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Brook Red Lion Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe rooms are outdated but clean and had all you need with great restaurant .Loved breakfast cooked to order and served by very friendly staff that told us history of the place.If you love old charming places eith exposed beams then stay at Brooks.

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Olga S Thank you for your wonderful review and rating today. I am delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable break away with us recently and that you appreciated the beautiful building that is the Brook Red Lion Hotel. It is Grade 1 listed building with a rich and colourful past as well as some resident ghosts...

Gillingham, Kent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a 2-night stay here. The room was comfortable and clean, the bed was comfy and cosy, and we slept well until the Council mechanical road-sweeper came along the High Street at 5.00 a.m.! We had breakfast on both mornings and a dinner on our second evening. The food was very good and the service excellent,...

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear HarryK1947 Thank you for your kind review today and I am delighted too read that you and your wife enjoyed your break away with us at The Red Lion. Please accept my personal apologies for the noise from the High Street , and I do appreciate your understanding that this is out of our control ! It will be...

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights The room was clean and had everything you need , had to ask for a hairdryer but was given one straight away The service in the restaurant was speedy and efficient and the food was tasty The staff were all friendly and liz on reception was helpful when we had any queries...

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear yesterday Thank you for your kind comments and review today following your short break away with us in Colcheter. It is wonderful to read that you found the hotel ideally located for you to explore the historic city of Colchester and that Mr Davies and his all his team looked after you so well. I will, of course, pass...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed for one night on Easter Sunday. Staff couldn't have been nicer, and welcomed us and our dog. Breakfast was fine, not overwhelming but filled a hole. We had a front room which meant the noise from the club opposite meant we had to keep windows shut so the room was stuffy. Bath took forever to fill and water wasn't...

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear emmakmoat Thank you for your comments today as Mr Davies and his team will be delighted to read that you felt welcome and at home during your stay over Easter. I can only apologise if any noise from the High Street disturbed you. Whilst we are not in a position to control this, we do work closely with the...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The hotel is perfectly located in Colchester city Center, close to all the shops and castle park. The hotel room was average but clean. It lacked a mini bar or fridge which comes as standard in most hotels however the hotel staff were very helpful and welcoming. Angela was most helpful and accommodating when it came to us wanting to...

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Dear Shalz S I am delighted to read that you had such a lovely stay with us at The Brook Red Lion Hotel whist visiting Colchester and I am pleased to read that you found our location perfect for exploring and enjoying all that our historic city has to offer . I will be delighted to pass to pass your...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Came for Mother's Day lunch as never been before. What an absolute delight we had our lunch was outstanding the food was out of this world the beef was yummy and the service was great staff very friendly and very welcoming. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear saltsea1234 I am delighted to read that you had such a lovely lunch with us on Mother's Day . Thank you for your kind and complimentary review which is greatly appreciated by us all especially Chef . Please feel free to contact Mr Davies or the reception team if you have another date in mind as Chef would be...

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I visited this hotel on the 10th with my wife and we absolutely enjoyed our stay, the room was excellent and loved the decor and surroundings, we booked a table for the restaurant we ordered steak and lasagne which was amazing, hats off to staff and the chef!!! Will definitely come again

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tony D Thank you for your wonderful review and rating today, It is always a great boost for us to read that the hotel was perfect for our guests to enjoy their time in Colchester. Thank you for your kind words and compliments which I have passed on to Mr Davies to share with all his team , especially...

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I attended this establishment on Saturday evening for a 3 course meal. This was a gift from my little sister! The location is beautiful. It's a historic building with some great architectural features! The staff are extremely warm and friendly. The food was beautiful and the portion sizes were spot on. I had the steak which was...

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian C I am delighted to read that you enjoyed dining with us in the Parliament Restaurant and your kind compliments and feedback are wonderful to read and will be such a great boost for Chef and the restaurant team. Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience for us on this site today and we look...

Arnprior, Canada
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Red Lion is a famous hotel in Colchester that was booked for my family by my mother for all of us to stay there while in the UK. It is an awful hotel, the decor is beautiful and very reminiscent of a time past, but that is the only good thing to say. My room was small for the...

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James P I can only apologise that the Brook Red Lion Hotel did not meet with your personal expectations. I am pleased that despite your overall disappointment you did however appreciate the beauty of our historic Grade 1 listed building. I have noted your feedback relating to the customer service you experienced and although it is very usual for...

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Visited Colchester with family and fancied somewhere nice to eat so we chose this, we should have guessed that all was not well when the multi tasking receptionist said she would have to check if we could get any food. Once seated our drink order was swiftly taken only then to be told they had run out of lager, then...

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DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear les425 I am very sorry to read that you did not enjoy your recent lunch with us. As we approach the end of service the restaurant team aways check with Chef to ensure that a new party of diners can be accommodated comfortably and I can only apologise if you felt this to be inappropriate. Occasionally popular items on...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Red Lion Hotel was built in 1465 and is in the centre of Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town. The historical building has original Tudor features, including wooden beams.The Red Lion Hotel is one of the oldest inns in the area. The hotel is a short walk from the shops and Colchester Town Rail Station is 500 metres away. Hotel Rooms: 24 ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brook Red Lion Hotel

Address: 43 High Street, Colchester CO1 1DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Colchester
Price Range: ₹ 4,535 - ₹ 8,901 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Brook Red Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Red Lion Colchester
Colchester Red Lion
Brook Red Lion Hotel Colchester, Essex
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“Friendly welcoming staff”
olgasS3235VJ, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“Not only is it haunted but being on High Street it is very loud”
jamespY9557OQ, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If possible, don't overlook the High Street”
graemem16, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The modern area of the hotel away from the front and alley way is probably your best bet for a good sleep”
Drive_Tardy86, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms at the front of the hotel & ask if any refurbished rooms are available”
750juliap, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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