My wife and I stayed at the Royal Lion last weekend and had a fantastic time! The staff were an absolute pleasure throughout, we were welcomed like old friends and they could not have been more attentive.
The Friday night we spent relaxing in the bar and enjoyed the Steak meal that was cooked exactly to order and clearly included a quality cut of beef. Behind the bar Jordan and Gareth couldn't have been more helpful, rapidly identifying the round and taking great pleasure from starting to prepare it was we approached.
The room we stayed in was exactly as you would expect; clean, well presented and ideal for a couple, however it was the view that made this such a special place to spend the night. Both mornings of our stay we awoke early to watch the sunrise, one on a perfectly clear day and the other morning cloudy but each was equally stunning and to be remembered.
On the Saturday evening we booked to eat in the restaurant, where Michael could not have been more attentive, and the girls serving more pleasant, Holly and Michelle spring to mind but everyone was really keen for us to have a good time. The food was excellent! I enjoyed the Parfait, Guinea Fowl and Cheese and Biscuit and could fault none!
We didn't have chance to use the pool or the sauna but will when we return! Rachel at reception bid us farewell, and even now my wife and I are talking about what a special weekend we had.
Thank you Royal Lion, we will be back........soon!
- 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