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“Overnight Stay - fabulous value for money” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Golden Lion Hotel
Ranked #10 of 21 Hotels in Stirling
Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Overnight Stay - fabulous value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Stayed overnight on Saturday 22nd February. This hotel is a little gem, quite difficult to find on the Stirling 'one way' system (even with directions) but absolutely worth the effort.

The rooms are quite small but have everything you need. The hotel itself has a lovely 'warm' feel to it, the staff are very pleasant and helpul and the food is excellent. When you factor in the location (could not be more central) and the price (£85 for a couple with a three course dinner, bed and breakfast) I think this place is pretty unbeatable.

If we'd had more time, we'd have loved to have stayed for at least a couple more nights.

Outstanding value

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

We stayed here last night with a "todays great deals" voucher. I was a bit concerned when i saw the car park however when i walked through the door into the lobby i just thought "wow". All of the staff we came across were wonderful. Very helpful and pleasant, even the room attendant who was very polite. A 3 course meal was included and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The next morning was the breakfast buffet. Non greasy food, absolutely yummy. Would definately stay again!

  • Stayed March 2014
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1 Thank pambear30
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North Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

Our daughter asked to have her 21st birthday celebration at this hotel. Perfect location for her student friends right in the middle of Stirling. Perfect for family members to stay in, Reasonable price for accommodation. We stayed for 2 nights. We had a family room for 3 of us actually slept 4 so very spacious. The ballroom was lovely, although slightly bigger than we needed for our numbers, was perfect for ceilidh dancing, good size dance floor. Buffet was lovely and plenty for everyone. Would definitely stay in this hotel again, hotel staff were very helpfull and friendly.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

Lovely old building, once frequented by none other than Robert Burns the Scottish poet!
Very central for everything, but still quiet.
Has a very good restaurant with room service, a function room and great secure parking round the back.
Lovely staff, both at reception and the chambermaids.
I'd definitely book again!

Room Tip: I had a room overlooking the car park, but any room has a great view in such a historic old town...I...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank HubbleBubbleTrouble
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Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Lovely hotel right in the centre . Would defo be going back all staff very nice rooms nice size and clean . Was giving twin room but was a romantic break for me and hubby so would have been great if it was a double bed but all was great . Food was brilliant. Breakfast.plenty of choice . And would recommend the ghost hunt advertised in the hotel book in the rooms .

  • Stayed February 2014
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1 Thank kellywyse
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Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Thank you for your kind comments I will pass these on to all the Team we look forward to accommodating you again in the foreseeable future
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Larkhall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

Stayed here for a 2 night weekend break and was delighted with every aspect of this hotel, old fashioned customer service at its best from check in to check out. Loved the history of the hotel displayed throughout the decor. Our bedroom was really big and had a comfortable bed. The food and its presentation were 1st class and the breakfast was amazing!! The Thistles shopping centre is on the doorstep and so is historic Stirling including the castle - ideal location
Overall I really cant find fault with this hotel and highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed and will be made to feel very welcome by every member of staff as nothing is too much trouble.............ps try the afteroon tea, it was delicious

Room Tip: We hax room 215 and it was really big and airy, also had an iron and ironing board
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sheila M
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Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for your Kind Comments I will pass these on to the rest of the Team
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perth scotland
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

First off, they need to upgrade there web site as what I was expecting and what we actually arrived were very different, i was wowed as soon as I walked up the steps and into reception.place if very welcoming , staff can't do enough for you ! The bar is lovely and cosy and could have sat here all day. The restaurant is amazing, food is too notch! We booked dinner bed and breakfast and was the best breakfast iv had. Campbell's haggis is the best iv had also I need to find the distributer . Our bedroom was lovely and for single beds I also had a fantastic sleep and I am quit fussy having a memory foam mattress At home..
The only down side, now please, is is no negative ok, the hotel was built in the 7100 and ooooses character.. Our bedroom window is one of the older ones and was a bit rotten so was very drafty BUT fantastic thick curtains kept the room warm .. It was poring with rain and I suppose added to the charector or the hotel listening to the rain while in bed, maybe that what I slept so good. . Please please don't take this as a negative... My stay was not spoiled in any wa, I loved this hotel and will be back!
With all the shops a stone throw away..... The castle......pubs clubs and not forgetting walking distance from the railway and train stations, who wouldn't want to come back.. LOVED loved loved !!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1madchick
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Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review, 28 February 2014
Thank you for your Comments I will pass these on to the rest of the Team
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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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