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Golden Lion
Ranked #1 of 6 Maryport B&B and Inns
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We enjoyed a one night stay with breakfast. Very friendly staff on arrival, who took us to our room. Very clean and comfortable. Plenty of towels and good room facilities. We had breakfast in the restaurant and it was cooked fresh to order. Very good service by our waitress. Lovely family run business with a lot to offer. Will definitely stay again. Thank you to Philip and his staff.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

Recently refurbished but small room. Pleasant enough outlook overlooking harbour. Very small bathroom approx 2-3sqm inc the shower. Very poor electric shower. Equipped well enough but fairly cheap furniture. Reading other report, perhaps I was unlucky with my rom?
Dinner was decent pub food beside quite noisy bar. Well enough presented food but sauces in paper pots??
As I said previously bar was quite noisy and not particularly welcoming . However, good selection of real ales. Football on two TVs with no escape.
Good breakfast.
Can't really recommend the hotel. As with so many Cumbrian hotels overpriced for what is on offer. Small rooms but adequate. Nothing special, just...... adequate.

Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

We stayed at the Golden Lion in the last week of August for two nights in the Premier Room with a view of the harbour, the room was excellent as was the hotel, the double bed was very comfortable, plenty of room and good wardrobe and drawer space, the usual beverage tray, also free wifi connection, in fact everything that we needed was at hand, windows to the side street and one forward take in the views down towards the sea front.

I found the place fresh and clean, very tasteful, good en suite facilities, so much thought has gone into the decor and balance of colour and furnishing, someone has obviously an eye for design and put a lot of thought into the refurbishment.

The breakfast was spot on, you would find the "full English" hard to beat in any hotel or B&B in the North of England. In all of our years of travelling we have only found one hotel located in Whitby to equal it!

The staff were very friendly and all concerned work hard to please the guests, whether with your room, at the breakfast table or at the bar, which I must mention serve some cracking real ales, even if you are not staying here, it is worth going in for a pint or for a meal, a decent range on the menu.

I have just a couple of small gripes, the first one is that we seemed to have Michael Flatley in the room above, came in late and tramping around, got up really early too, I think he may have been a contractor or something at a well known nuclear establishment? I have noticed that in most hotels the floors are not well soundproofed,

The other surprise was someone got the Vac out at one o clock in the morning to sweep the ground floor, but hey I suppose they have to keep the hotel clean after we have made a mess of it, we soon nodded off as we were tired with the walking and taking in the wonderful sea air.

This Hotel fits in well with the surroundings, the people are so friendly, I was surprised how nice the locals are, they seem genuinely interested in the people visiting their town. We will definitely return to Maryport, and will certainly try to get in to the Golden Lion.

Thanks to Phillip and all his staff.

Room Tip: Premier Room is superb
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Malcolm T
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

We've just spent a very pleasant two night stay at the Golden Lion, a recently- and well- refurbished town centre hotel. The location - the oldest building in the town - couldn't be more central for the amenities, and parking wasn't a problem. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, and the whole place has a welcoming air. Our room was medium size, well equipped and comfortable. The restaurant was nicely decorated, and the food was simple but excellently presented and served. Portions are very generous! The only downside was the noise from the neighbouring pubs at chucking-out time [Saturday at 2 am. - choir practice, it seems!] - they say it's ok midweek! We'd stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

We stayed at the Golden Lion for 2 nights in May and were more than happy with the choice. After parking the car just outside we were given a warm welcome at reception before being shown to our room on the top floor. There are no lifts in this establishment so be prepared to use the stairs. The view across the Solway Firth from our room window made it worthwhile though. The room was comfortable and clean.

The hotel is located centrally in Maryport close to the sea front and is handy for the Aquarium which we enjoyed. The bar is well used and I was happy to say it serves some decent real ale. We ate an excellent dinner in the restaurant and a substantial cooked to order breakfast helped us on our way in the morning.

If I'm ever in this lovely area again I'll be sure to head for the Golden Lion.

Room Tip: If you can manage the stairs get to the top floor for the view.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Everything about the hotel from staff friendliness to accommodation cleanliness was remarkable. The business trip made me resolved to return for a stay again in this unsung area. Breakfast was personalised and supper was equal to any top restaurant. Historical connections too!

Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 June 2012

I've been staying around this area for some months now on business, and I have struggled to find anywhere decent to stay, so it was a pleasant surprise to find that the town of Maryport and the Golden Lion itself are both thoroughly decent places.
The hotel appears to have been through a recent refurbishment of all the public areas and is bright, clean and welcoming.
Rooms are decently sized, fresh and bright.
Showers are excellent with plenty of smellies provided.
Food generally appeared to be good, although my Tuna Nicoise was a rather strange interpretation of the normal recipe.
The little town appears to be doing its best to make the most of what its got, but seems to suffer from more than its fair share of the OK/Kyle/Carling/Greggs class of inhabitants.
Seagulls are noisy devils, but the hotel can't be blamed for that!

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Golden Lion

Address: Senhouse Street, Maryport CA15 6AB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Maryport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Maryport
Price Range: £95 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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