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“Golen lion”
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Golden Lion
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in St Ives
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Golen lion”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Very disappointed that on our second night staying in the hotel , that our company booked for us we were also not informed when booking that we were not allowed to eat or drink at the bar with our clean work uniform on , a total let down for a 45 pound night hotel . Your not the Hilton guys

Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012

We booked here for the night seeing friends and we had a very pleasant stay. All the staff were helpful both in the reception and restaurant/bar.

It is a very pretty hotel and beautifully decorated - the room was a tad small but fine for one night. We got back late and there were lots of 'twenties' there (we felt so old!) - we were challenged when we went to the bar but once we told them we were residents they were fine. i found this reassuring.

Breakfast was fine and appreciated the 'big screen' on as we stayed during the Olympics.

Recommended.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

Central location in pretty St.Ives high street. I received a warm welcome and was shown to my room which was clean and homely. Good enough value basic facilities. Fine for the business traveler however I would be disappointed if a romantic getaway. The only minor thing would be that the bed was not that comfy, however it did not spoil my stay.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Shropshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

Stayed here Oct /Nov 2011
Rooms nice and clean. Bit small and most suffer from noisy external air extractors from kitchens. Rooms 20. - 26 can smell of chip fat. Walls between rooms very very thin
Food. Good pub grub served in a busy bar. Large screen sports on midweek
Staff. Very frindly and willing to help

  • Stayed November 2011
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Recently visited one of my daughters who lives in Great Stukeley nr Huntingdon.We stayed in the Golden Lion Hotel in the centre of St Ives(about 41/2 miles out of Huntingdon.Situated in the main Market of St Ives.My Wife and i had a double and another daughter a single room.Excellent friendly welcome,very clean comfortable rooms ith all facilities we needed and the value for money was first class.Bit noisy on the saturday evening,but they had warned is of this and they said it would be completely quiet from 11.30 and it was-to the minute.The breakfast was included in the cost and was comprehensive and excellent fiendly service once more.I will certainly stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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fy5 3hg
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

I booked two nights accommodation at this hotel for 29th & 30th of June at a cost of £118.excluding breakfast.I was told when I booked that the Hotel would be noisy on both nights because of a disco which finished at midnight.I was not told that the noise would last another 40 minutes longer whilst everyone left.I was not told that the local authority mechanical sweeper would start in the street at 7am.and would carry on for twenty minutes.Nor was I told that there was NO parking at the hotel,the nearest place was about a quarter of a mile away and cost £3 a night.My wife and I are both in our late seventies and I suffer from high blood pressure and also have replacement knees.No porterage was offered.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

Stayed for 1 night and we received excellent service. Early check in was completed by helpful, friendly Rachel. Nice clean room with lots of storage. Lovely atmosphere in the pub/restaurant. All staff were friendly and efficient and smiley. Absolutely delicious breakfast cooked fresh to order and served by happy cheerful staff. Well done The Golden Lion and thankyou.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Additional Information about Golden Lion

Property: Golden Lion
Address: Market Hill, St Ives PE27 5AL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > St Ives
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in St Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 18th-century building has a central location in charming St Ives, a 30-minute drive from Cambridge. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas of the building, and a lively bar serving a large choice of wines, beers and local ales. Rooms at The Golden Lion Hotel have simple decor and traditional wooden furnishings. Benefits include a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and an en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer. A full English breakfast is available in the morning and the restaurant serves a range of meals made from seasonal local produce. There is also a regularly changing specials menu for you to choose from. ... more   less 
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Golden Lion Huntingdon
Golden Lion St Ives, Cambridgeshire

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