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Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke

Red Lion Lane, Basingstoke RG21 7LX England
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#9 of 12 hotels in Basingstoke
The Red Lion Hotel is a well established three star hotel in Basingstoke town centre close to Festival Place Shopping. Parking is free - guests need to register their vehicle at reception on arrival. The Red Lion is perfectly located for conferences, meetings, parties and weddings. The restaurant and bar areas front the London Street side which offers easy walking to the retail area. There is lift access to the bedrooms. Rooms are en-suite and have Freeview TV, wi-fi and tea/coffee making facilities. Travel cots and additional beds are available in certain rooms.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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devongirlie67 wrote a review Dec 2020
Barnstaple, United Kingdom153 contributions139 helpful votes
This hotel is okay if you want a quick pit stop in Basingstoke, although having been to Basingstoke now, I wonder why anyone would want to. We stayed for two nights because we'd booked to go to CarFest. Obviously that was cancelled but we came for the weekend anyway. The room was nice enough and the bed comfortable, but it was small and not any better than a Travelodge (which might have been cheaper and better organised. Due to Covid restrictions there wasn't a lot to do. The bar and restaurant were closed, which was irritating when we arrived quite late and could have done with somewhere to sit and chill with something to eat and a drink. In fact, the whole of Basingstoke seemed to close down at 9 o'clock. We also had to order breakfast in advance and this was pre-prepared and came out to us on a tray. This mean if we were slightly late down our food was less that full heat. We'd been in other hotels during August and they all seemed to be managing to cope with Covid restrictions a lot better than this one.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Kena Yellowtop wrote a review Oct 2020
Lilongwe, Malawi731 contributions429 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and thanks to the chef who we had an opportunity to meet, David Kazembe. He prepared us excellent dishes including delicious prawns. I and my wife never liked prawns until the ones he prepared for us. The restaurant is covid compliant and follow rules to the letter. Very safe restaurant and with proper seating. It also has a very good view of the outside. We parked in the hotel premises and we can only thank the hotel for the excellent hospitality.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
6 Helpful votes
SueReeve wrote a review Aug 2020
Northolt, United Kingdom41 contributions6 helpful votes
Very good value for a short stay in Basingstoke. Rooms were very clean, generous tea and coffee. Very quiet time because we stayed ona Monday night. We didn't eat there at all so not sure what the food is like, staff friendly. Would stay there again
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
didine3221 wrote a review Jul 2020
Maidstone, United Kingdom379 contributions89 helpful votes
Room itself was ok. One towel in a family room, we had to ask for more, which were brought to us quickly. Doors of the rooms are squeaking and walls rather thin, so could hear the neighbours giving a bath to their kids and then people leaving in the morning. We were on the back of the hotel, so outside was pretty quiet. Didn't get breakfast so can't comment on that. Would be nice for signs in hotels to be mistake-free (see pics) and wonder if it's £100 or £150 for cleaning after smoking customers! 😅 (not that it smelt of anything, I'm just pernickety and don't like inconsistency!)
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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whitemoonstone wrote a review Jul 2020
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom83 contributions39 helpful votes
excellent budget hotel. booked for a trip to the willis museum, conveniently located. free parking right outside. very friendly staff extremely well prepared re covid. easy walk to shopping centre & also memorial park. comfortable & quiet night's sleep. highly recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2020
US$63 - US$134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke
Which popular attractions are close to Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke?
Nearby attractions include Exciting Escapes (0.08 miles), Festival Place Shopping Centre (0.2 miles), and Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery (0.10 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke?
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 Basingstoke?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olive House Restaurant, Chennai Express, and Festival Street Kitchen.
Is Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the centre of Basingstoke.
Are any cleaning services offered at Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Vyne (3.0 miles) and Basing House (1.3 miles).
Is Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.