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The Golden Lion Hotel and Bar
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Hunstanton
Reviewed March 31, 2013

This was our third, out of season visit, through Coast and Country Holidays midweek break to Hunstanton..
We found that the staff were as helpful and attentive as ever.
The room was adequate but could have been warmer (outside temperatures were exceptionally cold).
Our bathroom was dated, but this seems to be the norm for Coast and Country hotels.
We have stayed at three and this is by far the best. It puts Charlecote Pheasant in the shade.
They could learn a great deal from the staff at Hunstanton.
The food was delicious but not as plentiful as it has been in the past.
One particular evening it was not substantial enough for a male appetite.
We would thoroughly recommend the mid-week special break, when it is on offer (includes £25.00 pp towards bar and snack bill).
We hope to be able to return in the future.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Goldenlion16, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

You are completely right we have such a great location we are very lucky. Thank You for taking the time to review the Hotel. I have conveyed your comments to the Kitchen about the portion size. We look forward to seeing you for your fourth break with us.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Arrived after driving through blizzards and sleet. Hotel staff very efficient and cheery. Room quite large, comfortable and once we turned the radiator on - it was cosy! All meals were sufficient and quite tasty. Our in-house credit was a bonus when using the bar after dinner. Would return and also recommend to family and friends.

Room Tip: We were on the top floor with a view over the promenade. Only down side was no lift so will remembe...
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Goldenlion16, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

It is wonderful to hear that you will be returning & also recommending us to family & friends. Thank You for a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Arrived early afternoon and were instantly welcomed to the hotel for our 4 night break. Since our last visit there is now a charge for parking, but none available. Our room was lovely, but due to the freezing weather, despite heating being on, we needed to buy fleeces to sleep in. The food was the same standard as before, with the waiting staff only too eager to ensure we had all we needed at every meal, with good choices of menu and plenty of it. All staff were extremely helpful with any concerns we had, throughout our stay. We will certainly return again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Goldenlion16, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thank You for taking the time to review the Hotel. It is great to hear that you had such a lovely stay with us. However I am so sorry to hear that you were cold. Please in the future let us know if you are cold & we will put an oil filled radiator in your room. We look forward to seeing you back with us soon.

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We have just returned from The Golden Lion after a 4 night break, we arrived in a blizzard on a very cold day! but from the welcome we received to the day we left we loved it, all the staff were most welcoming and fom breakfast, the bar lunches and dinner the food was superb. Our room was most comfortable and the shower was better than our own! although the weather was cold we felt no need to go far and walked miles along the beach then returned to a very welcoming lounge area for coffee. This was one of the best breaks we have had and we cannot wait to return. Thankyou to all staff from reception to housekeeping you should be proud!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jane H
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Goldenlion16, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2013

Thank You for such a glowing review. I am so pleased to hear that your stay with us was one of the best breaks you have had. The whole team looks forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

The hotel and staff were so pleasant and Helpful when a large group os us (13) gathered to celebrate some significant birthdays in february . The food was second to none and was varied.It would siut everyones tastes. The staff couoldn't do enough to help .The hotel was warm and cosy as were the rooms . For some of us who had chosen a sea view , it was awkward trying to get to our top floor rooms without a lift was the only draw back .a warning would have been good .

Room Tip: mobility problems ? ask for a ground floor room
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Goldenlion16, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Thank You for such a lovely review. I am really pleased to hear that all of your party enjoyed their visit. I have passed your comments onto the team. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Went there for lunch as most places in the town were closed at this time of the year, you could have been mistaken for waking into a library with how quiet the place was noone seemed to dare speak there was no atmosphere at all just deathly silence. Anyway we went and sat in the back room so we could have a chat and not feel uncomfortable. Ordered lunch at the bar had to wait ten mins for a staff member to show their face then when the food arrived one of the meals was 10 mins later than the rest and stone cold so we had another ten mins wait to find someone to take it back to the kitchen only for the waitress to be extremely rude and say we should have taken it to reception???????and when she finally bought it back out she slammed it on the table.

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Goldenlion16, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

I am so sorry that you experienced such a disappointing visit with us. I am investigating why there was no one available for such a long period of time. This is definitely not our usual standard of customer service. I hope that you visit us again to see that your experience is not our usual standard.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

We got a good deal with coast and country 3 nights for the price of 2 as we only booked a few weeks ago. The hotel was in a good place overlooking the green and the beach, we had sea views which were lovely. The food and service was very good and all the staff were friendly. It was a good base to visit local attractions.Overall a very good weekend break.

Room Tip: Lovely views from the front room on the top floor, but no lift.
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Goldenlion16, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

I am glad to hear that you had a nice break with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the hotel it really is appreciated.

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Address: The Green, Hunstanton PE36 6BQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Hunstanton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Hunstanton
Price Range: $85 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Golden Lion Hotel and Bar 3*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Golden Lion Hotel is a magnificent historic building. It is the oldest property in Hunstanton, and the oldest hotel in the area. The Golden Lion hotel overlooks a beautiful sandy beach, with sea views for most rooms. The hotel has recently been refurbished to the highest standards, and offers outstanding facilities. A limited number of parking spaces are available. The peace and serenity of the Hunstanton area offer wonderful opportunities for leisure travellers and lovers of the outdoors. Hiking, fishing, sailing and horse riding are all available nearby.The Hotel houses all of the amenities and facilities you would expect from a Coast & Country venue. In addition, our staff will offer you a warm, friendly welcome, and ensure that your stay is as relaxing and memorable as possible. ... more   less 
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