Golden Lion Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near Smith Art Gallery and Museum

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Golden Lion Hotel

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Front of property
Family Room
Business centre
Family Room | Bathroom

Overview of Golden Lion Hotel

7.4 out of 10 Good
7.4/10 Good

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
8-10 King St, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 1DQ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Babysitting
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Babysitting services
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Family Room

  • 6 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed OR 1 Single Bed

Standard Double or Twin Room

  • 5 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 1 Single Bed

Single Room

  • 4 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Stirling
  • Stirling Castle - 2 min drive
  • University of Stirling - 6 min drive
  • Falkirk Wheel - 21 min drive
  • Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 40 min drive
  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - 59 min drive
  • Stirling Station - 4 min walk
  • Dunblane Station - 9 min drive
  • Stirling (XWB-Stirling Train Station) - 11 min walk


  • Mamma Mia Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Maharaja - 1 min walk
  • Hermanns - 7 min walk
  • Mediterranea Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Papa Joes - 3 min walk

About this property

Golden Lion Hotel

Located near a train station, Golden Lion Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Stirling. For a bite to eat, guests can visit The Cronies Restaurant, which serves British cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are other highlights.


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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 66 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • On-site self-parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Free off-site parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting services
  • Children's menu

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1786
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Banquet hall


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 7.95 to 10.95 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds


  • Self-parking is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Golden Lion Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Golden Lion Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Golden Lion Hotel?
Yes, there's self parking on site (charges apply). Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Golden Lion Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Golden Lion Hotel and nearby?
Recommended spots to visit include Smith Art Gallery and Museum (10-min walk) and Stirling Castle (13-min walk), along with University of Stirling (2 mi) and Macrobert (2.6 mi).
Are there restaurants at or near Golden Lion Hotel?
Yes, The Cronies Restaurant offers British cuisine.
What's the area around Golden Lion Hotel like?
Golden Lion Hotel is in the heart of Stirling, a short 4-minute walk from Stirling Station and 6 minutes' walk from Tolbooth.







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10/10 Exceptional

Easy access to Stirling Castle, Church of the Holy Rude, Old Stirling Jail and dining options.
Marisa, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Richard, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Sorry but its 2021 not 2012. The world relies on the internet so to have it available in one corner where you have to stand on a chair and tilt your phone backwards and forwards for 10 minutes is ridiculous. Its a pretty hotel in a great building with a decent bar and restaurant but no in the room wifi on a working trip is a deal breaker for me.
D, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

F, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great staff, rooms need TLC
Well located, food was good and staff/service were/was very friendly, but rooms have seen better days, beds were rock hard and my window catches were broken, so couldn't be shut - which was a problem as it was quite noisy outside. Had the worst night sleep I've had in a long time, so unlikely to stay again.
R, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Only one small point, the plugs in the sink and bath didn’t work, had to pull them out to drain the water away and they were extremely dirty.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel was in an excellent location. The room was very clean, the staff were friendly and the breakfast was good. Would definitely stay again!
Kathryn, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Rashad, 1-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Lorraine, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice people excellent food, town centre location, tv poor reception.
Warren, 3-night business trip
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