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Red Lion Hotel

2.0 of 5 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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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in the Red Lion Hotel for my birthday for at least the past 6 years now. It is a beautiful place to stay. The Sail loft are my favourite rooms where you can just lay back , relax and listen to the sea. The staff are fantastic and extremely friendly. Food is amazing and so is the... More 

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

This sort of review makes any hoteliers day! I am just so delighted that you still love the Red Lion, staff and the village so much. Its very important to all of us that you and all our guests feel at home, get friendly service and love the amazing local food we cook. We don't always get it right but... More 

Karachi
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently on a shooting trip to clovelly booked a massage after the shoot. As we returned from shoot table had been setup in my room and soon all the aches, pains and tired was good. An amazing experience to extent that 2 more of my shooting friends ended up with the great massage. Would recommend to anyone heading to the... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We do many shooting parties at the Red Lion both for the clovelly shoot and others close by. I am delighted to hear your comments on our "little spa" We have a little Gem in Emma. She was trained in Honk Kong and is passionate about her business. We get so... More 

Braunschweig, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to the Herring festival twice now and decided to stay here at the Red Lion this year. What a stunning location. Staff were really friendly and helpful but the waitresses in the evening were a little inexperienced as the restaurant was busy and they seemed to be struggling ( I can comment on this as I work in... More 

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

Thanks for the review. It was a fantastic festival this year with over 1000 people attending it on the quay and in the Red Lion. We offered a different selection of Herring dishes this year in the restaurant which seemed to be very popular. I delighted you enjoyed it and you found the staff so friendly. On the rate issue... More 

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Love the timelessness of Clovelly and the Red Lion has the same feel. We weren't planning on staying but so glad we did. The staff, reception, bar and restaurant, were all friendly and made us feel very welcome. Our 'outside' room was a real surprise - small, quaint, beautifully furnished, with a modern, well-appointed en-suite, and a view of the... More 

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

Its always nice to have positive reviews but we always get a special buzz when we get them from our overseas guests as we know they have left with very special fond memories of Clovelly and England generally. We look after over 140,000.00 people a year at Clovelly and hope always do our best to ensure they all have great... More 

Shanghai
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I spend a weekend at Red Lion together with my family and enjoyed every moment. Super service in a wonderful environment. Clovelly is absoute unique and a magic place for a romantic weekend or for hiking in the surroundings.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are delighted you enjoyed Clovelly and the Red Lion so much we look forward to welcoming you back soon Nick More 

Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My memory of Clovelly as a kid was of cobble streets sloping gently to the sea. In reality Clovelly seems to be at 45 degrees and I would advise a Sherpa and some mountain goats to navigate. Having said that it is a great place, charming and very scenic and the Red Lion did not disappoint. We drove down to... More 

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

Thanks for the review. This part of Devon has one of the most beautiful coasts along with some well hidden wonderful beaches and walks. It is so beautiful because of the steep hills and small lanes. So arriving at the Red Lion, located at the base of this coast line right on the beach creates a sense of excitement. The... More 

Banstead, United Kingdom
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531 reviews 531 reviews
91 hotel reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

It's a long walk down steep cobbled streets to the little harbour but it's worth it for this pub especially in the off season. Their own beer , Clovelly Cobbler is excellent, food was very good and if you lived here this would have to be your local. It's old, hasn't been tarted up, and is welcoming.

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

Its always nice to get local visitors to give us feed back. The Cobbler you refer to is brewed only 3 miles from the Red Lion and is a great brew as you rightly pointed out. We are able to take it little more time out of the very busy season in the bars as during the main season we... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Difficult road to the hotel but what would you expect for somewhere in such an excellent location. Staff very friendly room had a fantastic view and food was very good, especially the farmers breakfast! Great that you can park next to the hotel, loved Clovelly and the fact you could just chill out watching the fishermen land their catch.

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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 on the Red Lion. We take all our reviews very seriously and have been delighted that you enjoyed the Red Lion experience so much. The team work hard to create a friendly and professional environment for all our visitors and guests and are always over the moon when they... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had booked this hotel for a 1 night stopover & on arrival were instantly impressed with its appearance & location right next to the harbour & sea. This favourable impression continued on booking in with a very pleasant & helpful receptionist who walked us to our room which was very well equipped, with a really comfortable bed & lovely... More 

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

Dear Mr H really pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Red Lion and Clovelly so much. Our Sail Loft rooms, of which yours was one are nearly 3 years old now. They have brought a new element to the Red Lion in their size and quality. We work hard as a team to deliver a friendly personal service to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The RedLion hotel was great. Marie, possibly the perfect hotel manager, I couldn't believe her willingness to help. We booked late but still managed an night in Room 5, which is fantastically appointed with a balcony. Second night was in room 8 which was fine also, although, a compressor unit can be heard during day time (switched off at night).... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. I have passed your comments onto Marie who, like I am delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Red lion so much. You have totally captured Clovelly in your header. We do have two very different opperations that run in synergy with each other and are sometimes quite difficult to... More 

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Address: The Quay, Clovelly EX39 5TF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Clovelly
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Lion Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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