We stayed here for one night during a road trip around Scotland in August 2012. The Golden Lion was our most expensive stay on the trip and the worst of all the hotels we stayed (total of 7 hotels over 9 days). We stayed in room 325 which had a cold shower (I asked at reception to get this sorted but nothing happened), screws sticking out the wall, lamps hanging off the wall, a window with no handle on to shut it and also the handle to the room door was loose! To make things worse the morning after we went down to breakfast to find no cooked food left in the buffet style serving trays and were told they were due to be refilled soon, unfortunately we were on a tight schedule to get to our next location.
I have included some photos to see if I get a response as the staff at the check in desk didn't seem too concerned with my complaints.
The only good feature is the location as this is right in the town centre.
- 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