Royal Lion Hotel

“Ideal location and just a few steps from the quayside” - AA Inspector



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This 17th-century, former coaching inn is full of character and charm, and is just a short walk from the seafront. Bedrooms vary in size; those in the newer wing are more spacious and some have balconies, sea views or a private terrace. In addition to the elegant dining room and guest lounges, a heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna and small gym are available. A good selection of enjoyable, well-prepared dishes is offered in either the bar and the main restaurant. There is a car park at the rear of the hotel.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

3 Star Hotel
Royal Lion Hotel
Broad Street, LYME REGIS, DT7 3QF
Phone : 01297 445622


  • En-suite rooms: 33
  • Family rooms: 8
  • Bedrooms Ground: 4
  • Free TV
  • WiFi available
  • Children welcome
  • Indoor Pool
  • Snooker,Table tennis
  • Christmas entertainment programme
  • New Year entertainment programme
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 33
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1
  • Walk-in showers
Room rates
  • Single room, minimum price: £75
  • Double room, minimum price: £130
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Dorset

Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.

Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing. 

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