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“In need of some refurbishment” 3 of 5 stars
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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
Certificate of Excellence
London
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481 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
“In need of some refurbishment”
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
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Worcestershire
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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
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Romiley, Stockport, England
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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
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Leicestershire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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
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Bangor, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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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
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2 Thank Richard B
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Leics
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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
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

In July I organised a family and friends re-union, but when I learnt that the premises had been sold some two weeks before the event I was a little nervous. This proved totally baseless. This was the best re-union ever held (30 family & friends from around the UK). The rooms were ideal, and accessible, even for those using walking sticks; the menu was a little limited, but there was something for everyone; the dinner on the Saturday evening was enjoyed by one and all; the staff were most conscientious in their duties, and surpassed themselves in ensuring everyone's wishes were met. The Dragon may need a little TLC but for friendliness and efficiency you will have to travel a long was to beat it. Unfortunately the swimming pool was undergoing maintenance and therefore, unavailable.

Glyn Roberts

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: 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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