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“A good place to eat.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lion Hotel

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Lion Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Builth Wells
Kendal, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
303 reviews
118 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“A good place to eat.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

It was certainly quiet when I visited but this did not distract from very attentive service and some tasty food. The environment inside is of a very high standard and, although eating alone, enjoyed my surroundings.

The soup was hearty and the main course was goo home cooked food. I would certainly eat here again if the opportunity arises.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank StephenCKendal
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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london
Level Contributor
40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

I revisited this odd place thinking my last bad experience was a one off .
NO it was just as bad again with the fowl mouthed woman that works there and the same smelly old drunk rude farmers were still there gossiping about everyone and now I realise this place in the hands it's in will never move forward so they are best try and make a living off the people they have .
Even tho the owners are very welcoming the little John Inman one needs to distance himself from a few when customers are about .

Anyway I will never ever return as long as I live or these people own it anyhow .

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank beac0ness
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

We were attending a wedding in Builth wells Saturday 8th September and booked a room at The Lion Hotel. Our room was great, it had a lounge with a settee, chair, coffee table and television (there is only one room which has a lounge) we didn't know we were having this room so we were very pleased. I don't know if they have ever heard of "slim line" televisions, but the television in our room needed updating, but on saying that it did work, and the room was spotless. We had a meal at their restaurant which was great and very good value. The owner and his son were very friendly and "laid back". We would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for the room that has a lounge - but please not when we return as we would like this room again...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank valeigh
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York
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237 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Ate here with friends whilst on a cycling holiday in wales. The pub we'd been recommended to eat wasn't doing food the night we were there so this was one of the other places they recommended. The food was excellent and the specials were extremely good value but the room we ate in was very dated and had no windows; only a roof light and absolutely no atmosphere whatsoever. It wa s a bit gloomy. The lounge at the front looked quite comfortable but the place is a bit of a throwback. Also they had no decent beer on so, as soon as we'd eaten, we returned to the original pub for the rest of the evening.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank rmc12York
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Excellent, friendly hotel. Rooms are clean, spacious and affordable. Everyone will enjoy a stay at this hotel.

thumbs up!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank HarGer10
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london
Level Contributor
40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

Avoid like foot and mouth the place is horrable and riddled with drunk gossiping farmers ( wyn the butcher) he put me off to start off with and then i come across a old ladie having a good swear session with another farmer .
The hotel looks ok but if you look closer you can see the the cracks throughout with rooms staff and owners!
Its a nice town but i do feel this place is a joke and needs a major overhaul and kick a few people out if they want to make it a better place .

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank beac0ness
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wales
Level Contributor
70 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

Family run hotel. Rooms are large and recently updated....but a few things look like they were done in a hurry...not a great finish. The hotel itself has a bar and restaurant. The food is good value and very tasty. The breakfast was cooked to order and plentiful.

Would stay again if stopping in Builth Wales on way down to Cardiff.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank nmj
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Additional Information about Lion Hotel

Property: Lion Hotel
Address: 2 Broad Street, Builth Wells LD2 3DT, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Builth Wells
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Builth Wells
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Lion Hotel Builth Wells, Wales

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