THE GOLDEN LION

Market Hill, St Ives PE275JD United Kingdom (GBR)
3.0 Star Downtown Hotel
52.32331-0.07318
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4.0/5

Based on 178 guest reviews

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  • 25 rooms in property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Check-in: 15:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Group friendly rating of 9.0/10

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Local Attractions

St Ives Electric Boat Tours, Hamerton Zoo Park, The Norris Museum, Through The Looking Glass, Cambs Boat hire, The Cromwell Museum, Houghton Mill, St Neots Museum & Elton Hall.

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4.0 out of 5. Based on 178 guest reviews

Property Description

The Golden Lion Hotel originally dates from the 19th Century as a traditional Coaching Inn in the heart of the Cambridgeshire market town of St Ives.The hotel is referred to as one a "leading hotel" in St Ives in the 1893 travel book 'The Official Guide to the Great Eastern Railway'. The Inn boasts many period features throughout including:History of the TownThe St Ives district has been inhabited since Stone Ages, where the remains of a Roman villa have been found. The first Anglo-Saxon settlers are believed to have arrived in the 5th or 6th century, where they names their settlement Slepe - meaning muddy. The original Anglo-Saxon settlement was at the west end of the modern town we know today.The present parish church of All Saints which is just a short distance from us, was rebuilt in the 15th century, which some say is on the site of an old Anglo-Saxon church.During the 17th & 18th centuries St Ives became an key waterway route. Lighters, or horse-drawn barges to you and I, were used to bring coal from the port of Kings Lynn before returning back with corn. Herbert Norris, a local historian, wrote in 1888: "St Ives was formerly the centre of a great river traffic. I have seen the river so covered with barges, that boys could walk across the river near the Quay on their tops".

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:15:00 PM
Check Out:11:00 AM
Floors:2
Rooms:25
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:25
Handicap Rooms:
Suites:0
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:1
Banquet Space:Holds 50 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: On-site
Lounge/Bar Hours:9AM-11PM
Ownership:Coaching Inn Group
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
3PM day prior to arrival.

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.

  • Alarm clock
  • Breakfast in room
  • Central location
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Dinner available
  • Fax available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Radio in room
  • Restaurant
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • Terrace

Breakfast Information

Full English, plated.

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