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Red Lion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Clovelly
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 5, 2010

Stayed here as part of a tour round Devon and Cornwall and also visiting friends. My daughter said she always wanted to stay here so I thought I would give it a try. We had the twin room overlooking the beach and harbour. It had a bay window with table and chairs to sit and watch the boats and activities on the harbour wall. The room was very nicely decorated and the enormous shower was great. We did find a few faults - dust all round the skirting boards and the window area had dust all over the ledges - think the housekeeping needs to be improved on the dusting side. The evening meal was a mixed affair. My husband had a steak which was perfectly cooked but very tough - and he never has a problem chewing tough meat. I had lemon sole with asparagus and saffron potatoes. Unfortunately some of the asparagus was significantly undercooked and the potatoes were so raw they were inedible. However, the breakfast was very nice and very plentiful. If you stay at this hotel you avoid the entrance cost to the village, and get to use the service room right down to the beach carpark. You can then use the landrover for free to go back up to the start of the cobbles and wander down knowing you can put your feet up at the end. Wear sensible shoes if you do. Also worth a visit was Clovelly gardens at the top.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2010

The Red Lion benefits from its surroundings. More effort could be made by staff to clear up.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2010

We had a great weekend at this hotel, the staff were friendly and informative, especially the receptionist Lucy, who deserves a pay rise for her excellent customer care. The location of the hotel is perfect but there is a long steep walk back up to the main street, but a shuttle truck does take you to the top so you could walk down. food in the restaurant was good, maybe it could of had more local products, our stay was the same time as Clovelly's regatta which made the area quite busy and the bars lively with live music going on, we enjoyed it but if you were a romatic couple then you might not of enjoyed it as much , but then again it is only one weekend a year.
Please go and try this hotel I do not think you will be dissapointed.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

We booked several months ahead to attend a memorial service nearby. With 8 weeks to go our booking was cancelled to accommodate the owners family and friends for a social event!

The worst case of non-customer friendly self intrested service I have ever come across.

Book at your own peril. The booking means nothing to Clovelly Estates.

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Reviewed July 23, 2010

We stayed in mid July with a large group of friends, the staff here bent over backwards to ensure that we had a great time, the food in the restaurant was amazing, and the bar snacks we had at lunchtime were good value and well presented.

Thanks to the bar staff for putting up with us in the bar!!

We have been coming here for 3 years and cant fault this hotel, once againd many thanks to Justin & co!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 22, 2010

Pretty location but this hotel has no competition and therefore doesn't have to provide good service, good food or value for money. Bedroom was tiny, dinner was expensive for the quality of food and staff appeared disinterested. This cost nearly £200 for one night and does not deserve the high praise that is given.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2010

We went to the Red Lion for my birthday lunch and as crab is my favourite we chose the Cornish Crab Salad for £12.75. In a word awful., the crab was watery and tasteless, seemed like it was frozen and the salad had brown edges to it with chunks of raw carrot thrown in. The bread was quite nice but for the price paid terrible value for money. Plus we had to wait nearly an hour to get it. The staff were run off their feet and quite short with you. I wouldn't go again, very disappointing indeed.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Red Lion Hotel

Address: 48 The Quay, Clovelly EX39 5TF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Clovelly
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Clovelly
Price Range: $109 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Red Lion Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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