Settle is a pictoresque little town in the Yorkshire Dales and is a good place to stay in the region. The Lion fits right into that picture. It is on the main street of Settle (with traffic being a potentially minus if you have a room in the front - we didn't) and looks like the main pub in town, in a positive sense. It radiates an atmosphere of catering for both the visitors and the locals, a place where you would like to sit down and relax after a day's work, hiking, or travelling.
The staff was very friendly and genuinely interested. When they did have some time, they would strike up a conversation about our trip, home, etc. The young gentleman who seemed to be in charge (he wasn't the owner he said) tried his best to accomodate to our wishes as much as he could.
The rooms are good, comfortable and clean. The double bed was comfortable as well, and wide enough (unlike the 1,4m wide 'double' beds we had in some other hotels). The bunk bed in the family room was less comfortable, but then again that is what you can expect from a bunk bed.
Is it perfect? No, hence the 4* rather than 5.
The bathroom has a rather annoyingly loud fan switched with the light. It makes the noise of a very loud hairdryer and we could hear our neighboor's fan as well...
The other minus may not be a problem most of the time: no airconditioning. We happened to visit with days of 27C and without airconditioning the nights were clammy.
The Lion also has a pub/restaurant with a small outdoor terrace. The selection of the beers was good, but we were not impressed by the food. It wasn't bad; in fact, it was ok for typical pub food, and reasonably priced. We have had better (and worse) in various pubs in the UK.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the picturesque market town of Settle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Lion at Settle is a characterful inn offering cosy rooms, locally sourced food and award winning cask ales. So whether you join us for a big family dinner, a quiet drink with friends or the dog, or enjoy a relaxing break we look forward to welcoming you to our dog friendly and family friendly inn. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lion At Settle Hotel Settle
- The Lion At Settle Yorkshire