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3.6 out of 5

"Stayed here a couple of nights in November. Felt with a bit more updating this could be a hotel with great potential as situated in a very convenient ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 18 Nov 2016

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the restaurant at Golden Lion Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Tolbooth. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a restaurant. Built in 1786, this 3-star hotel has 66 rooms over 6 floors. All rooms offer flat-screen TVs and coffee makers.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy British cuisine while dining at The Cronies Restaurant
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • Guests speak favourably about the location and the clean guestrooms
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Smith Art Gallery and Museum and Stirling Castle

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Golden Lion Hotel ratings based on 5 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Golden Lion Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (3) Family (1)
1 out of 5
We arrived and were told that there was not a room available for us despite having paid 105 for one on your website. We then had to pay 60 to stau elsewhere. Awful service will not use this website again

Posted by on 16 Sep 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Oct 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Oct 2018 by Harold

thank you for the feedback

4 out of 5

Worth a visit.

Pros: Convenience. Character.
Cons: More updating.
Location: Very good location for rail, bus and shopping. Interesting old part of town although quite a climb to visit castle.
Stayed here a couple of nights in November. Felt with a bit more updating this could be a hotel with great potential as situated in a very convenient and old part of town.

Posted by , from Northrn Ireland on 18 Nov 2016

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4 out of 5
Tunnelmallinen ja viihtyisä, aivan keskustassa. Aamiainen jätti toivomisen varaa.

Posted by on 14 Dec 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Jan 2020 by h

Thank you

4 out of 5

im Zentrum von Stirling gelegen

Location: Standort in der Nähe der Attraktionen - Parkplatz etwas umständlich zu erreichen, jedoch direkt hinter dem Haus.
nettes Personal, Frühstücksbuffet britisch - o.k. aber nicht besonderes. Zimmer sind zweckmässig und gut eingerichtet. Hotel eignet sich eher für einen Kurzaufenthalt.

Posted by , from St. Gallen / Switzerland on 19 Oct 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business centre. WiFi is free in public spaces. A library, tour or ticket assistance, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Golden Lion Hotel. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Stirling hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 66 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Built in 1786
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces) , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (53.1 km / 33 mi)
  • Train station: Stirling Station (3.5 km / 2.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Golden Lion Hotel offers 66 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. This individually furnished accommodation includes desks. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.

The Cronies Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

24-hour room service is available.


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
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staffed front desk
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 7.95 and GBP 10.95 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Golden Lion Hotel Stirling
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  • Golden Lion Hotel Stirling, Scotland
  • Stirling Golden Lion
  • Hotel Golden Lion
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  • Golden Lion Hotel Stirling
  • Golden Lion Hotel Hotel Stirling

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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