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“Good hotel but a few improvements needed........” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Lion at Settle
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Settle
Certificate of Excellence
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good hotel but a few improvements needed........”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Firstly the positives about this hotel. The staff were great and very welcoming. Our evening waiter in the restaurant couldn't do enough for us and was very attentive, giving us an efficient and personal service. The locally sourced food on the menu was excellent, cooked to perfection and reasonably priced - as was the wine. I had the beer battered fish and chips and my husband the lamb - both superb.The restaurant area is large and rustic but with a cosy ambience - including the nearby roaring fire in the bar area which we enjoyed. Our room was small but clean with a very comfortable (and large) bed and had everything we needed - the hospitality tray had some nice touches. Food selection at breakfast was good and plentiful.

What we didn't like: Our room (number 11) was at the front of the hotel on the main road, and even with the window closed was noisy from the traffic below. This wasn't as bad as having to listen to next door's TV (and it wasn't on very loud) as well as their very noisy extractor fan from around 10.00 p.m. to midnight when we were trying to sleep, but again not the occupants fault. When asked about our stay at checkout the following morning I did comment on this and was told by the member of staff 'there was nothing they could do because it is a listed building' and did apologise. I've noticed that another reviewer mentioned the same issue from the same room!

Although the bathroom was clean and modern, a bit more storage space would have been helpful. The shower cubicle was very small, and the shower itself was just above a trickle!

The flatscreen TV on the wall was about 14" so not really conducive to both of us seeing very much from the only viewing point on the bed, even though there was space on the wall to have a much larger one!

Having had really good service in the restaurant for our evening meal, this completely turned around at breakfast. After we had eaten our cereal and fruit salad we had to wait a further 20 minutes for our cooked breakfast to be served. The waitress duly apologised for the delay saying that the chef had to 'cook more bacon and sausages'.............but guests at our neighbouring table had just as long a wait as we had (even after we had been served), perhaps longer - which was a shame.

Overall I would love to stay here again if the noise issue could be sorted as I can put up with the other things - it really is a lovely country hotel which could be great if this issue is resolved and I could rate it 5 stars!

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back of the hotel to avoid noise from the street!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Inns_0f_Character, The Lion at Settle at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. Feedback like this helps us out a lot as we can work on these improvements to make our guests, such as yourself enjoy their stay a lot more. We will get the issues looked at by maintenance straight away. Unfortunately we would love to be able to do something to our building to cut out the traffic noise but unfortunately as mentioned we are a listed building and there are limits on what we can do, all I can do is apologise. Maybe next time if you stay with us again just mention about having a room at the back of the building.

Kind regards,
Hayley Mace and all the team at The Lion.
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Stayed here for one night, ate in the restaurant and the food was excellent. The restaurant staff were the best I have ever come across, friendly efficient and very professional. The room was quite small but was clean and had everything required for a comfortable night, with an acceptable range of amenities within the room. I would certainly come back here, excellent value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Inns_0f_Character, The Lion at Settle at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for such brilliant feedback! This puts a huge smile on my face reading your comments. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully you come back and stay with us longer than just one night!

Kind regards,
Hayley Mace - and all the team at The Lion.
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed for one night. The staff were first class, very helpful. Our room was comfortable. We found the atmosphere really good for walkers and the food was outstanding. The only negative aspect was that the hotel has no dedicated car parking and the options are either the marketplace or a nearby pay and display. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank gary-with1r
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Inns_0f_Character, The Lion at Settle at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you very much for such great feedback. I am very pleased to hear that our staff gave first class service! Also I’m glad you found your room to be comfortable. We have had a few comments about no parking before which is a shame, but £2.00 overnight in the car park opposite or free car parking in the market square, you can’t go wrong! Overall I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully you will be back to stay longer than just the one night.

Kind regards,
Hayley Mace - and all the team at The Lion.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Staff were so helpful, the rooms were lovely and the food was really good. We were doing the 3 peaks and as we were setting off too early for breakfast they prepared a lovely lunch bag for us that we picked up out of the fridge the next morning. We would stay again!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank kl197
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Inns_0f_Character, Hayley Mace - Assistant Manager at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
I'm glad our staff were so helpful for you and you had a great experience staying here at The Lion. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Kind regards,
Hayley Mace and all the team at The Lion at Settle.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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628 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

We had just visited the sister hotel in nearby Malham and found them both very comfortable and welcoming for our dog. The friendly attentive staff and food and drinks were excellent. I would strongly recomend it to anybody. If you do visit make sure that yopu travel on the Settle to Carlisle railway; unmissable countryside.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mike M
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Inns_0f_Character, Paul Breslin - Manager at The Lion at Settle, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and even more that you got to visit our sister Inn The Lister Arms. It's great to hear good feedback about the staff, the food and drink. We do our best to cater for our 4 legged friends! Thank you for visiting us and we hope you wil be back again very soon.

Kind regards,
Paul Breslin - Manager and all the team at The Lion.
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

We came here ten years ago and were very disappointed with the room, though the beer and food were good. The hotel has had a major refurb. And the room (8) was very nice, though noise from the bar below was intrusive late on a Saturday night. Much better than last time, comfortable room, though macerator wc did smell when we arrived (3 flushes solved the problem). Given the price of the room (£122 per night) the tv was very small and the en-suite quite pokey, but all in all, not bad.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Offthetouristtrack
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Oldham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night after just completing gone Yorkshire 3 peaks. We were looking forward to some great food and sleep but there was a slight issue that the power was off on half the building which meant the kitchen was shut.However the room we was in had a bath and a non electric shower so we were able to.recuperatennad freshen up. A special mention to Nina who I felt went out of her way to make everything spot on for our stay. including supplying us with cutlery and plates for our takeaway lol. The room was brilliant and the bedvery comfy and the fact we had no power actually added to the ambiance of the stay. Breakfast was very filling and fresh to order. So overall a brilliant stop over. Some great staff. And will stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank mtitman
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Property: The Lion at Settle
Address: Duke Street, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9DU, England (Formerly The Golden Lion Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Yorkshire Dales National Park > Settle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Settle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lion at Settle 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the picturesque market town of Settle in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Lion at Settle is a characterful inn offering cosy rooms, locally sourced food and award winning cask ales. So whether you join us for a big family dinner, a quiet drink with friends or the dog, or enjoy a relaxing break we look forward to welcoming you to our dog friendly and family friendly inn. ... more   less 
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