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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a two Night Stay with My Friend for a Girlie Weekend and we Loved it.The Staff were very Helpful and Friendly.Beds were very Comfortable.Would Stay there again as there is Lots to do and see there x

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

Dear Cathy P It is wonderful to read that you had such an enjoyable stay with us at The Red Lion and that the hotel was perfect for you and friends to catch up and enjoy the historic and busy city of Colchester. Thank you for your wonderful review and rating today and we all look forward to welcoming you...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I booked an afternoon tea using a gift voucher given to us as a Christmas Gift. Being Valentines day we were really looking forward to our treat. Well this was beyond disappointing. First I must say the service was fine. The afternoon tea was very poor. We were not offered any particular tea just normal tea bags...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Red Lion staff, as I have found with the whole Brooks hotel group are really friendly and accommodating. The food is too nice to say no to. The only drawback for me is that the Guinness is through one of those vibrating plate things and not a draft. But an excellent and much need good nights sleep. The receptionist,...

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

Dear STDClinic I am pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us at The Brook Red Lion Hotel and your kind comments,review and rating are greatly appreciated by all of us at Brook Hotels. I have asked Mr Davies to pass your kind words on to all his team and we look forward to being able to welcome you...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely clean room. Wardrobe door hanging off the hinges. (staff informed) Bathroom very clean but shower inadequate. (very low water pressure) Room was above a very busy Street. Nightclub opposite & Taxi Rank right below window. This is an old property with sash windows. Incredibly noisy, you could hear everything going on outside. There may as well have been no...

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

Dear Mr Watts Thank you for your feedback today following your recent stay with us in Colchester . I do appreciate your understanding and patience regarding the wardrobe which has now been rectified. It is very important to us that our guests and residents can sleep comfortably and peacefully and ,to that end ,we do work very closely with Colchester...

Colchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my friend for afternoon tea. The building was beautiful but the lack of lift made manoeuvring a buggy difficult. The tea itself was lovely and the staff was attentive and friendly. We will be back, but without the baby next time!

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

Dear Lu T Thank you for reviewing your recent Afternoon Tea with us at The Brook Red Lion Hotel and I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the experience. I can only apologise that the hotel does not currently have any lift access but Mr Davies and his reception are ,of course, always happy to assist you in taking...

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé and I visited the Red Lion hotel for an event being held at the same venue staying overnight for one night. The building itself is beautiful. For such an old building its very impressive how modern features have been built into the place so well. With the age of the building you would expect there to be the...

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

Dear Drive_Tardy86 Thank you for your feedback and comments today regarding your recent stay with us at The Brook Red Lion Hotel. I am pleased to read that you appreciated our beautiful building and can only apologise for the noise from the high street during your stay. We are always concerned to read that as a consequence our guests are...

essex girl
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Visited yesterday with my mum for lunch. Comfortable restaurant brimming with charm and interesting history. Convenient position right in the middle of Colchester High Street Food amazing value and really tasty. Staff friendly and attentive. Would definitely return soon and will be as have booked a ghost tour there !!

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

Dear scrivy Thank you for your wonderful review and rating of your lunch with us at The Brook Red Lion Hotel and Chef will be especially delighted to read your wonderful comments today. I do hope that you enjoy your next visit for the ghost tour and that one of our resident ghosts make an appearance ! Kind regards Denise...

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I visited this hotel for afternoon tea on Christmas Eve with my boyfriends family and we had a lovely time. The staff were polite, helpful and welcoming as well as attentive to our needs and regularly checked to make sure everything was to our satisfaction throughout our visit as well as supplying us with more food and drink as and...

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

Dear Rio F Thank you for your wonderful review and rating today. I am delighted to read that you and your family escaped the pressures of Xmas eve and had such a relaxing Afternoon Tea with us. Chef will be especially pleased to read your kind comments and on behalf of all us at the hotel I wish you ,...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Didn't stay overnight in this hotel but spent a bit of time here with friends. Staff were very friendly and the night porters were great. Would book a room here if I ever stayed in Colchester again. Z

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

Dear Scott8446 Thank you for reviewing the Brook Red Lion Hotel and I am delighted to read that you found the hotel a welcoming retreat for a few hours during this very busy festive season. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated by us all and we hope that you have a Merry Xmas and wish you all the very best...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel 9th and 10th December for a festive break with friends. Had to wait 30 mins to check in as staff were busy with afternoon teas. Taken to room 2, a little dark but ok. Decided to go out for early meal as we had been told no meals in hotel due to Christmas parties. Realised the...

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

Dear Kimbo1959 Thank you for your feedback today as it is always disappointing for us to realise that any guest has left the Brook Red Lion so disheartened. As you can appreciate in December the hotel is always very busy with festive bookings and party nights. However, it is usual for the reception team to contact any guest not involved...

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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: $76 - $136 (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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Colchester Red Lion
Brook Red Lion Hotel Colchester, Essex
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“The modern area of the hotel away from the front and alley way is probably your best bet for a good sleep”
 of 5 bubbles Drive_Tardy86, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms at the front of the hotel & ask if any refurbished rooms are available”
 of 5 bubbles 750juliap, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the front rooms, High Street is like a war zone at night!”
 of 5 bubbles Frequent_hotel_user, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Don't choose room 8, had I have known they had a larger room with a 4 poster bed when I was booking I would have chosen 1 of them”
 of 5 bubbles Joanna2909, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a comfy bed!”
 of 5 bubbles Juneska, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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