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“History with added comfort” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Warwick, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“History with added comfort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Lovely old building, once frequented by none other than Robert Burns the Scottish poet!
Very central for everything, but still quiet.
Has a very good restaurant with room service, a function room and great secure parking round the back.
Lovely staff, both at reception and the chambermaids.
I'd definitely book again!

Room Tip: I had a room overlooking the car park, but any room has a great view in such a historic old town...I...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Lovely hotel right in the centre . Would defo be going back all staff very nice rooms nice size and clean . Was giving twin room but was a romantic break for me and hubby so would have been great if it was a double bed but all was great . Food was brilliant. Breakfast.plenty of choice . And would recommend the ghost hunt advertised in the hotel book in the rooms .

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your kind comments I will pass these on to all the Team we look forward to accommodating you again in the foreseeable future
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Larkhall, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stayed here for a 2 night weekend break and was delighted with every aspect of this hotel, old fashioned customer service at its best from check in to check out. Loved the history of the hotel displayed throughout the decor. Our bedroom was really big and had a comfortable bed. The food and its presentation were 1st class and the breakfast was amazing!! The Thistles shopping centre is on the doorstep and so is historic Stirling including the castle - ideal location
Overall I really cant find fault with this hotel and highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed and will be made to feel very welcome by every member of staff as nothing is too much trouble.............ps try the afteroon tea, it was delicious

Room Tip: We hax room 215 and it was really big and airy, also had an iron and ironing board
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Thank you for your Kind Comments I will pass these on to the rest of the Team
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perth scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

First off, they need to upgrade there web site as what I was expecting and what we actually arrived were very different, i was wowed as soon as I walked up the steps and into reception.place if very welcoming , staff can't do enough for you ! The bar is lovely and cosy and could have sat here all day. The restaurant is amazing, food is too notch! We booked dinner bed and breakfast and was the best breakfast iv had. Campbell's haggis is the best iv had also I need to find the distributer . Our bedroom was lovely and for single beds I also had a fantastic sleep and I am quit fussy having a memory foam mattress At home..
The only down side, now please, is is no negative ok, the hotel was built in the 7100 and ooooses character.. Our bedroom window is one of the older ones and was a bit rotten so was very drafty BUT fantastic thick curtains kept the room warm .. It was poring with rain and I suppose added to the charector or the hotel listening to the rain while in bed, maybe that what I slept so good. . Please please don't take this as a negative... My stay was not spoiled in any wa, I loved this hotel and will be back!
With all the shops a stone throw away..... The castle......pubs clubs and not forgetting walking distance from the railway and train stations, who wouldn't want to come back.. LOVED loved loved !!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband and myself stayed here for a wee treat on Valentine's Day. As we booked it last minute, the day before, we were slightly worried about how good the hotel might be, because it was Valentine's Day the next day, We wondered why they weren't full, and still had rooms available. How wrong we were to worry. The first problem was finding the hotel car park. We drove around in circles for an hour trying to figure the satnav directions, the directions for the hotel and the car park are very different. If you follow the directions it takes you along the main street in Stirling then stops at a wee roundabout where the taxi stance is, and tells you, you have reached your destination. Not quite. The road stops and there are bollards, we didn't go any further, one hour later we phoned the hotel telling them we were lost. When you get to what appears to be the road end, go through the bollards, and the car park is on your right next to the Cancer Research Shop up a wee vennel. Our fears were not allayed when we got out the car and looked around at the back of all the buildings! Anyway once upstairs and into the reception area, we were very pleasantly surprised. It was beautiful inside. Very traditional and historic, the Robert Burns era in evidence. Our room was spotless, with a very modern ensuite shower room. We had booked for the one night dinner, bed and breakfast for £82. I wish we had more time to stay longer. The meal we had at night was outstanding and very worthy of a four or five star hotel. We were on the 3rd floor and had a great nights sleep, with very little noise from nearby rooms. Breakfast was fantastic too, with cereals, continental style cheeses and meats, to porridge and the full cooked Scottish Breakfast, and you just helped yourself to whatever you fancied. What was good was breakfast ran till 10.30 so you didn't even have to rise early! Overall, we would rate this lovely hotel a very good 4star. Would definitely highly recommend it, and we will be going back!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We had booked a three course dinner bed and breakfast for one night on 8th Feb. £85. For two!
The room was huge and exceptionally clean, staff excellent and three course dinner really good as was breakfast. Superb value. Well done Golden Lion. We will be back.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank you for your kind comments I will pass these on to the Team and look forward to accommodating you in the foreseeable future
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Crewe, Cheshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Made a booking for my son, but unfortunately had to cancel. Rang the hotel, reception staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The manager very kindly sorted my pre-payment issue.

Excellent customer service all round!

Must be worth a visit - so rare is it to find people who care.

Thank you!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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