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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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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 yesterday NEW

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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent two nights in room 2 as part of a wedding party at the beginning of May, id read some reviews on trip advisor that weren't to good so we didn't know what to expect, what we found was a little gem tucked away with beautiful views, our room was lovely, bearing in mind the hotel... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

By staying at this hotel we were able to drive down to the back of the harbour. Our room was at the top of the hotel with beautiful views over the harbour and sea vistas, quite breath taking. Our room was clean, tidy and cosy. We both enjoyed our evening meal and couldn't fault the breakfast either. all in all... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've had a lot of massages, but couldn't recommend Em high enough.... her treatment was amazing! Starting from my feet, her technique is fantastic and her experience shows through, I left feeling relaxed and well looked after from top to toe! I honestly haven't ever felt as good after a massage before. Would thoroughly recommend booking a treatment as part... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clovelly itself is wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk both down and up the cobbled streets. It was interesting to walk around the harbour wall and the hotel seemed basic but perfectly nice. The bar menu was small which I like as it indicates, sometimes, good fresh cooking. I chose the chicken and leek pie and my partner had... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited many times, it is a place where by you can confidently return and time will have stood still. Service always exceptional and Yvonne is incredible at breakfast, she works on her own at such speed, what a super breakfast! The restaurant and bar meals have never disappointed. Decor and cleanliness everywhere is lovely and I most appreciate... More 

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

Thanks for writing a review. We take all reviews very seriously, but i have to say it is lovely when we get the chance to share such a lovely review. I always go through all reviews weekly with the team. I hope we can welcome you back again very soon Best wishes Nick More 

Isle of Wight
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed several times at the Red Lion Hotel at Clovelly in the past I had no hesitation in booking again for my wife's long Easter weekend 65th birthday celebration party and I was not disappointed. Nick White the Manager and Marie were marvellous in arranging the event for 42 relatives and friends; menus were proposed as well as itineraries... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are all delighted you had such a great time and I hope we will see you back at the Red Lion again very soon best wishes Nick More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here Mon to Fri last week, we stayed in the Sail Loft rooms, no. 17. This room was one of the best we have stayed in, quiet, decor lovely, view of sea and hear the waves, very comfortable and modern. We loved our stay, we had dinner and breakfast and the food was excellent. The... More 

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

Thanks so much. I am so delighted that you embraced Clovelly as you did. It is bar far the best way to understand the village and how it achieves such a cult status simply because it has never been turned into a visitor attraction. the uniqueness of the village, its way of life sets it apart from the rest in... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

To get to the car park the road is very steep and narrow if you have booked into the hotel you need to ignore the signs saying no unauthorised vehicles and follow the sat nav info to take you to the car park if you do not you will park on the public car park and have to pay to... More 

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

Thanks for the review. we hope to welcome you back again very soon best wishes Nick More 

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