We are delighted to be able to re-open the Royal Lion Hotel from the 4th July 2020.
We have rethought and reworked our hotel operations and our staff have been fully trained in our new “Best Operating Practice Policy for Covid-19 Prevention” putting in place the necessary measures to keep both our guests and team safe in line with the Government’s guidelines.
However, whilst the hotel is open for guests to stay, we will be limiting The Inn to residents only and not permitting entry to the public at this time.
Sadly, due to restrictions, our swimming pool, sauna, and games room are also closed.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Situated less than 100 metres from the sea, The Royal Lion Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the local area.
Built in 1601 as a Coaching Inn, the hotel has been extensively refurbished, yet still retains much of its history and unique charm. Oak beams, wood panelling and an open fire help to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.
Privately owned and managed, The Royal Lion Hotel has gained an enviable reputation for its friendly service, first class cuisine and impressive leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. There is a private car park and wi-fi is available in the various lounges throughout the hotel.
The Royal Lion Hotel prides itself on good quality bedrooms to suit your needs:
A hidden gem in Lyme Regis, the Royal Lion Hotel boasts a 45ft heated Swimming Pool, sauna and jacuzzi for you to enjoy during your stay with us; the perfect way to relax after a leisurely stroll or fossil hunt on the Jurassic Coast.
We also have a Games Room for our residents, offering a full sized snooker table and, for the more energetic, we have table tennis.
Weddings, engagements, anniversaries, birthday parties, christenings, re-unions, retirement parties, all events which can all be classified as “special”, and there is no finer place to celebrate special occasions than the Royal Lion Hotel.
The hotel’s reputation for fine food, carefully selected wines and warm hospitality has, over the years, become legendary. It is one that can be traced back to 17th century, when the original building was established as an Inn.
Steeped in history, it is renowned for its fascinating past, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the unique fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, and for being the central location of the novel and the 1981 film, ‘ The French Lieutenant’s Woman’.
In addition to The Royal Lion Hotel, with its own on-site car park and leisure facilities, the main street features many gift shops and exclusive boutiques, as well as a mini supermarket and pharmacy. Lyme Regis is less than 25 miles east of the capital city of Devon, Exeter, should you wish to explore further afield.