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Located in the town center 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 Center is just a 15-minute walk away. The Red Lion is ideal for Colchester Hospital, Colchester Castle, town center 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Availability

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Room Type
Sleeps
 
1 full bed
2 twin beds
1 twin bed
1 twin bed
and
1 full bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Is it a cooked breakfast or a Continental Breakfast ?
    Both are available at our hotel
    Answered on January 24, 2020
  • Is it dog friendly?
    Yes the hotel is pet friendly.
    Answered on August 20, 2020
  • Hi Do you have a car park? If so, is it free for residents?
    We do not have an onsite car park The nearest car is a 5 minute walk and charges £5.50- 24hrs
    Answered on March 8, 2022
  • Hello. .Im disabled. I have a disabled mobility scooter. Have you ground floor accommodation. I also have a little dog for assistance.
    Hello In answer to your question, Our hotel is unable to have ground floor accommodation
    Answered on July 3, 2021
  • Do you have a front double room available for Sun30th May 1 night
    Thank you for your question. At present I do have a front facing room for the date you required.
    Answered on May 2, 2021
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Amenities of Brook Red Lion Hotel
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
View
  • View
Kitchen
  • High chair
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Business center
  • 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
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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Check-in

3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 16 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

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

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Groups

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

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Brook Red Lion Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to 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

  • Brook Red Lion Hotel is 1,650 feet from the center of Colchester.

  • 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: 6.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte

  • Check-in at Brook Red Lion Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Brook Red Lion Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single
    • Triple

  • The prices at Brook Red Lion Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)