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The Royal Lion Hotel

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed for six nights at the Royal Lion in early October, not for a holiday but to escape from building work on our home. As we live near Exeter, we know Lyme Regis and the area quite well. What we needed was a comfortable place to take refuge from the upheaval at home, and the Royal Lion was perfect...

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bedmaker Thank you for taking the time to complete a review of your recent stay at The Royal Lion Hotel. I am delighted to learn how much you enjoyed your extended time with us. I have already shared your feedback with all the team, those who went out of their way to ensure that you experience was one that...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 31, 2014

I stayed with my family at The Royal Lion Hotel in Lyme last weekend & found it a generally enjoyable experience. We had a large bedroom with a generous en-suite bathroom. The beds were comfortable with feather pillows & there was plenty of closet space. Elsewhere in the hotel is a lounge with games & puzzles available, & there is...

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John H Thank you for your trip advisor review of your stay at The Royal Lion Hotel. I was so pleased to read how much you had enjoyed your time with us. I was glad that the facilities of your bedroom, lounges and our choice of dining options had met with your expectations. I was however disappointed that a...

Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 29, 2014

My partner and I stayed for three nights and found the hotel very comfortable and charming with great food in both the lounge bar and specially the restaurant. The staff were very friendly and helpful. However, there were two access issues that we think need to be pointed out. Firstly, and most importantly, my partner is in her eighties and...

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Michael W Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback about your recent time at The Royal Lion Hotel. I was glad to read that overall you had found your stay a most positive experience, the hotel comfortable and charming, the food of a good standard and the team both friendly and helpful. I was however saddened...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 21, 2014

Stayed for two nights, great location just 2 mins from beach. Room was lovely and comfortable with balcony and staff were friendly. Bar had a lovely lounge with comfy chairs to relax. Only criticism was of the restaurant in the evening, we were offered the wine list and when we declined we were offered no other drinks, although we found...

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tracy W Thank you for completing a review of your recent stay at The Royal Lion Hotel. I was pleased to learn how much you had enjoyed your time with us. I was however I was taken aback by your comments about your restaurant experience and have asked the restaurant manager to address these point to ensure no such...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Six of us stayed at the royal lion in October. We had a nice and the hotel is a great place to stay. Good staff and a relaxed attitude with no stuckupness. The restaurant is good although we did have a couple of issues. 1.0 the cod dish should have been accompanied with a side order of samphire. When it...

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear bertiefaversham Thank you for your feedback about your recent visit to The Royal Lion Hotel. I was delighted to read that you had found the hotel to be a great place to stay and that you enjoyed our relaxed, friendly and traditional style of service. I am however slightly disappointed to read your comments about the restaurant, I can...

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stayed for a mid-week break this month. Initial problem with room, quickly resolved by the Hotel manager Mark who was very charming. Allocated a balcony room with views overlooking nearby houses roof tops plus distant sea view. Room was very clean and of good size, well equipped with fresh toiletries etc. woke in the morning to a glorious view as...

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Devlin65 Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at The Royal Lion Hotel. I was very pleased to read you enjoyed your time with us so much. I have passed on your thank to all the team who made every effort to ensure your experience of the hotel was such a positive...

Southsea
Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wonderful 10 day stay at this delightfully situated Coaching Inn. Staff superb as always.Breakfast consistently good - try porridge with honey - lovely treat, indeed. Dinners excellent, especially braised steak - my favourite. Slept well under sheets - who needs duvets, anyway? Can't praise this hotel enough - though one minor criticism - change music in dining room - repeat...

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear robert s Thank you for your feedback about your recent stay with us at The Royal Lion Hotel. I was delighted to learn how much you had enjoyed every aspect of your experience of the hotel. I have already passed on your feedback to our head chef regarding both your dinners and breakfasts and all the team involved in...

Nottingham
Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have just returned from a very enjoyable two nights stay at the Royal Lion Hotel in Lyme Regis with our two dogs. The hotel is located in the town's hilly Broad Street, a few minutes walk from the pebbly Town beach area (dogs allowed on it from November to March). Checking its reviews on Trip Advisor, I liked both...

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jacobsdog Thank you very much for your review of your recent two night stay at The Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis. I was delighted to read all your comments and to learn that you had enjoyed your visit so much. I have already discussed your feedback with all the team involved in making your time with us so pleasant...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 11, 2014

Pleasant dog friendly room in the patio area; clean and good bathroom but terrible mattress, and blankets! - forgotten they still existed! Some confusion on arrival: we had a copy of the confirmation for DBB. Reception had us down for BB. Got that sorted, telling them that as we had the dog with us, we would eat in the Bar....

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Dear Robin L Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit to The Royal Lion Hotel. I was glad to learn that you had found so many aspects of your stay so positive. Particularly your excellent breakfast, our friendly team, pleasant lounges and our convenient complimentary car park. I was sorry to learn that there had been some confusion...

England
Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you are looking for a hotel with character and traditional values in a lovely location,The Royal Lion Hotel in Lyme Regis is an excellent choice. We have just thoroughly enjoyed a two night, dinner, bed and breakfast break and were completely satisfied with all aspects of the stay. To make the booking I phoned the hotel directly and I...

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Mark D, General Manager at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear EnglandWalker09 Thank you for your recent review of your stay at The Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis. I was please to read that our ethos for traditional values met with your approval and that you felt the hotel offered a characterful experience in a beautiful location. I was also most glad to learn that you were completely satisfied with...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the heart of the idyllic town of Lyme Regis, 'the Pearl of Dorset', is the Royal Lion Hotel, a stunning haven located in the middle of the High Street, with its own private car park. Lyme Regis is a picturesque town on the West Dorset border, part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site. Steeped in history, it is renowned for its fascinating past, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the unique fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, and for being the central location of the novel and the 1981 film, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. Situated less than 100 metres from the sea, the Royal Lion Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the locale. Built in 1601 as a coaching inn, the Hotel has been extensively refurbished, yet still retains much of its history and unique charm. Oak beams, wood panelling and open fires help to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, with new additions of its own swimming pool and other facilities. Wi-Fi, although not available in the bedrooms, is available to guests in several areas of the hotel. Privately owned and managed, the Royal Lion Hotel has gained an enviable reputation for its friendly service, world class food and wine and leisure offerings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Lion Hotel

Address: 60 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Lyme Regis
Price Range: $87 - $187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
Royal Lion Lyme Regis
Royal Lion Hotel Lyme Regis
The Royal Lion Hotel Lyme Regis, Dorset
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