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80% would recommend it to a friend
The Red Lion Hotel
Always a pleasure to stay at the Red Lion.
We had a car breakdown on the way & informed Rachel the receptionist we would be late, when we eventually arrived & asked to book a further nights stay as the car was being fixed she couldn't have been more understanding, helpful & a friendly face than we could have asked for - excellent service.
After our traumas the deep bath felt like a spa room & was just what we needed. the central location was perfect with trains, buses & restaurants on the doorstep. Thanks for everything Red Lion Hotel xx
Cheap & Cheerful
Perfect for a single night stopover - my friend and I meet here every few months so we can have a catch up and a drink and then stay over.
Overnight Saturday stay
After booking our room the hotel e mailed us to say it was likely to be noisy and gave us an opportunity to cancel, we went ahead, yes it certainly was noisy and kept us awake, but we had been warned.
The room was fine, though paintwork and tiles in bathroom where dirty which we reported,and the showere could do with updating. We would not stay again due to lack of sleep from noise, we were using as stop gap from Gatwick to Cornwall it was however easy to find and had free parking.
tired smelly hotel
Reception staff lovely but hotel smelt old and mouldy, very tired decor
Fantastic Value for Money
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the staff were tremendously friendly.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is staying in the local area!
Very convenient location, clean and comfortable
Well situated in the older part of Basingstoke and convenient for local bars and restaurant plus 2 minute walk to Festival Place for more eating and drinking options.
Reception staff very welcoming and night porter was great too. The bar was closed when we returned after our night out, but he happily organised us a nightcap. Room clean and comfortable with a lovely bathroom. Room decor a bit dated, but since we were only using it as somewhere to sleep not a problem. The public areas of the hotel look lovely.
The Red Lion Hotel
lovely room great service reception staff fantastic everything you need is local fantastic stay everything is local shops etc being a town center hotel you will get some noise at weekends but nolthing major great stay
Central with free parking
Convenient stopping point, helpful and friendly staff, room okay with comfy bed, free parking on site a plus too.
Hotel has bar and restaurant (which we didn't use).
If you like Alan Partridge...
Hotel is rather tired, if you stay a few times, never ever go for the cheapest room - always superior double...
and that's not even superior. Very tired, pretty noisy too - walls paper thin, so you can hear what the neighbours are getting up to, all......night..... long... beds too soft, generally tired - bathroom has sent better days (leaking tap, bad grouting, poor shower & I didn't even know they made hairdryers that stayed attached to the walls anymore), and water bubbling up the bath when others having a shower in another room... The staff are always lovely & helpful, which does soften things a bit... frustrating having to get a wifi code per device, every 24 hours... slowly seem to be attempting to update... good location & convenient to shops/station & basing view... Oh... and most importantly, don't bother attempting to drink any of the red wines they have in the bar... that was the most traumatic thing ever!. ;-)