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Red Lion Hotel

48 The Quay, Clovelly EX39 5TF England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 09/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 2 hotels in Clovelly
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Looking for a place to stay in Clovelly? Then look no further than Red Lion Hotel, a romantic hotel that brings the best of Clovelly to your doorstep.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, and you can stay connected during your stay as Red Lion Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features outdoor furniture. Plus, Clovelly Red Lion offers free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out The Cottage Tea Rooms, one of the cafes that can be found in Clovelly, which is a short distance from Red Lion Clovelly.

There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art galleries such as 83 The Gallery.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Red Lion Hotel as you experience everything Clovelly has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
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Room features
Private balcony
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Spencer Evans wrote a review Dec 2020
21 contributions11 helpful votes
I've been a regular visitor to the Red Lion for twelve years, but was very disappointed this time by the standard of the menu. There was only one fish option on the main courses for the first night, and I was told, while ordering, the only seafood starter was off. As the hotel is set right next to the sea, I do not want to eat lamp chops or rib eye steak for my dinner. The staff went out of their way to help; I accept it was not their fault. On the second night, they managed to order in some plaice fillets; with tuna steak on the third night. The chef was also able to make up a seafood platter starter dish from his stores. They'd clearly been briefed to ply me with excuses including covid-19 hampering the fishermen and the weather being inclement. That's strange, as I heard and saw crews going out both late at night and early in the morning throughout my stay. Despite repeated requests to have a conversation with the manager, Maria, I was told again and again she was unavailable. I would have thought a friendly, calm chat on site would be infinitely preferable to some bloke shouting on Tripadviser, but never mind. And how can you run out of mushrooms and hogs pudding at breakfast? No fresh fruit salad on offer either; you do not expect this when you're paying £175 per night. That's the typical tariff for some 4 star hotels with spa facilities. You may find it interesting to contrast my latest experience at the Red Lion with a follow-up visit to the Rising Sun at Lynmouth. Upon arrival, I was personally greeted by the manager, who told me she'd ordered in supplies of mussels and dover sole especially for me. As I said, a disappointing experience at the Red Lion, but the efficiency of the staff wins you a 3-star rating. I'm also rather fond of the Laird, who always goes out of his way to talk to me.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Room 7 is large with a bath.
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Simon wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom27 contributions25 helpful votes
Talk about splendid isolation - right at the bottom of the steep hill and on the harbour-side! A real gem! I felt very lucky to get to stay here. I was in a little annexe adjacent to the main pub (room 12) which was lovely and my window looked right out virtually at sea level across the tiny harbour. The food was delicious and the staff, esp the lady in the evening serving us dinner in the pub, were great (she had a great sense of humour and mischief!). Super beer too and very good prices - although the room (at £170 B&B) a bit pricey. But I was very happy not to need to go anywhere else and just lap it up before I set off the next morning on the next leg of the Coastal Path. Worth treating yourself. Also loved 'quiet Clovelly' in early Dec. So pretty - but manic in tourist season!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Matminer1970 wrote a review Dec 2020
Wiltshire33 contributions10 helpful votes
Stayed here separately but as a party at the end of October. All is slightly different and challenging with COVID-19 control. My room was changed as one of the guests who I happened to know was staying (a happy coincidence) required wheelchair access, the booking was not confirmed or had not been processed so between Jo at the hotel and others we sorted it out. She arranged a nicer room for the 2nd night and this was really appreciated. The bar was problematic as the space is limited and the staff are really doing their best to make it all work with distancing and protection. Not easy in a building built many years ago without a pandemic in mind. The food is super, really good and the wine list is worth a try too. The breakfast fish portion seemed smaller than the year before but this could have been mind over fact! The rooms we’re clean, warm and comfortable. The sail loft rooms are delightful and well worth making the effort to secure. The setting is fabulous and to drift off to sleep with the sound of waves on a pebble beach is marvellous. The overall feeling was of staff doing their best to keep the wheels turning during a difficult time. Bookings and timings were mixed up, it’s worth calling ahead just in case but I enjoyed the stay very much and will be returning in the next few days.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Kevin S wrote a review Nov 2020
Watford, United Kingdom1,118 contributions278 helpful votes
We love Clovelly and could think of nothing better than spending the night there after an enjoyable days visit. The Red Lion is situated right on the quayside and our room had lovely views overlooking the sea. The room was well appointed, spacious and clean. The whole place felt COVID safe and the staff were very organised. The welcome was warm and friendly and check in and out easy and seem less. The room rate wasn’t bad either, given the location and quality.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dennis wrote a review Nov 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
I cannot praise this establishment enough, the location,the friendliness of the staff, the accommodation, the food in both the snug bar ( with roaring fire) and the restaurant was excellent well worth the money and of course good beer and wine it was the total package An incident involving a rather rude arrogant customer in the restaurant was handled with the utmost professionalism by staff whilst being firm and no nonsense. II really cannot praise it enough, all My best to the staff with the forthcoming lockdown I will look forward to returning when we come out the other side of this.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Lion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Red Lion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Milky Way Adventure Park (1.3 miles), Sandymouth Beach (2.9 miles), and Hartland Abbey & Gardens (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Lion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Red Lion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Lion Hotel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Lion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Farmers Arms, Restaurant at The Hoops Inn, and The Kings Arms.
Is Red Lion Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Clovelly.
Are pets allowed at Red Lion Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Lion Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hartland Abbey & Gardens (3.7 miles).
Does Red Lion Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.