Red Lion Hotel - Basingstoke

Red Lion Lane, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, RG21 7LX  show map
 3 stars
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Red Lion Hotel - Basingstoke

Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee shop

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The comfortable Red Lion Hotel is a 3-star property within proximity of School of Systems Engineering, Reading Borough Council and University of Reading Library. The hotel opened its doors in 1790 and was remodeled in 2007.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel.

Red Lion Hotel lies within 40 minutes’ drive to Southampton airport.

Rooms

The property offers modern rooms equipped with a dressing room, a personal computer, coffee/tea makers, LCD TV and a work desk. Bathrooms come with a hairdryer, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. The onsite good restaurant entices with British dishes. Guests can unwind in the Street Side Cafe bar with a favourite drink.

Services

The hotel offers a car park, an elevator and a designated smoking place as well as a catering service, a meeting room and a copier for guests' comfort.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include a courtyard, a sun terrace and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   62.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 5 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Red Lion Hotel - Basingstoke Basingstoke location
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Hotel Address:

Red Lion Lane, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, RG21 7LX

Get directions
City Center
  • Basingstoke
    100 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    62

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Rooms and availability

Red Lion Hotel photos Room
Small Double Room
  • Room size:

    12 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Red Lion Hotel photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Room size:

    15 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room, 1 Double Bed

Red Lion Hotel photos Room
Superior Double
  • Room size:

    20 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathtub/shower combination
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Framemakers100 m
  • Wykeham Galleries4.0 km

Popular areas

  • City Center100 m

Places of interest

  • Basingstoke Conservative Club600 m
  • Basingstoke Railway Social Club700 m
  • May Club8.0 km

Amusement

  • jj's100 m
  • Ster Century Cinemas200 m
  • Jackpots200 m
  • Vue Cinemas1.0 km
  • Bowlplex Bowling Centres2.3 km
  • Club 2000 Bingo2.3 km
  • playdays2.4 km
  • Altis Leisure Group3.1 km
  • National Trust: The Vyne4.7 km

Museums

  • Willis Museum100 m
  • Milestone Hampshires Living History Museum1.3 km

Theaters

  • The Anvil Ltd400 m
  • Central Studio800 m

Local attractions

  • Gallery Fifty Five13.9 km
    High Street, Hook
  • Chawton House Library & Study Centre16.4 km
    Chawton House, Alton
  • Allen Gallery14.7 km
    Church Street, Alton
  • Alice Holt Forest18.7 km
    A325 to Woodland Park, Farnham
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    62

Hotel Awards

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Red Lion Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Red Lion Hotel

Average guest rating

6.8out of 10
Very good
Based on 167 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
6.8
Service
6.9
Value
6.4
Location
6.9

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.4

    Location is excellent, bar staff excellent and hotel staff

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good.

    The first room we had was small and very stuffy. The shower room was very substandard. The bed far too soft. The second room we were given after we complained was larger but again the bed was very soft, and the room was stuffy. We couldn't leave the window open although we were on the first floor because outside the window the laundry bags were piled high and anybody could have climbed up and into the window. The only place that was cool was reception. The whole hotel looked tatty and uncared for. Although staff were extremely good.

  • Older travelers
    3.8

    Car Park

    Location of Superior Room opposite noisey pub. Rusty Water. Mattress. Lack of contact from the manager as arranged with receptionist.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Handily situated and ample free parking.

  • Single
    5.8

    It was well located for my purposes.

    The water was dirty, the room was gloomy and my hairdryer didn't work. I would have highlighted this to the hotel staff if I had more time before checkout.

  • Couple
    6.2

    I use the Red Lion frequently to visit friends and family in Basingstoke. I'm always able to find reasonable rates and the staff are always friendly and helpful

    On this particular stay we had room 33 which is on the top floor. The room is smaller than other rooms I have stayed in at the hotel and smelt badly of burning. I think it was due to the radiator. Also it was very difficult to get the right temperature in the shower. This was a one off though and on future visits I will try to avoid that room.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    The rooms were of a good size

    I could hear the people in the next room really clearly. Luckily they were very quiet in the night.

  • Couple
    7.0

    Location is excellent and staff very welcoming and helpful

    Room was too stuffy, and carpets needed a good clean or replacing. But over all a lovely stay had.

  • Single
    3.8

    The car park was handy, given that the hotel is in the town centre.

    Surly staff. No ironing facilities for business travellers. Food at dinner and breakfast was of very low quality indeed.

  • Couple
    9.2

    It's a pleasant hotel in a central location. Room had everything you could need, including en suite, tea and coffee, iron and tv. Staff were friendly and helpful. We were using it a base to visit family and visit London and it was 10 minute walk to the train station, and right in the centre of Basingstoke to accessing shops and other facilities.

    The walls were thin and so one night, with particularly inconsiderate neighbours it was noisy with banging doors in small hours, though this is not really fault of hotel, just guests!

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Was central and suited purpose

    Noisy streets - could be better sound proofed.

  • Single
    7.4

    i didnt like the fact that hotel staff (possible chamber persons) were shouting up and down the corridor early in the morning approx 0700! asking for different kinds of bed linin!

  • Family with children
    7.8

    The staff were very helpful. My room was clean and comfortable. I wish I had had more time to explore the shops!

    I was not prepared for the noise from the night clubs and youngsters shouting in the street in early hours.

  • Single
    5.4

    Location

    Shower was absolutely useless. The trouser press didn't work The cooked breakfast was stone cold, even the heated toast was cold.......in fact only the tea was hot!

  • Single
    7.8

    Conveniently located and within 5 mins walk to mall and bus station. Hotel itself is quite average. It suited me perfectly as I could go out to eat and catch the bus/train whenever required. Staff was polite. Overall for 55p per night is was a good deal.

    The washroom had separate taps for hot and cold water!! So you could only choose between burning hot or icy cold water to freshen up. Shower/tub was ok. Windows need better sound proofing as it can get quite noisy if there is heavy traffic or a rowdy group out on the road.

How to reach hotel

hotel Red Lion Hotel - Basingstoke Basingstoke location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Red Lion Lane, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, RG21 7LX

Get directions
City Center
  • Basingstoke
    100 m
Airports
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    62

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBasingstokeRed Lion Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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