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Brook Red Lion Hotel

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3.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want a night sleep don't bother stopping here the room was so small you could only just fit around the side of the bed. Good job we have only a small dog as there was no room on the floor for a large...More

Thank Victoria H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the station somebody asked where ai was staying, and they said ‘good luck’, when I told them. Its terrifying. Not on account of any haunting, no self respecting ghost would be seen dead here, so ignore the tales of this being the most haunted...More

Thank GregW75
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear GregW75 It is always disappointing for us to read that any guest left the hotel disappointed with any aspect of their stay. Your perception of the Brook Red Lion Hotel is certainly not a view shared by most of our guests and visitors and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended the Red Lion for a wedding reception. Really lovely atmosphere , extremely welcoming and friendly staff. Nothing to much trouble. Location of hotel ideal as situated in the middle of Colchester town and opposite the town hall where the wedding took place . Only...More

Thank HTW46
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear HTW46 Thank you so much for your comments and feedback on the wedding you attended recently at The Brook Red Lion Hotel. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the food and menu prepared by Chef for this special occasion and I can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't normally have much time for reviews such as these, but in this case I felt that I had to make an exception. We were booked into the hotel for 1 night as a gift from my stepchildren and we were really looking forward...More

Thank Markandallie2012
Response from DUmmat, Owner at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mark and Allie Thank you for your feedback and comments and I am sorry to read that the hotel did not quite meet with your expectations. At Brook Hotels we pride ourselves with being approachable and I can't but help feeling a little disappointed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building is ancient The girl on the desk was lovely The room looked ok. The mattress was the worst I've EVER encountered in any hotel anywhere. I've seen better dumped in lay byes! Absolutely unacceptable. No non slip mat in the shower. Just unacceptable...More

Thank dealdickie
Response from DUmmat, Owner at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sir You are right the building is old ! In fact The Brook Red Lion Hotel in Colchester is a historical Grade I listed building dating back to 1465 and is one of the oldest inns in the area. We have 24 individually furnished...More

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USD 67 - USD 131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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
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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!
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anton610872
27 April 2015|
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Response from RLHGeneralManager | Property representative |
Check in is any time after 2pm and the reception is manned 24/7
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"No lift to the bedrooms on the top floor"
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"Ask for a room away from the High Street"
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"Did not use rooms only restaurant"
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"stay someone else!!"
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