mills Student Accommodation?

Colchester boasts a variety of restaurants and bars that cater to a wide range of dietary preferences including vegan, vegetarian, and halal options. The city food scene also gives you the opportunity to experience traditional British food as well as international cuisines like Bamboo (a Vietnamese restaurant), Knight Pavilion, and Artilleryman. In closer proximity to Hythe Mills, you’ll find a delicious Chinese restaurant and a Pizza Hut just a few minutes walk away across the river.

Where you can have a night out near Hythe Mills Student Accommodation?

For a night out, the town area is highly recommended. There are numerous bars and a few clubs where students can enjoy themselves. Centurion, a pub with a lovely beer garden and great vibes, and Walkabout, a bar that transforms into a nightclub, are particularly popular choices. A fantastic night is guaranteed!

Transport from Hythe Mills accommodation

Transport from Hythe Mills to Hythe train station

Hythe Mills Student Accommodation is conveniently located just an 8-minute walk from Hythe train station.

Transport from Hythe Mills to University of Essex’s Colchester Campus

The University of Essex is a mere 6-minute drive or a 15-minute walk from Hythe Mills, ensuring an easy and convenient commute. Situated next to the river, Hythe Mills offers both tranquillity and convenience.

Transport from Hythe Mills to Colchester city centre

Hythe Mills student accommodation is a 20-minute walk or a quick 15-minute bus ride away from Colchester city centre.