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Best Western Lion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Worksop
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

We recently stayed at the Lion for two nights on a Groupon deal. There are a limited amount of parking places but there is a cheap council run carpark at the back of the hotel. Our room 310 was on the top floor. It was modern and clean. The bedroom and bathroom were both quite spacious. The large TV was a 'smart' one which doubled as a computer with a keyboard on the back of the remote. The breakfast passed the sausage test, very tasty although let down a little by the quality of the hash brown. Apart from the breakfast we didn't eat at the hotel but did eat at the Chinese restaurant which is on the road opposite. Drinks prices at the Lion weren't too bad, £13 for a bottle of wine and £3.05 for a lager. All the staff we encountered during our stay were pleasant and helpful. While we were there we visited Creswell Crags which is highly recommended. The hotel has character, history and allegedly a ghost but unfortunately she wasn't around during our enjoyable stay!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

This was our second stay here. Hotel ideally situated for us going to the 80's rewind festival at Clumber Park. All staff friendly, courteous and helpful. Room clean and good size. Food very good and the breakfast was excellent. We will be returning in August 2014.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Lunn2013
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have stayed here a few times now and just keeps getting better and better. Food superb both in the bar and at breakfast. Lovely room, although a little pricey at £90 single occupancy. Just one small complaint, come on housekeeping, pillow smelt of stale sweat

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank R0bbie126
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

For a Hotel On The Edge Of Worksop Town, With Excellent Facilities Both Accommodation and catering with excellent service Look No Further. Situated Within Easy Reach of Tourist Attractions Like Clumber Park And Sherwood Forest And All The Facilities Worksop Town Has To Offer

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Mark C
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Stayed on a groupon one night with prosseco and breakfast. Booked in and shown to our room. This was lovely and clean with a huge bed. We had a walk into the town which is very run down but it was market day so that was great. No restaurants local to hotel but if you walked right through town there was an Indian and usual Yates type places. We ate at the hotel and are very pleased we did. The food was outstanding, service very good and very friendly staff. The food was very well priced and with large portions, all cooked to order. Bake well tart pudding was calling me all night so had to have that as well. All in all a lovely night away. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Well another best western to review,,nice central location but Worksop seems a little worn around the edges, When I stayed the decorators where in so looks like the place is getting a lick of paint. Rooms warm and comfortable,,bar area nice and relaxing. Breakfast cooked to order and was good. On the minus side I think the price I paid was a bit much £80 for a single with breakfast !!!!!!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Robert I
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had an ok stay but the experience was hit and miss.....
Plus points:
* I upgraded to an "executive" room which was quite big, great bathroom with walk-in shower cubicle but patches of carpet and sofa in the room looked a bit dubious
* Great location in the centre of town, walk straight out and you're at the shops, walk a bit further down and you'll quickly find some pubs and restaurants
* Deal was good (groupon) - £59 for 2 people for 2 nights with breakfast
* There is a small car park at the rear where you can park for free. If this is full, across the road from this is an NCP car park which is free after 6pm until 8am the next day. We used this on the first evening and then were able to move the car on the second day to the hotel car park
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* Breakfast was awkward in terms of it being laid out in one room and then having to carry your plates / juice drinks through a narrow bit of corridor then down a couple of steps into the hotel bar / restaurant area. Tea and coffee was help yourself from a canteen type thing rather than being served a fresh pot at the table that you'd receive in most hotels. The tea and coffee was awful, like lukewarm dishwater. The breakfast itself was not great, had the usual bacon, sausage, egg but because we went for breakfast both days about 20 mins before it finished / closed there were no baked beans left either day and the limited croissants / pastries were very dry. Additionally, as soon as it hit the 10am closing time staff rushed around clearing up and taking things away which made us feel very rushed.
* Staff were initially fairly helpful (giving directions on where we could go out to have a drink) but at check-out this all changed. When making the booking I was asked if I wanted to upgrade the room for £20, I agreed to this (bigger room / bed, robes and slippers). On check-out I was told it was £20 per night, they therefore wanted £40. I refused as I had been told £20 and had no notification of anything to say otherwise. The supervisor who was checking us out visibly changed his whole demeanour; no apology, initially an insistence that it was an extra £40 and then a reluctant change to £20 when he discovered that they had failed to send out any notification / confirmation of the upgrade and how much this would be. Wasn't a nice end to the stay. Whilst checking in a gentleman in front of me was complaining about his room and the noise from the heating or such like, the same supervisor dealt with this and again was initially quite curt stating that there were no other rooms and again no apology. When the gentleman persisted with his complaint, suddenly the supervisor found another room...apparently a cancellation had mysteriously appeared during the discussion. the hotel could be much better with an improved breakfast experience and more understanding customer service staff.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank iamtripper
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Address: 112 Bridge Street, Worksop S80 1HT, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Lion Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Worksop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Worksop
Price Range: $77 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is situated in Worksop, a central location for all major attractions in the South Yorkshire region. We offer excellent services and facilities and have a 3 star AA rating and a Silver Green Tourism Award.The hotel is superbly located close to the A1, M1 and A57 road networks. It is also easily accessible by train with Worksop Train Station just 2 minutes drive away. The hotel is only 30 minutes away from Doncaster Sheffield International Airport.Situated in the quaint market town of Worksop the Best Western Lion Hotel has 46 ensuite bedrooms, 115 bar & grill serving delicious home made dished what have been carefully selected by our talented head chef. ... more   less 
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