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The Lion Hotel

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Y Maes, Criccieth LL52 0AA, Wales
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I have stayed here several times over the past few years and have always had a pleasant experience. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, staff very friendly and helpful (particularly Sandra, Osian and Robertas), food very tasty and reasonably priced. The only disappointment for me was the undrinkable weak coffee at breakfast. Overall, another great stay... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at The Lion Hotel while hiking the Coastal Path on the Llyn Peninsula. The rooms were very nice; clean and comfortable. The food in the Pub and the Dining Room was excellent. A full English breakfast with lots of extras. All of the staff that we dealt with were excellent. They were very accommodating and friendly.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I contacted the hotel to organise a golf trip for 3 of us. The price was good, so we accepted. The welcome at check in was excellent, and during our stay all the staff were very pleasant .The room was a split room with 1 double and 2 singles with plenty of space. Perfect for us. The breakfasts were very... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely stay at this friendly hotel. My room was a reasonable size and the bathroom was great, I suspect it had been recently refurbished. Had a slight issue when we needed an early breakfast but one of the staff, the lovely Gwenda came to our rescue and swiftly organised the kitchen. Overall had a great time and would... More 

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Bury, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Lion for 2 nights at the end of May 2015 as I was attending my friends wedding in Criccieth. Having arrived late on the Friday night the staff at both reception and in the bar were very welcoming and made sure I was able to order food. The food was well cooked and very reasonably priced.... More 

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Southampton
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at THe Lion Hotel for 4 nights starting 15 June 2015, with a coach party. The room we had was of a good size, and kept clean by the hotel staff, no mold in the bathroom. Tea making as standard in most British hotels, with large cups and a fast kettle. The Hotel had carpets and wallpapper in a... More 

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lioncricc, Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Lion, I am glad you thought the entertainment was good along with the size and facilities in the bedroom and that you found our staff friendly. I must apologise the food was not upto your standard during your stay however I must say that I took the time to read feedback slips... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having spent a few nights here I'm surprised no mention of the hotel cat, who has his own postcards & fridge magnet available... On a more serious note, I'm glad we took note of a previous reviewers comments & packed earplugs - creaking floors & the tv from the room above, & noise from the corridor were very loud, The... More 

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lioncricc, Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Lion, I am so glad that Ambrose has got a mention he has been with us for over 20 years now. Such a loving and friendly cat, master of the manner! I would like to apologise that the food on your first night was not up to our usual standard, however... More 

Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just two nights here, with seven of us spread over two rooms. These were full of character, comfortable and very clean. Not much interaction with the staff as we were out the whole time we were there. Breakfast was included in our deal but as the cooked breakfast was only available from 815 to 930 we didn't get... More 

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lioncricc, Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Lion Hotel, we agree we are the perfect base to explore both Snowdonia and The Lleyn Peninsular and all the wonderful attractions that they offer. We are sorry you didn't get to sample the breakfast at the Lion, we could have arranged early breakfast or a packed lunch, maybe next time!... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smashing place had a brill time and the best nights sleep 😊 Staff was very nice and the food was very good. The hotel is in a lovely spot, close to beach , pubs and stuff. Nice curry place in front.😊

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lioncricc, Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Lion Hotel, so glad you got 'the Best Night's sleep' we look forward to welcoming you in the near future. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed three nights as part of a birthday cellebration. In general things were very good i.e. we had a lovely room with great views. However there are some interesting querks re breakfast. We were asked for our room number and then shown to a table in a sort of annex to the main dining area and the table number in... More 

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lioncricc, Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Lion Hotel. I apologise for the confusion on the last day of your stay with regards to breakfast seating and I hope it did not cause too much disruption. We at the Lion do cater for all sizes of parties and I can assure you that everyone gets our best attention... More 

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