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The Dragon Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Market Square, Montgomery SY15 6PA, Wales   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Montgomery
Midlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Pleasant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Stayed for a function. So room was only to sleep. Room was tired with blankets rather than duvets. I believe this has been updated. Hostess was a lovely lady very welcoming. Didnt have breakfast but the dining area and menu did look very good. A nice quirky hotel would stay again if it has had a revamp.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I needed to stay in Montgomery at short notice and the Dragon was the only place with availability. I remember staying here years ago but hadn't been back in a long while. The exterior is the typical black and white of this area and the Dragon is described as an old coaching inn. It's obviously a very old building and the layout reflects that - a rabbit warren of corridors with no lift leading to rooms of varying sizes. My room was a shoe box with the tiniest shower room I've ever seen - the proverbial cat would have had no chance of being swung here. It's clean and functional with all the basics (TV, kettle, hairdryer) but the decor is distinctly dated, with uncomfortable foam pillows and mattress and a shower door that leaked. It was fine for one night, but the smallness of the room wouldn't have worked for anything longer. OK if you don't mind small rooms and dated décor at a reasonable price (£70 for a double with single occupancy) but if you prefer something more spacious and modern, this is probably not for you. Evidently the hotel is under new ownership so it will be interesting to see what improvements they make.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I booked our 2-night stay before the change of ownership in July and I admit that I did become a bit concerned after reading some TripAdvisor reviews before staying there.

But, I needn’t have worried at all as we thoroughly enjoyed “The Dragon” experience. It’s a very relaxed and informal atmosphere. We were made to feel very welcome by all the staff.

We enjoyed excellent evening meals on both nights, plus tasty cooked breakfasts (they use locally sourced produce in all their meals, which is what we like to see). Bar prices for drinks are reasonable too.

ROOM 5 (twin beds) at the front of the hotel overlooking the Town Hall was spacious, comfy and quiet during our weekend stay. The Town Hall clock doesn’t chime through the night, thankfully. Room 5 has a good-sized en-suite bath/shower room, but the shower wasn’t all that powerful (low water pressure?).

The new owners have ambitious plans to “improve” the hotel, and we’ve said that we’ll go back there in a year or two to see what’s changed, as Montgomery is such a lovely historic town.

YES, we will return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Room was very good. Food was overall very good, particularly breakfast, but dinner menu needs to vary a bit more when staying for 3 nights. Service was exceptional and any queries or problems were dealt with straight away. Attractive-looking hotel in a lovely small town.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

With lunch orders closing at 14:00 we didn't hold out much hope of being served when our party of 12 arrived at 13:58. However, we were not only welcomed in but looked after really well. Well done to the new owners.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bangor, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Booked this hotel on the proviso we could have a bar meal with our dog as advertised as dog friendly,this was not the case could only stay in the bar at non meal times,We had to eat in a pokey corner of the the Hotel which was never used and had decor going back to the sixties,which was covered in cobwebs.When complained to the Manager,she appeared to not be listening to our complaint.She was rude and unprofessional.When going down to breakfast the table was not laid,no cutlery or crockery on the table which made us feel forgotten about.We had to go to reception to remind them we were sitting there.The hotel was so bad in our eyes,we had booked for 3 nights but left after the first night.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed here whilst walking Offa's Dyke Path and had a comfortable night which was good value. The staff were friendly and the service very good. Not the most modern of bedrooms but everything was clean and spacious. The food was good value too.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Dragon Hotel

Address: Market Square, Montgomery SY15 6PA, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Montgomery
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Montgomery
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dragon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17Th century former Coaching Inn set in historic Montgomery just below the old castle ruins, surrounded by glorious Mid-Wales/Shropshire rolling countryside. 20 En-suite bedrooms. Most rooms with exposed beams. Free WiFi and car parking. Traditional restaurant and informal bar serving the best of local produce. Ideal for Offa's Dyke and Powis Castle. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Dragon Hotel Montgomery
The Dragon Hotel Montgomery, Wales

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