…to cut a long story short...
**Had to pay for room during check-in rather than checkout - DON'T make this mistake I made – Please read on and judge for yourself….
**Arrived & checked-in OK, Room was tiny and was not executive.
**Spoke to reception and an executive room is one that has been refurbished (painted and looking like a normal room in any other hotel). Changed to another room - just the same.
**WARNING: the nice rooms on the Internet and Hotel web-page are from their Suite (which there is only one at £175).
**If you wanted a drink in the evening at the Hotel Bar, you needed to retrieve the Barman as he was outside smoking and using his mobile phone.
**Only cold water in the bathroom in the morning. The hotel knew about this and the boiler not working for a number of days and did not inform us during check-in.
**Breakfast – just as bad as the above.
**I complained the next morning again where the Hotel refunded £20 for my problems. I was unhappy and asked for the manager, who would phone me the next day.
**Promised from Manager were not upheld. No calls from manager, i called him and promised an additional £30 refund that never happened. Even after phoning him a number of times.
- 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