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“A Hidden Treasure” 5 of 5 stars
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The Lion at Settle
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Duke Street, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9DU, England (Formerly The Golden Lion Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Settle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Yorkshire
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We booked a one night stay and now we wished we booked for longer. The hotel was lovely, the decor was tasteful and well maintained. The staff where very heplful(they posted my wife her trousers she'd inadvertently left in the drawer at no extra cost), very professional and very accommodating. We had our evening meal in the restaurant, and it was lovely, though I must warn you about the steak and ale pudding, there is so much gorgeous meat you may want to share one between two if you have small appetites, it was humungous!
The hotel doesn't have any parking, but the Ashfield Car Park is 3 minutes walk away and if you get there after 4pm it will cost you the princely sum of £2 to stay there until 10am the following morning, cant be had at that.
The location is also spot on, right in the middle of this lovely little town, plenty of other restaurants and eateries to choose from, but you'll not go far wrong if you eat and drink in this hotel.
Overall it is well worth the 5 stars, no faults from me.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kilmarnock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Had visited this pub/hotel last year and decided to go back and stay. Staff were very helpful and friendly, rooms were comfortable, warm and good sized bathrooms. TV was oddly positioned on the wall to the side of the bed and the plumbing noises from 5.30 am were a bit challenging, but but apart from that a very nice room.

This place is full of old fashioned charm and friendliness, a roaring log fire in the bar and good selection of beers. Breakfast was good, croissants and sausages were fab. Sadly the dinner at night wasn't so good with only one of our party of 4 having an enjoyable meal. I'd definitely stay again - but if I eat there again, I'll have the sausages, not the hotpot or the steak pudding. .

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Lion at Settle gets the big things right (i.e. stylish environment and excellent staff) but also gets the little things right too (e.g. roaring open fires, fresh milk and decent-sized cups/mugs in the rooms, filling up your flask for free before you went out on a walk...)
Only minor downside was that the WiFi range doesn't extend to the bedrooms so you have to use it in the restaurant or bar areas.

Room Tip: Hotel is on the main route through Settle so the rooms at the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed in this hotel this weekend and had a great stay. We travelled as a family of four, two adults and two children 8 and 5. On arrival the hotel was very welcoming and had a gorgeous open fire burning as we wlked in out of the cold and snow.

The receptionist showed us to our family room straight away, bringing us fresh milk in a flask to add to outr collection of fresh coffee and Yorkshire Tea in our room.

The room was a good size for a family. Large double bed and a double sofa bed for the kids.

We ate our evening meal in the restaurant in the evening. Good selection of hearty meals (great for after a days walking) and a good childrens menu. This was excellent and with the benefit of attentive waitresses and a flexible kitchen enhanced our stay.

The breakfast was great. Full Yorkshire plus, cereals, fruit, yoghurts and breads. This set us all up for a walk up Pen-y-Ghent and you can also fill your flasks which is a great bonus.

All in all a good small hotel. Welcoiming for families, good selection of local beers at the bar.

Recommended for a stay if you are visiting Yorkshire.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Stayed just the night but all very enjoyable and excelllent value for money. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Big thumbs up from the kids too (aged 6 & 8). Pub had a lovely atmosphere and we cooked beautifully in front of the fire !

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HUDDERSFIELD
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

stayed for 2 nights , lovely roaring fire in the bar area , lit all the time and so cosy for a nice drink on a cold february day!! Our room was very spacious , clean and comfy. The breakfast was wonderful and we ate both evenings in the hotel , the food was very good , lots of choice and good price range.The most impressive aspect of our stay was the staff , very polite , very cheerful and absolutely nothing too much trouble, so nice to find - everyone from the lovely manager, the bar and waiting staff and also the cleaners couldn't have been more friendly and helpful.A lovely short break which we would repeat without hesitation !!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

great welcome ..v nice place open fire roaring away..great base for walking exploring etc..fantastic food and brekky..room clean and nice decor comfy beds!! would not hesitate to recommend...good bar area and restaurant...parking in the square next door was free after a certain time.staff were very good.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Duke Street, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9DU, England (Formerly The Golden Lion Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Settle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Settle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lion at Settle 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the picturesque market town of Settle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Lion at Settle is a characterful inn offering cosy rooms, locally sourced food and award winning cask ales. So whether you join us for a big family dinner, a quiet drink with friends or the dog, or enjoy a relaxing break we look forward to welcoming you to our dog friendly and family friendly inn. ... more   less 
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