Our Stay 15th+16th Feb 2013
First of all the food was lovely And karen is a nice hostess polite and couldnt do enough to help you .
Room 4 was allocated to us and was a nice size,with comfortable single beds
Upon arrival at 3;50pm we found the hotel shut ,(4pm check in) so went around the back as sign on door asks you to do.
We found that you had to state you breakfast time from 7:30am - 8:30am, we"re early risers so no problem but i think its a short serving timespan.
We asked Rob for a drink ,he replied the bar was shut till 6pm,after a 3Hr drive we were not happy ,So drove to the next village llanmaenach
Room 4 was warm when we went to Dinner , Upon returning to the bar at 10:30 from the 4 crosses pub we went into the hotel bar for a few more nightcaps ,And spoke to another couple staying in the hotel ,My wife asked for the music to be turned down And Robs reply was "IT WAS OK TILL YOU CAME IN " !!! the wife told him we were talking and couldnt hear each other .
At 11pm we went to our room ,The Heating was off(rad set on 9)
Then a horrendous noise of rushing water into a cistern/pipes for 5min before i went to complain first to karen who unfortuately was in bed ,then to Rob who"s attitude was its noises in the hotel, and said" not to panic no need to call the police ".He was faffing around like bazil faulty busy doing nothing,eventually he came to our landing and tried to get into room 3,but the door was opened by the occupant in time, Apparently they left a tap running and it was emptying the header tank This lasted for 15mins ,then if anyone went to their toilet at night and flushed chain you could hear it in our room
On saturday After our meal we went to the 4 crosses for a drink ,returning to hotel at 10pm ,where the bar was again shut, our room was again cold
On sunday morning ,I asked karen are there any outstanding bills before we leave,I was refered to Rob , Who seeming picked a figure of £32:50 for our Saturday night meal ,Stating he knew what we had ! ,I queiried it and asked 3 times for a menu - 1 garic bread £2:99 ,2 cottage pie £15;10 , Dessert NO price ,He eventually settled on £25 which i thought reasonable. We then left
While there we spoke to a couple in the Annex rooms ,They froze on friday night 1 oil filled radiator,when they asked to be moved Rob asked them for £20 to cover the fresh linen.
Another older couple he reckoned couldnd open the outside door as they were trying to put the key in the wrong way into a yale lock.
I dont know if any of those people complained BUT I DID DIRECTLY TO ROB ,my opinion is that its his hotel and tough luck ,unfortunately he not to be mine host.
We will not return to the golden lion or recommend it .
Its unfortunate for karen ,as she should be" the face "of the golden lion as she couldnt to enough to help you
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Golden Lion Hotel: GRADE 2 LISTED 18th century coaching inn, with many period features. Modern features include free WI-FI and BRAND NEW CENTRAL HEATING SYSTEM INSTALLED MARCH 2013.The family run hotel, in a quiet countryside location away from the main roads, is situated on the Offa's Dyke path and is the ideal base to explore The Marches and surrounding Welsh hills. Weddings / Parties / Corporate Bookings catered for. 2 Car Parks. Vegetarian, Vegan and Celiac dishes prepared (please book in advance). THINGS TO DO: The immediate area is rich in activities: Walking, Cycling, Fishing, Climbing, Exploring, Caving, Touring by car, Geology / Fossil Hunting. Circular Canal Walk behind the Hotel: ½ hour walk; regular wildlife includes herons, swan families, rabbits, otters, buzzards, peregrine falcons, etc. Vyrnwy Aqueduct, 20 minutes walk away Canal locks and lock-keeper’s cottage, ¾ hour walk. The magnificent River Vyrnwy runs alongside the canal; Fly fishing on the River Severn – salmon, trout, grayling. Rich industrial heritage; Rare intact Victorian Lime Kiln and chimney nearby; Meadow walks. Rodney’s Pillar: two-hour energetic walk / climb, 5 minutes drive away from the Hotel. Beautiful Lake Vyrnwy and its many waterfalls: ½ hour drive away. The famous race track, Loton Park Hill Climb is nearby; Bulldog International Rally of North Wales: Dulux Trade MSA British Rally Championships. Several good golf courses, clay shooting, horse riding. After a long day out relax with our live music evenings (Rob Cook Williams - Musician / Owner of Hotel. Great food prepared by top local chef Karen Williams.We are a Real Ale bar, and where possible we stock local beers alongside the regular ales. We also stock a good range of spirits and whiskies including the very popular Welsh Penderyn single malt and Brecon Gin. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Golden Lion Hotel Llandysilio, Powys