Stayed here with a groupo of friends for 2 nights. The booking had been made months ago but we found we were scattered from the 2nd to the 5th floor. The hotel was very busy due to a bus tour. The room my husband and I had was obviously a twin but the beds had been zipped up to make a king bed. Only problem was that this meant a gap in the middle, despite this the bed was comfy; but the pillows were awful! There was also only one small bedside lamp and table. We had the luxury of a small sofa, coffee table and 2 tub seats. The bathroom was very tired looking but functional.
Breakfast was very good both mornings, but staff are overworked and buffet dishes not filled quickly enough. Evening meal on the first night was very good and reasonably priced. We sat in the lounge both afternoons and evenings. We were very impressed by Craig a young bartender who was chatty and helpful. Unlike the woman who was serving behind the bar on Saturday evening. She had no sense of humour and was positively rude to one member of our party even to the point of making faces as he walked away from the bar! What a shame this is probably the thing we will remember.
All in all a reasonable hotel but the corridors are horrible; smelling of damp and needing refurbishing as they dont seem to have changed since we were here 2 years ago. Hotel is ideally situated for shopping in the local centres.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Golden Lion
- Stirling Golden Lion
- Golden Lion Hotel Stirling, Scotland
- Golden Lion Stirling