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Located in the town centre of Colchester, the Grade I-listed Brook Red Lion Hotel is 1.5 miles from the Merville Barracks and 2 miles from the University of Essex. Colchester Business Park is a 12-minute drive from the property while the English Language Study Centre is just a 15-minute walk away. The Red Lion is ideal for Colchester Hospital, Colchester Castle, town centre shopping and Colchester Zoo.

All 24 bedrooms, with original Tudor features, have a flat-screen multi-channel TV, complementary tea and coffee and a work desk, alongside a private bathroom.

Dating back to 1465, the Parliament Restaurant has a large choice of dishes, all freshly prepared by a team of chefs. There is a 24-hour front desk, residents bar, free WiFi and discounted car parking.

Colchester town train station is a 2-minute walk away and it offers direct routes to London Liverpool Street. The property is 32 miles from Stansted Airport.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Brook Red Lion Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 18 Feb 2010.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose Brook Red Lion Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
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Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Essex County Hospital
    0.5 miles
  • Colchester Institute
    0.5 miles
  • Colchester Castle
    1 miles
  • Colchester General Hospital
    1.4 miles
  • Birch Grove Golf Club
    1.5 miles
  • University of Essex Colchester Campus
    2.2 miles
  • Weston Homes Community Stadium
    2.3 miles
  • Colchester Zoo
    3.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/bar
    0.1 miles
  • Restaurant Free port Braintree
    10 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Harwich Port
    20 miles
Public transport
  • Train Colchester Town Railway Station
    0.3 miles
  • Train Alresford
    4.8 miles
Closest airports
  • London Southend Airport
    23.8 miles
  • London Stansted Airport
    27.2 miles
  • Cambridge Airport
    38.1 miles
How to get to Brook Red Lion Hotel from London Stansted Airport
    Taxi
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Facilities of Brook Red Lion Hotel
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Transport
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

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Check-in

15:00 - 00:00

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 16 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Cot upon request
Free
4+ years
Extra bed upon request
£10 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Groups

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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The fine print

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Brook Red Lion Hotel

  • Check-in at Brook Red Lion Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Brook Red Lion Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Room options at Brook Red Lion Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single
    • Triple

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Brook Red Lion Hotel by:

    • Taxi 40min
    • Train 1h

  • Guests staying at Brook Red Lion Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte

  • Brook Red Lion Hotel is 550 yards from the centre of Colchester.

  • The prices at Brook Red Lion Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.