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The Royal Lion Hotel

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Halwill, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another visit to this lovely hotel. Partner Dawn's birthday so wanted our 3 day break to be as lovely as our last visit - it was. Stayed in patio room, dog-friendly, and our collie Mist had much fuss! Used swimming pool etc, breakfast excellent and efficient as ever. Some wonderful antique furniture to admire and use, a pleasant change from...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took up a Travelzoo deal at the Hallmark Carlton Hotel Bournemouth on Monday, bed breakfast and evening meal with two bottles of wine for 4 people - £200! Tuesday travelled along the coast ending up in Lyme taking in The Royal Lion for afternoon tea at 5 O'clock. An iconic hotel for me given The French Lieutenant's Woman connection. Very...

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Broadway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here some years ago and spent a night here again last week. So pleased that all is just as good as it was years ago. Very attentive staff, a beautifully traditional building and a wonderful Haddock and chips dinner in the lovely old bar. The Royal Lion is everything a British seaside hotel should be and ideally placed...

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

Dear emmsybroadway Thank you for your review of The Royal Lion Hotel. I am thrilled that your return visit was just how you remembered it from years ago and your lovely comments regarding our attentive staff, wonderful food and excellent value have been very well received. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future....

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights at the Royal Lion occupying a room with a good view of the sea over the town's rooftops. The room (no 35 and classed superior) was large, smartly furnished and had a decent bathroom (shower within bath). The good sized bed faced the patio doors/balcony. There was ample storage space and a comfortable sofa too. We...

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

Dear HapppyEscapers123 Thank you for your review of The Royal Lion Hotel. I am so pleased you enjoyed your Royal Break with us; your lovely comments regarding the hotel have been very well received and I do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future. Lesley Stone Proprietor

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we had visited the Royal Lyon last year for lunch and drinks in the bar, this was the first time we had stayed at the hotel. We were clearly impressed with what we saw during our brief visit last year that we came back for a long weekend. It's ideally situated in among the shops and less than a...

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

Dear Carpy1966 Thank you for your review of The Royal Lion Hotel. I am delighted you were impressed with both of your visits to the hotel. I have passed on your wonderful comments to all the staff that made your stay enjoyable and memorable and I look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Lesley Stone Proprietor

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Royal Lion Hotel 1st - 5th May. Reception Staff were very efficient and pleasant on arrival. We ate in The Inn and the food was excellent. Staff were extremely attentive and helpful. The Oak room Restaurant is tastefully decorated and a professional team of staff were very attentive both at breakfast and for a la carte...

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

Dear carol27032017 Thank you for your review of The Royal Lion Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us; it is always very pleasing to receive such lovely comments regarding our excellent food, professional, attentive, helpful staff and our clean and comfortable rooms. I will pass on your wonderful review to all the staff that made your...

Southampton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a courtyard room which was first class and had a bath which we like. The staff were extremely helpful and helped us with our bags from the free car park. on arrival and departure. The hotel, restaurant and bar are all "olde worlde" in the best sense: wooden brams, staff in smart uniforms and no piped music. It...

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

Dear Christopher C Thank you for your review of The Royal Lion Hotel. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us; your comments regarding our first class rooms, extremely helpful staff and perfect location have been very well received. I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the not too distant future. Lesley Stone...

East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just departed after another 3 day walking break. Returned to the area so soon because the coastal walking opportunities are numerous, varied and beautifully scenic and the hotel the best we've experienced in the UK for many years. For price and quality it can't be beaten. The staff in the oak dining room run a most impressive operation. They are...

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

Dear Graham H Thank you for the review of The Royal Lion Hotel. I am thrilled the four of you, once again enjoyed your walking break. Your lovely comments regarding our superb quality food and impressive staff has been very well received by everyone who made your stay memorable. I look forward to welcoming you again in the not too...

Malvern, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Lyme Regis and The Royal Lion was the perfect place to stay. The location is superb, within easy reach of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and the waterfront. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable, so a good nights sleep was assured. Initially we were concerned that our room was at the front...

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

Dear Marion B Thank you for your review of The Royal Lion Hotel. I am delighted that your first visit to the Hotel and to Lyme Regis was a memorable one. It is always very pleasing to read such wonderful comments regarding our pleasant staff, good selection of food and faultless service. I do hope we will have the pleasure...

Sandhurst UK
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This was our second visit to this lovely hotel in a year. We booked a patio room and can highly recommend this as a lovely room for the summer months, our trip this time although sunny, it wasn't warm enough to sit outside, shame.....The hotel has a lovely friendly feel to it , helped by the nice staff. Situated on...

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

Dear Grrr4men Thank you for your review of The Royal Lion Hotel. I am delighted you enjoyed your second stay with us; it is a pleasure to read your wonderful comments regarding the food, lovely rooms and nice friendly staff. I do hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future. Lesley Stone Proprietor

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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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: $122 - $262 (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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