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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
337Lizzie Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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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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Spalding, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

There are really only two hotels to choose from in St Ives ... this one ... and the cetacean one over the bridge. Up till now - I have stayed in the other one at about £120 per night ... Having stayed here at less than half the price and with a freshly cooked breakfast (not a lukewarm buffet as... More

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Long Melford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Stayed here on a Saturday in August to celebrate our anniversary. Wonderful situation, right in the main road of St Ives. Parked 10 minutes walk away but car park was incredibly cheap (Something like £3 for 24 hours) and found it easily. Lovely room. Clean, basic and traditional. Staying on a Saturday night we were aware of the pub/club scene... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

An old market square coaching inn where money has been spent on the bar/restaurant refurbishment, although not obviously in the bedrooms. My room was stuffy, and noisy, being at the top of the very creaky stairs leading to the other rooms. Despite good WiFi in the bar area, they is no coverage in the rooms, which is compounded by virtually... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

May stay was comfortable enough however the rooms need updating and room was stuffy. However the staff were very helpful and attentive and for that reason I will give my overall stay a very good rather than an average. The food in the pub is also very good.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Just enjoyed a lovely roast I had gammon and hubby had beef biggest yorkshire ever! both lovely our son had a chicken burger and had no complaints! Quick and easy lunch that doesn't break the bank we didn't stay in the Hotel

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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

The Golden ion is actually a really nice hotel. Very spacious upstairs ad our first room (3) was lovely....Until we got back at 10pm. We were fully aware tat there would be music until midnight and prepared for it, what we weren't prepared for was being literally on top of the speakers with the coffee cups and other items moving... More

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Also Known As:
Golden Lion Huntingdon
Golden Lion St. Ives, Cambridgeshire
Address: located in the town center | St. Ives, St. Ives PE27 5AL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > St. Ives
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in St. Ives
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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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