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“Lovely nights stay.” 4 of 5 stars
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Market Square, Leyburn DL8 5AS , England   |  
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Ranked #19 of 26 Leyburn B&B and Inns
Ripon, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Lovely nights stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed here on a Saturday night, we were met by friendly and helpful staff. Although this is not the most luxurious hotel, it is what it says. Bedroom was large and airy, bed linen nice and clean. Fantastic nights sleep, and lovely breakfast. Will definitely stay again! Good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Golden Lion is perfectly situated in Leyburn market square, the public areas and food are very good , things are let down unfortunately because some of the bedrooms need a dose of t.l.c (peeling paintwork and wallpaper).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stamford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely shocking place. Carpets rancid and smelly in the bar downstairs. Rooms with old pine beds, cotton flowery curtains tiles coming off the walls and the sides of the old pink bath. No lights working in the upper floor hallways. Drab dark breakfast room with lights not working and awful service. Lorry drivers and labourers (no disrespect meant) would not stay in this dump. Same price per night as Clyde House .......
what planet are these people on. Knock the place down and start again !!!!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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christine m, Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay here in December.
It may interest you to learn that we are under new management since then, we pride ourselves on a high level of customer service and cleanliness.
Improvements in the rooms and throughout the public areas have been addressed.
It would be my pleasure to welcome you back to the hotel for you to see it as it should have been.

Kind regards,
The Golden Lion.
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North Ferriby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a very comfortable traditional Dales inn. It is well situated in the market square of this lovely small town. We were lucky with the weather and it was a delight to sit outside at the pretty seating area watching the world go by. It is a great base for touring or walking. Try the short stroll out along Leyburn Shawl where you get fantastic views over Wensleydale without much effort. Or if you are more energetic keep going for about 4 miles to Redmire. You can catch the restored steam train back to Leyburn if you like.

The Golden Lion staff are very pleasant and helpful. The food was really great. We had the genuine homemade steak pie which was wonderful.

Some of the bathrooms are a bit dated to book early and ask for one that has been refurbished.

All in all a wonderful stay and exceptionally good value

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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christine m, Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time out to review our hotel. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
We pride ourselves on a high level of customer service and are lucky to have a great team.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards,
The Golden Lion.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My wife and I stayed in room 18 ,the one overlooking the square with the lion outside the window.For the price the room was very spacious.From the very start the staff were friendly and very helpful,something we did wonder about after reading some reviews on here.The food both at breakfast and in the evening was really good and there was plenty of it.This was the first time we had stayed in Leyburn and will return.While the Goldern lion is not the poshest hotel around and some work needs doing in some places we had an excellent stay.

Room Tip: Room 18 is a larger room than we expected.Although at the front no noise from traffic etc.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Doncaster, England
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

On first impressions I was certainly not enticed. For £65 a night I never expected a great deal. For the whole of the Saturday night there was ONE member of staff doing the food serving, bar and checking in of guests. The same man was doing the breakfast on his own the next morning. The room was large and clean with no complaints there. The iron and ironing board advertised on the website did not exist, also a hair drier could not be found. All in all this place should be fantastic, lack of staff and organisation let it down.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed in room 2, which was clean and spacious. The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay and we would certainly go back for the money we paid. The breakfast was plentiful and well cooked, all in all a nice stay in lovely Leyburn.

Thank you to the staff for making this a lovely visit.

  • Stayed April 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
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Additional Information about The Golden Lion Hotel

Address: Market Square, Leyburn DL8 5AS , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Leyburn
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Leyburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
The Golden Lion Hotel Leyburn, Yorkshire

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