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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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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing little hotel. Just the kind of place that I dream about staying in. It is such a bonus to be able to park down at the harbour. Nick, the manager was so friendly and helpful, it was a lovely welcome to the hotel. Our room (number 8) was fabulous. So cosy, clean and spacious. The view... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perfect location. The village is unique, the hotel is very clean, excellent food ( dinner and breakfast). No problem to reach the hotel due to the possibility to have the support of the hotel to transfer from-to the parking area on the top of the hill ( free) If you would like to enoy a very special atmosphere please stay... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having stayed at the Red Lion Hotel on more than 20 occasions over the last few years, we always make this THE place to stay whenever visiting the area - and whilst it is recommended to book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment - we have also managed to make some last minute arrangements and the staff... More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on three occasions and will definitely visited again. Food is of a high standard and we really enjoyed eating in the snug with the locals. We stayed elsewhere in the village but ate her every evening.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling around the UK and were excited to get a booking at the Red Lion in Clovelly. We were not disappointed! Our room appeared to be one recently added: spacious, modernly appointed (excellent decor) and fabulous view over the bay. We enjoyed the included Land Rover trip up to the visitor centre and a lovely casual walk down... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since returning last year to the UK to live after decades abroad I have been travelling around the UK, visited Clovelly with my wife and stayed at the Red lion, great room very friendly staff and a sense of a real Pub, the Hunt was on at the time we stayed and the place was bussing, even met the Lord... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It rained most of the day we were in Clovelly but there was a break during which we managed to eat our picnic on a bench about 2/3rds of the way through the village looking at the harbour so we werent planning to eat in the pub but it was pouring by the time we got to the red lion... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm going straight to the point. I went here for a birthday meal on a sunny afternoon. Location is fantastic as it is right next to the bay. Food and service is appalling. I was served some very soggy fries and a embarrassment of a burger. Won't ever return.

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

It's such a shame when people don't let us know if they don't enjoy our food. I was in the bar most of sunday as we had over 300 people at The RNLI weekend on sunday. We were very busy serving over 150 people food over lunch but we would would have much preferred you to let us know, then... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will be honest I don't like trip advisor , and feel sorry for those genuine business owners , that receive some particular rude reviews , with little room for respite , my view is simple , if the place is good , I tell everyone , if it's not I vote with my feet and tell the owner ,... More 

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

Thanks for such lovely feed back. We use a lady who used to work with THF on their interiors and I must agree she is excellent. As a hotelier of far to many years I was particularly grateful to you for your comments about "if you don't like something you share it with the owner" and then vote with your... More 

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

just had a lovely weekend here, Clovelly is unique in that there are no cars in the village as the cobbled streets are too steep, there are no newspapers to buy either, its so quaint and peaceful the Hotel is well decorated and the food in the restaurant is really tasty, there are choices but mainly fish as we are... 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 take our feed back very seriously and always want to deliver the best possible service to one and all. I hope we will be able to welcome you back again soon Nick More 

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