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Golden Lion Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 - 10 King Street, Stirling FK8 1BD, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #12 of 22 Hotels in Stirling
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Lovely stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Stayed just one night and thought this hotel was underrated on some of these reviews. We had a lovely room and the staff were brilliant. Good car parking on site, for free. Breakfast was great and very good service. The ballroom was fabulous, and the decor and little nooks and crannies with chairs and tables on all floors were just lovely. I have to say, the website does not do this lovely hotel justice.

Room Tip: Paid an extra 10 pounds for an upgraded room. Well worth it.
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  • Stayed May 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
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Beds were comfortable. Room was too warm but able to switch radiator off. Yes it took a long time to get the hot water hot but shower was strong enough. A few let downs were some lights not working, huge damp patch on ceiling, not deal breakers but a pity in a nicely decorated room. I found the breakfast choice amazing and all hot items hot! Staff were welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

If you want to beat the usual haunts and like to sit back in comfort for a cosy lunch then The Golden Lion is the place to go. Friendly waiter service to boot. They also were running a 2 for 1 deal at £11.99 ? which had the usual steakpie , battered fish etc. The main menu was on offer also but you can pay £8 or more for a burger meal. Steak was about £16 -£18.. We opted for the 2 for one menu which was a little disappointing as the portions were small and all came with garden peas which were hard and chips which were a bit too crispy and over cooked. Could do better but sometimes you get what you pay for.. The burger meals etc looked good that other people were getting so maybe try off the main menu the next time..
A relaxing lunch all the same.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This hotel right in the centre of Stirling is great for a weekend away. The castle is only a short walk away and the big shopping centre is right across the road. The rooms vary in size but are all comforatable. The food all weekend was excellent. The function room is spacious though can get a bit warm at times. Would be a lovely location for a wedding.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Arrived without a booking in the early evening. I tried to haggle with the receptionist but she wasn't having it. Public rooms and bedroom were stylish and I really wanted to like this hotel but little things niggled. Poor TV reception, luke warm water, the pigeon outside the window who wanted to be friends from 5.30am. Still, the bar staff were chatty.

Room Tip: Avoid the pigeon.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stayed for one night in a really nice single room - larger than standard single bed, very comfy. Nice slanted window and lovely little bathroom. I've knocked half a mark off for a poor shower - not enough pressure and very difficult to get it properly warm! I guess as it's an old building (which adds to it's charm), there are bound to be problems with plumbing and pressure but I still think the shower should have been better. I've also knocked half a mark off for the breakfast, which was fine, but could have been better (both in choice and quality).

Overall very nice and would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed April 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a wonderful stay , the hotel is warm and inviting and the staff couldn't be more helpful .
The food is great and our bedroom was neat and clean .
We were worried with a wedding on at the hotel we would be in for a disturbed night but we heard nothing all night and slept soundly !
I noticed theres a few bad comments about the buffet breakfast but we found it was really good , choice for everyones taste and appetite!
We are definitely planning to stay here again when we come back to Stirling , see you soon , many thanks .

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Golden Lion Hotel

Address: 8 - 10 King Street, Stirling FK8 1BD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirlingshire > Stirling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 22 Hotels in Stirling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel dates back to 1786, one of Stirling's first hotels filled with old world charm in a friendly environment. IN THE HEART of historic Stirling, the Golden Lion Hotel has for more than two centuries welcomed guests including royalty and even the national bard, Rabbie Burns (plaque on wall by front door in acknowledgement of his stay). Nowadays the ideal setting for leisure, business and special occasions, the family-owned Golden Lion provides traditional Scottish hospitality in thoroughly modern style. From the splendid buffet breakfast to the contemporary comforts of the 67 beautifully rooms and the timeless elegance of the stunning Regency Ballroom, this is a hotel with character as well as professional commitment. Close to magnificent Stirling Castle, and a short trip from the famous Monument to William Wallace, the Golden Lion makes an ideal base for the tourist. Practical advantages add to the appeal: the hotel’s city centre location - with free car parking - is only a few minutes drive from the national motorway network. The principal bus and rail stations are within easy walking distance(5 minutes)of the Golden Lion’s front door. There is an excellent choice of shops on the doorstep next to the Thistle indoor shopping Mall. The warmth of our welcome awaits you! Free WIFI available in all public & conference areas. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Golden Lion
Stirling Golden Lion
Golden Lion Hotel Stirling, Scotland
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