We stayed for one night on a Groupon deal bought by our son and his girlfriend as a gift. Wem itself is a bit tired now with very few shops. A trip to Shrewsbury for shopping is probably recommended. The hotel itself is in a quiet area set in its own gardens. On arrival, the hotel has a sweeping gravel drive with lots of trees. The outside of the hotel is not really anything special but as soon as you walk through the door, it has the wow factor. It has been traditionally renovated with lots of thought. My first stop was the ladies powder room...a big space, lovely white soft face cloths to wipe your hands on and nice toiletries. The checkin at reception was simple and the staff throughout the hotel were brilliant. We had upgraded to room 4 which is the Chandler Suite. It was amazing; so luxurious with a stunning decor and 4 poster bed. Big windows open up to the gardens and the sound of birds twittering which is lovely. The spa bath was lovely and everything was spotlessly clean. Breakfast and afternoon tea were included in our deal and both were excellent. The hotel restaurant does not open Mondays. We did know this when we booked and looked into the area. Hotel staff recommended a few places to eat. We went to the Fox pub which is about 100 yards away. The food was very good value and plentiful. All in all, we cannot fault The Old Rectory and its excellent staff. We have booked to return later in the year for 2 nights in our wonderful suite again and this time the restaurant will be open! Can't wait to try it as the breakfast was brilliant.
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