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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came here yesterday for Sunday lunch, have been here many times in the past for a lovely Sunday roast but oh dear. My girlfriend and I ordered the roast beef, it started off very lovely until my girlfriend found two hairs mixed in with her beef and mashed potatoes. No one came round to ask how our meal was, we...

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St Ives
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

overall was a good stay ,only was in room over the street and was woken in the night ,rooms clean and warm staff helpful . Had evening meal at he bar restaurant this was very good .Breakfast was also good and plenty to choose from.

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Codicote, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was very adequate with a comfortable bed and nicely equipped bathroom, even an iron and board, bathrobes etc. This was however the superior room. The one thing about this hotel was the service. The staff were considerate helpful and very polite, even supplying us with a forgotten item. Breakfast was rather disappointing. Nothing much if you were used...

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Glasgow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought our first house in St. Ives in the sixties and this was a rare return visit. Stayed two days at the Golden Lion on a Booking.com offer. It is placed right in the middle of town and we had a lovely room overlooking the square with a superb bathroom. The staff were excellent as were the breakfasts, although...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gave this place another chance after a bad experience last time I visited this evening Around 50 people waiting for drinks and there was not a single visible member of staff We waited half an hour for a drink Then ordered food We were informed at least an hours wait So we sat down at a very dirty uncleared table...

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Washington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for the wedding of my brother. Excellent meals and a great price. Really enjoyed our stay here. The only little issue is the parking which is not the fault of the hotel. Just ask the staff how to get tto the long stay car park which is only a few minutes walk Will definitely stay here again

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St Ives
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room (No 4) was excellent, good tea/coffee making facilities, sky tv and very spacious. Room was very clean, I stayed for two nights and was slightly surprised to see that the cleaners had not visited following the first night. Don't know if this is standard practice, didn't bother me particularly but some people might complain.

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St Ives
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This hotel never fails to meet my needs whenever I stay there. Friendly staff, good food and comfortable rooms. It's in the centre of town with good parking not far away. There is also a very good bus service to Cambridge.

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Thank you for writing a blinding review, we are very pleased that we cater to all your needs when you visit us, we hope for you to have many more happy returns with us! we hope to see you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on Sunday 11th as we were visiting friends in the area. Hotel is centrally located in St Ives and easy walking distance from bus station. As advised on a previous review on here we parked by Waitrose as there is a Monday market on in the town and we would have needed to move the car if...

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Earith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I - both vegetarians - visited for lunch and both chose the Quorn Burger con the menu. After a while, a server came to tell us they did not have any Quorn burgers. It's forgivable for a not very-well-run establishment to occasionally run out of ingredients but this had now happened on the last few times we've...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 5,624 - ₹ 8,310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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Golden Lion Huntingdon
Golden Lion St Ives, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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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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