I just ❤️ this hotel. The Red Lion Hotel is oozing with history, dating back to 1485- if not earlier. I ❤️ the "Wattle & Daub" of black & brown beams interspersed with whitewashed walls. We stayed in one of their HAUNTED bedrooms, which was "olde-worldy" & very comfortable & had an undisturbed sleep (resident ghost must have had a night off).
I ❤️ The Restaurant. The Dining Room is the actual location where OLIVER CROMWELL held his FIRST PARLIAMENT, after he overthrew KING CHARLES I.
The food is delicious. We enjoyed a hearty evening meal with wine & an equally hearty breakfast, next morning.
This is a great location for COLCHESTER CASTLE & other places of interest.
I would reccommend this hotel to everyone, so much so, that I've rebooked to stay there again!!!!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking