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Golden Lion Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 - 10 King Street, Stirling FK8 1BD, Scotland
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Ranked #13 of 23 hotels in Stirling
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here overnight from frid 27th , to avoid early start as very handy for event , I found staff reasonable nice and friendly , room average lift is a shocker rather slow and worse because busy . I enjoyed my evening meal here as presentation was nice indeed credit to chefs, service quite good breakfast I agree with others... More

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Paris, France
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

How true! Even though the Golden Lion looked promising the restaurant was not at all a positive experience. We did not even look at any rooms that they might have available. Back to the restaurant experience...started with us being unfriendly told to sit near the serving area even though we wanted to sit near the window... apparently because we were... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is centrally located and has its own parking lot, which we did not expect in the city centre. We walked in for a booking and got a map to find the hidden entrance to the parking. This was really the best part abour it. The room did not have a window which could be opened. The toilet flush... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an amazing place to stay, the hotel is beautiful, the staff are all really friendly,24hr bar, excellent buffet breakfast, would highly recommend this hotel, excellent place to stay right in the heart of Stirling, we had a great night

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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Golden Lion has a premium location in the old town of Stirling and things seem pretty good at first but are let down by a litany of small disappointments: - There is no bath. - The sink didn't drain properly. - The toilet was missing the short flush button. - The soap holder in the shower was broken and... More

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Katoomba, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Undoubtedly, the hotel is very conveniently situated for the town centre and the railway station. After that it is downhill fast. We booked two rooms both priced the same, but ours was half the size of the other. It was hot and stuffy even though the outside temparature was mild and the heating was off. So we had to open... 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 recent stay, unfortunately the Kitchen extractor fan can he noticeable at this time of year when windows are left open during the night . We have looked at the bedding in this room and have ordered replacements. We are conscious in reviewing our bed stock annually and have a rolling program... More

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit started when we were given the wrong room on arrival and told that we had booked for 3 nights rather than two, however we had a letter with our precise details on, so we knew we were right! We were then told that we must call bookings.com and sort it out, or we would be charged. We unsuccessfully... More

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

Thank you for your review, the receptionist did make an error on your arrival albeit unintentionally, however should have rechecked your booking from our files which would have alleviated the issue -this has been discussed accordingly with all our Team and our apologies After investigating your comment in the room, there is a fault with the shower which has now... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in Golden Lion Hotel in July, 2014 with family. We checked in in the evening around 7 and asked for a double room with an extra bed with an advanced reservation. Staff in reception showed her attitude friendly and passionately, however, unfortunately, incapable. We were waiting for an extra bed, another cup and another set of towel over... More

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

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and employ various nationalities within our organisation and provide a multi cultural service facility provision for all and find the comments contained herein offensive and unjustified in relation thereto. Personally- this review is unacceptable More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is beautiful when you walk into the front door and the reception bar area. After you enter the lift or as you go up the stairs it becomes a little dated. When we came out the lift we were greeted by a damp musky smell. Walking along the corridors to our room was exactly the same. We were... More

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

Thank you for your kind comments, most of our rooms vary in style and decor on each floor which helps retain the character of this Historic Building and uniqueness Regards More

Preston, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Did not stay here - called in for lunch whilst visiting the town. Lovely traditional dining room - formal but relaxed. Waited on by Eva who was polite and efficient. Good value lunch menu - husband loved the home made steak pie - packed with good quality meat. Would definitely recommend for lunch!

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Address: 8 - 10 King Street, Stirling FK8 1BD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirlingshire > Stirling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Lion Hotel 3*
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The Hotel dates back to 1786, one of Stirling's first hotels filled with old world charm in a friendly environment. IN THE HEART of historic Stirling, the Golden Lion Hotel has for more than two centuries welcomed guests including royalty and even the national bard, Rabbie Burns (plaque on wall by front door in acknowledgement of his stay). Nowadays the ideal setting for leisure, business and special occasions, the family-owned Golden Lion provides traditional Scottish hospitality in thoroughly modern style. From the splendid buffet breakfast to the contemporary comforts of the 67 beautifully rooms and the timeless elegance of the stunning Regency Ballroom, this is a hotel with character as well as professional commitment. Close to magnificent Stirling Castle, and a short trip from the famous Monument to William Wallace, the Golden Lion makes an ideal base for the tourist. Practical advantages add to the appeal: the hotel’s city centre location - with free car parking - is only a few minutes drive from the national motorway network. The principal bus and rail stations are within easy walking distance(5 minutes)of the Golden Lion’s front door. There is an excellent choice of shops on the doorstep next to the Thistle indoor shopping Mall. The warmth of our welcome awaits you! Free WIFI available in all public & conference areas. ... more   less 
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