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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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic
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78 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A little gem in the heart of Cambridgeshire this little hotel was a real find. The staff could not have been more helpful, nothing was too much trouble, for instance when I asked for more tea bags and some fresh milk (we don't like the little sachets of long life milk) we had them delivered straight to our room with... More 

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were welcomed efficiently on Wednesday evening and were pleased with our room - the more so when we realised how comfortable the bed was. Such a good night's sleep is rare for us for one night stays...............and the chef knows how to cook a fried egg! Pleasant staff and overall good value for money.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Although this was just an overnight stay it was a very good experience. The food was excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The location was very good and although I do not believe that the hotel has private parking there was on road parking immediately outside. Very good value.

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Lovely hotel lots of character stayed here lots of times over last 15 yrs .. Great location good breakfast friendly staff .. Good bar for drink always busy lots of local bars near by and plenty of places to eat .

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