My wife and myself decided to spend our first Christmas at a hotel ever. From the moment we checked in until the moment we checked out, we were treated like the name of the hotel.....Royalty. The staff were so helpful and actually looked and wanted to help. The 3 night Christmas deal was not cheap, but the food was plentiful and beautifully prepared and cooked.
We paid extra for one of the older original rooms, so cannot comment of the remaining rooms.
The dining room could be a bit tight between diners, but the atmosphere was pleasant. The location was perfect, yards from the sea with lovely walks along the beach and the Cobb.
We shall definately stay again.
- 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