Red Lion Hotel
Hotel

Average rating by guests Red Lion Hotel: 4/5.0
Reviews 61

The Red Lion Hotel is a refurbished historic coaching inn with the comforts of a modern hotel. It faces the old, traffic-free restaurant area of the town and the Festival Place shopping centre is metres away.

Located in Basingstoke centre, less than 10 minutes walk from the Railway Station, The Red Lion Hotel offers free Wi-Fi, free on-site and parking. It features en suite rooms and a cafe bar and restaurant.

The street-side cafe bar and restaurant has a part-covered outdoor courtyard and offers good-value food and drink.

The M3 motorway is within easy reach and trains run regularly from Basingstoke to Reading, London and Heathrow airport.

Nightly rates from $81 to $182.

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Phone: +44 1256 328525

Address: Red Lion Lane, Basingstoke, RG21 7LX, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.redlionhotelbasingstoke.com/

Number of rooms: 62

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Private bathroom Flat-screen TV City view

Room Size 15 m²

With an en suite bathroom, this room offers Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Beds: 1 double bed (131-150 cm wide)

Room Facilities: Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Electric kettle, Desk, Towels/Sheets (extra fee), Hairdryer, Toilet, Bath, Upper floors accessible by elevator, Socket near the bed, City view, Wardrobe or closet, Fold-up bed, Free toiletries, TV, Flat-screen TV, Heating, Telephone, Private bathroom, Dining area, Linen, Entire unit wheelchair accessible, Fan, Tea/Coffee Maker, Shower, Towels, Ironing Facilities, Bath or Shower, Iron, Carpeted, Wake-up service, Toilet paper, Seating Area, Interconnected room(s) available, Satellite Channels, Radio

Free public parking is possible on site.

Private bathroom Flat-screen TV

Room Size 16 m²

With an en suite bathroom, this room offers Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Beds: 2 single beds (90-130 cm wide)

Room Facilities: Radio, Private bathroom, Satellite Channels, Dining area, Interconnected room(s) available, Telephone, Heating, Flat-screen TV, Seating Area, Toilet paper, Free toiletries, TV, Wardrobe or closet, Wake-up service, Iron, Bath or Shower, Socket near the bed, Carpeted, Shower, Toilet, Bath, Upper floors accessible by elevator, Towels, Ironing Facilities, Hairdryer, Desk, Towels/Sheets (extra fee), Fan, Tea/Coffee Maker, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Linen, Electric kettle

Free public parking is possible on site.

Private bathroom Flat-screen TV View

Room Size 20 m²

With an en suite bathroom, this room offers Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Beds: 1 large double bed (151-180cm wide)

Room Facilities: Fan, Tea/Coffee Maker, Desk, Towels/Sheets (extra fee), Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Linen, Electric kettle, Bath or Shower, Iron, Socket near the bed, Carpeted, View, Hairdryer, Shower, Toilet, Towels, Upper floors accessible by elevator, Bath, Ironing Facilities, Toilet paper, Free toiletries, TV, Flat-screen TV, Seating Area, Wake-up service, Wardrobe or closet, Fold-up bed, Private bathroom, Satellite Channels, Dining area, Radio, Heating, Telephone

Free public parking is possible on site.

Spa Bath Private bathroom Flat-screen TV City view

Room Size 21 m²

With a sofa and en suite bathroom, this room offers Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Beds: 1 large double bed (151-180cm wide)

Room Facilities: Socket near the bed, City view, Hairdryer, Upper floors accessible by elevator, Bath, Toilet, Desk, Towels/Sheets (extra fee), Electric kettle, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Dining area, Private bathroom, Heating, Telephone, TV, Free toiletries, Flat-screen TV, Spa Bath, Fold-up bed, Wardrobe or closet, Carpeted, Bath or Shower, Iron, Sofa, Ironing Facilities, Towels, Shower, Tea/Coffee Maker, Fan, Linen, Satellite Channels, Radio, Toilet paper, Seating Area, Wake-up service

Free public parking is possible on site.

