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Golden Lion

located in the town center | St. Ives, St. Ives PE27 5AL, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having travelled for a family wedding, I am staying here, the time is currently 2.50 am, and the noise is horrific. There is a taxi rank located outside my room, which all i could hear is asking for a cab, then we had motorcycle go past with a extremely loud exhaust, I am now being serenaded with extremely loud signing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having never visited St Ives we took a gamble selecting this hotel! What a wonderful place. Room 7 was amazing - large comfortable and spacious and the same could be said about the ensuite! The staff were lovely and the location perfect being in the centre of town! Personally we loved the nightlife in the town and will definitely come... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely room & bathroom. But if you ever get a room facing over the market place ask to change. We were woken at 4.45 am with the brewery truck unloading beer barrels. Followed swiftly by the market traders setting up their stalls for the day. Then a dustcart parked outside the window followed lastly by the road sweeper. To say... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ellie and Lucy's service at breakfast on a busy Sunday morning (9th Aug) was super polite, friendly and efficient. It certainty made for a special stay. The food was good too! A comfortable stay in an excellent central location.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I stayed at the hotel last week and had a great time. The staff were very friendly and they made the stay even more enjoyable. I could not leave my car at the hotel, but this was not a problem as there was a local and very cheep car park less than 100 meters away. The room was clean, the... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

I was surprised to read the previous two reviews as I had a delightful stay at The Golden Lion which offers fantastic service from friendly staff, great food and a lively atmosphere. I will stay here again when I'm next in St. Ives.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We booked this hotel for a night stay without much idea of where we were going, but certainly struck lucky! We were greeted by calm, pleasant staff and checked in with ease. I was even offered glasses and ice for the bottle of wine I was carrying! Sadly, it was a gift for someone else, so declined! We were shown... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I had booked an overnight stay Sat/Sun in order to attend a very important exam at Huntingdon early on Sunday morning. The hotel personnel knew of these circumstances; and they knew that I came by car. The room was advertised as "bed AND breakfast", "parking available, no reservation required". NONE of these basic requirements was met: a) Not only was... More 

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Golden_Lion_Hotel, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor, however I do feel that following your correspondence (that was sent directly to the hotel) I should take the opportunity to clarify the points you have made: A) You state that you had asked for a parking space to be reserved; however we do not have our own car park... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I took my vegetarian mum here for lunch, we ordered from the specials board in the pub and went for a spinach, Parmesan and baby to tomato quiche for my mum and I ordered the duck with dauphinois potatoes. The potato on my dish was over cooked and dry, the duck was over cooked and fatty. My mums dish arrived... More 

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Golden_Lion_Hotel, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this review

Thank you for adding the comment that our staff handled this regretable situation professionally. As was explained, due to the popularity of the quiche, we make a fresh batch every day, and to keep it interesting we change the filling every day (alternating between vegetarian and meat fillings). Unfortunately there was a time lapse between the quiche being changed by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I stayed in this hotel for two nights during my business trip and I can say this hotel is ok and I can recommend it. Positive: - Very good location and nice surroundings - Large, clean rooms with comfortable bed - Good and friendly staff - Good English breakfast Negative - some technical issue with wi-fi connection Recommended hotel and... More 

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