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Old Black Lion

Lion St., Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AD, Wales
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very comfy B&B in a great location near the middle of town and very handy for the book shops. Stayed in the annex which was small but comfortable. Breakfast was excellent and very good value. Car park is a real bonus as you do not a car to explore the town and parking is at a real premium. Would definitely... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't recommend this place enough. It was lovely, very welcoming upon reception. Comfy and homely. The room was based in the coach house. It was clean, lovely cookies!! The restaurant had fantastic food and overall the hospitality was excellent. Stay and eat here if possible!!

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Wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere suitable to stay overnight close to a wedding we were attending. Glad to have chosen the old black lion. Lunch and breakfast were enjoyed, the landlady was very pleasant, as we're the rest of the staff. The accommodation is full of character, the floors are uneven and plenty of original features. Bed was comfy and... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to hay on Wye for my brothers wedding and was lucky enough to stay at the old black lion. The staff were so attentive and friendly, they made us feel so welcome, the beds were the comfiest I've stayed in in a hotel for a long time, which was very welcome after a few days of wedding organizations. The... More 

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Cardiff
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Quite surprised with this place as the twin room was better than expected compared to the photographs on the website. Lovely beds, good beer garden and fantastic breakfast. We didn't eat in here as we were going elsewhere, but when we checked in and walked passed the restaurant, the presentation of the food looked really colourful and fresh. All in... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent location, just off the town centre and really quiet. We stayed in the Coach House which was quiet and although a small room the beds were really comfortable. Friendly and helpful host. The accommodation was really clean as was the pub. Lovely little beer garden too. Well presented breakfast in the morning. Overall a great hotel, we just thought... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food and beautifully presented, all fresh and delicious. Great service and even decaf coffee was fresh and not instant like many restaurants do. Best meal I have had for ages and I wish this place was near my home I would be there every week

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This is an olde world style inn, comfortable, clean and handy for the centre of town. The rooms are quaint and more than acceptable. We were booked in for bed and breakfast but decided to eat there in the evening as well. Thank goodness we did, the food is superb! Not your regular 'pub grub' more high end restaurant style.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

no bad locations in this lil bookshop town. room was cosy, is an old building so there is some character (wavey floor, cosy doorways) bathroom was nice. noise travels up from bar to level 1 - bar closes reasonably early so not a drama. good breakfast too.

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Derbyshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Old Black Lion is set back off the main road (in very short walking distance to the town centre) - so noise from passing traffic was never a problem. My wife and I stayed in the Stable/Coach Block a very short walk from the main pub across the entrance road way. The room was situated up a short flight... More 

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