Private bathroom Flat-screen TV City view

Room Size 12 m²

With an en suite bathroom, this Small Double Room offers Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Beds: 1 double bed (131-150 cm wide)

Room Facilities: Telephone, Heating, Radio, Satellite Channels, Private bathroom, Dining area, Wardrobe or closet, Wake-up service, Flat-screen TV, Seating Area, Free toiletries, Toilet paper, TV, Toilet, Shower, Ironing Facilities, Bath, Upper floors accessible by elevator, Towels, Hairdryer, City view, Iron, Bath or Shower, Carpeted, Socket near the bed, Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock, Electric kettle, Linen, Towels/Sheets (extra fee), Desk, Tea/Coffee Maker, Fan

Free public parking is possible on site.

Reviews of Red Lion Hotel 3*

Gemma M. A.

01/26/2020

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Had a carvery today, lovely food very friendly staff, relaxed spacious dining room, definitely be returning

Robert A.

10/21/2019

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Staff are very friendly and really helpful, rooms are to a high standard, location perfect for town centre, and entertainment

David E.

10/19/2019

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Great place to stay, 10 mins walk into town. Lovely room and lovely brekkie.

Giselle W.

08/25/2019

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Lovely friendly staff. Our room was big and clean. The lift had broken down and the staff couldn't so enough to help me as I have limited mobility

Mark B.

08/18/2019

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Staff lack basic care and communication skills.
On asking English waitress, about the vegetables, I was not told about cauliflower cheese.
I do not eat cheese.
On requesting gammon and pork belly, I was served beef.
On complaining about this, second meal arrived, with cauliflower cheese.
I was told, I should not have requested cauliflower cheese. Foreign manager of restaurant, seems totally clueless, about basic communication skills and requests.
I will not be rushing back there, any time soon.
Very disappointed!

John O. G.

08/01/2019

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We run our Breakfast Networking meetings called Omni Local Business Networking here. The staff are very efficient, polite and can't do enough for you.
Breakfast is very generous and rooms are perfect!
Thanks you everyone at The Red Lion.

Mena D.

03/03/2019

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We 23 ladies only used the Wellington suite for a luncheon buffet. Staff friendly and great choice of buffet dishes. There was also a salad bar. We all enjoyed the meal & service.

Linda D.

08/05/2018

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4/5.0

Needs an update. Rooms so hot with little ventilation. Fans need to be offered. Staff all excellent as was food for price.

Trailfollower

07/10/2018

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4/5.0

Great hotel, Nice location with friendly and helpful staff. Delcious food and Great wine. Only complaint is that they held a party in the hall and couldn't sleep until it was over

Andy R.

07/03/2018

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4/5.0

Well priced rooms, very clean, good condition, tea and coffee complimentary in room and a wonderful breakfast. Only negative would be the lack of air-conditioning and the day of the visit it was sweltering.

Maria D.

06/14/2018

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5/5.0

We held our Wedding Reception in May 2018 at the Red Lion Hotel and We want to say a HUGE thank you to all the staff who helped made our day special and especially Stacey the Events Coordinator and thank you to the receptionist Emily who went that extra mile for us. Our day couldn't have been more perfect. The Honeymoon suit was more than what we expected. I would definitely recommend the Red Lion Hotel after an amazing service they gave to us.

Tom K.

05/31/2018

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2/5.0

Nice place to stay. One concern was the automated number plate cameras on the car park. I was dropped off at the hotel by a colleague who then drove home after dropping me off. Neither of us was aware that his number plate had be recorded simply for dropping me off. I had to spend the evening trying to contact him to get his number plate details so it could registered before 10pm otherwise they issue a £60 fine. This is a very unfriendly way in which to treat guests. You would imagine a 10 or 15 min allowance for drop off to be part of the customer service. Otherwise the hotel was Ok, but this initial experience left a bad taste for the rest of the stay.

Поляхов В.

05/22/2018

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5/5.0
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I liked it. The breakfast was good. Of the disadvantages: no European sockets, soundproofing is not ideal, the password for Wi-Fi should be updated daily, the shower cabin is strange, no air conditioning, do not leave drinking water.

