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Kettering, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

4th visit to the golden lion but we won't return. Food has never been a strong point here but this stay was the worst. Very poor quality ingredients and served overcooked, reheated badly. The chefs special on our first night was Turkey a la king which resembled something you would have expected from a care home in the 1980's. our...

Thank thebrocks2015
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We spent a long weekend here and used this hotel as our base for exploring North Norfolk.The hotel is ideally placed and it is worth paying extra for a sea view.The standard of the food can vary but the waiting staff, particularly David and Peter, are very helpful. Parking can be dificult and it is worth trying to secure a...

Thank gunnerwilliam
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we went in the woman behind the bar was chatting to a customer at the bar. As soon as she saw us she disappeared into the back room to load up the dishwasher. She knew we were there but chose to provide bad service for us and for the business paying her.

Thank Richard F
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

£4.05 a pint. Must be the haze and the bits in it which make it so expensive. Also, we sat at a table which had been vacated by a couple who had been eating. It took about 20 minutes for the table to be cleared.

Thank Fred F
Letchworth UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a two night stay at the Golden Lion and found it to be a very nice hotel.Our room on the 2nd floor was a good size with a nice bathroom with tub and a good powerful shower.We paid extra for sea view and thus were afforded the spectacle of a lovely sunset over the sea .The room was well...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bedroom freezing cold,top floor room sea facing,pigeons cooing awoke us @5am each morning,duvet too small &inadequate tog rating,stayed 4 nights,final night had to put coats on bed in attempt to keep warm.food was strange combinations. Had fish one night served with cabbage,on final night night we were the last ones to order food,we ordered lamb hot pot,one of our favourite...

Thank Efcok
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent the day at Sunny Hunny (Hunstanton) and after a nice long walk along the front towards Heacham, we decided we would like some traditional "fish and chips". We found all the F & C shops to be shut ! Is it "closing day" on Monday? Not to be outdone, we went to the Golden Lion Hotel on The...

Thank Dormouse39
Goldenlion16, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Dormouse39. Thank you for your lovely review, I am pleased to read that you had a great meal with us and that you will be visiting us again. Regards, Zoe.

Central UK
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We headed into Hunstanton while staying nearby to eat our evening meal a bit earlier than normal - about 4.30pm. Hunstanton seems to be the only place we've been in the last few years where this is a problem, even on a Saturday afternoon. Happily the Golden Lion was serving hot food in the bar at this time and tasty...

Thank Phil M
Goldenlion16, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Phil M. Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. It is great to read that you found your food tasty and enjoyable. We do indeed cook our food to order, when you are in the area again we look forward to welcoming you back. Regards, Zoe.

Brackley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Had lovely supper last night before the Barbara Dickson concert across the road. Warmly welcomed and subsequent excellent service from Ruth. Lemon sole was very tasty and the sirloin steak was cooked to perfection. We had selected the duck but were told that it could not be cooked pink (as per menu) and needed to be closer to well done....

Thank chrissiegrace
Goldenlion16, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon chrissiegrace. Thank you for your review. I will pass your comments onto Ruth and the kitchen team who will very much appreciate your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Regards, Zoe.

wakefield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Hotel was very nice had a 4 night stay the room was nice the bed was very comfortable the heating was on all the time which was great because the weather was really cold .The food was ok and the staff was very polite.Had 1 night Al a Carte meal sirloin steak chips and mushrooms the steak was a...

1Thank Yvonne D
Goldenlion16, General Manager at The Golden Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Yvonne D. Thank for taking the time to review the hotel. I am so sorry that you didn't enjoy your steak. Also that there was a delay on maintenance in your room and dust, I have passed you comments onto the team. I am very pleased to read although the mentioned problems you still had a great break...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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The Golden Lion hotel
The Golden Lion hotel
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Golden Lion Hotel is a magnificent historic building. It is the oldest property in Hunstanton, and the oldest hotel in the area. The Golden Lion hotel overlooks a beautiful sandy beach, with sea views for most rooms. The hotel has recently been refurbished to the highest standards, and offers outstanding facilities. A limited number of parking spaces are available. The peace and serenity of the Hunstanton area offer wonderful opportunities for leisure travellers and lovers of the outdoors. Hiking, fishing, sailing and horse riding are all available nearby.The Hotel houses all of the amenities and facilities you would expect from a Coast & Country venue. In addition, our staff will offer you a warm, friendly welcome, and ensure that your stay is as relaxing and memorable as possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Golden Lion Hotel

Address: The Green, Hunstanton PE36 6BQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Hunstanton
Price Range: $105 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Golden Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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Golden Lion Hotel Hunstanton
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“Don't have top floor room sea facing unless you love early morning pigeon wake up call”
 of 5 bubbles Efcok, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We didn't stay overnight.”
 of 5 bubbles Dormouse39, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No lift to upper floors. Great location for beach, high street shops and buses”
 of 5 bubbles MCR62, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea view is worth the money”
 of 5 bubbles dinghyking, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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