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The Red Lion

North Street, Wareham BH20 4AB, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our bedroom was very cramped, we had an extra bed for our small daughter. I was rather shocked at the poor disabled facilities, with no ramps or level access. The bedroom window was painted shut and was rather hot at night. I am not sure if this is legally acceptable, I was a bit worried should there have been a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Red Lion on Sunday 19th July for an impromptu lunch. As it was a sunny day with blue sky we decided to sit outside and enjoy a gin and tonic. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful - nothing was too much trouble. My main course of roasted chicken with sage and vegetables (at least 5 types)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After 6 hours of driving or should I say sitting in traffic the welcome we got from the staff at The Red Lion was lovely and refreshing they offered to take our bags and show us around and made us feel very welcome. We had a suite which was very spacious and modern there were a few sections that were... More 

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Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Lion is the kind of hotel Im always looking for when travelling to the UK. Great hospitality, friendly staff, reasonable pricing, good breakfast, a restaurant and a bar. With me the room always has a different place. Ofcourse the beds have to be good but its also the atmosphere and the possibillity of keeping everything tidy and clean.... More 

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LisaMS_11, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you had a comfortable and relaxing stay, that you were well looked after and enjoyed your breakfast and time in the restaurant/bar. More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expected much more from this overnight stay. Room could do with refurbishment and fans running much of night. Parking as it is is a farce, move to other spot, make sure it is straight etc etc. Breakfast was good and freshly cooked but to be told the people yesterday used all the juice. Unacceptable at £115 per night overpriced and... More 

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LisaMS_11, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, however we are a little confused by your comment about the room needing refurbishment.. Your room (10) is only a year old and is one of our most popular rooms. Maybe if you could let us know specifically what needs improving then we could look into it? I'm sorry that... More 

blandford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went in on a Bank Holiday Monday for lunch. It was about 1pm yet there was hardly any customers, just a big telly showing the news. That, at least, provided some sign of life. The staff were clearly bored. The food was OKish but what a dismal place. You can do much better in Wareham than this.

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wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Faultless from start to finish fantastic room best sleep ever dinner superb and breakfast wow thank you so much wonderful stay we feel so refreshed wish we could of been able to stay longer the bedding quality was amazing

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LisaMS_11, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Glad you had a fabulous time and were able to go home feeling refreshed. Happy anniversary! More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Large room, some family rooms even have the rooms separated for privacy. Lovely big bathrooms, Simple but effective use of furniture & décor. A million miles away from a standard hotel. The breakfast was of excellent quality & loads of it. The usual buffet with cereals, juice etc. & a good choice of cooked breakfast including a massive full English... More 

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LisaMS_11, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your very nice review : ) We are very proud of our nice big breakfasts.. they certainly get you ready for the day! We're glad to hear that you had a lovely stay More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

11 friends travelled down from Norfolk for a few days birdwatching in Dorset. It proved difficult to find a hotel where we could all be "billeted " together until we found The Red Lion. This little family run hotel is superb. A warm welcome from the manager as she attempted to find us all a parking spot. Being in the... More 

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LisaMS_11, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We're very pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your stay, and that the clock tower didn't bother you too much! More 

London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were in Wareham for a wedding and needed a bed for the night. We arrived very early and, inspite of being far in advance of the official check in time, our room was ready and we were allowed to check in. We went through the formalities and were given a card with an emergency contact number should we need... More 

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LisaMS_11, Manager at The Red Lion, responded to this review

We're very glad that you liked your room. Some of our rooms do have double beds in order to keep the room as spacious as possible. We will always do our best to meet guest requests, so just let us know if you would prefer a larger bed in the future and we will do our best to honour the... More 

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