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Overview of Red Lion Hotel

Red Lion Hotel

3.0 star property
Georgian hotel in Basingstoke with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

604 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Laundry facilities
Red Lion Lane, Basingstoke, England, RG21 7LX
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Conference space
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Basingstoke

Getting around

  • Southampton (SOU) - 32 min drive
  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 30.9 miles/49.8 km
  • Hook Station - 8 min drive
  • Basingstoke Station - 9 min walk
  • Winchfield Station - 11 min drive

About this property

Red Lion Hotel

3-star hotel in the business district
At Red Lion Hotel, you can look forward to a free daily manager's reception, a terrace, and a coffee shop/cafe. The onsite restaurant, Restaurant, features British cuisine. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), a front desk safe, and tour/ticket assistance
  • A 24-hour front desk, meeting rooms, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Red Lion Hotel include amenities such as free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • LCD TVs with digital channels
  • Daily housekeeping and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 60 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) 7 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 8 AM–10:00 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1700
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 9.95 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Red Lion Basingstoke
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Frequently asked questions

Does Red Lion Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Red Lion Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Red Lion Hotel?
As of 1 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Red Lion Hotel on 9 Oct 2022 start from AU$129, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Red Lion Hotel?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Red Lion Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Red Lion Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Red Lion Hotel?
You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Red Lion Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course.
Are there restaurants at or near Red Lion Hotel?
Yes, Restaurant offers British cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Wimpy (3-min walk), The Bakers (3-min walk), and Wagamama (3-min walk).
What's the area around Red Lion Hotel like?
Red Lion Hotel is in the heart of Basingstoke, a short 9-minute walk from Basingstoke Station and 8 minutes' walk from Festival Place. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Little information in the room re restaurant , breakfast etc. Room not cleaned after first night. No info given on cleaning policy until I asked on return to hotel in the evening.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Concert patron
Fab, efficent, very clean, helpful staff! Perfect stay!
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Budget hotel with all the trimings
From arriving, checking in to sadly leaving. We were both mightily impressed. This is a city center hotel. Expect noise. I was concerned about that, that was unfounded. We had a great room. Spotless. Bed was comfortable. Showers worked. When we govwe will be staying here again
Rob, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Peter, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great Staff
Friendly staff with good service
John, 4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Was a decent hotel in the middle of Basingstoke
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Too noisy. Tea milk and biscuits not topped up without asking
Ray, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Was brilliant the hotel was very welcoming,clean and everything we needed. Breakfast was great hot food great variety and also plenty of cereals and fruit. Everything you need is within walking distance. I would go back and recommend to family and friends.
Jacqueline, 1-night family trip
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