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Brook Red Lion Hotel

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25 Nov.26 Nov.
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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
Public Wifi
Golf Course
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
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98Great for walkers
Grade: 98 out of 100
270Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
59Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price we paid I was more than happy. Very characterful hotel, did request a haunted room; gave us room 5 which is said to be haunted by a Miss Millar murdered in 1638. My friend reckons he heard her but I was asleep....More

Thank markdriscoll22
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mark Thank you for your kind and generous review and we can only apologise that you did not hear the ghost on this occasion ! Such sitings are difficult to predict but we are pleased that the hotel was perfectly located for your stay...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked in overnight to see the firework display, great location near to castle park and in the high street. Historical tudor building with so much character. Staff helpful, friendly and welcoming, yummy breakfast. Would recommend and return.More

Thank Debbie C
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear Debbie C Thank you for choosing to stay with us whilst you enjoyed the fireworks and for your lovely comments today. We are delighted to read that the hotel was perfect for this occasion and that Mrs Abell and her team looked after you...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed here on a Tuesday night, for family event Wednesday, hotel is very good and full of character and history. Reseption good and plenty of info on arrival for parking and the area, we had 3x rooms on the top floor away from the bar...More

Thank stevebf
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 5 October 2018

Dear stevebf Thank you for letting us know how much you and you family enjoyed your stay with us at The Brook Red Lion Hotel and for your kind compliments which I have asked Mrs Abell to share with all her team , especially Dan....More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Cannot thank Angela, Adam, and all the staff at the Red Lion enough for making our special day truly memorable from the moment we first started planning our day, right through to the moment we left. The level of professional, yet friendly, service was first...More

Thank Dave A
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 4 October 2018

Dear Dave A Thank you so much for choosing the Brook Red Lion Hotel as the venue for your Special Day and for your lovely comments and feedback. It will be a great pleasure for me to pass your compliments on to Angela , Adam...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We went for afternoon tea and what a treat it was. The bread was so fresh for the sandwiches and the cakes were delicious. Excellent service and well looked after. We would definitely visit again. Great food and drinkMore

Thank Sonia C
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 17 September 2018

Dear Sonia Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed Afternoon Tea with us and for your lovely comments and feedback today . Chef will be delighted to read that his homemade cakes were enjoyed and looks forward to baking for you again...More

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Kerrie W
20 July 2017|
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Response from briancT4411DN | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is in the high street
Mick P
31 May 2016|
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Response from redli0n1 | Property representative |
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!
27 April 2015|
Response from RLHGeneralManager | Property representative |
Check in is any time after 2pm and the reception is manned 24/7
Room Tips
"Avoid rooms with main road frontage."
4 Sep. 2018
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"Some rooms are supposedly haunted howeve, doesn't that make things more exciting?!"
12 Jun. 2018
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"Rooms over the alley/lane a noisy"
10 Jun. 2018
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"Room not near the front of building"
3 Jun. 2018
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USD 62 - USD 171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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