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Brook Red Lion Hotel

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All reviewsvisited the red lionafternoon teagrade listed buildingsteeped in historysunday lunchsconesfour poster bedhistoric hotelstaff were all friendlywooden beamscentre of townenjoyable staygood nights sleeplovely roomcharacteralicedenise
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Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We looked this hotel up due to its history and the obvious chance of paranormal happenings. I really can't knock this hotel or its staff. As long as you understand its history and what comes with that you'll have a fab time. Yes in areas...More

Thank KEzza H
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded October 14, 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your recent stay and experience of the Hotel and staff at The Brook Red Lion Hotel . I am delighted to read that you enjoyed both your stay as well as the history that...More

Reviewed September 25, 2015

Looked for somewhere inexpensive and central for our first visit to Colchester, - and that is what we found. Having spent the previous night in an expensive place we initially felt disappointed. However despite the room being up three flights of stairs, and being comparatively...More

Thank Josie F
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded September 28, 2015

Thank you for changing your original plans and choosing to stay with us at The Brook Red Lion Hotel. I am very pleased to read that Mrs Earle and her team made you feel very welcome and comfortable throughout your stay. I am delighted that...More

Reviewed September 25, 2015

I'll begin by saying that all the staff were very pleasant and helpful, but seemed to be working in difficult circumstances. The building and rooms are in need of work and the management need to be much more customer aware. We arrived to find a...More

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Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded September 29, 2015

I can only add my apologies to those of the General Manager, Mrs Earle who greeted you on your arrival to the Hotel. Unfortunately, in this instance, we had no option but to close the restaurant and switch off lights in this area as following...More

Reviewed September 17, 2015

(didn't take any photos of the room as when I remembered about taking it was a mess with all of our stuff!) Booked two nights over a weekend last week for a friend's wedding, it was the cheapest deal I found online. While the prices...More

Thank Ruth W
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded September 18, 2015

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at the Brook Red Lion Hotel and I am pleased that you felt the Hotel offered reasonable value for the price you paid on this occasion. Thank you for bringing to my attention the noise from an adjacent...More

Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We visited this hotel for Sunday lunch with my elderly mother as we had never been before. We had booked for 2pm but we received a call soon after asking us to delay our arrival until 2.30pm. Assuming they were fully booked, we were surprised...More

Thank JulianandGerry
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded September 17, 2015

Dear Julian I appreciate your feedback regarding your recent Sunday Lunch with us at the Brook Red Lion Hotel and I can only apologise for your disappointment in the food served to you on this occasion. Unfortunately we were unexpectedly short staffed, and although this...More

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Kerrie W
July 19, 2017|
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Response from briancT4411DN | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is in the high street
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Mick P
May 30, 2016|
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Response from redli0n1 | Property representative |
Hi Mick We usually take bookings up until 9.30pm. With regards to last orders - if there is no-one in the restaurant it could close as early as 8.30pm. Best to book and guarantee a table!
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anton610872
April 26, 2015|
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Check in is any time after 2pm and the reception is manned 24/7
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"No lift to the bedrooms on the top floor"
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