Having read a negative review below, I think some people either trump higher than their own fundament or simply enjoy being bilious.
I've stayed at the Lion numerous times over the years and have never been left wanting. The most recent stay was a single night 29th March.
I booked the room at the shortest possible notice (about eight p.m. on the night of my stay) and from the off the demeanour of the staff was as pleasant as anyone without a giant ego could wish for.
After a very hard day I was exhausted and in need of a comfortable bed and a warm room. Both wishes were fulfilled admirably. Sure there was noise from the bar below and it carried on until I fell asleep but I used that secret invention obviously not known by some - earplugs.
After the kip I needed, I polished of the giant cooked breakfast and about a gallon of tea and went on my way feeling a good deal better than the night before.
The rooms and corridors upstairs are spotless and pub downstairs is (wait for it) a PUB. I wouldn't want to perform open-heart-surgery in it, but neither will I need a wash after sitting in it for a few jars.
If you want a cheap , no frills place to get your head down after traversing the hills I don't think you can go far wrong. If you want a boutique fluff-fest and your sense of worth massaging... you're odd.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small, family run bed and breakfast. Our price includes breakfast (and a large choice at that). All of our rooms are en-suite and two have a kitchenette. We are in the process of refurbishing the hotel and are hoping for the front facade to be restored in the next few months. Please may I point out that the establishment is on a busy main street and because of the lively pub we have on the ground floor, it can get noisy on the weekends and bank holidays. We have a games room bar on one side of the ground floor and a lounge bar on the other side. We have a 'pub grub' style main menu with some homemade dishes (all clearly pointed out) and we also have a Specials menu. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Red Lion Hotel Llanidloes, Wales - Powys