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The Golden Lion Hotel

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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.
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Room service
Free parking
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Wheelchair access
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
96Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
35Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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We just visited the bar on this occasion which is lovely and clean. There was a great ambience and it’s very cozy. Well worth a visit. From the looks of it there is plenty of choices of whiskies and other spirits behind the bar.
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My wife & I only stayed the one night but found the rooms to be clean. Comfortable & adequate for our stay. The staff were friendly & polite & the breakfast catered for anyone. The hotel is situated in the centre of town so in easy walking distance of any attraction. All in all
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While I understand that given its city location parking would be limited and I acknowledged at the time of booking that the hotel car park could be full, however I was surprised to find how unhelpful the reception staff were in terms of advice on other parking arrangements.
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We only booked in for 1 night , but wish we had booked for more , our room was 214 , it was a large room with 2 double beds , the bathroom had a big double walk in shower and a bath .. beds were so comfy , had a great nights sleep, great location in the heart of the town ... we
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Had an overnight stay here with my teenage daughter and was pleasantly surprised . Hotel is lovely and in a great location . Our room was very clean and modern. The breakfast was out of this world with a great selection . Really couldn’t fault it . Will def be back
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We have since been back for a stay and couldn't complain of the other room we were given.New review will be posted!
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Is the hotel disabled Friendly?
As said above, there is a lift from the carpark up to reception and the other floors. When I was there I saw a gentleman in a wheel chair using this lift and sharing the lift with companions, so though small the lift is adequate. The problem is getting into the car park, which is behind the hotel, especially if you are new to Stirling. Then having found the car park finding a space may be difficult depending on the time of day. Speak to the hotel directly, they may have disabled spaces set aside.
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Can you tell me is breakfast table service or buffet?
Breakfast is a Buffet style, albeit we offer full tables service if required upon request, Tea/Coffee & Toast is always served to your table Regards
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Are there fridges in the rooms?
Sorry no
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Don't know sorry
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"Room 214 you won't be disappointed"
"We had a back room and it was still OK with large window. Probably a front room would have a better view."
"High floor, room 507 was ours, and the best view"
"Wedding function at time of visit and therefore loud music could be heard from room on 3rd floor. Fortunately did not go on too late."
"Go to another hotel"
$80 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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