Reviews - The Red Lion Hotel


Red Lion Lane, Basingstoke, RG21 7LX

Price From 250.05 AUD

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All reviews (37)

76% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Belinda A

  • November 2015

Just one night

I stayed in this very quaint old pub/hotel.

There was a chocolate on the floor by the bed and the bathroom had little bits of mould in the tiling of the bath which I didn't think was very clean. The bed was comfy and considering its position right in the heart of the town was very quiet.,

It's great for access to the shopping centre and as well as the hotel doing food there are plenty of places to eat nearby. Staff were lovely and very friendly and were helpful. I would stay again if business brought me there again

  • david e

  • October 2015

The Red Lion Hotel

My stay at this hotel was work related, i worked in the shopping centre so stayed here as it was ideally situated across the car park 1 minute walk.

Staff were very helpful. Value for money was ok but rooms need a little updating which I see was being done so they are on top of that.

  • Gavin Elliott

  • September 2015

bargain for £49

Staff are courteous and efficient.

Rooms are impeccable and extremely well equipped. Hotel is beautifully centrally located to the town centre. Just wish there was a way to prop the windows to stay open. Apart from that it would be my first choice.

  • S Pollard

  • August 2015

good hotel needs abit of updating

Room was clean and had all the ammonites that are advertised, the decore is alittle outdated if this was updated it would make the stay top quality, it is in a perfect location for festival place and the staff where vey helpful and courteous would stay again

  • Anthony N

  • July 2015

Enjoyable weekend

  • Sharon M

  • July 2015

Wonderful room; but breakfast?

What a nice room.

Large, clean, comfortable!. How nice to have the small sofa AND the small table and 2 chairs. Could have well spent a week there. However, 8.50 for English breakfast silly, esp. for a 68 and 70-year old!. Would have loved a hot bowl of porridge, but it was a dried instant packet that was offered. Please!

  • A Lewis

  • June 2015

2 nights in Basingstoke

We booked a room for 2 nights through

On arrival at the Red Lion the staff were really helpful and friendly. Our room was shown as a compact double room on booking and in my opinion it was very compact especially when there are 2 people sharing. It was more like a single room with a small double bed thrown in. But I went to reception and spoke to a very helpful young man who proceeded to allocate me to really nice room. The vine suite with a massive bed due to this our stay was very enjoyable. On the downside £7 extra for breakfast. WiFi only available in the bar. Anywhere else a cost was required. Advice take a dongle with you. All in all though not a bad stay would stay again although not in a compact double.


  • April 2015

Great hotel

Lovely hotel, central to the town centre.

Free parking.Rooms a good size and large bathroom. Good value for the price. Friendly reception staff very accommodating.

  • J Biddle

  • February 2015

Good location

Receptionist very helpful & good at her job.

Room compact but super clean. Had a meal for 5 people which good value for money. Bar staff & waitress also good. Breakfast excellent. Good all round hotel right in centre of town.

  • Andrew L

  • February 2015

Just *so* Old School

It's a quaint, rambly, organic building with poor infrastructure and in need of a bit of work here and there.

Your gran would love it. As a business traveller and a regular frequenter of branded "budget" hotels I found this to be more expensive than those brands for a poorer quality room. For the money I paid, I simply expected it to be better.