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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
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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Dick L wrote a review Jan 2021
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom20 contributions15 helpful votes
In the brief respite between lockdowns we managed to fit in a 4 night break, the first visit since the change of ownership. We were delighted to return to this lovely old hotel and to see familiar faces among the staff. Friendly, efficient staff, clean, comfortable rooms, substantial breakfasts, excellent evening meals and a pleasant bar make a perfect relaxing holiday. Thank you to Giles and the team for all your hard work getting the Golden Lion back on it’s feet. We will be back as soon as we can!
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Date of stay: December 2020
TofuMagoo wrote a review Dec 2020
St. Neots, United Kingdom136 contributions32 helpful votes
Stayed here on Christmas day... under covid restrictions. We also had Christmas Dinner. Service, staff and food were excellent. Dinner for one, traditional Xmas fare, dinner for me vegan option.. superbly done. Also there were Christmas gifts for all diners and they had made the effort to gift a vegan friendly option of sweets... most considerate. We were allowed to take our dessert into the bar meaning we could relax and enjoy our after dinner drinks whilst we had vegan chocolate torte and regular cheese n biscuits for my friend. All in all we couldn't really fault this experience. The staff definitely made this a very enjoyable experience. Big thanks to Giles 4 out of 5 as there were a few missing items on the main dinner plate, but nothing that spoiled the day
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Donna R wrote a review Dec 2020
11 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 days breakfast and 2 course evening meal, all in. I think its the best hotel i have ever stated in! It was warm and cozy and welcoming, and the staff were AMAZING!! So very friendly and helpful and made us feel at home. The breakfast was full english,toast, cereal, orange juice tea or coffee. The evening meal was fantastic and very nicely presented. The beds were very comfy and we soon snuggled down after our lovely long walks along the sea front for an afternoon kip. We were mesmerized by the view of the sea through our room window and could watch it all day. I will go back another time when this Covid business is sorted. A most welcome relaxing couple of days loved it! Only slight grumble was private car park charge of £6+? Per night which i thought a bit steep!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Andy Poole wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2 night getaway for my Wife's birthday. Staff excellent, rooms a little tired but clearly they are spending money on refurbing the place & in the current climate they should be applauded for that. The restaurant & bar area are lovely & the food was very good. In the 15 years we've been going to Hunny we'd never stepped foot in the place previously but we'll certainly be returning. Well done Team Golden Lion, top job!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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MrsH2808 wrote a review Dec 2020
17 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed half board. The food was delicious and good value. The staff were warm and friendly. The room was comfortable but there are a few things that needed attention in the rooms. The first room we were in the curtain rail fell down but the hotel staff moved us to another room very quickly which was great service, and it was a slightly bigger room, although we noted that this room also had some minor repair work that needed attention, but this was cosmetic and didn't impact our stay. It would have been nice to have a few more touches in the room, ie a box of tissues, a hairdryer etc. The building is from the 1800's and certainly had character and I like the fact that original features were still there, like the windows. Overall a pleasant stay
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Giles Norwood , General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel
Responded Dec 17, 2020
Dear MrsH2808 Thank you for your review, I was pleased to read that overall you had a pleasant stay. Your kind comments regarding the food and staff are very much appreciated and will be passed on. I must apologise regarding the issues in your room but I am pleased we were able to move you. With our current COVID procedures we are unable to have things like tissues and hairdryer and such like in the rooms, these however can be requested at reception. We hope you will visit us again very soon. Kind regards Giles General Manager
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$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 (0.05 miles), and Hunstanton Heritage Centre (0.07 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.