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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.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Buffet

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 double bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
1 single bed
and
1 double bed
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.4
Facilities
6.8
Cleanliness
7.3
Comfort
7.2
Value for money
7.2
Location
8.9
Free WiFi
7.3
Low score for Colchester
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Property surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1

    No additional info available

Facilities of Brook Red Lion Hotel

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
View
  • View
Kitchen
  • Children's high chair
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
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
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
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practices

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House rules

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Check-in

From 15:00 to 00:00

Check-out

Until 11:00

 

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 16 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

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

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. 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
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

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

  • 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.

  • Brook Red Lion Hotel is 550 yards from the centre of Colchester. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

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

  • Brook Red Lion Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • 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:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Room options at Brook Red Lion Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single
    • Triple