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Lion Hotel

2 Broad Street, Builth Wells, Wales
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Lion Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Builth Wells
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We hadf dinner at the Lion Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it. The lounge area for pre-dinner drinks was elegant. The staff seemed to be of the honest, hard-working variety, a welcome change from slick and corporate. The meal was lovely. Would go back again. It was very welcoming.

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Benllech, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A hotel that has jumped off the plastic corporate bandwagon for the better. Good old-fashioned friendliness & character which leads to complete relaxation...one of those rare places where you completely chill out and feel at home. Don't stay if you're a snob you won't like it. The food is great - standard pub type menu but cooked beautifully and no... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in room 19 apart from the TV not working I had an amazing time, the people are lovely, real honest hardworking, very welcoming, the place is spotless, believe me I looked everywhere! And the food is home made old fashioned enormous portions! Helpful, peaceful and so relaxing, The longe was super comfy and the bed gave me the... More

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Tenby, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Great friendly and efficient staff even at the busiest time of the year. Ate there twice in two days as we enjoyed it so much the first time. It was royal welsh show week and they were extremely busy but they still had time for everyone and made us feel most welcome. Will definitely be visiting again.

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1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Bunch of gossiping morons drunks and fools avoid .nice hotel shame about the owners and clientel .if you are female the drunken farmer in the bar makes rude sexual remarks and the far owner falls asleep behind the bar

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is not really a review of the Lion Hotel. Yes we ate there recently and it was ok but the problem is Builth Wells. Is there a Tourist Board in Wales? Is there a local council in Builth Wells? Is anybody listening out there? This town is dire. We visited for a show at the Royal Welsh Showgrounds. They... More

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Upminster, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I booked 4 rooms at this hotel 1 year in advance (july 2012) for a stay in July 2013. I needed to amend my booking last week but was astounded when I gave my reference number and was told that the hotel cancelled my booking on may 31st! I had no phone call or email from the hotel whatsoever. What... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

9 Golfers stayed here this week. Good base for the area. Rooms well appointed. Showers best ever, they need courage, turn full on and brace yourself. Breakfast very good, just ask. Hearty evening meal, with a set starter, choice of three mains, choice of four puddings. Vegetarian option. Bar very quiet. Good pub over the road with Sky, pool and... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
64 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

It was certainly quiet when I visited but this did not distract from very attentive service and some tasty food. The environment inside is of a very high standard and, although eating alone, enjoyed my surroundings. The soup was hearty and the main course was goo home cooked food. I would certainly eat here again if the opportunity arises.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

I revisited this odd place thinking my last bad experience was a one off . NO it was just as bad again with the fowl mouthed woman that works there and the same smelly old drunk rude farmers were still there gossiping about everyone and now I realise this place in the hands it's in will never move forward so... More

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Lion Hotel Builth Wells, Wales
Address: 2 Broad Street, Builth Wells, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Builth Wells
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Builth Wells

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