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Prince Rupert Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Butcher Row, Shrewsbury SY1 1UQ, England
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Ranked #5 of 17 hotels in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my mother to this "quaint" hotel for a surprise stay for her 84th birthday, and chose a suite as an extra treat, and she loved it! Although the furniture is a little "worn" in places it adds to the character of the place - if you want a trendy, "clinical", modern hotel then book one (& I'll bet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at the hotel for two nights in July with my partner. We arrived to a lovely greeting from the reception staff, after our valet parking, and were offered a glass of sherry which was wonderful. We were then kindly shown to our room which was lovely and so full of character (as is the whole hotel!) We decided to... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed, with 3 children, a couple of nights in one of the family rooms. An extra bed was supplied so all 5 of us could fit in one room together - appreciated. Absolutely exhausted by the final approach. After a long journey (including sat nav) a few extra signs to convince the driver you really are going to find... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked the Prince Rupert for their closeness to the town centre which was very good - we stayed in the Prince Rupert Suite which was their top priced room. We arrived around 5:30pm - given the location o the hotel parking was away from the hotel and a valet was there to park your car - I decided along... More

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Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for one night and that was enough. I appreciate this is a very old building but it does not excuse the dank musty smell and damp patches in the corner of ceilings. We had an 'enhanced' bathroom which was ok, but the room itself was in need of updating.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
26 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice old hotel in a great central location. The rooms are what you would expect in such a historic building so I would not be too critical about modernisation etc. The breakfast was good the bar was nice and the service was good. Although it is hidden away on a narrow road the staff will take your car away... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

staff very rude, room smelt horrible, the breakfast was cold and the breakfast staff was really bad. the hotel is old and the rooms in the photo's are not the rooms they give you!! vile hotel! please consider other hotels you can do so much better!! i would never stay again!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed at this hotel several times, but not recently. The first room we were offered, a Mansion House Suite, was not acceptable. The low beams made the room dangerous in the dark, and the lighting in the bathroom was so poor I couldn't see to take a shower. However, a request to Reception soon transferred us to another... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The hotel is ideally situated in the center of town, the staff were very helpful and friendly, The breakfast very good, the only small complaint we had booked a period hotel, In the room no information at all of the restaurant menus, Shrewsbury attractions and absolutely no information on the history of the prince Rupert, our room was clean and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night as part of a work trip with a group. The rooms are clearly in the process of refurbishment, with some of our group lucky enough to have lovely new luxury bathrooms, and others faring less well. My twin room was comfortable, and had a fabulous walk-in shower room, and I was lucky enough to have... More

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Address: Butcher Row, Shrewsbury SY1 1UQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Shrewsbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Prince Rupert Hotel 4*
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Hotel Prince Rupert Shrewsbury
Prince Rupert Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury Hotel Prince Rupert

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The historic grade II listed Prince Rupert Hotel is situated in the very heart of medieval Shrewsbury and just a short stroll from the individual shops and many tourist attractions. Surrounded by narrow cobblestone streets and black and white timbered buildings it provides the perfect base to explore beautiful Shrewsbury. A warm and friendly welcome is always provided to all guests with a glass of sherry on arrival. With the heritage of the hotel dating back to the 12th and 15th century, character and charm abound with sloping floors, exposed Tudor beams and a restored Jacobean staircase. Privately owned for many years by Michael & Diane Matthews, the hotel offers a great choice of dining all with a focus on fresh local produce. The Royalist is ideal for a special occasion with an a la carte menu together with a superb wine list. Chambers brasserie is renowned for its traditional British menu at sensible prices and located at the front of the hotel overlooking the gardens of St. Alkmunds square, Camellias Tea Rooms offers an extensive menu selection including traditional afternoon tea served on a three tier cake stand. A charming place to relax to the sound of a grand piano. FREE valet parking is provided to the hotel's private car park. ... more   less 
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