The Golden Lion Hotel & Restaurant

Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire


Classic Double room

Quintessential English charm at a beloved Cambridgeshire inn

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This offer is based on two adults only.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 34% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the best available rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 04/12/2018, two people may book a one-night stay in a Classic Double room (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £59 per room, per night, compared to the best available rate of £89 per room, per night. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 34%.

The discounts, price, and availability stated above were checked on 07/11/2018.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

A characterful 18th century coaching inn nestled in the heart of charming St Ives, with breakfast included


The river port of St Ives (Cambridgeshire, not Cornwall) is brimming with history; once the home to Oliver Cromwell and known worldwide for its 15th century bridge, complete with ancient chapel, spanning the River Ouse. This charming market town is home to a staggering 150 listed buildings, as well as The Golden Lion Hotel & Restaurant, a classic coaching inn dating back to the 18th century. Behind its historic façade, you’ll find a series of immaculately restored interiors where no oak floorboard has been left unturned when it comes to offering today’s visitor every modern day comfort. The Golden Lion was highly commended at The Publican Awards and is ranked as St Ives’ number one hotel on TripAdvisor.

Understated and cosy the Classic Double/Twin rooms exude a traditional feel, with plenty of natural wood and carpeted floors. Your en-suite bathroom has a shower and spacious bath tub.


- Flatscreen TV
- Wi-Fi access
- En-suite bathroom
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Hairdryer
- Direct dial telephone
- Complimentary toiletries


The acclaimed restaurant is open all day, with alfresco dining in the courtyard. It offers a crowd-pleasing menu (from burgers and steaks to vegetarian options) with seasonal and locally sourced produce used where possible. Breakfast is included in your stay.


The Golden Lion Hotel sits right in the centre of St Ives next to a church, with a lively Monday market held right outside its doors. Discover the town’s fascinating history, soak up the heritage of the waterfront and wander the many footpaths that criss-cross the ancient water meadows. Further afield it’s a half-hour drive to the university city of Cambridge, 40 minutes to the racing at Newmarket and to Ely (with its famous cathedral).

Good to know

Public parking is available for a reasonable daily charge close by.

Market Hill, Market Ln, Saint Ives PE27 5AL

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We like

  • Making the most of the central location near St Ives' markets and the River Ouse
  • The recently refurbished public areas are full of elegant touches with a modern twist
  • Tucking into locally sourced dishes in the renowned restaurant

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