We had a utterly delightful stay in Shrewsbury , a lovely town on the Severn River and do not miss their 7'2" Town Crier If you go ! However the Lion Hotel though well located and historic showed signs of trouble . The desk clerk worked very hard to help us but she worked the desk alone and needed help . The whole place seemed understaffed . That alarm went off after 9pm several times and we were told they were testing it , at 9pm ?? Rather odd . The shower stall in our suite had no soap dish so we struggled to hold the soap and wash up . It also did not drain well and we stood in water which nearly overflowed onto the floor... Every day of our 4 night stay . One very cold night we tried to turn the radiator on with no success , we called the desk and still hot no heat . Eventually they brought us a space heater .
The common rooms and Lobby are wonderful and the limited staff work very hard but we got the impression that this hotel was run on a limited budget . The photos of the rooms shown here are of much nicer rooms than our suite which was rather bare and unattractive . Perhaps some are better than others .
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Lion Hotel Shrewsbury