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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is iconic in Lyme Regis with its Prince of Wales plumes sitting atop the impressive bay windowed facade. Oddly - and for the life of me I can't think why - in all the times we've visited Lyme this is the first time we've entered the place.....And very nice it is too! It has a good traditional "olde...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wasn't staying this time but stopped off for a few drinks. The staff treat you like royalty in the bar , the barman had outstanding customer service. We sat upstairs overlooking the shops watching the world go by . We would come back time after time you must come here .

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ended up at this hotel having checked in a straight out of another hotel due to it being extremely poor. It was with trepidation we viewed the view before booking. However we were pleasantly surprised. The hotel itself is set back from the pub which is good. Its a little walk to the room but that did not matter...

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England
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in room 304 on my 60th birthday. A lovely balcony room with views of the coast. The room was of an excellent standard and the bed was very comfortable. We turned the heating off and opened a window to sleep but were amazed by the lack of a duvet. We had a sheet, blanket and eiderdown - This...

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Crediton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off at the Royal Lion for lunch during Half Term. 3 adults, 4 children and 1 dog. Dog was very welcomed in the lounge bar. Very impressed with the ambience and staff - the fire was lit, the dog was given treats and the service was very good. Not sure about the pan pipe music, though! Meals cost between...

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I, just love this place. Really old world charm, log fire, friendly staff and always a lovely atmosphere in the bar of this fine old hotel. Whether it be just a drink, or one of their delightful bar snacks. It ticks all the boxes.

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We booked this hotel on a recommendation of friends. It was even better than we had been led to believe. Situated in a very central position and with parking it is easy to access the beach and all the attractions this lovely town has to offer. A warm welcome and a beautiful balcony room looking over rooftops to the sea....

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royallionhotel_11, Owner at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Monal19 Thank you for your review of The Royal Lion Hotel. Following the recommendation from your friends, I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will of course pass on your wonderful comments to all staff members who made your stay so memorable and I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We enjoyed a family weekend break at the Royal Lion Hotel. An old coaching inn in the middle of this very pretty Dorset town. The property oozes character and is well maintained and very comfortable and made a great choice for a break away. Parking is at a premium in the town but there is plenty of space available at...

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royallionhotel_11, Owner at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ibizababe123 Thank you for your review of The Royal Lion Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your family weekend break; it is always very pleasing to read such a lovely review of our well maintained and comfortable hotel, beautiful dining room and professional and efficient service. I have noted your comments regarding the complimentary toiletries provided and the...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Popped in for lunch on way back from a business trip. As previously, well prepared and presented food in pleasant clean comfortable surroundings. It was served with efficiency and courtesy. If these are all things that you, like me, crave, then do go out of your way to seek out this place. Excellent value too. My fellow diners in the...

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royallionhotel_11, Owner at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DeliciousDorset Thank you for your review of “The Inn” at The Royal Lion Hotel. I am delighted that you and your fellow diners enjoyed your luncheon; I will pass on your lovely comments to all the staff and I hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you again in the future. Lesley Stone Proprietor

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017

My wife and I spent the most amazing 4 days in the Royal Lion from Christmas eve until leaving for home on the 27th December. The staff, food, accommodation and general leisure facilities were all excellent. The team led by Lesley Stone and her team are amazing and we'd especially like to thank Briggita, Levi and all of the other...

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royallionhotel_11, Owner at The Royal Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mary O Thank you for your review of The Royal Lion Hotel. I am delighted you had such an amazing Christmas with us and I will of course pass on your wonderful comments to all the staff who made your stay so enjoyable and memorable. I look forward to welcoming you again when you return to the hotel. Lesley...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the heart of the idyllic town of Lyme Regis, 'the Pearl of Dorset', is the Royal Lion Hotel, a stunning haven located in the middle of the High Street, with its own private car park. Lyme Regis is a picturesque town on the West Dorset border, part of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site. Steeped in history, it is renowned for its fascinating past, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the unique fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, and for being the central location of the novel and the 1981 film, 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. Situated less than 100 metres from the sea, the Royal Lion Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the locale. Built in 1601 as a coaching inn, the Hotel has been extensively refurbished, yet still retains much of its history and unique charm. Oak beams, wood panelling and open fires help to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, with new additions of its own swimming pool and other facilities. Wi-Fi, although not available in the bedrooms, is available to guests in several areas of the hotel. Privately owned and managed, the Royal Lion Hotel has gained an enviable reputation for its friendly service, world class food and wine and leisure offerings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Royal Lion Hotel

Address: 60 Broad Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Lyme Regis
Price Range: ₹ 5,827 - ₹ 12,487 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Royal Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Also Known As:
Royal Lion Lyme Regis
Royal Lion Hotel Lyme Regis
The Royal Lion Hotel Lyme Regis, Dorset
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“Our room did not have hairdryer”
 of 5 bubbles tj-otterbourne, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“A balcony room is well worth the extra cost as the views are superb.”
 of 5 bubbles Monal19, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“King Edward room is worth that bit extra for a special occasion.”
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 of 5 bubbles Ibizababe123, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We would go for a balcony room again.”
 of 5 bubbles maryo153, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We only ate there but would certainly stay on our next visit.”
 of 5 bubbles colinp913, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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