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“Great location but shabby room” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Golden Lion Hotel
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Stirling
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
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“Great location but shabby room”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

My husband and I booked a family room for a visit to Stirling with our adult son. The room was spacious and seemed clean but that's the best I can say for it. Peeling wall paper, cracked tiles in the bathroom. It looked like it hadn't been renovated since the 1980's. Really I expect more for £100. Breakfast was nothing special but it was plentiful. The location was good and we loved the town but I'd stay elsewhere next time.

Stayed October 2013
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Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 19 November 2013
Thank you for your feedback, we have just completed another refurbishment and tidy up after our busy Summer Season at the end of October where you may have not noticed this during your recent stay with us.

We are always striving to maintain and improve our facilities and do take your comments on board which is appreciated

Thank you again
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Stayed here for business , the hotel was very comfortable and the welcome was fine . Car park is hard to fine and is also a tight squeeze but I won't not let this put me off staying again . Breakfast is very nice . One thing about the hotel is that it is very central right in the middle of the town.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Just back from an overnight stay, found the Hotel staff to be very friendly, our room was a lot more modern than i expected, very compact though!
Good value for money for a B&B stay, the bar was a wee bit pricey considering the location (Lots of choice cheaper elsewhere) Breakfast was quite good, if a wee bit old fashioned and nothing was piping hot so not sure how long it had been out. Would definitely stay again as had a great time.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel last weekend for a birthday treat. We were a little optimistic after reading some reviews, however we had a lovely stay. Hotel is very central to everything-handy for a night out. We dined in the restaurant on saturday could not fault our meal, compliments to the chef. Our breakfast on the sunday morning was just what we were needing after a night out.Great selection and tasty too. All the staff were helpful and very friendly. Our room was very spacious and bright.
We will definitely be back.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

My husband and I have just spent a weekend at The Golden Lion Hotel and it was wonderful. Our room was nicely decorated, comfy,cosy and clean. The breakfast was really nice and a very good choice. The staff were all very efficient and friendly. We will defiinitely be going back.Easy walking distance to shopping centre.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2013

First time at this Hotel and must say the menu in the restaurant is amazing , a hidden little gem that is very busy not to be missed , staff friendly and attentive will definatley be back the location is right in the city centre so close to all sightseeing activities. and has plenty bars nearby

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Very clean staff lovely food excellent and will go back next month enjoyed myself that much can t wait to go back. Premier inn rubbish this cleaner more modern and cheaper . Pub called no 2 up the hill is very friendly and good apmostphere had a great night.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Golden Lion Hotel

Property: Golden Lion Hotel
Address: 8-10 King Street, Stirling FK8 1BD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling > Stirling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Stirling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel dates back to 1786, one of Stirling's first hotels filled with old world charm in a friendly environment. IN THE HEART of historic Stirling, the Golden Lion Hotel has for more than two centuries welcomed guests including royalty and even the national bard, Rabbie Burns (plaque on wall by front door in acknowledgement of his stay). Nowadays the ideal setting for leisure, business and special occasions, the family-owned Golden Lion provides traditional Scottish hospitality in thoroughly modern style. From the splendid buffet breakfast to the contemporary comforts of the 67 beautifully rooms and the timeless elegance of the stunning Regency Ballroom, this is a hotel with character as well as professional commitment. Close to magnificent Stirling Castle, and a short trip from the famous Monument to William Wallace, the Golden Lion makes an ideal base for the tourist. Practical advantages add to the appeal: the hotel’s city centre location - with free car parking - is only a few minutes drive from the national motorway network. The principal bus and rail stations are within easy walking distance(5 minutes)of the Golden Lion’s front door. There is an excellent choice of shops on the doorstep next to the Thistle indoor shopping Mall. The warmth of our welcome awaits you! Free WIFI available in all public & conference areas. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Golden Lion
Stirling Golden Lion
Golden Lion Hotel Stirling, Scotland
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