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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Preston, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Third floor room very small stuffy and a stale smell ...fairly noisy and very basic,view outside was non existent. Receptionist was a little abrupt on my arrival ,i hadnt eaten and was told there was nothing avaliable in the way of food .. Central location and an ok breakfast,had to ask for a table to be cleared for breakfast and... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here recently on a business trip. From outside the Hotel looked very traditional and the welcome at reception was good. From here it didn't quite live up to expectations. My room was slightly on the small side. The view outside was non existent, looking at a roof with netting covering a drop which just contained rubbish. It looked... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tricky to get to the parking lot, which is hidden in the wall of a pedestrian friendly street! Please make note of this before you arrive! Also, from parking lot to the reception area you will have to carry all your luggage up stairs. No elevator available. This is an old building and quite a convenient location to quickly walk... More

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13 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did have an extremely good rate and free parking, but the room had a fixed window without screening and overlooked by others. The shower room towel rail was never heated so it was a bit parky. Another guest complained at reception so this must be a common fault. The only sockets for the hostess tray kettle were at the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just before the Bannockburn Live and Armed Forces Day celebrations, and enjoyed our stay of 4 nights. Reception was welcoming and efficient, and our en-suite room was spacious and clean, apart from a small bag of rubbish overlooked (presumably) after cleaning the room following the previous occupancy! Also, one of the wardrobe's 2 sliding doors was immoveable and... More

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Ballarat, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night June 2014. We were unaware it was the armed forces celebration day so there were people everywhere. Room was small but quiet. Loved the old period character of the place. Restaurant staff excellent. There was some function on in the evening and there were about 10 kids running full pelt around reception/ stairs area which... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't know where to start ... Just all round bad .... Don't go ! Terrible service, noisy location and shabby room. Had to run around in the shower to try to get wet ... Shower leaks all over the floor .. No air con and the window was broken so could not be opened ... Shocking !

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Address: 8 - 10 King Street, Stirling FK8 1BD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Lion Hotel 3*
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Stirling Golden Lion
Golden Lion Hotel Stirling, Scotland
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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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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