Golden Lion Hotel

Star Rating
3 out of 5
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3.7 / 5Good
254 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Old Town Jail
    6 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Burgh coffee house
    1 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Caffe Nero
    1 min walk
  • Airport
    Edinburgh (EDI)
    38 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    In the city centre and near a train station, Golden Lion Hotel is in a walkable area with good shopping. Stirling Castle and National Wallace Monument are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Blair Drummond Safari Park and Phoenix Falconry are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Tolbooth - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Old Town Jail - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Church of the Holy Rude - 7 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Argyll's Lodging - 8 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Smith Art Gallery and Museum - 10 min walk

    Getting around

    • Stirling Station - 10 min walk
    • Edinburgh (EDI) - 38 min drive


    • The Cronies Restaurant — 1 min walk
    • Burgh coffee house — 1 min walk
    • Caffe Nero — 1 min walk
    • Shakebar — 1 min walk
    • Boozy cow — 1 min walk

    About this property

    Golden Lion Hotel

    This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and 24-hour room service. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a business centre, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. All 66 rooms offer 24-hour room service, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Hairdryers, ironing boards and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find.

    Property amenities


    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Free nearby parking
    • Limited parking spaces

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9:30 AM: GBP 7.95-10.95 per person
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service

    Family friendly

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Laundry facilities


    • Banquet hall
    • Lift
    • Front-desk safe
    • Library
    • Newspapers in reception

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • Afrikaans
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Hungarian
    • Italian
    • Latvian
    • Polish

    Business services

    • Business centre
    • Meeting rooms


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Roll-in shower
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Smoke-free property
    • TV in reception

    Room amenities


    • Free cots/infant beds


    • bathtub or shower
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer


    • flat-screen TV
    • satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker


    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board

    Nearby things to do

    Where to eat

    • The Cronies Restaurant – Restaurant with a bar offering British cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Kids' menu available.

    Frequently asked questions

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

    Time for a facelift

    Its definitely time for a lick of paint inside the hotel. It needs freshened up. The tv remote held together with cello tape, window latch hanging off are little things , really dated looking rooms. The positives are very friendly and welcoming staff and we had a lovely meal and breakfast.

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    So so

    Reception, bar and restaurant were all very nice. Drinks a bit overpriced. Food was decent in the restaurant. Our room was like the handyman’s cupboard. Plus mattress was that thin I could squeeze the thickness in one hand. Every turn we heard the springs. Not very comfortable

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


    • Liked: Cleanliness
    • Disliked: Room comfort

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019


    • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Hugely disappointed

    Our room was tiny, The heating did not work and there was 2 plug in electric radiators which did not make a great deal of difference. This is clearly an issue the hotel has not resolved but has been aware of as there is reviews on trip advisor from at least a week prior to our stay raising the same issues. There was a response from management saying that would be resolved but we stayed a week after someone raised this and clearly it had still not been resolved. I have never stayed in a hotel where the T. V was so small either and WiFi not available in the rooms which in this day and age is pretty poor. The breakfast was OK but the black pudding was undercooked which was really disappointing as it tastes horrible when not cooked correctly. Reviewed on trip advisor and response was poor, call them when I book there again and they'll give us a free upgrade, perhaps it would be better if they improved the condition of the rooms, e.g ensure the heating works and if there is issues with it they are dealt with promptly, provide decent size of T. V and get up to date and have WiFi available In the rooms. This was a last minute booking as we thought we would be unable to both get time off work but did manage to so booked as it was our anniversary and had thought we wouldn't get away, ended up being given a twin room and refused a double room when requested. (Accept my own fault as never noticed when booking it did say double OR twin, but overall disappointing stay unfortunately.)

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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