Johngill C.

05/20/2018

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5/5.0

We got married here on 19th May. It was truly exceptional, from the cleaning staff who did a wonderful job, the kitchen staff who prepared exceptional food throughout the day, the waiting staff who were extraordinarily helpful, the receptionists who did sterling work to Stacey who managed our whole wedding. Can’t praise them enough. Thank you so much

Mark W.

05/06/2018

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5/5.0

We stayed at the red Lion in Basingstoke for two nights. The rooms are very nice and the staff are so frendly. Breakfast was excellent and the service was great.

Obinna N.

04/14/2018

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4/5.0

If you are looking for a budget hotel at the centre of town, this is the place to be. Staff are friendly and helpful. Ask for rooms on 2nd or 3rd floor as they are refurbished. Avoid level 1 at all costs as amongst other things, decor and furnishing are very tired. All in all a really good place

Vincent K.

04/01/2018

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4/5.0

Good, friendly service. Not too busy but not empty. Nice heated and covered smoking area

Robert S.

03/27/2018

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4/5.0

Great staff Rooms where decent for the price. Breakfast was nice. Only reason for 4 and not 5 was due to the heat in the room that couldn't turn down. Was during the snow and still melting with the window open.

Natalie S.

03/25/2018

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5/5.0

This small but ever so personal venue hosted my wedding only a week ago. Truly outstanding service staff were accommodating and lovely going the extra mile, not to mention the food, both us and our guests enjoyed a lovely meal and commented on the fantastic friendly staff at the red lion, a venue I would wholeheartedly recommend for those that are looking for a personal yet fun venue for their wedding!

Alex P.

03/25/2018

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5/5.0

Great room, brilliant night's sleep and staff incredibly helpful as always. Meal in the restaurant last night was also exceptional.

Shaun H.

03/24/2018

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5/5.0

Hidden gem. This place is clean, comfortable great staff. Perfect location. Would certainly recommend. And definitely return

Mercedes

03/20/2018

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5/5.0
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Cosy hotel in the centre.
Nice staff.
Good breakfast.

Lizzie E.

02/04/2018

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5/5.0

Came into the hotel for a couple of drinks and it was very pleasant. Nice modern decor in the bar area. Was a quiet night as well so we were served instantly.

Rachael A.

02/01/2018

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5/5.0

Perfect location, nice rooms, and very friendly staff! A home away from home.

Obinna N.

01/25/2018

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4/5.0

If you are looking for a budget hotel at the centre of town, this is the place to be. Staff are friendly and helpful. I do think it need a full refurbishment though as decor and furnishing all a bit tired. All in all a really good place

Trevor W.

12/27/2017

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4/5.0

Perfect for a party meal, prompt seeing with NO bugging of the dinners (is tour meal okay every 5 minutes)

Dan G.

12/21/2017

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4/5.0

Recently refurbished. Looking good. Good vfm. Would recommend for being in the centre of town.

Roy C.

12/17/2017

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4/5.0

Great place, staff excellent. Over the weekend there was a few Christmas parties and the staff coped extremely well with only a few hiccups for us residents. Definitely come back

Jonathan K.

12/14/2017

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3/5.0

Had a Christmas dinner here, was good service but the portion size was small and the roast potatoes unremarkable.

Alan S.

12/03/2017

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4/5.0

Clean and comfortable. Good breakfast choice. Friendly staff.

Jan J.

11/14/2017

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5/5.0

The Red Lion have recently done up their bar and it now has a lovely cosy feel with squishy sofas and a warm atmosphere. Their coffee is wonderful (so is their hot chocolate) and their afternoon tea is fabulous. The best thing about the Red Lion, for me, is their staff — especially their reception staff. Always friendly helpful and polite and you're always assured of a warm welcome.

Rajesh K. D.

11/07/2017

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4/5.0

Nice, Clean and decent size room. Cheerful staff and good breakfast. Lots of Parking spaces and next to the High Street. Close to all the shops and Restaurants.

