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Brook Red Lion Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   High Street, Colchester CO1 1DJ, England
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Ranked #13 of 17 hotels in Colchester
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days 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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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staff were welcoming on arrival, however that was the only positive to our stay. We're not fussy when it comes to hotels as we view them only as somewhere to sleep, but this was not even possible here! I'm average hight and the bed was too short for me, my feet hung off the end. My husband, who is slightly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bar is supposed to stock several lagers on tap but didn't have any, only expensive bottled beer. The service in the restaurant was unbelievably slow. If you are going to eat there allow at least an extra hour. I asked for French mustard( not particularly exotic) but was told they didn't have any. Food was good and prepared from scratch... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Myself and my husband booked to stay at the Red Lion over the bank holiday weekend. We arrived at 2.30pm on Saturday 23rd August to be informed that there had been problems with the laundry service and our room was not ready. We were served coffee in the lounge whilst we waited along with another couple. The staff were very... More

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Great Wakering, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel was charming and full of character...the room was nice and clean,very comfortable..the decor in the bedroom seemed a little tired,but for goodness sake it is centuries old grade 1 listed building..The breakfast was included in the price..breakfast was ok...we stayed at the back of the hotel room no 11...it was an enjoyable stay..we will definitely go back there... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and two friends went to the Red Lion restaurant last night- I had no idea it was there an was actually so beautiful. It really is impressive when you walk in and see the traditional decor and it certainly does have a very spooky feel. I will give a special mention to the waitress - she was lovely and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was disappointing, the double room we had (room 2) was very small, tired and not clean, the bathroom felt dirty, the described excellent shower was certainly not excellent. The walls had marks on them and needing painting. Also the room did not have a mirror near a plug socket!! This was very frustrating when trying to dry my... More

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed at the red lion for one night in august 2014 the room was sold as a double room but the bed was only just large enough for two people [4ft wide] there was only one cup one glass in the room which makes me think its usually sold as a single , as there is no parking at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights in a twin room. Very clean, neat and spacious room and bathroom. You have to pay separately for breakfast, so can't comment. Service was ok. This hotel is an old building but quite well maintained. Probably not for those with mobility issues.

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a moment to post a review of recent stay with us at The Red Lion . I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and appreciated both the charm and history of our Grade 1 Tudor building. We look forward to welcoming you back soon . More

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from staying in the hotel last night with my daughter, we had a lovely time, the staff were very friendly and helpful, especially on reception, we had a lovely breakfast this morning, it is reasonably priced, yes it is a little tatty round the edges, but I think it gives it more character that way. We will... More

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

It is lovely to hear that both you and your daughter enjoyed your recent stay with us at the Red Lion and your kind words regarding the staff are much appreciated . I have asked Mr Vyas , the General Manager to share this with his team at tomorrow’ s morning briefing . We look forward to welcoming you back... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I came here after looking for a restaurant neither of us had been to before. After looking at the reviews, we were a little reluctant to try at first, but we thought we'd see for ourselves. When we arrived, we were greeted by a very lovely and friendly waitress who was very attentive throughout the meal. My... More

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to post such a complimentary review of your meal with us last week , it is greatly appreciated by us all particularly Chef . Hopefully with such kind words and feedback our Parliament Restaurant will no longer be “overlooked “ ! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and please feel free... More

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Address: High Street, Colchester CO1 1DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
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Hotel Class:4 star — Brook Red Lion Hotel 4*
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Also Known As:
Red Lion Colchester
Colchester Red Lion
Brook Red Lion Hotel Colchester, Essex

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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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