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The Lion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 20 Criccieth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

I had a fantastic time at the lion. I arrived in criccieth to be greeted by friendly and efficient staff. Who did a fantastic job of settling me in after a very long journey from London. It felt as though i had driven to my own home rather than that of a foreign hotel. The staff were that good!!! The room was perfect. It was very clean with such a comfortable bed and a good bathroom. I thoroughly enjoyed the shower. Good power as well heat. The actual hotel is beautiful on ones eyes. Criccieth is an extremely scenic area, which the lion in particular stands out with its beauty and heritage. The restaurant was divine. Such wonderful food, and again the staff were sublime. I also have to pay comment to the lovely bar and garden in which you could drink in. Simply WONDERFUL!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 June 2011

We stayed in this hotel for 1 night in May 2011. We liked the description on their website and found the rooms quite nice. This website doesn't reflect at all the reality. The hotel is very old and tired. The rooms are clean but very old fashioned. The bathroom have obviously not been refurbished for 20 years by the look of it.
The breakfast is just OK, it's very, very basic..
And all of this for £87 B&B! I found this absolutely out of proportion for what you get.

Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

we went to this hotel as part of our touring holiday in wales. Lovely friendly staff food was lovely we ate both Breakfast & dinner here. Bar was cosy we got speaking to the locals & had a great few nights.Rooms were clean & comfortable. Lovely stay We will be back for another visit.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2011

room was small and dark, kept awake by some tank in roof space constantly topping up with trickling water. decor is very dated, circa fawlty towers.

Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2011

i would reccommend this hotel to anyone, they are so friendly and the food is delisous.
we love it here and feel so relaxed.
well done to all staff you deserve a medal.
Thank you xx

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2011

Recently visited The Lion Hotel with our Local coach Company and had 5 lovely days. Rooms are very nice ours room 33 did have a very small bathroom but otherwise absolutely no complaints. Food was excellent and a great variety at Breakfast. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Overall this is a good hotel offering very good value for money and situation is first class. Would be happy to reccommend it to my best friend

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  • Stayed April 2011
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newport, south wales
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Reviewed 8 February 2011

7 of us travelled from South Wales for the murder mystery weekend - so pleased to find the hotel has its own car park. Yes, some of the rooms were dated but all were clean and comfortable. When we asked if we could change our room for one with a bath, they could not have been more helpful - the room they gave us was spacious with a double and single bed and an L shaped 'lounge' . Good choice of meals (we opted for bed, breakfast and evening meal), there was entertainment all weekend (besides the murder mystery) and the drinks were reasonably priced (house wine £10.00 a bottle) Sandra, the owner, is lovely and has made the hotel relaxing and welcoming - even provided a needle and thread in our hour of need! All in all, excellent value for money - all 7 of us thouroughly enjoyed the stay and would have no hestiation staying there again.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: The Lion Hotel
Address: Y Maes, Criccieth LL52 0AA, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Criccieth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Criccieth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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