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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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I always book a double room, although travelling alone. The value for money is just outstanding for a middle of town location. The staff are always pleasant and helpful as they could be. This is not the first time I have stayed here and I consider very carefully before I am prepared to give revues. All the rooms I have... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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My friend and I decided to visit Shrewsbury for a bit of weekend pre-Christmas shopping. We booked the Lion Hotel as we liked its central location and on site parking. Point number one we had to pay £5 to park for a day! The Hotels prior visitors included Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin impressive!! However I believe the Hotel may... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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We needed to find a hotel within easy reach of the railway station. What a great choice to stay in the Lion Hotel. A really comfortable Hotel with easy acceess to the town withj a great variety of shops and places to eat and visit attractions, would highly recommend a stay at the Lion

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Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter had her wedding at the lion hotel Shrewsbury on the 30th November 2016 .what a beautiful venue for a wedding . We had wonderful service and the three course meal was plentiful very large portions .the staff went out of the way to make my daughter and son in laws big day run smoothly.I would recommend the lion... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary (25th November) by booking a Friday night on line deal at the Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury with Travelzoo. We arrived at the Hotel at approx. 1.00pm to book in, the receptionist was very pleasant and and informed us that our room would be available from 2.00pm. We left our luggage in... More 

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

Dear Guest Many thanks for taking the time to post a review. We really do appreciate guest feedback and your experience and comments you make will be looked into and will be discussed with the team. Overall feedback we receive on the Travel Zoo offer is normally very positive and I am sorry you found some aspects of your stay... More 

York, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lion is a three-star hotel so we weren't expecting too much. However, the building is wonderful and it's position in town can't be beaten and the wifi was strong throughout the hotel. Our room was on the third floor and was at the front of the building. It was very hot and we quickly had to turn off the... More 

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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. We really do appreciate your comments and your experience will be discussed with the team. I am delighted that overall you enjoyed the experience and the customer service was in keeping with your expectations. Kind Regards Richard Jones More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't stay over here but went here to a dinner and dance last week. The place is very old and is falling apart in places, needs a good revamp if I'm honest. The meal was fine to be fair, the food was hot and the service was polite...but sooooooo slow!! We sat down at 7pm. Starter at 7.30, still waiting... More 

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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 for a dinner dance. Please be assured all guests comments are given due attention and your experience will be discussed with the team. I am sorry to see you found the service slow and the issues you experienced in the... More 

Wales
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I stayed here Friday night on a Wowcher deal. Excellent evening meal & breakfast. Staff were all very friendly & helpful. Very comfortable room, loved the huge fluffy towels! My only complaint- never had to pay to park in a hotel car park before!

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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 to the Lion Hotel. It's great to read your comments and I am delighted you found the room to be comfortable with fluffy towels and the evening meal and breakfast were excellent and the team were friendly and helpful, your kind comments will... More 

Mold, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for bed breakfast and evening meal. The hotel is located in center of the town with its own car park. All the staff were pleasant and helpful. Our bedroom was very clean and of more than adequate size. Both the evening meal and breakfast were of a high standard. We will certainly recommend this hotel to friends and... More 

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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 thh Lion Hotel. I am delighted the bedroom experience was a comfortable one and both breakfast and the evening meal were of a high standard. Thank you for recommending the Lion to friends and family and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed 9 nights back in September Dinner bed and breakfast .Would not stay anywhere else in Shrewsbury(computer problems delayed this review) This was visit number 6 to this unique hotel .Where do I start ? Central position ,on site parking(minor parking issue dealt with by the Manager immediately) Clean and tidy rooms, including bathroom ,our room... More 

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

Dear Guest Many thanks for such a wonderfull review and I am delighted the quality of your stay met your expectations, we really do appreciate such kind comments! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Lion for another long stay very soon. Kind Regards Richard Jones More 

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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Shrewsbury
Price Range: €54 - €167 (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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“Cannot say we only stayed in 209 which is noisy and the bed small and uncomfortable so avoid this one.”
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“Probably try to get a room at the back of the hotel if you think traffic noise will disturb you.”
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“Ask staff, as some rooms are at the front of the hotel and some are at the quieter rear.”
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