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Red Lion Hotel

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The Quay, Clovelly EX39 5TF, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bridestow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked the hotel on line ,when we arrived the staff at reception were very helpful and informative.the made every effort to explain everything and made sure we has everything we wanted ,we had booked a table in the restaurant and the staff couldn't do enough to make sure the children had everything they wanted ,the food we ordered was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent just the one night in the Red Lion Hotel to celebrate my wife's birthday. This is not the first time we have stayed there and it will not be the last. Peaceful, idyllic and wonderful in every way if you enjoy comfort with wonderful views across the Bristol Channel, a superb harbour that still holds its heritage and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wife and I spent a very nice two days. They surprised us incredibly nice people in the whole town. Beautiful, clean room with a view of the sea, literally a few steps to the shore. And delicious food at the restaurant, particularly recommend the skate wing fish and fisherman breakfast: scrambled eggs with salmon

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London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This establishment seems to polarise opinions. As to its hospitality, we were offered drinks in our room within about 30 seconds of entering the hotel after a long day on the south west coast path. The room (number four) was reasonably spacious and has a great sea view. Basically, this is what you are paying for along with the general... More 

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nickW27, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed the room and your stay with us. I'm sorry there was no fresh fruit on the buffet of breakfast, there is normally, as for the pastries we bake them to order with the continental breakfast that has ham and cheese with it and that is why they are not out on... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Picturesque location - Fresh air - Soporific crashing waves. A very charming hotel in a particular location. Excellent local produce presents a broad menu of Harbor restaurant, tasty and fine ales in the charming pub

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nickW27, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

We really did have some heavy seas that night, delighted you enjoyed it so much. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. The hotel is amazing when we get high swells. A mug of hot chocolate, a scale board by the window of your bedrooms and it beats the best movie! was how one of our regulars put... More 

Poynton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here we are again! Room 17 is the attraction, and by now we know what to bring with us (facecloths, dressing gowns, fruit, nuts - in fact everything). Hotel still closes at 10.00pm, darkness. But on the Sail Loft balcony life continues! Bar hasn't changed (don't even THINK of eating there), don't think about the restaurant either, there's much nicer... More 

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nickW27, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

We like most hotels keep very detailed records of all our guests that stay, so you can imagine my suprise to read this report from a guest that last stayed in 2013. Just for a moment imagine I had my information wrong? Well they must also as we have had only two guests stay in room 17 in may for... More 

Jupiter, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we only stayed overnight, we could have spent a month here. Our room overlooked the sea and we spent a great deal of time peering out the bay window. We walked down through the town and everywhere we looked there was a photograph to be taken. Even the view from the hotel's restaurant was outstanding. The location was second... More 

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nickW27, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Come and stay as long as you like ! thanks so much for the review Nick More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here as part of a wedding party. The food was all very nice and to a high standard. The room was excellent and had a lovely view of the harbour and lifeboat station. The hotel is in a prime location for Clovelly and all the sights are a short walk away.

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nickW27, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Delighted you had such a good stay, You don't need a wedding as an excuse to come back and see us again Nick More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recalled Clovelly from a day trip visit decades ago and wanted to return and stay at the Red Lion on the harbour. When we got there the view and atmosphere were so exactly what we wanted we were surprised it was not busier, but we were also pleased with the quiet secluded experience. The staff were great, the local... More 

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nickW27, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. we hope to see you again soon Nick More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in at Clovelly and the Red Lion Bar walking the SWCP at 4pm. Apart from a microwaved pasty, there was no hot food available. We therefore ordered cream teas. We sat in the dingy, scruffy bar with its 1950s furnishings and ate our microwaved 'scones'. We voted this experience the worst we have had so far while walking the... More 

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nickW27, General Manager at Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

I feel this is a little harsh as I was actually in the bar when you came in and heard the conversation. The bar Lady explained we had finished serving meals until 6pm and offered you scones. We make the scones fresh each day and have a microwave down stairs in the bar to take the chill off them as... More 

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