Our two night stay at The Royal Lion was very enjoyable. On arrival, check-in was smooth and efficient. Our well-equipped, comfortable, top floor balcony room had wonderful views over the sea, Lyme Regis and Dorset's wonderful coastline. We stayed on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis - a good selection on offer at both meals. Service was low-key and mostly friendly with the exception of one of the waiting staff, who shall remain nameless, who lacked a certain amount of finesse by leaning over our table to serve and collect rather that go round to the side. The hotel's location is great - walk out of the front door and you're in Lyme's main street with its shops etc. and just a couple of minute's walk to the beach. We love Lyme Regis and will certainly return to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the heart of the idyllic town of Lyme Regis, 'the Pearl of Dorset', is the Royal Lion Hotel, a stunning haven located in the middle of the High Street, with its own private car park. Lyme Regis is a picturesque town on the West Dorset border, part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site. Steeped in history, it is renowned for its fascinating past, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the unique fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, and for being the central location of the novel and the 1981 film, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. Situated less than 100 metres from the sea, the Royal Lion Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the locale. Built in 1601 as a coaching inn, the Hotel has been extensively refurbished, yet still retains much of its history and unique charm. Oak beams, wood panelling and open fires help to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, with new additions of its own swimming pool and other facilities. Wi-Fi, although not available in the bedrooms, is available to guests in several areas of the hotel. Privately owned and managed, the Royal Lion Hotel has gained an enviable reputation for its friendly service, world class food and wine and leisure offerings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Royal Lion Lyme Regis
- Royal Lion Hotel Lyme Regis
- The Royal Lion Hotel Lyme Regis, Dorset