Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke  3 stars

Red Lion Lane 1, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, RG21 7LX  show mapSave
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 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking

24-hour reception


Early check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course


In-room breakfast




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room


The comfortable 3-star Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke is set in a business area minutes away from Windsor Great Park, Highclere Castle and Bentley. Since 1790, it has been a prominent hotel in the heart of Basingstoke.

A 10-minute walk to the center of Basingstoke.

Just 40 minutes from Southampton airport.


The property comprises 60 air-conditioned rooms appointed with Wi-Fi, heating, a writing desk, a minibar and satellite TV. They are fitted with a bathtub, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries in the en-suite bathrooms.


A terrace are provided in the Street Side Cafe bar.


Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke offers business facilities, such as a photocopier, a meeting room and internet access and provides dry cleaning, 24-hour reception and ironing service.


Leisure facilities feature a courtyard and a sun terrace.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge

Guest Parking

Free private hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of rooms   62.


City Center Basingstoke - 400 ft
Airports Southampton Airport (SOU) - 24.6 mi, NAF (GXH) - 28.7 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
Meeting facilities
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Golf course
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Television in lobby
Room facilities
  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  2 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 5 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 230 sq. feet

Bed Size (s): 1 Large double

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    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 220 sq. feet

    Bed Size (s): 1 Double

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      Size: 230 sq. feet

      Bed Size (s): 2 Single

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions
          • Framemakers
            400 ft
          • Wykeham Galleries
            2.5 mi
          Popular areas
          • City Center
            400 ft
          Places of interest
          • Basingstoke Conservative Club
            2000 ft
          • Basingstoke Railway Social Club
            2300 ft
          • May Club
            5.0 mi
          • jj's
            400 ft
          • Ster Century Cinemas
            700 ft
          • Jackpots
            700 ft
          • Vue Cinemas
            3300 ft
          • Bowlplex Bowling Centres
            1.4 mi
          • Club 2000 Bingo
            1.4 mi
          • playdays
            1.5 mi
          • Altis Leisure Group
            1.9 mi
          • National Trust: The Vyne
            2.9 mi
          • The Anvil Ltd
            1400 ft
          • Central Studio
            2700 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Gallery Fifty Five
            8.6 mi
            High Street, Hook
          • Allen Gallery
            9.1 mi
            Church Street, Alton
          • Chawton House Library & Study Centre
            10.2 mi
            Chawton House, Alton
          • Alice Holt Forest
            11.6 mi
            A325 to Woodland Park, Farnham

          Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Red Lion Hotel Basingstoke

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 167 reviews

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          • Single

            Location is excellent, bar staff excellent and hotel staff

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          • Older travelers

            Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good.

            The first room we had was small and very stuffy. The shower room was very substandard. The bed far too soft. The second room we were given after we complained was larger but again the bed was very soft, and the room was stuffy. We couldn't leave the window open although we were on the first floor because outside the window the laundry bags were piled high and anybody could have climbed up and into the window. The only place that was cool was reception. The whole hotel looked tatty and uncared for. Although staff were extremely good.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Car Park

            Location of Superior Room opposite noisey pub. Rusty Water. Mattress. Lack of contact from the manager as arranged with receptionist.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Handily situated and ample free parking.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            It was well located for my purposes.

            The water was dirty, the room was gloomy and my hairdryer didn't work. I would have highlighted this to the hotel staff if I had more time before checkout.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            I use the Red Lion frequently to visit friends and family in Basingstoke. I'm always able to find reasonable rates and the staff are always friendly and helpful

            On this particular stay we had room 33 which is on the top floor. The room is smaller than other rooms I have stayed in at the hotel and smelt badly of burning. I think it was due to the radiator. Also it was very difficult to get the right temperature in the shower. This was a one off though and on future visits I will try to avoid that room.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            The rooms were of a good size

            I could hear the people in the next room really clearly. Luckily they were very quiet in the night.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Location is excellent and staff very welcoming and helpful

            Room was too stuffy, and carpets needed a good clean or replacing. But over all a lovely stay had.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The car park was handy, given that the hotel is in the town centre.

            Surly staff. No ironing facilities for business travellers. Food at dinner and breakfast was of very low quality indeed.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            It's a pleasant hotel in a central location. Room had everything you could need, including en suite, tea and coffee, iron and tv. Staff were friendly and helpful. We were using it a base to visit family and visit London and it was 10 minute walk to the train station, and right in the centre of Basingstoke to accessing shops and other facilities.

            The walls were thin and so one night, with particularly inconsiderate neighbours it was noisy with banging doors in small hours, though this is not really fault of hotel, just guests!

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Was central and suited purpose

            Noisy streets - could be better sound proofed.

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          • Single

            i didnt like the fact that hotel staff (possible chamber persons) were shouting up and down the corridor early in the morning approx 0700! asking for different kinds of bed linin!

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          • Family with children

            The staff were very helpful. My room was clean and comfortable. I wish I had had more time to explore the shops!

            I was not prepared for the noise from the night clubs and youngsters shouting in the street in early hours.

            • Average rating
          • Single


            Shower was absolutely useless. The trouser press didn't work The cooked breakfast was stone cold, even the heated toast was fact only the tea was hot!

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          • Single

            Conveniently located and within 5 mins walk to mall and bus station. Hotel itself is quite average. It suited me perfectly as I could go out to eat and catch the bus/train whenever required. Staff was polite. Overall for 55p per night is was a good deal.

            The washroom had separate taps for hot and cold water!! So you could only choose between burning hot or icy cold water to freshen up. Shower/tub was ok. Windows need better sound proofing as it can get quite noisy if there is heavy traffic or a rowdy group out on the road.

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