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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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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived early but we could still use the car park and booked in. We went back later to a lovely bed room, nicely furnished. Lots of fluffy soft towels and a dressing gown each. We were supplied with a fan as it was the hottest day of the year .The food and service in the restaurant was exceptional. This... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lion is a olde world coaching Inn I think it 16th century If you want a chrome and glass modern hotel give this one a miss If you want old fashioned hospitality great food and a warm welcome then this is the place. I had never been to Shrewsbury and it looks like Shrewsbury was built around the Lion... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Lion Hotel from Friday 26th June to Monday 29th June to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The hotel was faultlessl as were the staff - nothing was too much trouble. We arrived Friday evening after an horrendous journey just needing food and wine! The hotel is in the centre of town, but does have... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for such a wonderful review further to your recent visit to the Lion. I am delighted your wedding anniversary weekend away was one to remember. Your kind observations relating to prompt customer service and your overall experience are much appreciated and help with morale and staff performance, thank you ever so much. We all look forward... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

2nd time at the lion. Find it to be a quaint little gem, bursting with character if not with modern luxury. Room was small, bathroom is old and floors and doors creak like anything, but all that side it's clean and pleasant and for one night more than sufficient. Breakfasts are good too.

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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 you enjoyed the experience of your stay and the history the Lion Hotel has to offer. Your kind remarks will be passed on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

Welshpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed in this hotel for the first (and last) time last week for one night in room 117. I got into bed after midnight, having only briefly been in the room for 5mins that afternoon prior to putting my bags down. Trying to sleep, I could smell something horrid and began to strip the bedding. I thought you might... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments further to your recent visit to the Lion Hotel. Please be assured all guest complaints are taken very seriously and the points you raise have been given due attention. A maintenance repair program is in place to re-condition the floor boards in each bedroom and the points relating to décor and condition of... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

302 is like being in the karaoke booth It is now 11.09pm and music is blaring out (admittedly half what it was 15minutes ago!!) The room is roasting hot - so windows have to be open Doors in the corridor are loud a floor boards creak loudly in corridors and bedroom Decor is awful Double bed is small Bathroom is... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments further to your recent visit to the Lion Hotel. Please be assured all guest complaints are taken very seriously and all the observations you make regarding your room have been given due attention. We have a planned maintenance program in place to re-condition the bedroom floorboards and the issues regarding décor and condition... More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have regularly stayed at The Lion Hotel and always find the staff very helpful. We recently had to stay prior to a trip to hospital and the staff went out of their way to help. Looking forward to our next visit in September and our Christmas holiday with everyone.

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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 you are a regular guest and you thoroughly enjoy coming here. Your kind comments relating to customer service and your experience will be passed on to the team. We look forward to your return... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently, taken over by new management, a lot of investment has been made in refurbishing this 400 year old hotel, which now oozes character and charm....including creaking floor boards at night from friendly guests. I stayed on a business trip last week in this hotel and found it to be very reasonably priced as well as having a really good... 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 wonderful review further to your recent visit to the Lion Hotel, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and your kind comments relating to your experience will be passed on to the team. I would also like to thank you for your remarks relating to the ownership, it's... More 

Manchester, UK
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44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything creaks in this hotel - the door as you go in, the lift that you pray and hope makes it to your floor, just about every floorboard and, to top it off, your bed. Hotel is very dated - I'm assuming it's like that to wow tourists - but to me it was a bit stale. Bedroom was OK... 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. We take all guests comments very seriously and the observations you make regarding the creaky floorboards will be given due attention and will be discussed with the owner whom I meet on a weekly basis. I only wish you had... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stop over but in a good location in the town for eateries. Absolutely packed with character, it’s creaky floor boards just reek of history and they have done a good job of resisting progress without letting it get tatty. Comfortable rooms but watch out for being put overlooking main street as it can be noisy. Breakfast was basic English... 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 Hotel. I really do appreciate your comments and I am delighted you enjoyed the overall experience and the history the Lion hotel offers. I am only sorry the noise from Wyle Cop kept you awake! We look forward to welcoming... More 

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