Brook Red Lion Hotel - Colchester

High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO1 1DJ  show map
 3 stars
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Brook Red Lion Hotel - Colchester

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

Overview

The classic 3-star Brook Red Lion Hotel lies within walking distance of Colchester Zoo, Clacton Pier and Sub Zero, Essex Uni. Featuring classical architecture, the hotel is opened since 1465.

The hotel has central location in the heart of a natural area as well as a nightclub, a library and a golf course on-site. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Colchester city center.

Restaurants and a zoo are set close to the property.

Brook Red Lion Hotel is within a 40-minute drive to London Southend airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 24 beautiful hotel rooms equipped with satellite TV, wireless internet, a trouser press, a seating area and heating. The rooms come with private bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower along with an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

Regional dishes are served in the a la carte restaurant.

Services

Guests will make use of free parking, a baggage storage and an elevator as well as a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier.

Relax

On-site facilities for children include cribs and a play area.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   24.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • VIP check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Library

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 3 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 10 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO1 1DJ

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City Center
  • Colchester
    100 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    24

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Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 25 m²
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Brook Red Lion Hotel - Colchester Colchester location
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    Hotel Address:

    High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO1 1DJ

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Colchester
      100 m
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of rooms:
      24

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColchesterBrook Red Lion Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Radcliffe Fishing Tackle Shop - 100 m
    • Life Gallery - 200 m
    • Regency Art - 1.1 km

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 100 m

    Places of interest

    • Sub Zero, Essex Uni - 1.9 km
    • Layer Marney Tower - 7.3 km

    Convention centers

    • Colchester Arts Centre Ltd - 300 m

    Amusement

    • Colchester Billiard & Snooker Club - 100 m
    • The Showboat - 200 m
    • Gala Clubs - 300 m
    • Gala Bingo - 300 m
    • Odeon Cinemas - 300 m
    • Megabowl - 900 m
    • adventure land - 1.0 km
    • little monkys - 1.1 km
    • Mr Pools Club & Bar - 1.9 km

    Museums

    • Hollytrees Museum - 100 m
    • The Castle Museum - 200 m

    Parks

    • Castle park - 300 m
    • English Heritage: Lexden Earthworks and Bluebottle Grove - 3.3 km

    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

    • Colchester Zoo Ltd - 3.7 km

    Theaters

    • Mercury Theatre - 300 m
    • Charter Hall - 700 m
    • Lakeside Theatre - 3.5 km

    Local attractions

    • The Sir Alfred Munnings Art Museum - 9.3 km
      Castle House, Castle Hill, Dedham
    • Mistley Place Park Animal Rescue Centre - 13.3 km
      New Road, Mistley
    • Dedham Art & Craft Centre - 10.1 km
      Brook Street, Dedham
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of rooms:
      24

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColchesterBrook Red Lion Hotel

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    Brook Red Lion Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Brook Red Lion Hotel

    Average guest rating

    6.2out of 10
    Good
    Based on 122 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      10.0

      The general style and friendliness of the hotel and staff was very good indeed. I would like to say that the receptionist staff member upon my arrival on 28.3.12 at about 4pm was particularly helpful in sorting out some directuions for me from the hotel to the business venue I had to attend. Very much appreciated.

    • Single
      5.8

      There was no hot water, heating so it was disappointing

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      The relaxed attmosphere and the oldy feel with the wooden beams

    • Single
      7.0

      Staff dealt with a few problems very well.

      Due to its location, noise is unavoidable. I would not want to be there Friday or Saturday night!

    • Group of friends
      5.8

      It was central and a building with plenty of character due to the old building making everything less than vertical/horizontal. Convenient for central Colchester location requirement and room was clean and good value for money. It met my need for crash pad for a social in Colchester.

      There was no hot water when I tried to have a shower and I was allocated a room at the front of the hotel which was a little inconvenient hearing the clashing and banging from people in the street.

    • Single
      5.4

      Amazing building nice staff

      The bar and dining areas were reminiscent of the worst type of 1970s pub with sticky carpets. The shower in my room didn’t work and the water came out in a dribble. I was lucky though as 2 of my colleagues didn’t even have hot water.

    • Couple
      4.6

      Conviniate place to stay after weddding receiption

      Room well worn , missing material and ripes in headboard spit ,broken bath panel lack of normal equipment E.g hairdryer and iron in room ?

    • Group of friends
      4.6

      It was perfectly located to explore the Oldest Town in England

      When we arrived (10/8 @ kl.18.30) the staff were very friendly & helpfull. However, while the bedroom was clean, we found the bed too soft, and there were only 2 coffee sachets in the bowl! The bathroom was clean, but the bath & surround was dirty; there were no complimentary soaps, shampoo etc., and the next morning when we wanted to shower, the water was either too hot or too cold, When we went out at 08.00 the next morning, the receptionist was busy talking to her boyfriend, rather that take our key, she gestured where to place them, and kept on with her conversation.

    • Older travelers
      4.6

      No heating to room.very cold through out our stay, informed reception,and was told nothing could be done to remedy problem .No hot water on demand,had to call down to reception to remedy problem and then had to wait a further 30 minutes for water to heat up.shower completely inadequate,was more like a trickle from a watering can. Room service served us luke warm tea in the morning. On the whole very very dissapointing. Will never book again or recommend to any one.

    • Group of friends
      5.0

      It was very central to all shopping pubs and nightclubs. The hotel is also a good historic building in keeping with historic Colchester.

      It is a shame that the rooms and hotel in general are quite run down. A good makeover with new furniture, including beds, and bathroom equipment would make the hotel a good 4* venue as the location and historic building is fantastic.

    • Single
      7.8

      Nice old and cosy hotel that gives you feeling as if you were taken 300 years ago.

      Thin walls and creaky floor, which is however explained by the age of the hotel

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      Food and service were very good.

      Having to park some distance away in a council carpark at a cost of £6 pound for the night.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      It was our wedding night staff went out of there way to insure our evening was perfect

    • Older travelers
      2.4

      To be honest, I didn't like it at all when I get in the hotel room, I checked in No 25, the duvet was absolutely disgusting, the previous customers left blood on the duvet. I will not choose it again!

    • Family with children
      8.0

      I took my daughter simply for a stay in a haunted hotel. The staff where more than friendly, couldnt do enough to help and make our stay enjoyable. (Thanks danielle). Loved the history of the place. Would go back again, and again, and again.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Brook Red Lion Hotel - Colchester Colchester location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    High Street, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO1 1DJ

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Colchester
      100 m
    Airports
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of rooms:
      24

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedColchesterBrook Red Lion Hotel

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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