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73% would recommend it to a friend
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.
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.
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.
Great one night stay at the Red Lion
I stayed at the Red Lion for one night on business.
For the price, the room was great, with a lovely shower. I chose a small room as I was by myself and there was more than enough room for me. If I was here for leisure, I'd probably treat myself to a more expensive room.
More detail to room cleanliness
The reception staff were welcoming and helpful.Our room had not been properly cleaned, it was dusty and when we put a bag down on the desk/ table it was covered in thick dust when we picked it up.
We were given 3 tots of milk for 2 of us and 1 packet of biscuits and the ceramic container used to store the teabags and coffe sticks was dirty with tea stains around the rim and had clearly not been cleaned for some time. In the bathroom the shelf above the sink was covered in dirty rings and marks from the previous occupant. After 10pm it was quite noisy as every time another door closed in the building we could hear it slam shut and we were above the car park and so could hear the conversations being held there while people presumably smoked - why else would they be having conversations in the car park late at night. I appreciate that the hotel staff cannot control what guests do in the car park but you asked for a review and that was our experience. When we went down for breakfast the restaurant staff insisted that we had not paid for breakfast - we definitely had and eventually apologised saying it was a fault in their system that this information did not come through from the late bookings website. This must have happened before so my question is why haven't they sorted such basic communication problems. Overall we felt that the general organisation was rather disjointed and that the staff were perhaps a bit young and inexperienced.
A very pleasant stay
We were welcomed to our stay at the Red Lion Inn from the receptionist.
Requests for more coat hangers in the room and the need for a bath mat in the bath were swiftly met and efficiently executed. All staff were welcoming and pleased to attend to any requests. Breakfast was adequate continental breakfast according to my wife was good, cooked breakfasts were just warm but we ate well and were not hurried at all. The use of the car park by visitors to us was much appreciated. Would have liked fluffier duvets and pillows but for our reduced price the hotel was good value. A good stay, thank you.
friendly needs a little TLC
staff very nice but needs a little money spent on it to rejuvenate it to how it was7/8 years ago
Nothing special really but a good base near the city centre.
Free parking was great. Room dated but clean and tidy.
An awful hotel
The rooms are long overdue a touch up, bed covers tatty, blinds on the windows that don't actually fit, no curtains.
The floor boards creaked lots, the bed was uncomfortable and the carpets dirty. The bathrooms suffered from mould build up in the corners of the bath, the shower covered in scale and the pedal bin in the bathroom rusted with no pedal.
At 01:45 I was woken by a loud bunch of drunken lads banging and shouting for over 45 mins. The restaurant looked awful so I didn't bother eating an evening meal here and I’m glad as the breakfast was terrible - Breakfast was under a self-service hot hood. When I got the items I wanted to the table I realised at best the food was only just warm - the sausages were full of fat and as they were not hot it looked like puss was oozing from the sausage skins. My only hope form a poor room, being woken up at 01:45 and horrible food was the coffee might be nice.... even this was rubbish, a poor excuse for a coffee was served and I ended up in McDonalds which was better than this hotel. On checkout the staff didn't even bother asking how my stay was although I told them anyway.