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Old Rectory Hotel

#1 of 2 Hotels in Wem
Certificate of Excellence
Lowe Hill Road, Wem SY4 5UA, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Wem
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Rectory is a fine old building set in well-cared-for grounds on the outskirts of Wem. The manager was not there when we arrived but we were expected and one of the 'back-room' boys welcomed us and directed us to our room. When the manager arrived a little later she was very pleasant and personable and made us feel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure why anyone would want to visit Wem - particularly on a Sunday, but we found ourselves there after our first choice hotel near Whitchurch was fully booked. Nothing wrong with the hotel - we had a very large four-poster room with two en suites and lovely views of the garden. We were greeted by a friendly receptionist and... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Old Rectory for a weekend break as it is relatively close to the Boreaton Park PGL centre. On arrival, we were made to feel most welcome by the staff, who were all friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Our room was spacious, comfortable and well equipped with views over the lovely formal garden at the rear of... More 

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SHanmer, Manager at Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for a lovely review. Pleased you enjoyed your weekend break and found the hotel friendly and relaxing. I will make sure that we pass on your praise especially to the chef for his delightful lamb and homemade jams! It gives everyone in the team such a boost to hear that our guests have really enjoyed their time with... More 

Widnes, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very clean, comfortable, and service from the staff excellent. There are only 16 bedrooms so it's best to pre-book. Beds very comfortable with high quality linen, also in the bathroom. Would have been nice to have a little fridge but there is complimentary tea coffee etc., iron & board, hairdryer, toiletries. Only ate breakfast there - big choice, could not... More 

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SHanmer, Manager at Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a lovely review. It gives everyone in the team such a boost to hear that our guests have really enjoyed their time with us like this. I am pleased your were able to recharge your batteries away from the hustle and bustle of daily life in our peaceful retreat and delighted you found our... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights and were very comfortable. Good value, with quality choices for breakfast and very clean throughout. Well positioned if you are travelling on to North Wales. Safe on site car parking and a very picturesque setting. Will use again when visiting the area Thanks

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SHanmer, Manager at Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a lovely review. It gives everyone in the team such a boost to hear that our guests have really enjoyed their time with us like this. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards from the Old Rectory Wem team. More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I stayed at this hotel for two nights as I was completing an Upholstery course in Ellesmere, a perfect choice. Turning of the main road onto a gravelled driveway led to the impressive hotel and grounds. The staff were extremely welcoming and helpful on arrival. The hotel itself was impeccably clean in all public areas along we the room I... More 

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SHanmer, Manager at Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for such a lovely review. It gives everyone in the team such a boost to hear that our guests have really enjoyed their time with us like this. I will make sure in particular that we pass on your praise to our gardener, who puts so much hard work into ensuring that the grounds look their... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

On arrival, we are greeted by the beautiful grounds. the property itself is breathtaking. There is plenty of parking spaces. The staff are warm and friendly. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped. The breakfast is second to none. We didn't stay for dinner so can't comment on that. We always thoroughly enjoy our stay. We have been four... More 

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SHanmer, Manager at Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. The marquee was only opened March this year and has been a great success already. Glad you enjoyed the meals too. We try to use as much local produce as possible…...including the pork and chips! Best regards from the Old Rectory Wem team. More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The whole day was fantastic, The grounds and gardens are really well kept, the building is very well maintained. The room my wife and myself slept in was really very good, very clean and a comfortable bed. The wedding breakfast and our breakfast the next day were of a good standard. The staff could not be faulted, the marquee we... More 

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SHanmer, Manager at Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the great review. Weddings are particularly popular here at the Old Rectory Wem, with our chef adding to the menu on a regular basis to make the most of the great local and seasonal produce that this part lovely part of Shropshire has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. With best regards... More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We spent a weekend at the hotel as we wanted to explore Shropshire, and for a central point to head out from it was good. The town of Wem has little going for it from a visitors point of view and we travelled into Shrewsbury to eat. The hotel is in a nice location, quiet off the main road, but... More 

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SHanmer, Manager at Old Rectory Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay at the Old Rectory Wem. We were glad to see you found our staff both helpful and friendly. We're an independent, family run hotel that puts a lot of store in the "personal touch". I'm pleased to report that your specific points have already been taken... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We have stayed here on three occasions in the past few years and have not been disappointed. Lovely staff, very welcoming. The restaurant is excellent. Extremely clean and very atmospheric. This is a favourite and a first choice when we want a couple of days away from the rat race.

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