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Red Lion Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   London Road | Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3EE, England
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Ranked #29 of 39 hotels in Portsmouth
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
CountrysideBasher Hitchin, Hertfordshire
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Hitchin, Hertfordshire
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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First - the poor parts : the whole hotel really needs a little maintenance and better daily cleaning. Our bathroom door would not close fully, the toilet seat/cover was insecure and wobbly, and grouting missing around bath surround tiles. Complimentary shower/shampoo gel dispenser was still empty after two requests to fill. (We were later told that they had run out).... More

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Odiham, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night on sat 12 July. The pub is lovely and loved the decor. Felt very happy and relaxed and great selection of drinks on offer. We didn't get chance to sample the food but did glance at menus and it all looked promising. The room was nicely decorated and had everything we expected for our visit.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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205 reviews 205 reviews
100 hotel reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How awesome can it be to stay at a pub? The rooms are fine, good showers, enough plugs, not too sound proof but ok. Great value. The pub downstairs is great and serves fantastic pizza. Try it!!! Staff very nice. I loved it

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Our family with a small child spent a night here. The showers in our rooms which were electric did not work when we tried them. It sounded like the water pressure wasn't high enough as the machine was working over time but no water came out. The staff and management were less than helpful and made us feel like idiots... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We just wanted somewhere comfortable to relax overnight having been to Portsmouth for the day. We booked online for the first time ever and were a bit concerned that the hotel would not be great. However, we were warmly greeted by Ian and his staff and the service was excellent. Room very clean, comfortable bed and the shower was super.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
48 hotel reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This small hotel is very welcoming and the staff are all very pleasant. You have to walk through the bar / restaurant to get to the reception area. My room was nice, nothing fancy but nice. The bed was very comfy, sheets spotless, room was clean and so was the bathroom. There were tea and coffee making facilities, wifi, a... More

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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Since it's recent refit, this has become a really nice pub. The food is good although a limited style and the ales are well kept and very reasonably priced. The staff are very helpful and accommodating and the furnishings very comfortable. Over all, a good local pub!

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

Many thanks for your kind words. It really is appreciated by all the team here when we read these positive compliments. I hope you took time to enjoy our freshly made pizzas - they really are doughlicious! I look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes, Ian & the team. More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed two nights here last weekend and found everything very good, the food was excellent and the staff very friendly and willing to help. The only draw back was in the bedroom, the double bed was pushed up against the wall so getting in and out was not easy, the second night we pulled the bed out into the... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Visited this hotel / pub on a Saturday evening with friends. Nice pub layout and decor with a pleasant atmosphere, not to mention great pizzas and friendly bar staff. Has its own car park adjacent, will definitely go back.

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

Many thanks for your kind words. It is always appreciated when our guests take time to write about us. I am extremely pleased you enjoyed your visit here. We look forward to your visiting us again soon. Warm wishes, Ian More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We popped in for dinner with friends, there were 6 in total. Our main meals were perfect and service was quick and polite. Until we ordered dessert... We ordered seperatly and had 4 desserts in total. Mine and my partners puddings came out within about 15 minutes. Our friends who ordered theirs before Us had to wait 50 minutes!! I... More

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

I'm very sorry your dessert experience wasn't to our usual high standards. I've spoken with the Kitchen Team to ensure there isn't a stock shortage again. I apologise profusely for the waitress' comments and ask that you contact me directly in order to address these matters personally. I'm grateful for the positive words regarding your main course and look forward... More

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Address: London Road | Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3EE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
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Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel 3*
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Ian and the team welcome you to the Red Lion Hotel. A pub and 16 bedroom hotel located near to Cosham train station, Queen Alexander Hospital, and a short drive to Portsmouth town centre.Above all we pride ourselves on being the friendliest pub in Cosham! Everyone is welcome!Our rooms are all ensuite with double or twin beds. We have a free wi fi service for those with lap top pc’s, signal is stronger on the ground floor. The rooms are all of a good standard bringing people back again and again. Breakfast is served from 0730 to 0930 Monday to Friday and 0800 to 1000 at the week ends. Though we offer room only rates, the pub downstairs provides breakfasts and meals. Meals are available all day from the pubs extensive menu. The pub has the full sky sports package - though theres no need to worry about noise as the hotel is located on a different wing in the building. We suggest you try to book early as we are normally full monday to friday. ... more   less 
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