We stayed at the Golden Lion in the last week of August for two nights in the Premier Room with a view of the harbour, the room was excellent as was the hotel, the double bed was very comfortable, plenty of room and good wardrobe and drawer space, the usual beverage tray, also free wifi connection, in fact everything that we needed was at hand, windows to the side street and one forward take in the views down towards the sea front.
I found the place fresh and clean, very tasteful, good en suite facilities, so much thought has gone into the decor and balance of colour and furnishing, someone has obviously an eye for design and put a lot of thought into the refurbishment.
The breakfast was spot on, you would find the "full English" hard to beat in any hotel or B&B in the North of England. In all of our years of travelling we have only found one hotel located in Whitby to equal it!
The staff were very friendly and all concerned work hard to please the guests, whether with your room, at the breakfast table or at the bar, which I must mention serve some cracking real ales, even if you are not staying here, it is worth going in for a pint or for a meal, a decent range on the menu.
I have just a couple of small gripes, the first one is that we seemed to have Michael Flatley in the room above, came in late and tramping around, got up really early too, I think he may have been a contractor or something at a well known nuclear establishment? I have noticed that in most hotels the floors are not well soundproofed,
The other surprise was someone got the Vac out at one o clock in the morning to sweep the ground floor, but hey I suppose they have to keep the hotel clean after we have made a mess of it, we soon nodded off as we were tired with the walking and taking in the wonderful sea air.
This Hotel fits in well with the surroundings, the people are so friendly, I was surprised how nice the locals are, they seem genuinely interested in the people visiting their town. We will definitely return to Maryport, and will certainly try to get in to the Golden Lion.
Thanks to Phillip and all his staff.
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