I booked a room by phone at this hotel on the understanding that it was wheelchair friendly as my husband as Motor Neurone Disease. We have been to Oz to visit our son twice since diagnosis and, believe me, it was a darned sight easier to go twelve thousand miles by plane than than to travel forty miles away by train! First of all, we had to enter the hotel by the car park which has a lift at the back door. This was entered by pushing the chair up a steep ramp. We were assured that this entrance was under review. When we got to our room on the second floor we were disappointed to find that the executive room that we were promised was actually quite basic and extremely noisy all through the Monday night. The hotel obviously has no control over outside forces. The bathroom had been renovated to wheelchair standard but it is a moot point as to whether any professional opinion had been sought. My husband has a little mobility which meant that he could use the toilet but gave up on the shower by the second morning. The shower had two grab rails but the bathroom floor was not safe when wet. There was only one room in the whole hotel which had a walk in shower and this had a ramp which led up to fire doors. This meant that we either had to find someone to hold the doors open for us or we had to take a run at it in order to get to the lift. The dining room menu was very basic but the food was adequate. The dining room was quiet on the Tuesday evening and the waitress was a rush to get us served and out as quickly as possible, which was a pity as other guests were also coming in at that time. All in all our visit, which was a bit of a dummy run, was pretty disappointing. Most of the staff were lovely and only too ready to help but I felt that the executive room that we were promised was a real let down at £100 a night.
- 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