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The Red Lion Hotel

  • High Street
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • CO1 1DJ


  • Conference & Meeting Rooms
  • Historic Romantic
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi

About this property

Built in 1465, Brook Red Lion Hotel is a Grade 1 listed building with plenty of Olde world charm. Maintaining its original Tudor features of exposed wooden beams and warm red and gold fabrics, the Red Lion Hotel is one of the oldest Inns in the area. The individually decorated En-suite rooms mix traditional charm with modern comforts, and each hold a flat screen TV, WiFi, a trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities.

The Red Lion Hotel s old banqueting hall has been transformed into the Parliament Restaurant, where guests can enjoy a relaxed dining atmosphere and classical dishes with a modern twist from the à la carte menu. The Red Lion also offers a bar and 24-hr room service.

Situated in Colchester, Britain s oldest recorded town, there is plenty to do when you book a stay at the Brook Red Lion Hotel. Just a short walk away you will find plenty of boutique shops in the area and local tourist attractions including Colchester Castle, Zoo and the Beth Chatto Gardens.

Directions to Brook Red Lion Hotel

M25 junc 28, A12 - East Anglia & Chelmsford.
Follow signs for Colchester, approx. 40-45 miles along the A12.
Turn off to Colchester central, (exit after Colchester West).Continue 500 metres to a large roundabout and take 2nd exit (town centre).Continue to next roundabout and take 3rd exit (town centre).
Follow this road until you reach the next roundabout and take 1st exit.
Keep in right hand lane and bear right at first set of traffic lights.
Drive up the hill straight on and turn left at lights at the top.
This is the High Street and the hotel is 500 metres down on the right hand side next door to M&S.
PLEASE NOTE: The Red Lion Hotel does not have its own car park, (these were not required in c1465!).
We recommend that you initially park in the loading bay outside the hotel, take your luggage up to reception and check-in. The nearby NCP car park is £8.50 per overnight stay & must be paid directly at the NCP car park.
We hope you enjoy your visit to the Red Lion Hotel.

Check in and check out times

You can check in from 15:00. You need to check out by 11:00.



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