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Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Basingstoke
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nessum Dorma”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We had two nights here & have been going this particularly weekend for 12 years, it is very centrally located with good parking & surrounded by shopping/clubbing etcetc opportunity. The staff are excellent, nothing to much trouble e.g. go sit I will bring your drinks to your table. Food is good but do not be down late for breakfast & order your fried eggs before you do anything else (they take a while) my wife says the evening meals are good. @ weekends If you like the noisy life it is the place for you, if you don't then you must, must ask for a quite room, the rooms are ok, if you like a shower then you will be treated to a gentle trickle (there was no choice in our room, you may be lucky). the bed/mattress however was a small double & very hard, until you get near the edge when it collapses. This will be the last we go there unless the mattresses are replaced, my wife & I are both over 65 & used to medium conformable, we had very interrupted sleep trying to get comfortable & not fall out of bed, hence ourgrading

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We recently stayed here for two nights (Friday and Saturday) to attend Carfest South. The room itself was OK and not too bad value for money, however, we had a room at the front of the hotel which overlooked a pedestrianized shopping street and from about 10pm through to the early hours - around 3.30am on both nights, the noise was incredible. I'm not just talking about a little bit of music etc. - it was belting out non stop from two or three places in the street as if we were in the venues with them! Revellers were also coming and going all night which added to the problems - shouting and screaming in the street as well. We booked the room months before the event and on the Tuesday before our stay we received an email stating that the hotel would not take any responsibility for any noise outside the hotel. By that time we had no chance of re-booking anywhere else but also had no idea how bad it would be. We were thoroughly exhausted after our weekend and also felt very let down by the way the situation was handled - we were told nothing of any problems when we booked and as we booked so early, why didn't we get a quieter room? Other reviewers seem to have had more luck so I would definitely advise to ask for a room at the back of the hotel if you want to stay here. Also some double glazing that would actually close (it was nailed up so you couldn't close it!) would help (there were two windows in our room!!).

Room Tip: Ask for a room that doesn't face the shopping street if you want to sleep!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Red Lion saved my behind.

I got stranded in Basingstoke after getting the wrong train late on a sunday night. My only option to get back to Guildford was by paying £65 for a taxi, which I didn't have.

After freaking out / wandering around / blubbering / becoming devoid of all hope / considering sleeping in a bush I came across the Red Lion hotel at about half 1 in the morning.

I explained the situation to the young lad working nights there and he said I could stay in the bar to keep warm. He turned the tv on for me, got me a drink and made me a cracking BLT sandwich.

If it wasn't for the care and compassion shown by the Red Lion staff I'd could well have DIED, you never know... And it looked really nice while I was in there too! I look forward to spending a night there as a thank you.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sanguinity
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

very good service nice clean room .very good help yourself breakfast close to all the shops .Very helpful staff and pleasent .tea coffee making in room would stay again .close to railway station and bus station .we used taxi to get to otherside of town staff got us this

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank christopherpilton
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New Delhi, India
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77 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Stayed there for 2 weeks business trip, helpful staff, ideal location very close to the City Center, Malls, cinema, bus stand, Railway station... everything within walking distance, Prices a bit on the higher side based on the rooms & services but are justified when you need all other facilities within waling distance!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sumil
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cambridgeshire
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

stayed for 2 nights as a base for car fest near by. the whole hotel could do with a good tidy up and a lick of paint . room ok . bed comfy. asked for towels and extra pillows which appered very quickly. we had room 58 above the smoking area and function room so alot of noise. people out side drinking all night on the saturday - breakfast was a joke on both days . had to keep asking for toast, bowls, juice, coffee and it was a 50/50 chance you got them ! the buffet was ok but cold plates with luke warm food isnt the best start of the day. but as long as you just need to be in a very central location to bars and night clubs i would look else where .

Room Tip: ask if they have a function on the night . Also ask for a quiet room
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lou_on_tour_64
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Stayed for 3 nights in July and the location was central and so handy for walking where we needed to go, and the staff in the Retaurant & Bar was really, really friendly and helpful. Always service with a smile. The Breakfast lady was always so cheerful, bless her! I would definitely stay here again, it was clean and comfortable and had parking, and the meals were very good.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vinevisitors2010
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Property: Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke
Address: Red Lion Lane, Basingstoke RG21 7LX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Basingstoke
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 13 Hotels in Basingstoke
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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