Brook Red Lion

High StreetColchesterCO1 1DJUnited Kingdom
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About Brook Red Lion

Built in 1465, Brook Red Lion a Tudor hotel nestled in the heart of Colchester, England's oldest town.

Individually designed, en suite guestrooms feature flatscreen TVs, radios, tea and coffee making facilities and trouser presses. Also included are free newspapers and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi is free in public areas at this hotel, which also has meeting rooms and self-parking. There is a 24-hour front desk and 24-hour room service. Express check-in and check-out is available, as are laundry-services and a wake-up call.

The restaurant, with its original wood-beamed ceiling, serves traditional English meals. Guests can relax with a drink in the hotel bar/lounge. Breakfast is served every morning for a surcharge.

Brook Red Lion is under half-a-mile from Colchester Town Railway Station. Local attractions include Colchester Natural History Museum, Tymperleys Clock Museum, Hollytrees Museum and Colchester Castle Museum.


High Street, Colchester, CO1 1DJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1206)577986 | Fax: +44(1206)578207 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The staff are great

Employees at Brook Red Lion are incredibly helpful and will do everything possible to make your stay as good as it can be If you have any specific requests, you just have to ask and they will do their best to help you out.

It's in a fantastic location

The hotel is right in the middle of Colchester You'll be spoilt for choice with regard to shops, bars and restaurants. Also, there is a taxi rank very close by, so getting to the train station is easy.

A charming old building

This place has so much character and bundles of history You'll definitely get a great sense of the past here.

Negative Reviews

Time for a spruce up

It's great that there is a real sense of history to the old building but, equally, Brook Red Lion could do with a bit of redecorating to alleviate the tired feeling that currently exists Some of the locks on the doors feel like they are about to fall off and the bathrooms aren't very inviting There are loose tiles and the showers aren't the best.

You'll do some climbing

The age of the building means that there is no lift, so you might have to climb a decent amount of stairs every time you want to get to your room.

Parking isn't ideal

Finding a space for your car can be an inconvenience You might have to park in the NCP and then walk to the hotel You can get a voucher from the hotel for a discount.

You'll hear some noise

While the high street location is ideal for checking out Colchester, the number of clubs and bars on the street, coupled with the lack of double glazing in the listed building, mean that you'll experience a fair amount of noise at night.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 451 reviews across the web
7 /10
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7 out of 10 based on 451 reviews