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Golden Lion

located in the town center | St. Ives, St. Ives PE27 5AL, England
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in St. Ives
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
jan1966448 Billericay, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just got back from a one night stay at the Golden Lion, perfect for a weekend stay, in such a pretty location. The hotel is in a great location in the high st, The staff at the hotel were very helpful, and cheerful, which is nice to see. Breakfast was great, and again the staff couldnt be more helpful. Would... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this last minute and were pleasantly surprised. We were greeted at Reception by a friendly member of staff and after booking in he showed us to our room and explained how the door key system worked. Our room was at the front of the hotel and was very spacious. The bathroom was excellent - very large with a... More

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Harlow Essex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on the Saturday night 12th July, as we were attending a wedding at Stepe hall, which is around the corner. We had room 3, which was very comfortable,and had everything you needed. It has a double bed, and a modern clean bathroom. We enjoyed our breakfast, which included various cereals, yoghurt, and a full english. You can... More

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Golden Lion on Saturday evening 21st June. The staff were all very helpful and friendly and there was a lively atmosphere.. The dinners we had were excellent both in quality and presentation. The manager also gave us very useful local information as it was our first visit to St Ives. A very enjoyable evening.

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Florence
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I stayed here because my father was in Papworth Hospital. It served a purpose, it was a good value, fairly clean Hotel close by. Mainly frequented by travelling tradesman during the week. Ideal location for them and for a stop such as mine. Not a leisure hotel. I slept and breakfasted here. The breakfasts were good, but no healthy options... More

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Mandurah, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I stayed two nights at the Golden Lion as we were attending a wedding at Slepe Hall, just down the road. We stayed on Friday and Saturday nights and we were told that it may be a bit noisy up until midnight due to the music in the bar downstairs. We had Room No 4 which had... More

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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Stayed here twice now,this time got a small double room right over the kitchen,very noisy ,complained and received a small refund,rooms need uplifting a little rather drab for the price.The pubs in St Ives need a lesson in serving people ,not this hotel but 2 others in town,and prices for drinks in the town are really pricey.

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Golden_Lion_Hotel, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this review

Dear 337Lizzie I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this review. Due the Grade II listing of the Hotel some of our bedrooms vary in size and location. St Ives is a beautiful historic market town and most pubs are Grade II listed buildings and extremely costly to maintain. If you would like to contact... More

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We went for lunch after doing some shopping. Having ordered at the bar the food was brought to the table minus cutlery for which we were directed back to the bar where the cutlery was available. However it was difficult to find anything clean. Most of the knives and forks had an obvious crusting with old food residue. This was... More

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Golden_Lion_Hotel, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this review

Dear John C I was disappointed to read your comments, and as a result we have reviewed our procedures to ensure that this does not happen again. We thank you for taking the time to write this review. Many thanks Manager More

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I needed somewhere to stay when my husband was in Papworth for a night, and after a bit of research decided on the Golden Lion. I was not disappointed. The accommodation was exactly as I had expected. I had a comfortable bed and a good size bathroom with spacious shower. As a woman on my own I felt entirely comfortable... More

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Golden_Lion_Hotel, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this review

Dear Ruth S Many thanks for your review, feedback such as this is always very rewarding to the staff, and I have passed your comments onto Ellie in particular. As our dishes are prepared using fresh ingredients we are always to happy to adapt and cater for any dietary requirements and food intolerance's where possible. I was pleased to hear... More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

St Ives is very convenient for Cambridge (as well as visiting the fenland areas), as there is a guided bus link directly to the city centre and mainline London railway. The hotel is a short walk from the bus station, and from the long stay car parks in the town. note that parking at the hotel is very limited (and... More

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Golden_Lion_Hotel, Manager at Golden Lion, responded to this review

Dear Paul T Many thanks for your review I am pleased that your stay with us was enjoyable. As you say St Ives offers a great alternative to Cambridge City Centre for both business and leisure travelers, with the guided bus directly from St Ives to the City Centre and Science Park departing every 20minutes. Our team of chefs' freshly... More

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Address: located in the town center | St. Ives, St. Ives PE27 5AL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > St. Ives
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This 18th-century building has a central location in charming St Ives, a 30-minute drive from Cambridge. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas of the building, and a lively bar serving a large choice of wines, beers and local ales. Rooms at The Golden Lion Hotel have simple decor and traditional wooden furnishings. Benefits include a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and an en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer. A full English breakfast is available in the morning and the restaurant serves a range of meals made from seasonal local produce. There is also a regularly changing specials menu for you to choose from. ... more   less 
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