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Brook Red Lion Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   High Street, Colchester CO1 1DJ, England
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Ranked #13 of 17 hotels in Colchester
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Kaz_H77 Colchester, United Kingdom
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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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Myself and a friend decided to give the Red Lion a try for dinner yesterday evening, after a colleague said that she had been there for a delicious afternoon tea recently. We arrived at 7pm and were the only people there, so initially I was a bit dubious and the atmosphere was a little flat, but we were greeted warmly... More

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

Thank you so much for posting your very kind review following your visit to our Parliament Restaurant . I am delighted hear that you both enjoyed your meal and I will of course pass your compliments on to Chef and his team . The fish cakes and crème brûlée are both my personal favourites from our new menu too. I... More

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I attended a working lunch yesterday where the food was provided by the Red Lion Hotel, the dessert was stunning and as a women i can official say it was far to much chocolate but just enough to get you to the end of the champagne flute. The risotto balls had a mixture of cheese & mushroom and oozing with... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words following your recent business luncheon with us .It is always lovely to hear that your event ran smoothly and that both you and your colleagues enjoyed the menu prepared for the occasion by Chef and his team. I will pass your compliments on to both Chef and Mr Vyas, the General Manager... More

Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place where you can live all your emotion about an old building in the heart of Colchester Town. Less than ten minutes far from Bus Station and the coach to the main London Airports. My best memories are in this place, at the University, in this town, together with this people. Thank you for all. Ema

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

I am so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us following your graduation this year and that the character and charm of the Red Lion has added to the fond memories you carry away with you from your time in Colchester. Thank you for reviewing your stay with us so kindly ,it is greatly appreciated and we hope to... More

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel located about half way along the High Street; had no drop off point or parking not mentioned on the web. Taxi rank outside. Parking is at NCP some distance away Reception on the first floor so not suitable for wheelchair users or people with walking difficulties, Large airy room on second floor overlooking the street, king size bed with... More

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

I am disappointed to hear that you were not happy with some aspects of your stay. As a city centre hotel on the High Street in Colchester access to the Red Lion is governed by the local parking restrictions along the High Street and although we do not have a private car park for our residents we do have a... More

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed overnight. The room itself was ok, but the mattress was poor, and didn't invite sleep. The room faced the high street, and no one warned us bout the nightclub opposite the hotel that was in full swing on a Tuesday night. So sleep eluded us until well after 1am. The hotel decor, needed updating. Although this is an... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review following your recent stay with us . As a city centre Hotel it is obviously quite difficult for The Red Lion to control the noise from other local businesses on the High Street but the local council and police do work hard to ensure the strict guidelines and curfew on... More

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the positive side, this hotel is a genuine Tudor building, which of course has lots of charm, and the staff is pleasant and helpful. The location on the High Street is very convenient, tho' if you are a light sleeper, you will find the noise from the nearby pub very trying. The interior is rather shabby and has been... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed in the Red Lion as we were going to a 60th birthday party and had tried to get in the Geoge but that was full due to a wedding. how sorry were we. firstly when we went into the hotel there was a down and out drunk on the step who had to move for us to get... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The decor and furnishings could do with a freshen up but the lovely staff made up for this as they were all lovely and couldn't do enough to help.Room small but adequate and a couple of minor issues were sorted at once would definately return

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Steyning, England, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Arrived yesterday lunchtime, checked in,parked in the nearby NCP car park (special hotel rate of £4.50 for 24 hours) and walked the 5 minutes short cut back. Served an excellent sandwich snack. The room had all we needed and the en suite was immaculate. Our room was on the High Street side, so we expected the usual High Street (lively)... More

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South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It has taken me ages to decide what rating to give me stay and unfortunately, it is lower than I first expected it to be. You will read why. I stayed over the last weekend for my birthday, as I have wanted to go there for years as I love ghost stories. Due to this, I overlooked alot of disappointments... More

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Address: High Street, Colchester CO1 1DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brook Red Lion Hotel 3.5*
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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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