Reviews - Lamb & Lion Inn



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86% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Liam H

  • December 2013

Quite Nice, not great price

Just returned from a nice stay at The lamb and Lion.

We always try and stay in a period hotel during our annual York trip, and this time chose The Lamb and Lion for our accommodation, which for the most part was very good, the room was clean and tidy, although a little small, but this added to the cosy ambiance. Downside to our room was it was on the top floor up 8 flights of stairs. The staff and service was very good, we stayed on a B&B booking and found the breakfast to be very good, tucked away in one of the "snug" rooms situated amongst a mini labyrinth of rooms and corridors which make up the charm of the place. One of the negatives was the passing noise, mostly from people shouting under the window non stop from about 10pm-4.30am which didn't give us the most relaxing nights sleep (Not the Hotels fault, but is a regular occurrance for those thinking of staying). CARPARKING. The Marygate carpark is a good 10 mins walk and at the bottom of an incline, so lugging bags to the hotel then up 8 flights of stairs wasn't fun. We had a nice stay, but felt we didn't get as much value for money as other similar hotels we have stayed in within York centre, previous comments to reviewers from the hotel chain seemed to rely on justifying the price because of the location - We have stayed in hotels very similar with similar location at a much cheaper price. Perhaps If an evening meal was included or something to give a little more value to the stay then would think about returning.

  • D Hiscox

  • December 2013

Just returned from a very pleasant two night stay at the Lamb and Lion hotel in York.

The location is awesome, nestled right next to the Petergate arch, which really adds to the view and puts you right in the middle of everything.

From the reception area and main bar you can discover other rooms and snugs through a short labyrinth of wooden corridors. The bedrooms spiral above these over four/five floors. Overall very clean and cosy, with the limited space adding to the intimacy. However, this would prove a problem for families or even groups of three staying together, with not much room to hang clothes, store suitcases/belongings or generally spread out. Also, with it's low ceilings I found it to be quite claustrophobic at times. Regarding eating - the breakfast was prompt, abundant, well cooked and presented. Staff very helpful and friendly. Although an all-round 'thumbs up', at an already reduced price of £260 for just two nights, the concensus was that of it being over priced. Maybe a free meal or bottle of wine/champagne could make up for this. Due to the price we probably won't be visiting again. However, a great break was had by all!

  • D Shackleton

  • November 2013

Excellent facilities very quiet considering we were above a pub, extremely comfortable bed

We would definitely stay here again the centrally located accommodation was of a very good standard.

So pleased we choose to stay in a historic building and not a modern hotel. The breakfast was good but not excellent.

  • Pete B

  • November 2013

Friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere

Great location

  • D Swift

  • November 2013

Loved staying here, Staff are very friendly.

Room was lovely. Looking forward to going again!

  • A Bussey

  • October 2013

absolutly magnificent little hotel

I shan't waste time with a silly story.

Instead, I'll jump straight in and say that this very well-kept hotel is the perfect place for a short stay in York.

Our room was spacious, well decorated and pristine. Everything radiated comfortable luxury, and the bed itself was one of the most comfortable hotel beds I've ever slept in. Due to its age the Lamb and Lion's quite a quirky little place too, and does a truly magnificent job of blending old-school charm with the trappings of a modern hotel.

The staff deserve a special mention for being accomadating and very pleasant too!

  • J Hions

  • October 2013

Excellent characteristic building felt like a Harry Potter scene.

Weak breakfast though

  • M Williamson

  • October 2013

Lamb and the lion

Customer service was excellent, staff were very helpful and friendly.

My room was fine for one night but was very cold and was just an acceptable level of cleanliness. Bed was very comfortable!

  • S Kelly

  • October 2013

Warm welcome, Nice accommodation, Excellent food.

Nice warm friendly pub within the city walls serving a very food.

Friendly staff and a comfortable and spacious room.

  • I Mills

  • September 2013

Stay at Lamb and Lion September 2013

The Inn has an excellent location being only a short walk from the station but very lose to the minister.

Our room was at the top of the Inn so we had a bit of a climb ( three flights of stairs ) the room was well appointed, clean and tidy. The food was the best we had during our stay in York and with hindsight we should have eaten there more often. The Inn had a great location being close to all the locations you wod want to visit. I would recommend this Inn to anyone wanting a decent place to stay.