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St Ives
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Comfortable and friendly. Monday market, so if arriving Sunday night unload and park for free at far end of road. Plenty of pubs and restaurants to explore, walk along the river. Shops and places of interest close by.

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Thank ronaldf844
Management response:

Thank you for writing a lovely review, we love our little town and especially walks along the river that runs through the town, we are glad you had a lovely time staying here. We would love for you to come back and visit us again. More 

Dagenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was small but adequate, shower room was very nice, bar downstairs looked cosy. We were only in town for one night, but found this hotel was located right neat the shops, yet it wasn't noisy in the room.

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Thank stevebustard
Management response:

Thank you for writing your review, we would love for you to come and stay with us again maybe stay a little longer next time? thank you for all the lovely criticisms we like to pride ourselves in our hotel and reviews like yours makes it worth it. More 

St Ives
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying on my own visiting friends in the area, the hotel was perfectly placed for the purpose. The staff looked after me very well, everything about the hotel was excellent and good value for money as a bonus

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Thank lynnec139
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Thank you for writing your review we are very please your experience was a success its what we aim and work hard for. it makes us happy knowing you think the Golden Lion Hotel is 'excellent' we like to pride our self in every aspect of the hotel. i shall pass over your high regards to the staff at the... More 

Peterborough
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137 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel after finding it on Trip Advisor on a Friday evening. Single room with breakfast £48. Warm and helpful welcome on arrival. Room very nice and comfortable with a good bathroom (Molton Brown soaps), large flat screen TV with Sky (including Sky Sports). The pub downstairs is very pleasant serving a few real ales. Breakfast in the... More 

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Thank JayBee2
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Thank you for writing such a blinding review, its makes us very happy and glad your experience has been such a delight, we would love to welcome you back to stay again, i shall pass your high regards over to our staff at the Golden Lion. More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It appears that the review form is supposed to be a way of telling people about the hotel. However I only have the experience of the food which I personally think was good. I tried the "Mexican Grilled Half Chicken" I found this incredibly flavoursome and very filling indeed. Just a note of warning people under 18 cannot stay in... More 

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Thank WatchmanJ
Management response:

Thank you for writing a lovely review i shall personally send over your high regards over to the chef who was working that day, as for the bouncers they are very nice reasonable people, i am glad you had a lovely experience and we look forward to your next visit. More 

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76 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Curiously a great, warm place to chill out on an afternoon and get some work done. This will be my new St Ives haunt I think - good food, comfy chairs, accomodating staff, wifi, etc. The only things I'd improve is the card minimum (£5) and have more power sockets... and perhaps cheaper soda & lime :) Oh, I must... More 

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Thank Chris L
Management response:

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we would love for the Golden Lion to be your new St Ives haunt, and we strongly agree you should try our 'low carb sandwich' apparently they are delicious! we always take peoples ideas and constructive criticisms on board so thank you and we will consider it. We hope to... More 

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice pub with a good selection of real ales and good food. We hired the back room which is great for special occasions as my son was having an engagement party it all went very well the staff were brilliant. The only thing is that can work out very expensive. A nice venue though.

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Thank Mark D
Management response:

Thank you for writing a review, it was lovely to read. I'm very happy that the engagement party was a success. please do send our congratulations to that happy couple. i shall also send over your high compliments to the staff that looked after you the night of the event. we would be very happy to welcome you back to... More 

England
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have been going here for over 7 years, but since the takeover we have watched the menu diminish along with the quality of the food. Tonight we went there and my wife, who is vegetarian has only 2 choices on the very limited menu, when we went to order we were told that there were no Quorn burgers so... More 

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1 Thank Bundee
Management response:

I am very sorry that we had run out of the Quorn Burgers on The Main Menu. I have spoken to the kitchen team to make sure that they amend their stock levels so this does not happen again as I agree this is not acceptable. We do offer four options on our main menu dishes that are suitable for... More 

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Birmingham
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Checked in early afternoon- very friendly. Place looked very comfortable and quiet. Returned 10pm to find bouncers on the front door and the place heaving and music blaring. Was this the same place? In fairness had been warned on web that there was lively music on a Saturday night but hadn't put two and two together. Hadn't realised that the... More 

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Thank sue4jim
Management response:

We’re delighted that you have taken the opportunity to share your experience with us. It’s great to read that your visit to the Golden Lion Hotel was pleasant, i am very pleased overall you had a lovely stay and had the 'best nights sleep for ages'! we pride ourselves in being polite and friendly and the manager to whom you... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went to have a snack at lunch time....forget it if you want anything other than sandwiches!!!! Asked if there were any jacket potatoes only to be told they do not do them. Again asked if they did toasted sandwiches or Panini again told they do not have a toaster!! A hotel kitchen without a toaster????? We left in disgust and... More 

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Thank Roger O

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This 18th-century building has a central location in charming St Ives, a 30-minute drive from Cambridge. There is free Wi-Fi in public areas of the building, and a lively bar serving a large choice of wines, beers and local ales. Rooms at The Golden Lion Hotel have simple decor and traditional wooden furnishings. Benefits include a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and an en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer. A full English breakfast is available in the morning and the restaurant serves a range of meals made from seasonal local produce. There is also a regularly changing specials menu for you to choose from. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Lion

Address: Market Hill, St Ives PE27 5AL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > St Ives
Price Range: $92 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Only went for snack”
 of 5 bubbles 408rogero, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I had a corner room with lots of windows, so bright, it was lovely”
 of 5 bubbles carolw784, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a downstairs room with a sky-light which very effectively kept out any noise from the pub at night.”
 of 5 bubbles 181SueS, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We had room 4 - larger but bath panel damaged and signs of leakage round the screen.”
 of 5 bubbles Astronaught, 8 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here at all if you want a good night's sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles 611steved, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
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