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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Beware - Stay away until refurbished at least!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Lion Hotel

Red Lion Hotel
Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Red Lion Hotel
Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Luton
Darlington
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beware - Stay away until refurbished at least!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2008

Do not book until the place has been refurbished at least!!!


I checked in (via the bar) with fairly friendly staff, who immediatley warned me that there would be a lot of noise as it was a town centre late night pub. The part of the hotel I was directed to was just over the car park from the pub, with an external door for which I needed a key. I immediately noticed that this door had been kicked in, not a good omen!! The room I was given smelt very damp. There was paint peeling off the walls, the paper on the ceiling was hanging off with damp, there was mould all over the aged bathroom, and the room was freezing. It felt like I was a squatter in an old house! I was allocated another room as I expressed my displeasure, which faired little better, all I could say for this one is that there didn't seem to be any damp on the ceiling!

I again complained to hotel reception, and as there was no double rooms left I was offered a twin room. By this point I was really not comfortable staying at the hotel, and asked for a refund, which was duly given. I can't fault the friendliness of the staff, they even rang around to find me a room at another hotel. They did tell me that the hotel was due for refurbishment soon, although I would say the place should be closed until this happens. For £3 extra you can stay at the Premier Travel Inn, much more comfortable!! Will not go there again!

  • Liked — Nothing!!!!!
  • Disliked — Everything!!!!!!!
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank lisaw960
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

71 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    13
    15
    14
    8
    21
See reviews for
6
12
14
16
Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Athens, Greece
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2008

Above average room. Very comfortable beds and good choice of extras for the price we payed. There is an ironing press, kettle, hair-dryer and TV.

The only drawbacks: it is located above a late licensed pub that gets noisy in the evenings and there is no escalator - the stairways to the rooms are narrow.

  • Liked — The room itself
  • Disliked — The noise
  • Stayed September 2003, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Iris46
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Luton hotels
0.1 mi away
Premier Inn Luton Town Centre Hotel
0.2 mi away
Icon Hotel Luton
Icon Hotel Luton
#3 of 25 in Luton
4.5 of 5 bubbles 570 reviews
0.8 mi away
Hampton by Hilton London Luton Airport
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 mi away
Premier Inn Luton (Airport) Hotel
0.5 mi away
The Leaside
The Leaside
#4 of 25 in Luton
4.5 of 5 bubbles 488 reviews
2.6 mi away
King William Hotel
King William Hotel
#11 of 25 in Luton
3.0 of 5 bubbles 116 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: 2 Castle Street, Luton LU1 3AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bedfordshire > Luton
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 25 Hotels in Luton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Red Lion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz and LateRooms so you can book your Red Lion Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Red Lion Luton
Luton Red Lion

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