This hotel still delivers excellent customer service (Rachael deservers a mention as she goes the extra mile),and if you take the superior rooms you won't be disappointed.They do good packages (price wise) if you book half board.The food in the restaurant is well presented,and to a good standard and quality.Make sure to book early for the evening meal as some times certain meals can run out.The leisures facilities ie the swimming pool etc are an added bonus.I did not use them on this trip but I have in the past.It was very popular when we were their.Added bonus is the ample on site parking,and when you book out they let you use the car park I think it was up to 3pm which allows you to spend extra time buying gifts in the town.In summary this a great old coaching inn hotel which Ouse's lots of old charm but meets todays modern requirements.
- 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