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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Good clean hotel close to the city Little bit dated decor and was worried the lift might not make it but on the whole nice stay and friendly staff Took a while for the shower warm up. But great information pack and detail in the room

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and my partner enjoyed our stay at this oldy worldy hotel Very close to the town centre with parking facilities (£5 for 2nts). On our first morning however I was awoken by the sound of the very old lift from about 7 am through to 11.45pm so beware if you are in a room by it! Luckily the lovely...

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review further to your recent stay. Your kind comments are very much appreciated and it's so good to see the issues you had with the noise from the lift were dealt with swiftly and smoothly, Sam is a great asset at the Lion! Thank you for recommending the Lion...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a nice hotel. It's not a chain hotel style, it's unique. It was clean and tidy. Reception needs work in terms of confused and inexperienced staff. The walls are thin and conversations from adjoining rooms were audible. The room was warm and the bathroom quite acceptable. The pillows were possibly the most ghastly I've experienced in a long...

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality, 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'm sorry to see you found the service you received at reception disappointing, this will be discussed with Alex my Front Office Manager as will the comment you make about our pillows. Great to see you enjoyed breakfast and...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Spent a few nights here recently. Very quaint hotel which did not surprise us as we expected an olde world atmosphere! Room small but perfectly adequate however the TV was minuscule! We could barely see the screen or hear it so didn't bother watching anything. Wi-fi very slow also. We did not dine in the restaurant but had breakfast which...

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review further to your recent stay at the Lion. I am delighted you found the service friendly and helpful and the location as you say is central to Shrewsbury town centre, perfect for visiting the shops and surrounding area! I'm sorry the WI-FI was slow and I look into...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is my second visit at the lion hotel I got checked in by Anastasia who again never fails with elegance and superb customer service. The chicken wings we had to the room were excellent, they melted in my mouth. I'm looking forward to coming to the lion again over the next coming months. Thanks everyone.

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! I am delighted to see the service you received from Anastasia was first class and the ckicken wings melted in your mouth, your kind remarks will be passed on to all concerned. We are loooking forward to welcoming you back to the Lion very soon. kind Regards Richard Jones

Shropshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a truly brilliant one night stay with three girl friends whilst visiting the theatre . The hotel is steeped in history and olde worlde charm . The reception staff and waiters / waitresses were friendly and very attentive . We also had afternoon tea on our arrival which was served in a beautiful oak panelled room. We were given...

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review further to your recent visit with friends to the Lion Hotel. Your kind comments are very much appreciated and I am delighted your overall experience met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lion on your next visit to Shrewsbury. kind Regards Richard Jones

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for one night, lovely room and great location. We ate a 3 course meal in the restaurant which was very nice, our server Jack was attentive and also made excellent baileys coffee :-) We would definitely stay again!

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for such a wonderful review and I am delighted you enjoyed the experience of the Lion. As you say, the Lion is a great location for visiting Shrewsbury and attractions nearby and delighted the quality of food and service you received from Jack was first class! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lion...

Wales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable 2 night stay in this interesting historical hotel. Our executive room was very comfortable - very clean and everything in working order. Excellent breakfast with plenty of choice together with a varied lunch and dinner menu available at the bar or in the restaurant. Staff friendly and helpful. Ideally located in Shrewsbury, a lovely town with plenty to see...

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to write a review further to your two night stay at the Lion. I am delighted your stay was comfortable and the experience met your expectations, and as you say it is ideally located in the town centre. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lion Hotel on your next...

Midlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Meryton Mob Regency Dance group held a ball in The Adam Ballroom on Saturday and I have to say we couldn't have had a better time. The room is, of course, beautiful and perfect for our occasion. The staff, particularly Katie and Chris, were so helpful before and during the event-making sure everything ran smoothly. We had a pulled...

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review further to the Meryton Mob Regency Ball at the Lion. I am delighted you found the Adam Ballroom beautiful and perfect for your occasion. Great to see the quality of food and service you received especially from Chris and Katie met your expectations and everything ran smoothly. We...

helsby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Lion, which was one of our favourite hotels up to about four years ago when the service and standards declined. We didn't return until last month to see if there had been any improvement. We were delighted to find that the hotel has returned to its former glory. At the reception Samantha made us feel welcome...

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foh14, General Manager at The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and delighted to see we have restored your faith in the Lion! Its great to receive comments like yours about the team and the quality of food. Your kind comments about the excellent service and the best evening meal and breakfast you ever had will be passed on...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The Hayward
The Hayward
Cuisines: European, British
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grade 1 Listed 16th Century Coaching Inn & Hotel. The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality we are located in the heart of the beautiful historic town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. The Lion Hotel combines stunning 16th Century architecture with every classical comfort. Famous for its warm and friendly hospitality and traditional character, the hotel is perfectly situated to enable guests to enjoy all that this unique area has to offer. Our 59 bedrooms which include standard doubles, twins and singles as well as suites, each have their own unique character and include all the comfort and facilities you would expect. The Hayward Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and offers a quintessentially British menu with a few subtle twists, using fresh local ingredients. The Oak Bar offers a more informal dining option and is open all day for teas and coffees, homemade cakes, healthy light bites, delicious lunches and exceptional value dining. The hotel has a number of outstanding function rooms including the magnificent domed Adam Ballroom; creating a very special atmosphere for events including Weddings, Christmas Parties, Private Dining and Conferences. Free Wi-Fi is available in the bar and lounge areas of the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality

Address: Wyle Cop | Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Shrewsbury
Price Range: $66 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lion Hotel Shrewsbury by Compass Hospitality 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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“Do not go to a room next to the lift!”
 of 5 bubbles cabh62, 3 days ago | Read review
“Difficult to say but 201 is not on the front and we had a very quiet night.”
 of 5 bubbles seedsue, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“not near lifts as bit noisy”
 of 5 bubbles bwendy, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“If you are wanting a room with history and a room as for the Darwin Suite.”
 of 5 bubbles skittles6984, Dec 16, 2016 | Read review
“If a certain type of room is required, ask”
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