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Brook Red Lion Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   High Street, Colchester CO1 1DJ, England
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Ranked #11 of 14 hotels in Colchester
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A dump. Steer clear. We stayed a few years ago and were told that a bedroom / bathroom refurb was imminent. Still filthy, old, tired and mouldy . Staff are good but owners are shocking. I understand this is a Brook hotel....the less said about this group the better really.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG!!! i really dont know what to say apart from never again!. The only thing that stopped us walking out of here without paying was the girl on reception/waitress who was dead friendly and nice to us. The food was appauling we had two steaks, we asked for rump was told not got any so given sirlion both ordered medium... More

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Chania, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The personal was willing,gentle and helpful.The location perfectly close to important places.It's a pitty that I havent got an opportunity to try their food.Neverthless,I liked the hotel's old look!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I have just stayed at this hotel for two nights and we have to say that we are very disappointed. For a building with so much character and history, the room lacked any of that. (Room 9) The fan in the bathroom does not work, there's mildew on the tiles in the shower aswell as cracked tiles... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've not eaten here so can't comment on the food, the beds are comfy, it's very noisy because of the night clubs but I would definatly stay again because the staff are friendly and it is a very interesting building.

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this hotel through the website Haunted Rooms as I wanted something fairly local but a little different for my partners birthday night out. We stayed there on a Friday Night. Within a few hours of making the reservation, the hotel contacted me to see if there was anything else I wanted and I arranged for a chilled bottle of... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed in Colchester for two nights and dined at Red Lion both evenings. The food was superb and well presented. On the second evening the chef was kind enough to produce a starter we requested which wasn't on the menu.This was made possible by the aid of a very pleasant young lady who provided excellent service. She is attending... More

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Lier, Belgium
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I am sorry to say that this was probably one of the worst hotels I've ever been to. While I really liked the old 'historic' environment and ambiance, it would have been great if the rooms had facilities closer to modern times. I could actually hear to guy next door snoring, while lying in my own bed. There was even... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

An old and haunted public house, and although the service is excellent and the staff friendly and helpful, this cannot overcome the problem of the night club across the road in the High Street, which has a heavy beat to its music all the way through to 4 a.m. and there is also a taxi rank immediately below the single... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Went there recently for a meal with some friends wish I hadn't, the food was the worst I have ever eaten, and the price of the meals is really bad too,would recommend anyone thinks twice about eating in this place

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Also Known As:
Red Lion Colchester
Colchester Red Lion
Brook Red Lion Hotel Colchester, Essex
Address: High Street, Colchester CO1 1DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
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Ranked #11 of 14 hotels in Colchester
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brook Red Lion Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Lion Hotel was built in 1465 and is in the centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town. The historical building has original Tudor features, including wooden beams.The Red Lion Hotel is one of the oldest inns in the area. The hotel is a short walk from the shops and Colchester Town Rail Station is 500 metres away. Hotel Rooms: 24 ... more   less 
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