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The Lion Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014
Scott F Nantwich, United Kingdom
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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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Nantwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Dined in the Hayward restaurant in The Lion Hotel mid week. It was quiet that night but who cares the food and wine was excellent and I will definitely be going back again! Highly recommend the Scallops and Lamb dish! Many thanks Hayward Restaurant!!!

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Chester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Stayed for just short of two weeks on business. Single rooms are small floors creak and the noise from the neighbouring establishments mean your chances of sleep are minimal. The lift makes some rooms vibrate and although turned off at night that means you have to climb the stairs. Breakfast asked for just bacon and egg and got one piece... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Beautiful hotel, we found our room was clean, spacious and traditional. The Staff were friendly and professional and we enjoyed having a drink in the bar. The breakfast was lovely and we were seated and served immediately.We were in room 102 and was awake nearly all night due to the creaking floorboards above us every hour or so. This was... More

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Camberley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Last stayed here in June 2012... changes ...hotel is being run by administrators. Did not like the fact that you now have to pay to park your car in the guest car park and all the stock in the second bar has now been removed giving it a slightly unloved ambience. Stayed in room 215 at side of hotel -... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great location, not amongst all the shops so doesn't get overly busy. Room standard was awesome, large beds, high ceilings and a real authentic feel to the old style inn that it is. Easy enough to find, parking is quite tight though. Food service was of a high standard. Large areas to relax had a real log fire burning most... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I know this hotel is 16th century, but you would have thought that they would have at least try and breathe some new life into the old place. The floorboards were extremely creaky (which some may find quirky) but they kept me awake when the visitors above decided it was time to get up at 6am every morning !!!!! The... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lovely comfortable room, clean and welcoming. Food in the bar was great and reasonably priced. Only downsides were noise outside past midnight and at about 5.30am - the latter sounded like a refuse collection. Net curtains were a little grubby and the plumbing was ancient - but everything else good enough to warrant a recommendation. I asked for a portable... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The hotel is very close to the town centre and was god value for money with convenient parking at an extra £5 (half the normal price for the carpark). The Hotel looked tired, I think it still had the original lift! All that said the room was very clean and the bed was comfortable and was value for the price.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Name me another Hotel that has had Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens as patrons ? Also it is a short walk to all Shrewsbury has to offer a castle, a new museum, fantastic architecture, a great theatre, dozens of fine restaurants, a thriving indoor market (with loads of great places to eat inside), plus all the shops that are a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My partner and I stayed as walk in customers recently. The restaurant, bar and staff we satisfactory. There was only one person working in the pub/bar area, serving and waiting the tables. This made for some long waits at an empty bar wondering if anyone was coming. The staff at reception were helpful and the staff at breakfast were accommodating.... More

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Address: Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Shrewsbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lion Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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