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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel to break up our long drive home North as I was 6 months pregnant. We booked well in advance and were allocated a bedroom on the top floor. The lobby area and reception is very nice but this was not reflected on the top floor however was fine for what we needed it for. There...

Thank McDine
Huntly, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Glad I booked before reading reviews! It's a very old building, hence maybe not as perfect as some expect. Secure parking and a centrally located hotel - print off directions to car park though (on hotel website). Reception was quaint yet modern and comfortable. Room was spacious, spotlessly clean, and all staff were welcoming and very friendly. The hotel was...

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

I don't know why, but they have turned the attic into tiny rooms! The windows open through the ceiling. We had pigeons roosting outside and extremely noisy. Plus, in order to get some air at night, we had to open the window only to have the lights from a function room across the way glaring into our room! It has...

Thank Sandy H
Somers, New York
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We were booked into this hotel for 10 nights in August. Our 1st room was so small that we could barely pass each other. When you flushed the toilet it sounded like a ship's horn blasting. The furniture was broken and dirty. We switched rooms the following day. The wall paper was ripped, the toilet didn't flush if too many...

Thank MissLucy368
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I celebrated our wedding reception and stayed at the Golden Lion hotel last night and we were overwhelmed by the helpfulness of the staff and the treatment we received. As soon as we arrived at the hotel yesterday afternoon the staff were attentive to our specific requirements and set up the hall perfectly for us in no...

2Thank Laura F
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2015

The hotel is a beautiful historic bulding. Very reasonable price for the experience and friendly staff. Walking distance to Stirling Castle in the city centre. Decent breakfast, parking available, free wi-fi and clean bedroom. I would stay there again.

1Thank Stephanie E
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Picked this hotel for location. Very central to everything we wanted. Expected a bit more for the price. Definitely needs updating, very worn and tired. The plus was the room was a good size. Breakfast was ok lots to choose from, couldn't content to wi -fi with password. Probe wouldn't stay there again unless renovated.

Thank Dana C
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed in this hotel for two nights on a business trip. Yes the hotel including the bedrooms and bathrooms could do with some serious updating but there is an element of old world glamour here. It almost has a quaint historical feel to it. If it were to be updated as some reviews have suggested I think it wouldn't...

Thank Hbsoboy
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Stayed here on business and chose it mainly for location. Reception was ok but more brusque than welcoming. Wifi was a bit of a struggle and I had to help another guest a bit later in the evening. Lift says its for eight people but that's a laugh - one lift for five floors makes it a long wait. Rooms...

2Thank Stephen F
Berlaar - Belgium
Reviewed 16 August 2015

We stayed for a whole week in this very nice hotel. The staff was friendly and helped us where ever they could. The breakfast was really top. Although the rooms really need some updating, they were clean and comfortable. We stayed there with a party of a 100 people from all over the world, members of the International Police Association,...

1Thank Eric S
Goldenlionhotel S, General Manager at Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your Kind comments I will pass them on to the team accordingly Regards

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel dates back to 1786, one of Stirling's first hotels filled with old world charm in a friendly environment. IN THE HEART of historic Stirling, the Golden Lion Hotel has for more than two centuries welcomed guests including royalty and even the national bard, Rabbie Burns (plaque on wall by front door in acknowledgement of his stay). Nowadays the ideal setting for leisure, business and special occasions, the family-owned Golden Lion provides traditional Scottish hospitality in thoroughly modern style. From the splendid buffet breakfast to the contemporary comforts of the 67 beautifully rooms and the timeless elegance of the stunning Regency Ballroom, this is a hotel with character as well as professional commitment. Close to magnificent Stirling Castle, and a short trip from the famous Monument to William Wallace, the Golden Lion makes an ideal base for the tourist. Practical advantages add to the appeal: the hotel’s city centre location - with free car parking - is only a few minutes drive from the national motorway network. The principal bus and rail stations are within easy walking distance(5 minutes)of the Golden Lion’s front door. There is an excellent choice of shops on the doorstep next to the Thistle indoor shopping Mall. The warmth of our welcome awaits you! Free WIFI available in all public & conference areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Lion Hotel

Address: 8-10 King Street, Stirling FK8 1BD, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirling > Stirling
Price Range: €55 - €220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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Hotel Golden Lion
Stirling Golden Lion
Golden Lion Hotel Stirling, Scotland
Golden Lion Stirling
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“Upgraded room really comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles DanielF696, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for room facing car park then you won't be woken at 0200hrs.......”
 of 5 bubbles AlisonD1905, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lifts to all floors”
 of 5 bubbles 351margareta, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back will be quieter from the front as the front rooms are on a main walk way with shops etc.”
 of 5 bubbles BeverlyF16, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles keithh847, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
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