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Brook Red Lion Hotel

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  • Excellent22%
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  • Average19%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible20%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With no front of house man Anthony, there is no more warm welcome, bring him back he always made you feel welcome and this has not happened the last couple of visits what a shame.but the food is good. Just miss the warm welcome which...More

Thank gazza006
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear gazza006 We are very pleased to read that despite "No Anthony " you enjoyed your stay. Of course , over time some members of the team do move on but we are delighted that Angela and all her team, especially Chef looked after you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is first rate The fabric of the building is reflective of the fact the structure is over 600 years in places The ensuite is modest, but spotlessly clean, as are the towels The price can't be beaten The bedroom was modest, but again,...More

Thank maryef438
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear maryef438 Thank you for your kind and generous review today and we are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us in the Brook Red Lion Hotel. It is always lovely to read that the hotel along with Mrs Abell and her...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The hotel was exactly as expected and more. Fabulous character you feel like you have stepped back in history. After reading reviews it was dirty I was a little worried this hotel is deffinately not dirty. It's old the bathrooms are old it's full of...More

Thank Louise T
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Louise T It was a pleasure for Mrs Abell and her team to welcome you to the Brook Red Lion Hotel and I would like to thank you for sharing your experience of the time you spent with us today. It is always a...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

The front of the hotel is the ancient timbered coaching inn, dating back six centuries. The extent to which the woodwork still retains the character and designs and marks of those old craftsmen. The hotel yard has been rebuilt and combined into a shopping street...More

Thank Duncan E
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Duncan E Thank you for taking a moment to share your comments and feedback on this site for us today. I am pleased that on balance you had a pleasant stay and that although you were disappointed with our decor you nonetheless appreciated the...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Stayed for one night. The place was full of character and all the staff were really helpful. Parking at the rear of the hotel a bit pricey (£10 for over night) Had a large room at the back of the hotel that was presented clean...More

Thank Jon M
Response from DUmmat, Director at Brook Red Lion HotelResponded 10 March 2018

Dear Jon M Thank you for choosing to stay with us whilst in Colchester and for taking a moment to share your experience so positively today. It was a great pleasure for Mrs Abell and her team to welcome you to the hotel and I...More

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Kerrie W
19 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
30 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
26 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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"Rooms at the rear of the hotel are quieter."
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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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