My husband and I stayed at the Royal Lion for along weekend recently as it was his birthday. Our first meeting with reception staff was with the pleasant and helpful Michelle, who showed us to our room, pointing out bar, restaurant, swimming pool etc., on the way. Our room was fine and light, with a high ceiling and a balcony with a sea view. The bathroom was adequate although the shower was very feeble, the water pressure really bad which made hair washing a lengthy business as the flow was so small it took ages to rinse. We had dinner on the first night in the restaurant which was delightful and again the staff were friendly and attentive without being too much. The food was delicious and later we moved down to the bar where again very pleasant staff served us a nightcap. We had our dinner in the bar one evening and that too was very tasty. We managed to fit in a lovely swim in the indoor pool and relaxed in the Jacuzzi. All in all a very enjoyable stay in a hotel perfectly situated. The car park is a bonus as parking in Lyme is very restricted. All in all a good place to spend some lazy time, with most pleasant staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the heart of the idyllic town of Lyme Regis, 'the Pearl of Dorset', is the Royal Lion Hotel, a stunning haven located in the middle of the High Street, with its own private car park. Lyme Regis is a picturesque town on the West Dorset border, part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site. Steeped in history, it is renowned for its fascinating past, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the unique fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, and for being the central location of the novel and the 1981 film, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. Situated less than 100 metres from the sea, the Royal Lion Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the locale. Built in 1601 as a coaching inn, the Hotel has been extensively refurbished, yet still retains much of its history and unique charm. Oak beams, wood panelling and open fires help to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, with new additions of its own swimming pool and other facilities. Wi-Fi, although not available in the bedrooms, is available to guests in several areas of the hotel. Privately owned and managed, the Royal Lion Hotel has gained an enviable reputation for its friendly service, world class food and wine and leisure offerings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal Lion Lyme Regis
- Royal Lion Hotel Lyme Regis
- The Royal Lion Hotel Lyme Regis, Dorset