• View
  • Garden
  • Free WiFi
  • Bath
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Luggage storage
  • Heating

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, The Golden Lion offers accommodation in Rochester. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, unlimited free WiFi, a flat-screen TV with Freeview channels, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee facilities and digital temperature control. London is 46 km from The Golden Lion, while Canterbury is 42 km from the property. London Southend Airport is 24 km away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

The Golden Lion Wetherspoon has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 3 Feb 2016.
Hotel chain/brand:
JD Wetherspoon PLC

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Room type
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
2 sofa beds
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Mary
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Breakfast could have been better.. frazzled eggs and dry muffins also not presented very well and no napkins.
  • Joanne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Huge, clean rooms. Comfy bed Bottles of water a nice extra.
  • David
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Really nice place in centre of historical Rochester. Great room in older part of building. Never thought whetherspoons could do accomodation but looks like they can and do it well
  • Peter
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location and the large, comfortable and clean room with superb bathroom attached
  • Emmeline
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Everything you could need in the room. Incredibly quiet considering you are above the pub. Air con was much needed in the very hot September.
  • Melanie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location. Air con was a real bonus as it was a very hot break. Comfortable bed and good tea/coffee with oat milk which was a welcome surprise.
  • Jill
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Nicely decorated room and modern bathroom with walk in shower. Good location in Rochester High Street. Recommended, we would stay again.
  • W
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Room better than expected. Clean, modern and comfortable. Food good. Good value for money. Ideal location for conservation area, High Street shops, attractions and main rail service to London.
  • Sian
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We booked a deluxe room for one night, as we had been meaning to try this place for a while. I thought the room was excellent, everything was good quality and had little touches like hot chocolate, biscuits and water provided. Bearing in mind this...
  • Beth
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Room very comfortable and well stocked tea and coffee

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Is there parking nearby

    Our nearest parking is the long-stay/multi-storey car park at Rochester railway station. This is a 5-10 minute level walk from The Golden Lion (entran..
    Answered on 10 November 2019
  • are breakfasts included

    Published room rates for Wetherspoon The Golden Lion Rochester DO NOT include breakfast in any circumstances. A wide-ranging great value full breakfas..
    Answered on 16 January 2020
  • Is there disabled parking nearby

    There is a long stay car park situated at the train station which is about five minute walk from the hotel.
    Answered on 21 December 2019
  • hello, if I was to go out till about 4 in the morning, will I still be able to get back into the room?

    Hotel reception is manned 24hrs/day.
    Answered on 29 October 2021
  • any bedroom with walk in showers on the ground floor

    The Golden Lion does not have any bedrooms located on the ground floor. All bedrooms are located on the first and second floors and each has a walk-in shower.
    Answered on 18 August 2020
  • Could we do late check out as one of the party is getting married at 2 pm and we would need the room to get ready?

    Our normal check-out time is at 11:00am. The latest check-out we can offer is 1:00pm and this is at an additional charge of £20.00 per room, payable on arrival.
    Answered on 18 August 2020
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • wetherspoons
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of The Golden Lion Wetherspoon
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Croatian
  • Italian
  • Slovenian

House rules

The Golden Lion Wetherspoon takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 23:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
Cot upon request
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash is not accepted The Golden Lion Wetherspoon accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Any booking with 5+ rooms will be subject to different terms and conditions.

Please note, the property does not accept cash payments. All reservations are to be secured with a credit/debit card at time of booking. Payment is required upon check-in.

Please inform The Golden Lion Wetherspoon in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

This property is located in a busy area and guests may experience noise.

FAQs about The Golden Lion Wetherspoon

  • Room options at The Golden Lion Wetherspoon include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Family

  • The Golden Lion Wetherspoon has 1 restaurant:

    • wetherspoons

  • The Golden Lion Wetherspoon is 400 yards from the centre of Rochester. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at The Golden Lion Wetherspoon may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, The Golden Lion Wetherspoon is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at The Golden Lion Wetherspoon is from 14:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The Golden Lion Wetherspoon offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):