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“Lovely area - nice food”
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Golden Lion Hotel
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Northallerton
Isle of Wight, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely area - nice food”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Although old fashioned the hotel is clean, welcoming and friendly. Will definitely stay again if I am ever in Northallerton. The food is high quality fayre and although not an extensive choice, was well cooked and presented.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Have booked The Golden Lion For A Christmas Break, so decided to spend a couple of days to
sus it out, arriving without any great expectation, we were warmly greeted by John on reception.
Our room was ready so after unpacking for a couple of nights, retreated to the bar , again friendly staff, beers that were not overpriced, for a nice hotel;a couple of drinks and back to our
room to relax before our 8 pm Dinner 2 courses £12-95 very nice! more drinks in the bar .
People who do complain are very hard to please , of course there are better places, but that
would be reflected in the price, for the money the Lion takes some beating, we now look forward to Christmas when we will relax and go with the flow.

Room Tip: Try and Choose a room at the rear, if you stay on a Tues or Fri Night as market days are Wed and S...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

I recently stayed at the Golden Lion for a business trip and found it to be about average. The rooms are a little dated and could do with a refurb, but I have to say you wouldn't be paying £60 a night if it did. The location is excellent, the food average and the main assett to the hotel in my opinion was its staff who where very helpful and polite. No one shows you to your room but it is clearly marked. Overall an ok stay for a night that was reasonably priced, especially considering it's central location.

Room Tip: Choose a room at the back of the hotel if staying over on a tuesday night, as the market sets up ear...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

There are two hotels actually in Northallerton. This is the one you go to if you have a choice. The Golden Lion is, like the other 'hotel' in the high street, a pub with some rooms above.
The rooms feel a bit shabby and the bathrooms are all a little sad with towels you'd more normally use to dry dishes but it's friendly, it's chintzy cute and the evening meals are perfectly good pub fare.
When it's not so busy breakfast is cooked to order and is very nice but when it's busy breakfast is the default serve yourself buffet and is not so nice.
What you really need to know - and there is a sign up in reception - is that every Wednesday at 5am (and you can set your watch by it) the weekly market sets up.
If you have a room at the front you will not sleep through it.
Honest.
No chance.
At all.
Unfortunately, the rooms at the back are significantly smaller. You pays your money and you takes your choice...

  • Stayed September 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

I stayed here by chance after being stranded in Northallerton by severe flooding and unable to continue my journey. It getting on for 11pm at night and raining. I had got off a train at Northallerton, intending to travel onwards by taxi - but no chance due to flooding. I was turned away from all the hotels or B&Bs that I tried before the Golden Lion. The Police station was closed and it was looking like a night in a chair at the hopsital. The Golden Lion came to my rescue (and six other stranded travellers), by putting us up ad hoc, supplying duvets, pillows, tea and coffee, sandwiches and good cheer - despite the lateness of the hour. The wonderful reception manager made sure we were as comfortable as possible, and then came back early in the morning to organise more tea and coffee, toast and bacon rolls - while also checking travel possibilities. I can't praise them enough. If you want to stay in a hotel that cares about people, then this is one to try!

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Recommened to stay here and was not disappointed! Had to visit Northallerton for business and the Goldon Lion was recommended. I was not disappointed from check in to check out everything was ideal. The bar area with the well is certainly a feature, had a top floor room at the rear was quiet and provided a good nights sleep. Ate in the hotel on both evenings £12.95 for 2 courses exceptional. Satff helpful and welcoming and always ready to have a few words. Will stay again when I return for business.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Leeds
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Stayed at the Golden Lion hotel for a Friday and Saturday night at the end of August. Very pleased with the room. Lovely lounge area where you can relax. We ate in the hotel on Saturday night. £13.95 for 2 courses. Very enjoyable. Great breakfast and good service at breakfast time. Easy book in with very helpful receptionist. Lovely clean room, with great character. View over the marketplace. Centrally placed for the shops and pubs.

Room Tip: Room 21 is at the end of a corridor, so no passing 'traffic', overlooks marketplace. Won...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Golden Lion Hotel
Address: 114 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8PP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Northallerton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Northallerton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Golden Lion Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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