We stayed in a twin room (205), the room was filthy with dust, headboard, light fittings, lamp shade, inside the wardrobe, a filthy net curtain, broken window catch (which the hotel knows all about!) and a lovely dusty cobweb to boot. If you don't believe me just check - it is still attached between the right hand wall light and the wall just above the dressing table! This is after we complained to the hotel about the uncleanliness. To be fair the staff member offered to move us to another room but we declined and decided to let housekeeping rectify the problems the next morning.
This was a total error on our part not only because the room was still dusty but because the noise from the street below through the night was appalling. If you do decide to stay at this hotel do not let them allocate you a room at the front of the hotel. Taxi's run up and down the street all night, people shouting and creating at all hours and seagulls squawking all night - maybe the hotel should invest in double glazing?
On a positive note Stirling is a beautiful town which is great for shopping, the Thistle shopping centre is great.
- 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