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Brook Red Lion Hotel

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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
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf Course
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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163Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
48Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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With a little bit of TLC this reasonable Hotel could really stand out from the crowd. Check in was quick and efficient. Our Room (2) was an OK size, bed Mattress was reasonably comfortable and bed linen was clean and fresh. Tea, Coffee and Biscuit selection was good with decent
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Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear tontotaylor Thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback with us today. We are pleased that you had a pleasant stay and apologise for the heating issues you experienced in your room on this occasion. The hotel is engaged in a soft redecoration programme which we hope to complete throughout this year. It would be wonderful to welcome you back so that you could enjoy these changes firsthand . Kind regards Denise Ummat Director
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Had my reception here and I must say although we was early the staff were fantastic and helped us with everything we needed will be definitely coming here again for our Anniversary this year Amazing place
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Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Lisaanddanb110 Firstly Many Congratulations ! And on behalf of us all at Brook Hotels we wish you all the very best. Thank you for choosing the Brook Red Lion Hotel for your Special Day. We are extremely delighted to read that you, your family and friends had such a memorable day and that Mrs Abell , Chef and all the team looked after all your needs on this day. Thank you for sharing your experience for us today and we look forward to welcoming you both back on your 1st Anniversary. Kind regards Denise Ummat Director
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We were invited out for Sunday lunch at this place last weekend, the property is a lovely old building with many original features, the staircase and bar area is very impressive, on our visit the bar was very cold although the heating was on, a small white electric heater was
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Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Geoff B We appreciate your feedback and apologise that a failed delivery from our suppliers left us unusually short in the bar. This is not typical and we apologise once again for the inconvenience caused. We thank you for your understanding at the time and are pleased that despite this you enjoyed the food prepared for you by Chef. As we are not usually let down in this way we hope that you willl give us a second chance and return to dine with us again.
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Lovely looking hotel, brilliant location, good staff. Carpet on staircase very worn,silver duct tape on each tread. Room need full refurbishment, window paint peeling off, no bedside table for one bed. Bathroom, panel cracked & hanging out from bath. When attempting to shower,
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Location for the town is excellent. Angela, Dan and the 3rd guy whose name I cannot recall were brilliant. They made our evening fantastic. They couldn't have been more helpful. They joined in with us the whole evening and were there whenever we needed anything. We couldn't
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Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel
Responded 13 Jan 2019
Dear nuttyrita Thank you for choosing to welcome in 2019 with us at The Brook Red Lion Hotel and for letting us know how much you enjoyed the evening. I will pass your kind words on to all the team and we hope to welcome you back again very soon. Kind regards Denise Ummat Director
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Yes it is in the high street
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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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Check in is any time after 2pm and the reception is manned 24/7
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"Best to ask to see a room.Mine had a wall 15 feet away."
"Avoid rooms with main road frontage."
"Some rooms are supposedly haunted howeve, doesn't that make things more exciting?!"
"Rooms over the alley/lane a noisy"
"Room not near the front of building"
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PRICE RANGE
US$63 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
red lion colchestercolchester red lion
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandColchester
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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