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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had lunch in the Hayward restaurant on voucher which was great value in itself. But the food quality and choice was staggering. The portions were large and well presented and the food was tasty and had obviously been given some thought. service was also good. I would definitely recommend eating here. Desserts were amazing - our favourite was the...

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Lovely weekend. Great room, lots of space. Shower a little tricky but eventually managed to sort the temperature. Friendly staff, Anastasia and the lady on breakfast duty were particularly helpful. The food on the first night was very good. Ate from the lounge menu second evening also good but had a very long 2hr wait for food as a big...

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stopped at the lion a couple of weeks ago along with some friends for a girlie break and trip to the theatre. The lion is a beautiful old building, full of many original features, apparently haunted but we didn't get a visit! The lounge area is split into lots of books and crannies giving it a real homeliness. Whilst...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the heart of town, so very convenient if you are visiting Shrewsbury. On-site car park - £5 if you are staying - reasonable value for the added convenience. A classic rural town centre hotel, once part of the Trust House Forte portfolio I assume, and still very traditional. There is a fine line between "historic" and "dated", and the...

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Thank MikeC_2006
Reviewed 6 days ago 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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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. I am delighted to see the overall experience of your stay met your expectations and your kind comments are much appreciated and will be relayed to the team, I am sorry the shower took a little time to warm up. We look forward...

Daventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury for one Saturday night in February 2017. Was a rather late decision to spend the weekend in Shrewsbury and The Lion was the only reasonably priced hotel with available rooms at time of booking but was definitely not disappointed. We stayed in a standard Double Room on a B&B rate of £89, booked through...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago via 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

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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: $89 - $216 (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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“The lift is shut late at night, if you struggle with mobility a lower floor may be more suitable”
 of 5 bubbles aandm418, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Maybe ask for a room at the back if you want to avoid noise from the busy street at the front”
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 of 5 bubbles MikeC_2006, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Do not go to a room next to the lift!”
 of 5 bubbles cabh62, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Difficult to say but 201 is not on the front and we had a very quiet night.”
 of 5 bubbles seedsue, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“not near lifts as bit noisy”
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