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Golden Lion Hotel

8 - 10 King Street, Stirling FK8 1BD, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

6 of us stayed in this hotel on business . Choose this hotel as central . Stayed for 3 nights , 2nd night couldn't sleep due to noise outside. the mattresses must have been on the beds since the hotel was built . Very uncomfortable . The meals - dire - 3 course meal in the evening - small size... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed on business for one night. Arrived at 9:14, kitchens closed at 9:15 and despite receptionist trying to be helpful the management would not accommodate us - not acceptable service. Stayed at the Highland two months previously - much better (rooms and service).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with a group of friends on a golfing long weekend, overall the hotel was perfect for us, it was right bang in the middle of Stirling, the rooms were clean and tidy, the breakfast excellent and the hotel staff very friendly. In many ways its a typical 3* hotel, its a little rough around the edges but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros - 5 mins walk from the railway station - 10-15 mins walk from Stirling Castle. You can meander around this area and see some beautiful, old architecture - lots of pubs and restaurants nearby - Rooms spotlessly clean - Bathroom was small but modern and stylish Cons - the breakfast selection was very limited and of poor quality. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was booked to stay here for a couple of nights on business. The reception area looks very stylish and modern, but it was all a bit soulless and corporate. Typical of a large hotel, but I expected more from such a historic hotel. The other public areas and bedrooms were decent enough, but nothing special and I noticed a... More 

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Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay in February, our apologies if one of the Managers blocked you in the hotel car park and the difficulty you experienced finding us,. We do advertise the sat nav location for our car park which unfortunately is in the one way system of the City Centre which i can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here recently upon recommendation of our guest house host. Food was good, and service adequate. One had burger, which he said was obviously good quality but a little dry. Friend & I had small steaks which were ok, but well done, and we ordered medium rare. We did not want to send back. It was enjoyable dinner, and... More 

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Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback, I will pass these on to the Team accordingly More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for a couple of nights, as part of a large tour group, over a weekend. The rooms and beds are fine enough - nothing special - and food quite good. Breakfast was very good, with a selection of fruits and continental meats, cheese etc on offer alongside the fried buffet. However, as with many buildings and businesses... More 

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Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

THank you for your comments , the Guide should have advised you to present a credit card for approval to make charges to your room which appears to not have been the case to you from what it appears, hence the situation you experienced. Regards More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here for a wedding. All the public areas (eg, the bar, the reception room, the reception area, etc) are lovely and very plush. The whole wedding seemed to go off without a hitch, so definite bonus there. However, the room we stayed in was very tired. The grout in the bathroom needs refreshed and overall the rooms looked... More 

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Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for commenting on your recent stay, I was disappointed to hear that breakfast was not to our normal standards, I have discussed this with the team accordingly to ensure the foods are checked throughout service for consistency. We are refurbishing the Hotel in January 2016 to ensure we meet the requirements one would expect in today's market and... More 

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