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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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Non-smoking hotel
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Historic Hotel
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164Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
47Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Room only basis moved twice but no problem with that. Old historic building ideal for work and shopping. Car park a bit of a walk but taxi rank right outside. Staff always polite and cheery. Felt they left me alone in which was ideal. An extras i.e tea coffee water biscuits not
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The hotel is in a very good location right on the high street however on a Saturday night this is also a nightmare. We were facing the high street and unfortunately you could hear everyone and everything that went on outside, we didn’t get much sleep at all until about 4am with
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Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
DearAlexandraaRose We are sorry that you did not enjoy your stay and apologise for the housekeeping issues you have mentioned. This is unusual but had you spoken to the reception team we would have happily re -serviced your room or offered you another room if available. Regarding the noise, the hotel is located on the High Street and whilst the noise from outside is beyond our control ,we do work with and inform the local council when this has a negative impact on our guests and residents. Thank you for your feedback in this matter. Kind regards Denise Ummat
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This is a lovely hotel if you love history (not for those who think modern and straight lines, the Red Lion just oozes history and charm. From the moment we made the booking to when we left we were made to feel very welcome by Angela and her staff. We can't wait to visit again
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Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear 489alastairp We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay on our historic Grade 1 listed building and that the beams , nooks and crannies , priest holes and ghosts were appreciated ! Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing to stay again. Please feel free to call Angela if there is any more we can put in place for you before then . Kind regards Denise Ummat Director
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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 4 Feb 2019
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 4 Feb 2019
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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Is this hotel near the bars and clubs ??
Yes it is in the high street
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What time would last orders be for dinner on a Saturday evening? Many thanks. Mick
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$62 - US$152 (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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