We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Super Value for Money”
Review of Red Lion Hotel

Red Lion Hotel
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Llanidloes
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Red Lion Hotel
Ranked #10 of 12 Llanidloes B&B and Inns
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Super Value for Money”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We didn't stay at the hotel, but wanted somewhere to eat. We stayed in a camping site nearby and wanted somewhere fairly cheap but filling. The Red Lion was exactly that. We were served our food very quickly and it was so nice. (Amazing cod and chips)! All of our meals, including 2 drinks each, were under ten pounds and as we're used to city prices, that was very, very reasonable! The following day, we were wondering around looking for somewhere else to eat, but ended up back in the Red Lion as the carvery was advertised as £5 per person(!!!!) Although there was a queue, it was worth the wait. It was a well needed carvery and every aspect of the meal was simply delicious. The staff were friendly (served by a young waitress who was very pleasant both days) and the atmosphere was lovely. Would definitely recommend this pub for food and will be visiting again in the future!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank mangharad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

47 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    12
    12
    10
    4
    9
See reviews for
17
6
5
1
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2013

A thousand monkeys working at a thousand type writers for one thousand years could not begin to explain how spectacular this place is. From the god like staff to the Michelin star worthy food this humble Hotel has it all. It prospers where others fail.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Bixlar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Worcester, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

A group of us stayed here for my partners 40th birthday on the 13th July and our stay here was more than adequate. We had a brilliant weekend. The rooms were clean and comfortable and well worth the money. It was very busy when we were there as it was Llandiloes carnival and the weather was fantastic so everybody was out! It was quite noisy as our room was above the pub and overlooking the street but this didn't bother us as we were partying too and we still had a good nights sleep. The staff were friendly and helpful and we had a huge cooked breakfast next morning served at the early time of 8am as they had to get the Sunday carvery on but it was worth it. Don't know what time they serve drinks to at night but after standing at the bar for 5 minutes or so we were told that the bar was closed.....so we went to bed and had a cup of tea!
Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Debbie M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Gravesend, Kent. England
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

If you want complete quiet DO NOT go to this b&b!! It is, after all above a pub and a very lively pub at that. The people who work there are very friendly but not in your face, rooms are clean and tidy and prices are reasonable. The food was more than adequate.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank sammia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Probably not the place to go to for a special occasion however if you just want a quick, tasty Sunday lunch then this cannot be beaten and represents incredible value at just £5 for adults and £4 for children. They offer a Nut Wellington and Veggie gravy if requested. Meat eaters in our group said the quality of the meat was excellent. Arrive early to avoid the queues as this is very popular with locals.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank 123David321
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ChappieUk, Public Relations Manager at Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for your positive review. We do try to offer the best possible Carvery for the price and we pride ourselves on the fact that we have many returning customers week after week. 165 last Sunday to be exact! And having a lot of vegetarian customers, we like to cater well for them also. Kelly. PS we do have many groups that come here for special occasions. We have catered for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays etc etc - we put extra special effort into making it look as good as possible for each individual occasion...just saying ; )
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stayed here for three nights, the hotel has been redecorated and is ok, but a little noisy with the bar directly below. Our booking was messed up though and two of us had to sleep it he same room despite booking separately.

As for the restuarant, I would never recommend it to anyone. First night, ordered food then waited 1 hour then were shown into the EMPTY restaurant and asked what we wanted to eat!
Second night, exactly the same except we were served our food and then told one of the items was not available. Then given frozen (literally) potatoes. The restuarant was practically empty.
Third we all ordered lasagne and then an hour later were told there was none available.

If it had been my choice we would not have gone back after the first night.

AVOID.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Julian S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ChappieUk, Public Relations Manager at Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
I need to respond to this in the most polite way I can, it will be hard. Firstly, a lot of you did not stay here and I feel, after speaking to the staff that night, that you were one of the people staying elsewhere - despite what you say. You were in a very large group and were asked to order your meals that morning - you did not do this. You were called to the restaurant when your food was ready, which is a practice we always use. Food runs out - it happens. Lasagne is a very popular choice and, had you ordered it in the morning when you said you would, it would have been available. We also had other large groups eating that night and they had ordered first - you had to wait. The staff can only work as fast as they can - we put quality first & timing second. Again, had you ordered when you said you would, the food would have been ready when you wanted to eat. Lastly, all of your group were asked the next morning if their stay was alright - they all said they had had a great stay, most thanking us very much, so.....if you did stay, why did you say nothing then and instead write it on here?? Kelly
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Llanidloes hotels

TheCottage
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2013

The rooms were OK, comfy beds and all amenities you would expect for the price, although the remote for the TV didn't work. I needed a really good nights sleep having ridden there from Shrewsbury but the noise from downstairs was very loud and made sleep impossible. THe pub has pumping music until about 01:30. The staff were nice and friendly and helped us store the bikes.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank simonjdawes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ChappieUk, Public Relations Manager at Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thanks for your review. I'm afraid that, yes, we do have the bar open until around 1am on a Saturday night as we are a pub also. I cannot do much about this I'm afraid but we do warn about it on here and on our website. Also, the noise from the other pubs on the street is well out of our control and they can be just as bad. As for the television remote - they all work, it's just that some people fail to read the instructions provided as to how to turn the television on successfully. We have tried it since reading this review and it worked fine. Thank you, Kelly
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Llanidloes
7.0 mi away
Maesmawr Hall Hotel
Maesmawr Hall Hotel
#1 of 1 in Caersws
332 reviews
0.1 mi away
Mount Inn
Mount Inn
#5 of 12 in Llanidloes
38 reviews
4.9 mi away
Trewythen Lodges
Trewythen Lodges
#2 of 5 in Llanidloes
221 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Unicorn Hotel
Unicorn Hotel
#2 of 12 in Llanidloes
109 reviews
0.1 mi away
Trewythen Hotel
Trewythen Hotel
#3 of 12 in Llanidloes
56 reviews
4.5 mi away
The Clochfaen
The Clochfaen
#4 of 12 in Llanidloes
22 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Red Lion Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel

Property: Red Lion Hotel
Address: 7 Long Bridge Street, Llanidloes SY18 6EE, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Llanidloes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Llanidloes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small, family run bed and breakfast. Our price includes breakfast (and a large choice at that). All of our rooms are en-suite and two have a kitchenette. We are in the process of refurbishing the hotel and are hoping for the front facade to be restored in the next few months. Please may I point out that the establishment is on a busy main street and because of the lively pub we have on the ground floor, it can get noisy on the weekends and bank holidays. We have a games room bar on one side of the ground floor and a lounge bar on the other side. We have a 'pub grub' style main menu with some homemade dishes (all clearly pointed out) and we also have a Specials menu. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Red Lion Hotel Llanidloes, Wales

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing