My wife had a stay in the Basingstoke hospital , ideal it's a very short walk away.Free car parking. Staff are very helpful and courteous always available if your late back for food and drinks. Recommend definitely
Traveller from Herefordshire
The Apollo Classic Hotel in Basingstoke is the premier 4 star hotel in the area, situated on the ring road just minutes from …More
Not my first time here, and will be very happy to come back again. The only - and I do mean only - criticism is the menu is a little limited in choice, not a problem if your visit is a one-off but it will likely be an issue for frequent visitors.
Traveller from Kent
Set in 315 acres of gardens and rural land, within a few minutes drive from Basingstoke?s town centre. 6.4 km to the city …More
Our second visit to this hotel - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, as the hotel is warm friendly and clean. We visited the restaurant again and were served with such politeness, friendliness and again couldn't do enough to help. The food was beautifully presented and tasted extremely good.
"Small & friendly hotel in the heart of Basingstoke"
Stayed in the hotel for a night on Saturday evening - had a good stay there - the room was spacious, clean and fairly bright. You have everything you need in the room and most importantly, there are main plugs next to the bed - well done Red Lion!
The hotel is located in a fairly centrally - within a short walking distance to the Festival Place (plenty of restaurants and places to get a drink there), train station and parks. Overall, enjoyed the stay!
The only thing this complex is missing is a swimming pool / spa facilities, however, the remainder of the hotel complex and the adjoined golf course / club house are superb and we will undoubtedly be returning for another visit. The staff are very polite and very helpful, especially during breakfast / dinner. The only one issue we faced is the hotels wifi was tempremental, however, this is a minor issue. Two of the local pubs in Kingsclere are well worth a visit, namely The Swan and the Crown. We didnt get a chance to go to the George and Horn but from all accounts it is worth visiting.
Facilities dated, but clean. Everything about room & hotel absolutely fine, except -
Reception having to work with 2 computer systems (old and new because of recent change of ownership presumably).
No information about hotel (mealtimes etc) in room at all.
Heated towel rail not working because fuse removed before our visit. Reason for fuse removal not known by handyman (who arrived very promptly on request). Understandably he didn't want to risk adding new fuse until reason known.
Staff, facilities, room all great - clean, modern, very nice hotel - only downside was the wireless in the room which was very flaky maybe b/c I was in the very last room in the hallway. Staff was kind enough to let me into a vacant conference room at night to do some work, and the wireless was fine in there.
Created largely in the 1970s, modern Basingstoke centres round Festival Place with nearly 200 shops, restaurants, bars, nightclub, cinema and sports centre. The outlying rural area includes the Test Valley, one of Britain’s most exclusive fishing areas, and two stately homes; Highclere Castle, famous for its Egyptian relics, and Stratfield Saye, seat of the Dukes of Wellington. Direct trains reach London Waterloo in around 50 minutes.
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