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The Lion Hotel

| Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Lion for a 3 course meal and a glass of prosecco in the Heywood Room. This was a special promotion and we did not stay in the Hotel so cannot make any comments regarding the accommodation I live in Shrewsbury and had not, like other members in our group been in The Lion for many years. It... More 

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review further to your recent visit to Hayward Restaurant. I am delighted you enjoyed the food and service and the ambience of the Hayward Restaurant, it's great to read tht you would certainly visit the Lion again. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Restaurant very soon.... More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

stopped here for two days 29th & 30th August and had a very pleasant stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. room was comfortable and had all I needed Good variety and choice of breakfast, something for everyone really. Hotel well situated to walk around and explore this lovely old historic market town. Car parking at the rear ( 2... More 

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review further to your recent two night stay at the Lion. I am delighted you enjoyed the experience and the lovely old character the Lion is renowned for, we really do appreciate your kind comments. We look forward to your next overnight stay on your next visit to the... More 

Alsager
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed overnight with friends for the Shrewsbury Flower Show. I knew this hotel when I was growing up in Shrewsbury and was aware of age and location before we booked. The hotel is beautiful and our room was lovely. Comfy bed, a couple of armchairs, en-suite with shower over bath. We were right at the front of the hotel... More 

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderfull review further to your recent visit to the Lion Hotel. We really do appreciate comments such as yours and I am delighted to see you managed to view our impessive Adam Ballroom having had dancing lessons in there many years ago as a child, it mus have... More 

north wales
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from 5 nights at the Lion .Great atmosphere, Friendly Staff Good Food.I will be back! Central location..could walk everywhere! great buildings in Shrewsbury to visit and admire. Plenty of shops and restaurants.

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review further to your recent visit to the Lion. I am delighted to see you enjjoyed your 5 night stay and the atmosphere here at the hotel. Your kind remarks relating to friendly service wil be relayed to the team and are very much appreciated. We look forward to... More 

Padstow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just enjoyed a couple of nights at The Lion. We used to stay a lot a few years ago but this was our first time for a while and we were very pleased to say we really enjoyed our stay. Okay the hotel still needs some improvement but we love its charm and character and don't object to... More 

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review further to your recent visit to the Lion Hotel. I am delighted to see having not visited the Lion for a few years you enoyed the experience of your stay and your kind comments relating to the customer service you received will be passed on to the team.... More 

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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hoping for a city centre location to view Shrewsbury - this was it! The hotel is full of character - sloping floors, canopied beds and creaky lift. We loved it! Our room looked out over the high street and even though there were many hen and stag parties about town, we were not disturbed by noise at all.... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review further to your reent visit to the Lion Hotel. We really do appreciate your kind comments and observations relating to the history and charm the Lion Hotel has to offer guests. I am delighted you enoyed your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back on your... More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a hotel within walking distance of the flower show and it certainly was that. Very easy and efficient check in with good under cover parking for only £5. Too early for our room to be ready but the staff stored our luggage while we went to the flower show and the manager, Mr Jones even offered to lend... More 

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review further to your recent stay at the Lion over the Flower Show weekend. Your kind comments realting to your experience are very much appreciated and hope you enjoyed the better weather on Saturday and your brollie managed to keep the rain off on Friday and you did'nt get... More 

Berkshire,England
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Lion Hotel for two nights in August. Parking was easy and plentiful in the rear car parks. Inside the hotel the atmosphere feels early twentieth century which suits the hotel and is a lovely change, Our room on the 2nd floor was facing the street but this wasn't a problem, it was nice and bright and... More 

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dera Guest Thank you for taing the time to write a review further to your recent visit. I am delighted you found the the experience of your stay an enjoyable one and the car park easy to access. Your kind comments are very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lion on your next visit to... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for the first night of our honeymoon 51 years ago and we have been back several times since and during that time it has changed very little. That said the hotel was first mentioned in1648 and has entertained Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens not to mention Darwin, so do not expect a plush modern up... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for posting such a wonderfull review further to your recent visit to the LIon Hotel. Your kind comments relating to your visit are very much appreciated from your spotlessly clean room, the food and service you received and for pointing out the charm and History the Lion Hotel has to offer. Comments such as yours truly... More 

west midlands
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55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went with some friends today for Sunday lunch to the lion hotel. We found the staff very friendly and were seated and given water as soon as we arrived. Our order was taken quite quickly and starters soon arrived,mine was prawn cocktail, I found it to be nice but not special, we had 3 beef dinners and mine was... More 

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review further to your recent visit for Sunday Lunch. Your kind comments relating to service and overall experience are much appreciated. I was unaware of any issues last Sunday relating to the quality of food but be assured you remarks will be discussed with Darren my Head Chef. As... More 

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