Gerty F.

10/20/2017

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2/5.0

It was ok. After a very good afternoon tea several weeks ago, this was not great. Wrong service, wrong food, missing items. Good when the staff listen to you.

Linda H.

10/08/2017

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5/5.0

Excellent Sunday carvery and lovely staff. Would definitely recommend.

Jon B.

10/01/2017

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4/5.0

Great village pub, food is really good and rooms are good and reasonably priced.

Tony W.

09/16/2017

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4/5.0

Attended for a 1 to 1 meeting staff always helpful bar area clean nice environment

Rebecca W.

09/06/2017

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5/5.0

Lovely restaurant and bar area. Perfect for business meetings.

Lee S.

08/04/2017

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3/5.0

Hotel itself is in a superb location in the heart of Basingstoke town centre close to the theatres and shopping mall, ample car parking spaces with the staff being very friendly and helpful. Now the hotel itself is in need of some tender loving care in our room the bed was a standard double with aging furniture TV that didn't work properly a toilet cistern when flushed made an annoying buzz for around five minutes after and when we open the curtains there was a brick wall and just up the corridor a bucket catching rainwater but would I stay again yes.

Carl N.

07/24/2017

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4/5.0

Very good value. All expected amenities, nice breakfast included in room rate

Nick B.

07/09/2017

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5/5.0

Went to the hotel to attend a wedding ceremony, friendly service and lovely, simple, clean rooms. The elevator broke down during our stay but the hotel staff were very obliging and helpful to the more elderly members of the group in that case. Great stay throughout, definitely stay again

Bri

07/08/2017

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5/5.0

Great location, not far from town centre. Lots of parking available. Good service and atmosphere.

Alexander W.

06/05/2017

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5/5.0

Room — okay. Bathroom — okay. GREG the overnight manager — absolutely brilliant. He really made us feel welcome, and was attentive, efficient and professional — with a smattering of charm. I would follow that man into battle

Jo D.

09/25/2016

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5/5.0

So far so good. Great 3 nights!. English charm, traditional English cuisine and of course the classic English amenities in a hotel that's been around for 414 years. A Surprisingly comfortable bed and enough packets of coffee and cookies to help relieve some lingering jet lag. … English breakfast was just how I remember and last nights fish and chips were also up to proper British standards. Nothing fancy, just a simple little hotel doing the best they can in a small town. Just like they have done for 414 years.

Peter S.

06/27/2016

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4/5.0

Nice hotel, friendly staff. Good position for going out into the town. Good price, would go again

Clive H.

05/31/2016

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4/5.0

Use of Hall for private party. Staff very friendly but Hotel prices!

Liam C.

03/20/2016

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4/5.0

RLH hosted our meeting. Central location, friendly staff although they could be on the ball more when it comes to initial booking of meeting rooms. No problems on the day though. Would recommend.

Dan B.

02/20/2016

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4/5.0

Handy for shipping but not in the centre of town. Ample parking and very helpful staff. Bar and restaurant is nicely decorated and the beer was good. The room was fairly decent, if not a little tired. There was renovation going on during my stay. Breakfast was decent enough.

Robert P.

02/13/2016

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5/5.0

Went to the comedy night. Brilliantly funny. Drinks are a bit pricey at £4 a pint though. Small venue but fully booked out and well manages. Couldn't get parked in the hotel car park but loads of parking in town only a minute away. Main bar is really nice now that it's been refurbished.

Alice B.

02/06/2016

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5/5.0

Absolutely brilliant. Fast service with food, great quality, and hearty portions. Everyone is so friendly and all at a great reasonable price! Thanks

Michael P.

01/09/2016

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3/5.0

Visited the hotel for Jan Jack's Laughter House. So I've no idea what the rooms / food are like. Parking is excellent and easy though.

John C.

