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Darwin's Townhouse

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Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel overall was brilliant, staff really friendly and very helpful. The room was amazing, we had brownies and flapjacks with a bottle of water each waiting for us. We didn't want to leave the bed it was huge and really comfortable. The bathroom was lovely, nice powerful and hot shower. We only had breakfast at the hotel and it...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Darwin for two nights at the beginning of May. Its a lovely BnB, nice decor and clean. We were greeted and as it was our first time in Shrewsbury the lady (sorry cannot remember her name!) gave us some tips about how to get about and what were good points of interest in and about the town....

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Rutland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gorgeous boutique townhouse in beautiful Shrewsbury. We were welcomed by superb staff who spent a long time highlighting the map to ensure we made the most of our visit and the 10% discount at two restaurants. Fabulous decor and relaxing atmosphere.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently re-furbished, well appointed bedroom and comfortable lounge areas. Very friendly and helpful staff who were very knowledgeable about Shrewsbury. Excellent breakfast. A short walk to the town centre.We will be back !

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Llandudno, Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Once the upgrading has been completed this will be a lovely hotel. Very welcoming to dogs, allowed in 2 sitting rooms. Beautifully decorated and furnished to reflect Darwin's scientific work. It was a shame we had to change rooms (due to the need for some maintenance). Excellent breakfast and love!y, peaceful garden. Staff were all love!y, friendly and knowledgeable. We...

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Mold, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a bit late writing this but really wanted to put a review on. We stayed here for one night with friends .. we had asked for rooms in the main house (after reading reviews on here). The location is great for exploring Shrewsbury and we found it after driving round a couple of times - there is no car...

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Crewe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as a present from our Son-what a great gift it was! The decor is very well themed and to whole place was clean and attractive. The staff were friendly and welcoming and we had a good nights sleep after going for an excellent meal a short walk away at the "Loopy Shrew " restaurant which is also...

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Hertfordshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small group of us visited this B&B for an overnight stay due to a wedding nearby. We were all very impressed with the Townhouse and the breakfast. The lady who greeted us couldn't have been more welcoming and went the extra mile to ensure we were all checked in before we had to leave for the wedding and even...

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No idea how this place has a 5-star rating. We stayed in the "Garden Rooms" - may be the rooms in the main house are ok, but our room in the garden annex was very poor. General upstairs area of the annex had a stale odour about the place. Our room was Very small, cramped and cluttered. Mattress was very...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Darwin's Townhouse for two nights and couldn't have been made to feel more welcome. The room was very nice with all the trimmings you'd expect including Molton Brown toiletries. Breakfast was fantastic and beautifully cooked and the selection of drinks in the honestly bar were amazing. My only gripe might be that there was no wardrobe in...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Darwin's Town House, a late 18th century Georgian town house completely refurbished in 2016. Our 20 bedroom boutique B&B is privately owned and we take pride in making our guests feel welcome and at home. We will be delighted to offer any advice on planning your trip to Shrewsbury and the surrounding area, suggesting some of the secret hidden gems that Shrewsbury has to offer. Darwin's Town House is located steps from the River Severn Path and moments from the 'Original Shrewsbury One Off' with its town centre's black and white Tudor buildings. With its higgledy-piggledy streets with names you want to say out loud, a river that scoops up the town in a meandering loop featuring an eclectic mix of independent shops, restaurants and high street stores. A mix of the very old and the very new, the quirky and the one offs. PARKING We are located steps from St Julian Friars long stay car park which is just £4 all day and £1 all day on Sundays. BREAKFAST We offer a full breakfast menu created with locally-sourced ingredients. The town is full of lovely places for you to explore. We offer private functions and exclusive use where our award winning chefs can create an unforgettable experience for you. LUNCH AND DINNER We have two sister restaurants winin a short stroll. The Loopy Shrew serves traditional English cuisine, whilst and Porterhouse SY1 offers 'American Flavour British Behaviour', offering a 10% family discount off your final bill when you stay with us. THE SNUG A fully stocked honesty bar where you can relax and unwind or finish off the days last tasks. THE LOUNGE A beautiful octagonal room overlooking the garden with a fire, soft comfy chairs , books , games , TV. Featuring a beautiful ornate plaster ceiling attributed to the notable Joseph Bromfield, who once lived here. THE GARDEN For you to enjoy when the weather is fine. THE CONSERVATORY A large bright room, overlooking the gardens where we serve your freshly prepared breakfast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Darwin's Townhouse

Address: 37 St. Julians Friars, Shrewsbury SY1 1XL, England (Formerly Sandford House Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Shrewsbury
Price Range: $96 - $193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Darwin's Townhouse 5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Sandford Hotel Shrewsbury
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“Avoid rooms in outside annexe until refurbishment is finished (very soon, it is the final few days)”
MidasTouchJewels, 4 days ago | Read review
“We had a room in the main house”
gilldavies4, 1 week ago | Read review
“Avoid the garden annex at all costs”
Fred8765, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“100% get a room in the main house”
N12Bee, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Room 5 overlooking the garden”
Deltablade, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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