Ratings based on 84 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Business Travelersby A verified travelerfrom Oakland, CA USA
Very comfortablePosted Oct 22, 2014
Pros: Great location, nice staff
Cons: The front desk staff knowing the way to the airports, by train, taxi or bus, costs and times. Cafe staff listening to a coffee request.
Location: Spent time with family, so nothing to add.
The Red Lion is comfortable and basic. The room and it's amenities were great. Nothing fancy, but if that is what you are looking for it is just great.
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom Northern Ireland
Value for money and convenient hotelPosted Oct 18, 2014
Pros: It was great value for money. Clean rooms and staff were friendly and helpful
Cons: Some paint needed here and there. Reception area in particular looks very down-at-heel
Location: Very close to shopping mall and train station on foot
Booked this hotel as it was a convenient place to stay while visiting my daughter. Room was small but very comfortable and very clean. Overall, though, the place needs a bit of TLC and modernizing- It's a long time since I've seen rooms opened with an actual key! It all looks a bit tired and jaded. Reception in particular could do with updating ( starting with a coat of paint!) and though the staff were lovely and very helpful, they would look better in some sort of uniform( a nice blouse or coloured waistcoat?)
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom the Netherlands
Close to the main road to LondonPosted Sep 23, 2014
We stayed just for the night. We liked it that the hotel was very close to restaurants, shops and even a complete mall.
by A verified travelerfrom Reading
Needs a refurb.Posted Sep 8, 2014
Cons: Rooms all need a total makeover, especially the bathrooms.
"Superior" room- quite tired but ok size, bathroom small and grubby, toilet crammed in the corner. TV worked ok in the evening, the next morning the picture and sound was sticking as the cable servive struggled to cope.
for Business Travelersby A verified travelerfrom ashbourne
Tired but comfortable hotelPosted Aug 26, 2014
Comfortable hotel but in need of improvement. Hotel corridors were especially in need of upgrading and refurbishment. A room service tray was left outside a room early evening and was still there in the morning at 10am. More attention by staff needed. Also whilst having a drink in the bar in the evening the staff were setting tables in readiness for breakfast the following morning. Made me wonder if the sugar bowl was safe to use!
for Everyoneby A verified travelerfrom brisbane
ConvenientPosted Aug 21, 2014
Easy walking distance to train and car rental pick up
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Posted Aug 21, 2014 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby Chris Gfrom Notts
Town Center locationPosted Aug 17, 2014 on Hotels.com
This hotel is value for money in a town center location, it is OK and the breakfast is fine and beds good to sleep on. The rooms are a little small and good do with a little updating
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Nice HotelPosted Jul 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
Nice hotel in a great location.
Recommendedby Marcfrom Reading
Return VisitorsPosted Jun 28, 2014 on Hotels.com
We are return visitors to the Red Lion and again are very happy with our stay. The town center location is ideal for our needs and we received a warm welcome again. The room was clean and comfy and although the hotel is town center based there was no noise overnight, even with the window open due to the hot weather.