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The Royal Lion Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Lyme Regis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Thirsk, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideally placed hotel...with a great sized pool which we had personal use of during the time we stayed...Staff were very welcoming and swiftly solved our initial issue, as we were booked in mistakenly for the Friday after the Friday we arrived. Thanks for a brilliant stay. Breakfast spot on and enjoyed table tennis in the games room. Thanks everyone. We'll... More

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DFerret Thank you for the review of your recent visit, the comments from which will help us to identify where we may maintain and build upon the standard of our service to our guests at The Royal Lion Hotel. I was delighted to learn that you had such a wonderful stay, you found the team warm and welcoming, our... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for the weekend at the end of March. Staff were really friendly and the room was lovely, very comfortable bed. The hotel has nice facilities such as a swimming pool, nice lounging rooms and a bar with a good atmosphere. There was a good choice on the breakfast, the traditional breakfast was delicious.

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Zak M Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your stay at The Royal Lion Hotel. I was most glad to read your positive comments. I was pleased you felt the team were friendly; the room was lovely and the bed very comfortable. Also that you took advantage of all our facilities and found the... More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we checked in to our departure this morning, this was a memorable experience. We arrived on Wednesday 2nd April and were immediately struck by the genuine warmth of our welcome. No time was wasted and we were soon in our spacious patio room. Unfortunately, dreadful weather did not allow us to take full advantage of the patio... More

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mike A Thank you your review of your recent stay at The Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis. I was so delighted to learn how much you had enjoyed your time with us. I was particularly pleased to read that the team excelled themselves and once again offered the warm welcome for which we are so well know. Also that... More

Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by Mark who was very friendly and welcoming as indeed were the rest of the staff. We had booked Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, the service and food were very enjoyable and we had a really great stay. Thanks to all the staff.

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Dear Sarah H Thank you for the very kind words in your review of The Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis. I was so pleased to learn you had found the team so very welcoming, and that you had enjoyed both the food and service, resulting in a great stay with us. I have already passed on your thanks to all... More

England
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, as part of my Christmas present of a cookery course at River Cottage, we had two nights stay here. It's a nice enough place, but i've been to much, much better, and not for £130 a night(plus £8 p.n. for our Schnauser!) in March! The room(4) was fine, and very warm, the bed too. There was noticable mould above... More

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Davem001 Thank you for your trip advisor review of The Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis. I was pleased to learn that you found so many of the aspects of your stay so pleasant, the team both friendly and helpful and the food good, with a variety of choice. Let me immediately apologise for the slight shortcomings in your room,... More

Polegate
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A warm welcome awaited us on arrival and we were soon settled in to room 31. A lovely view over the rooftops to the sea. A surprise not to have a duvet and the blanket on the bed was more than sufficient. Comfortable bed, great shower and everything on offer including cotton wool and a teapot! A good bed, shower... More

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lesley H Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay at The Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis. I was delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your time with us. Your feedback about the facilities of your balcony room were most appreciated, and I am pleased we ticked all the boxes for you.... More

Poole, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Booked into this hotel for 2 nights 8th and 9th March. From the moment I arrived everything felt just right, lovely greeting on reception by Michelle and a lovely room (32) with fantastic sea views. The beds are delightful and fresh with big fluffy pillows, bathrooms clean and fresh with lots of towels. Dinner in the restaurant was amazing, considering... More

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jackie R Thank you for your review of your two night stay at The Royal Lion Hotel; 8th and 9th March. I was so glad to learn that you felt pleased with everything about your time with us; so much so you would highly recommended the hotel. Such feedback is always a delight to receive on behalf of all... More

Coventry, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Myself and my husband stayed here for a long weekend. The check in was quick and efficient and we were taken to our room and given a run through. We stayed in room 32, overlooking the sea and the first morning the sunrise was just beautiful. The rooms are well decorated and have hairdryer, coffee and tea and kettle, television... More

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jackie016 Thank you for taking the time to complete a tripadvisor review of your recent stay at The Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis. I was delighted to learn that you would highly recommend the hotel as a result of your visit. I was pleased to read that your balcony room offered all that you expected and our restaurant team... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had a lovely stay in The Royal Lion and were pleased to find a hotel that had some Pet Friendly rooms that were of a good standard. The service was excellent, and we particularly enjoyed the breakfast.

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sally H Thank you for your review of The Royal Lion Hotel. I was delighted to learn you enjoyed your visit, found that your room met your expectations and that the service from the hotel team was excellent. I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to The Royal Lion Hotel, once again in the near... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed in room 35 over looking the sea and with a balcony.Everything was perfect .from the time we stepped into the hotel to the time we left . Nothing was to much trouble for any of the staff. The room was spacious and clean. The bar area was very cosy .The restaurant was out of this world as was... More

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear valtrussler Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay at The Royal Lion Hotel. I was delighted to read your positive comments about your experience. I was pleased to learn that you felt everything was perfect, that also the team excelled themselves in ensure your every requirement was met, and that you did not allow the weather dampen... More

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Additional Information about The Royal Lion Hotel

Also Known As:
Royal Lion Hotel
Royal Lion Lyme Regis
Royal Lion Hotel Lyme Regis
The Royal Lion Hotel Lyme Regis, Dorset
Address: Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Lyme Regis
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Lyme Regis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Lion Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the heart of the idyllic town of Lyme Regis, 'the Pearl of Dorset', is the Royal Lion Hotel, a stunning haven located in the middle of the High Street, with its own private car park. Lyme Regis is a picturesque town on the West Dorset border, part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site. Steeped in history, it is renowned for its fascinating past, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the unique fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, and for being the central location of the novel and the 1981 film, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. Situated less than 100 metres from the sea, the Royal Lion Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the locale. Built in 1601 as a coaching inn, the Hotel has been extensively refurbished, yet still retains much of its history and unique charm. Oak beams, wood panelling and open fires help to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, with new additions of its own swimming pool and other facilities. Wi-Fi, although not available in the bedrooms, is available to guests in several areas of the hotel. Privately owned and managed, the Royal Lion Hotel has gained an enviable reputation for its friendly service, world class food and wine and leisure offerings. ... more   less 
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