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 rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness centre

Overview

The classic 3-star Brook Red Lion Hotel offers a beautiful accommodation in a shopping area of Colchester. Brook Red Lion Hotel has welcomed guests in Colchester since 1465.

The venue is 1.6 km away from Colchester Castle. The property is set within 1 km distance from Colchester city center.

Placed near restaurants, bars and a zoo, the hotel offers a nightclub, an indoor swimming pool and a library for on-site relaxation.

Brook Red Lion Hotel boasts a central setting within 45 minutes drive to London Southend airport.

Rooms

This property comprises 24 rooms featuring superior family single room, executive twin room and quadruple room with free Wi-Fi, climate control, cable TV, coffee/tea makers and a personal computer. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves regional dishes.

Services

Business travelers can use a business centre, a meeting room and a banqueting hall available on site.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with 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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour reception
  • VIP check-in/ -out
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Beauty salon
  • Lobby
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Library

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Electric kettle

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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

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City Centre
  • Colchester
    400 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Colchester Town Railway Station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    24

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Rooms and availability

Superior Family Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

1 Double 1 Single, Non-Smoking, Superior Room, Family Unit

Brook Red Lion Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Single Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Canopy/poster bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Each room has free WiFi, an en suite with a shower over the bath, a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Our standard double bedded rooms have the best of both, with a choice of traditional rooms with oak beams and very modern to suit all tastes. All are furnished to a high standard, with cozy beds, free Internet, flat screen TV, tea and coffee facilities and complimentary toiletries as a minimum, we are sure you will want to stay!

Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

With a four-poster bed, this spacious room includes free WiFi, an en suite with a shower over the bath, a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. There is also a seating area.

Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

This double room features free WiFi, an en suite with a shower over the bath, a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

1 Double 1 Single, Non-Smoking, Family Room

Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Our double superior rooms are furnished to a high standard, with one cozy double bed, LED spotlights, iPod® docking stations, laptop safes and superior beverages, toiletries and furnishings. The bathroom is stunning with no touch mirrors and thermo rain showers.

Executive Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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Room Description:

This Executive room is six square meters with one double bed. Room amenities include a flat screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities, a desk, heating, carpeted floor, interconnecting room(s) available, telephone, radio, electric kettle and wake-up service/alarm clock. The private bathroom amenities include a shower, bath, hairdryer, free toiletries and commode.

Brook Red Lion Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Radcliffe Fishing Tackle Shop400 ft
  • Life Gallery700 ft
  • Regency Art3700 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center400 ft

Places of interest

  • Essex County Hospital2700 ft
  • Colchester Institute2700 ft
  • Colchester Castle5000 ft
  • Sub Zero, Essex Uni1.2 mi
  • Colchester General Hospital1.4 mi
  • Birch Grove Golf Club1.5 mi
  • University of Essex Colchester Campus2.1 mi

Train stations

  • Colchester Town Railway Station1400 ft

Convention centers

Amusement

  • Colchester Billiard & Snooker Club400 ft
  • The Showboat700 ft
  • Odeon Cinemas1000 ft
  • Gala Clubs1000 ft
  • Gala Bingo1000 ft
  • Megabowl3000 ft
  • adventure land3300 ft
  • little monkys3700 ft
  • Mr Pools Club & Bar1.2 mi

Stadiums

  • Weston Homes Community Stadium2.2 mi

Museums

  • Hollytrees Museum400 ft
  • The Castle Museum700 ft

Parks

  • Castle park1000 ft
  • English Heritage: Lexden Earthworks and Bluebottle Grove2.1 mi

Theaters

  • Mercury Theatre1000 ft
  • Charter Hall2300 ft
  • Lakeside Theatre2.2 mi

Local attractions

  • The Munnings Art Museum5.8 mi
    Castle House Castle Hill Castle House
  • Monastery Of Saint John The Baptist8.2 mi
    Rectory Road The Old Rectory
  • Dedham Art & Craft Centre6.3 mi
    Brook Street
  • Jaywick Martello Tower11.6 mi
    Belsize Avenue Jaywick
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    24

Hotel Awards

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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 125 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 Centre
  • Colchester
    400 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Colchester Town Railway Station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
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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