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The Golden Lion Hotel

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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.
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Free Parking
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Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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The hotel is right in the town centre and the train station is about 5min walking distance. The room was spacious and clean, the staff friendly. The wifi wasnot working in the room, only downstairs. The breakfast was good.
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Visited with my daughter for an impromptu lunch in the bar area. Good menu choice and meals served in a timely manner with really attentive bar man who ensured we had great experience. Nice environment for mid week lunch. Quiet and relaxing.
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Visited with an elderly friend as it was her birthday. + convenient location, reception, restaurant and toilets lovely. - freshly baked scones had been zapped in the microwave were steaming hot, dry and inedible. - very poor choice of cakes, bite size tray bake and a couple
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Response from GoldenLionStirling, Guest Relations Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
We appreciate the feed back
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A meal to celebrate me meeting my now husband. thirty years on. Meal was excellent. Good value, quality and service. Our very special friend with us who was with me the evening we met 💕💕 Bar service excellent a young and enthusiastic bar man. Toilets warm and spotless.
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Response from GoldenLionStirling, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
THnak you for your feed back it is appreciated and Congratulations to you both
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A one night with breakfast and dinner deal was very good value and a great meal although we were not shown the correct menu and ended up with a small fee to pay. The room was large,very clean and comfortable we had a great sleep.the only problem with the hotel is the parking at
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Response from GoldenLionStirling, Public Relations Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for the feedback, unfortunately the one way system can be a nightmare Our car park is on Murray Place FK8 1DQ
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We have since been back for a stay and couldn't complain of the other room we were given.New review will be posted!
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As said above, there is a lift from the carpark up to reception and the other floors. When I was there I saw a gentleman in a wheel chair using this lift and sharing the lift with companions, so though small the lift is adequate. The problem is getting into the car park, which is behind the hotel, especially if you are new to Stirling. Then having found the car park finding a space may be difficult depending on the time of day. Speak to the hotel directly, they may have disabled spaces set aside.
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Breakfast is a Buffet style, albeit we offer full tables service if required upon request, Tea/Coffee & Toast is always served to your table Regards
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"Go to another hotel"
"325 is a tiny room Bed hard - floor is more comfortable 6AM pigeons 8AM Sunday Church bells Shower is pathetic"
"Family rooms will provide you with extra space"
"No comment"
"There aren't anygreat views from the hotel, but try the front rooms which look out on the main street."
US$64 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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