I stayed here for 2 weeks on business and i have to say it was terrible.
The room was cramped with no bath and a dirty shower that wouldnt stay high enough for me to stand under. The tv was hanging off the wall with loose cables hanging down the wall, it was noisey and they stupidly chose to have 'comedy' nights on wednesday and thursday nights till 11. They had clearly forgot people have to work.
However, the worst thing about the hotel is the food. Breakfast doesn't start till 7 and is limited on choice. Evening meals are served between 6 and 8.30 if you eat in the bar and they are awful! You have a choice of steak and . . Erm . . Steak and its cooked terribly with my well done steak still mooing. Room service has a better choice of food but is also cooked with no clue. Every chip i tasted was over cooked and side orders were laughable, 1 slice of garlic bread classed as a side order?? Please. The staff had foul mouths in the bar and the manager was just as bad and upon ordering room service got asked to wait and id have a call back straight away, 30 mins later i was still waiting.
The one redeeming feature of this place is its location, nice and close to town with access to the cinema and weatherspoons in a 2 min walk, which is handy as your going to have to eat somewhere .
In short, do not stay here unless you just want just a room for the night and the occasional coffee in the bar, you will be very disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Basingstoke
- Basingstoke Red Lion
- Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke Hampshire