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Golden Lion

located in the town center | St. Ives, St. Ives PE27 5AL, England
#2 of 4 hotels in St. Ives
48 Reviews 3.5 of 5 stars
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Rating summary
  • 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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Hastings, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Golden Lion on Saturday 23rd August and we were very pleased with the service we received and the room we had which was large, clean and well equipped.The Hotel is conveniently situated in the centre of the town and is only a short walk to the nearest car park and to the river with the famous... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have now stayed here a few times - and it seems to be getting better. Rooms are being upgraded and are priced about right. Breakfast was actually very good - coked fresh to order - and eggs poached perfectly. An iron and ironing board were available - although I had to ask for it twice. I was told they... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Restaurant in this Hotel Well worth a visit the staff were so helpful nothing was too much trouble and the Hotel area looked so inviting will go back again try to stay for a short visit just a short walk to the River side

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Holywell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

More of a pub with rooms than a hotel, nice clean but basic rooms, in the heart of St Ives so u don't have to walk to town centre, breakfast was very good, and they do a good comprehensive menu for evening meals, staff were very helpful and friendly, the only real downside is it does not have any parking... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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 July 13, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

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
36 helpful votes 36 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
5 hotel reviews
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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Address: located in the town center | St. Ives, St. Ives PE27 5AL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > St. Ives
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Golden Lion St. Ives, Cambridgeshire

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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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