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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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Bath
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited a very quiet Clovelly as tourists last week, saw the hotel, were attracted by the dinner menu, and came back to eat the next evening. We were not disappointed. The menu was short (good news - better to do a reasonable number of things well than many indifferently), but varied, with good use of local produce. The starter... More 

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spur of the moment trip to Clovelly, booked 3 rooms for a group of friends. Gorgeous loft room, one of the best showers I've ever been in. Very friendly, helpful staff. Good food, amazing scenic sea view. Clovelly is a pretty quaint village. Can't wait to go back Highly recommend

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

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I have passed your lovely comments onto the team. we are all delighted you had such a great time hope you welcome you back very soon Nick More 

Dorset England
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was our second visit for the Christmas break.at the Red Lion Hotel. We were made to feel very welcome and the food was good. Friendly staff and Manager. they could not have done more to make our stay enjoyable. It started on Christmas Eve. we were taken to the little village Church for a lovely Carol service. followed by... More 

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

Thanks so much for writing a review. I have passed your lovely comments on to the whole team. We are all delighted you had such a good time and we would like to wish you a very happy new year Nick More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We has such a fabulous stay last Christmas that we booked again for this Christmas but what a different experience, last year champagne was flowing, excellent food choices on ALL three days, Christmas Eve was fine but downhill for next two days.... No starter Christmas Day, only 3 choices on mains, no Yorkshire with beef, no stuffing with Turkey, bread... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review and the 5 stars. I was however concerned by you coments as you said to me you had had such a lovely time and didn't want to go home! I would always ask any of my guests to let me know at the time if they don't like something as we then have a... More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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 December 10, 2014

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 November 20, 2014

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
24 helpful votes 24 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 

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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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