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The Golden Lion Hotel

The Green, Hunstanton PE36 6BQ England
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#4 of 4 hotels in Hunstanton
The Golden Lion Hotel is a magnificent historic building. It is the oldest property in Hunstanton, and the oldest hotel in the area. The Golden Lion hotel overlooks a beautiful sandy beach, with sea views for most rooms. The hotel has recently been refurbished to the highest standards, and offers outstanding facilities. A limited number of parking spaces are available. The peace and serenity of the Hunstanton area offer wonderful opportunities for leisure travellers and lovers of the outdoors. Hiking, fishing, sailing and horse riding are all available nearby.The Hotel houses all of the amenities and facilities you would expect from a Coast & Country venue. In addition, our staff will offer you a warm, friendly welcome, and ensure that your stay is as relaxing and memorable as possible.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free internet
Free breakfast
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Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Suicidal Sid wrote a review Jun 2020
Royston, United Kingdom87 contributions20 helpful votes
Such a shame it’s closed up and the chain has gone into administration as we used it everytime we came sunny honny and liked it a lot. I hope weatherspoons don’t get there hands on it as it will never be the same πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’
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Date of stay: June 2020
Dick L wrote a review May 2020
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom14 contributions12 helpful votes
We were utterly devastated this morning to learn that the parent company to Coast & Country Hotels has gone into administration. The Golden Lion is a wonderful traditional hotel and the staff must be absolutely floored by this terrible news. We can only hope that the lockdown situation does not last much longer and this deservedly popular hotel is able to open again under new ownership, hopefully with the same staff. It would be too depressing to think that we could not return to Hunstanton and enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere of the Lion. Thank you all for the wonderful holidays we have had with you and Good Luck and our best wishes for the future
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Steve M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Excellent handling of the Corona19 issue. Due to current lockdown the hotel was shut. We have been given a full refund of all money which is great. Thanks. Will book to stay again when able. Trust Sunny Hunny lives on.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Dave S wrote a review Mar 2020
Peterborough, United Kingdom266 contributions62 helpful votes
Popped in for drinks and to use their wifi - good to see dog friendly and even gave some dog biscuits and offered bowl of water for pets - shame the coffee machine is still a bit iffy and not producing proper hot drinks
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
missyhall wrote a review Mar 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom166 contributions31 helpful votes
This was a special weekend for my partner's birthday hence choosing a premier room. Friendly check-in and given basic information. We liked: - the comfy bed; lightweight yet warm duvet; pillow choices - the seaview - the number of lamps and lights - the spacious room with functional furniture - being able to adjust the radiators in the room as it got quite hot - spacious bathroom with separate shower; 2 sinks! - good curtains kept the draughts at bay - it was very windy and rainy during our stay - free parking outside the front entrance; limited spaces; hotel does have a car-park that can be booked in high season for a fee - generally quiet during our stay - good tv channel choice - when stocked, a good supply of tea/coffee We were disappointed by: - the squeaking bathroom door - rectified once asked - dust-filled voile curtain in the bathroom - replaced once asked - the ripped duvet cover - replaced once asked - having to get the drinks tray replenished by going back downstairs as it was overlooked (possibly because so many things that should have been picked up before we checked in weren't and needed doing that this got missed) on the first morning - no towel hoop/rail for handtowels near the sinks - had to drape over bath - didn't use bath but had some hairs and dust in it otherwise looked clean - very small mugs - a minor niggle but handles weren't comfortable; used our own from picnic bag - hot water took a long time to come through - over 2 mins in the morning so wasted a lot Given it was a Premier room, we were disappointed by: - the bland decor - mushroom coloured paint - not up to the standard of a premier room. Only 1 picture - hidden behind the standard lamp. 3 different colours for the walls inc 1 wall wall-papered. - the lack of a coffee machine - no fruit or herbal teas in the room - nothing on the bedframe which implied 4 poster style in photos - no fabric/decor to brighten/enhance the bed/room The door from stairway to floor 1 needs the door closer attending to as every time someone used it, it banged shut so could be very disturbing when the hotel is full. Be advised some rooms take pets as we saw a couple with a very excitable alsation. Overall it was the lack of attention to detail that was disappointing. Housekeeping possibly need new hoovers given the bits that were left on the carpet. Reported a water leak from 1 of the sinks at check-out. Check-out was rather poor from a disinterested male. No interaction. Used the bar for a drink. Had good local ales - Moongazer - but pricey as to be expected in a hotel. Ate in local restaurants.
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Date of stay: February 2020
$69 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Golden Lion Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Golden Lion Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Hunstanton Beach (0.2 miles), Princess Theatre (0.06 miles), and Hunstanton Heritage Centre (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Golden Lion Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at The Golden Lion Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Golden Lion Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Golden Lion Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Berni Beans, The Coffee Pot, and The Copper Kettle.
Is The Golden Lion Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Hunstanton.
Are there any historical sites close to The Golden Lion Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bircham Windmill (7.6 miles) and Appleton Water Tower (8.5 miles).
Does The Golden Lion Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.