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The Lion Hotel

Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY, England
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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Shrewsbury
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed at The Lion Hotel whilst researching places to live around Shropshire. I booked it online and got a great deal. It looked nice on the net but it was so much more when we arrived. The reception is warm and welcoming, as are the staff. I had a load of questions before I arrived and... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write a review further to your recent visit to The Lion Hotel Your kind comments relating to your experience are very much appreciated and I am delighted to see further to you now living in Shrewsbury you pop in for a drink now again. Comments such as your... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Lion is an 'Olde Worlde' hotel, but modernised to at least 70's standard. It is situated very centrally in Shrewsbury and that means it was easy to walk everywhere. We stayed at the DBB rate and the food was very good. In fact there was only one menu so there was no need to swap from Table d'Hote 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 you enjoyed the overall experience and the quality of food and service met your expectations, your kind comments will be relayed to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the LIon... More 

Barmouth, Wales
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We run a guest house and need to get away from time to time for our own sanity, and so we found ourselves at The Lion for a Sunday night. It's a hotel of its age - bags of character, endless corridors, (you need a sat-nav to find your room!), and wi-fi only in the public spaces - but it's... 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 stay last Sunday. I am delighted to see the overall experience of the LIon Hotel met your expectations and your observations relating to the condition of your mattress has been given due attention. I have instructed my Housekeeper to check all the bedroom mattresses... More 

Tipton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Saturday night in Shrewsbury and most places were fully booked. Just popped in for a drink and was amazed at the interior. Transported back in time, giant fireplace, comfy sofas, large portraits and tapestry, typical Tudor decor. Food was great and staff polite and very informative. Well worth a look for afternoon tea or a romantic evening meal. Wished I... More 

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

Dear Guest Many thanks for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, your kind comment relating to your experience of our historic lounge area is very much appreciated. We look forward to you visiting the Lion and you staying over on your next visit to the Hotel. Kind Regards Richard Jones-General Manager More 

Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived for a wedding,the staff where lovely,very helpful.for us there were way too many stairs,the bar staff were helpful and organised. We had breakfast which wasn't brilliant,the coffee was dreadful,in this day and age it's so easy to get that right but it never happens, The wedding was fabulously well organised,the food excellent,service amassing,congratulations to everyone involved,thank you,my only... More 

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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 that the experience of the Wedding you attended was fabulous and well organised. Please be assured your comments relating to the quality of coffee you experienced has been taken very seriously and will be discussed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I were looking to see if we could have lunch at the lion hotel in Shrewsbury- driving through on our way home from a weekend away. We pulled into the car park and a car was blocking the entrance so with help from my friend navigating the car past the blocking car we pulled up in a... 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. I am really sorry about the issues you encountered with the car park and wished I'd managed to see you or speak with you on the day and I would have been able to resolve the situation. Please contact me personally at the Lion Hotel on 01743 353107... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in the Lion hotel to enquire about a 2x double rooms for the weekend. The 'gentleman' on reception looked at us like we where something on the bottom of his shoe. Told us in no uncertain terms that no rooms where available. He was incredibly rude and poorly presented. I will not be calling in this hotel again for... 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. Please accept my sincere apologies for the experience you encountered on reception whilst enquiring about room availability, your comments have been taken very seriously and will be discussed with the member of staff concerned. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this issue with you personally and would... More 

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

Spent many nights in this hotel. It can be noisy at times in the night with traffic and pedestrians but the other features of the hotel make up for that. The atmosphere, the food (always exception and reasonably priced), best breakfast around, the culture and proximity to the beautiful town of Shrewsbury and the staff are always helpful and friendly... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review further to your recent visit. Your comments relating to your experience, quality of food and customer service are very much appreciated and will be relayed to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lion Hotel on your next visit to Shrewsbury. Kind Regards Richard... More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last minute booking of this hotel. Good points very accommodating, friendly staff, in the centre of town. Parking charged for but discounted for hotel guests. Very old historic building so guest rooms but dated but clean and functional. Bed quite comfortable. Reasonable price for bed & good choice of breakfast.

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review further to your recent visit to the Lion Hotel. I am delighted you enjoyed the overall experience and your comments relating to car parking costs are noted and will be discussed with head office. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lion on your next visit... More 

High Peak
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently returned from an overnight in this interesting old coaching house. We travelled down by train and the hotel was easily found about 15 minutes walk from the station in a great location on the edge of the town. From the outside it looks an impressive building and the lobby area does not disappoint. We had priorly arranged that... More 

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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 that the overall experience and quality of customer service during your stay here met your expectations. To ensure the best available rate at the Lion please contact us direct when you next visit the... More 

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