01/02/2016

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5/5.0

My wife and I were fortunate enough to attend the New Years Eve party at The Red Lion hotel. We were both apprehensive as neither of us knew what to expect.
It was like a big family party. We were treated to some great food from canapés followed by fresh salmon, prawns and other seafood delights, every type of cold meat you could think of, jacket spuds, green salad and … a wonderful spread. This was followed by a large choice of sweets including a profiterole mountain. The…n each table received some home made sweet delicacies.
All through out the staff were excellent. We were part of their family or so it seemed.
After the food an excellent disco with a brilliant DJ, helped us to dance and welcome in 2016. A really excellent night made by the management and staff of this lovely Hotel in Basingstoke.

Daniele P.

11/18/2015

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2/5.0

Good location but rooms are very small and bathroom sink has two different taps as UK tradition. Wi-fi is free only in the lobby and in the restaurant.

Artur F.

11/17/2015

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3/5.0

Hotel is OK, but expensive for what you get.

John R.

10/26/2015

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5/5.0

Best place I've stayed in ages…

Andrea A.

12/16/2014

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4/5.0

We were advised on arrival of a Christmas party and the chance of there being noise until midnight. The room was clean and comfortable and as we were on the 3rd floor there was no disruption from the party for the majority of the evening. The porters on duty were very helpful and provided extra tea and coffee (plus biscuits! ) When some late night party goers decided to be loud and disruptive in the early hours the porter dealt with the situation quickly and quietly. We would definitely stay again.

Steven G.

02/08/2014

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5/5.0

If you want good quality accommodation at a good price, then I would recommend this Hotel. Staff were polite and helpful, and the room was of a good quality. And a free car park. Excellent value.

Lizzie E.

06/02/2012

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4/5.0

Had a great stay at the red lion, nothing was too much trouble for the staff. For a town centre location, I couldnt ask for anything better. Staff helped me find out where places to go were as they were all local. Food was great and at a decent cost too! would definatly recommend.

09/04/2011

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1/5.0

Staff were lovely but booking a family room was informed "some noise from club next door". Asked "can we sleep with it or not? " told oh yes! In reality staying in a family room on the side of the town centre is pretty much like trying to sleep in the middle of very busy motorway. Screeches, screams thumping music all until 3am. As you are advised "some noise" no real come back. Would not recommend for famlies at all if you want any sleep.

07/02/2009

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1/5.0

A very dissapointing stay. This hotel looked lovely and had quite good reviews in general that I read over before I booked. We stayed for three days. Day 1: Felt spring in bed and unclean bathroom and had to change rooms and no soya milk and cooked breakfast so oily it provided lip gloss all day! Day 2: Soiled sheets that had not been cleaned so had to ask for clean ones. Day 3: Still no promised soya milk (where is tescos?! ) and nightclub noise keeps you up all night. In general, very poor hygiene and poor service which may be due to them all being so young.

Facilities

  • Dry cleaning
  • Room service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Newspapers
  • Lift
  • Restaurant (buffet)
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry
  • Designated smoking area
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Special diet menus
  • Trouser press
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Terrace
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Bar
  • Bridal suite
  • Sun terrace
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • Wake Up Service/Alarm Clock
  • Room service
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Paid WiFi
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • coffee!
  • Snack bar
  • Kid meals
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Trash cans
  • Bottle of water
  • Fruits
  • Ironing service
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Wine/champagne
  • Kid meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Family rooms
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Wake-up service
  • Shoeshine
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • On-site coffee house
  • Carpeted
  • Concierge service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • BBQ facilities

Internet

  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge
  • Paid WiFi
  • WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and charges are applicable
  • WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and charges are applicable

Room Amenities

  • Satellite Channels
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Toilet
  • Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
  • Shower cap
  • Body soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets
  • Bath or Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone

Activities

  • Children television networks
  • Golf course
  • Bowling

Parking

  • Free private parking is possible on site
  • Free public parking is possible on site
  • Accessible parking
  • Secured parking

Policies of Red Lion Hotel

  • Check-In:

    From 14:00 hours

  • Check-Out:

    Until 11:00 hours

  • Accepted Credit Card Payments:

    American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro

  • Breakfast must be requested at the time of booking if required.

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    The minimum age for check-in is 18

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