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“Roman banquet”
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The Wroxeter Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wroxeter
Greenhithe, United Kingdom
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“Roman banquet”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

My husband and I recently bought a two night stay with a Roman banquet on the second night at this hotel, through Groupon. I have to say that the ground floor room was adequate until a couple were given the room above us, and the floor boards were so noisy when they were moving around it did not make for a quiet night or evening when they like us were getting ready for dinner. We and they were at the banquet, which was a bit of a disappointment as the guests only numbered 10 we were all sat around a large circular table, and introduced ourselves, the waiter then came in dressed in the usual black and white, where was the costume, the atmosphere, he then explained he was waiting tables in the dining room also, not really good enough, he did change into costume eventually. The other guests were very nice and we made the most of the situation, but not what we had expected, we are pleased we did not pay the full advertised price, not worth it in our opinion. The staff are friendly and helpful, the proximity to Shrewsbury is a bonus.

Room Tip: Not room 5 on the ground floor if you want to sleep
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

we had a mid week break for 2 nights so we could do the wine tasting tour next door.
the hotel is in a lovely rural setting and if the sun were out would be lovely. views are great. however our room was in the extension, and right by the fire door.
at first the room offered everything you would want with nice views. however the small double bed was cheap and not very comfortable. then as the evening progressed we became aware that every floor board squeaked when anybody moved. it was a long uncomfortable night.
although we had pre-paid for 2 nights with dinner on the 2nd night we were prepared to check out and go home. when we discussed this at reception to their credit they acknowledged the issue and said it was in hand to sort out, however room by room, so no time soon. they did however move us into one of the four poster rooms for our 2nd night which was far better.
a hotel with lots of promise, food good and setting lovely but it you want a comfy bed and room go for the four poster rooms although these I think are not big doubles.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

we booked this on a kgb deal as we wanted to visit NT properties in the area. first impression of the hotel were good, quiet rural location. our room #7 was small but clean & adequate. however the floors of the bedroom & toilet squeaked under only the slightest pressure. Also the sound-proofing between the rooms is minimal, you can hear every intimate sound & the guy in room 8 had some sort of bronchial problem that meant he cleared his throat, nose, chest & lungs at regular periods throughout the night & early mornings.it sounded as if he were in our room & it was disgusting- result no sleep. we always support the hotels so we ate in the hotel the first night as we had the Roman Banquet as part of our deal for the second night. the meal was OK, service was quite slow as they appear to only have one cook & waitress ( this was repeated at breakfast time although the poor waitress did her very best to cover everyone & the breakfast was good). after being out all day when we returned to the hotel we asked to move room because of the noise & was told non available they were full & that they had never had any complaints about noisy floorboards - both comments turned out to be untrue. the Roman "Banquet" is billed as 16 courses & free wine - the food is minuscule & the wine watered down "as the romans themselves drank it that way" we should have heeded the advice of Maximus Decimus Meridus &" manducare magis in meridianus" otherwise you will go to bed hungry! Followed by another night next to Hacking Bob & no sleep. My wife actually banged on the dividing wall but to no effect when we checked out the lady on reception admitted that the rooms were noisy. they had solved the noise in the corridor by taking up the carpet & screwing down the floorboards. But being in a room below on the ground floor was much worse & regular business guests always make a point of asking for a room on the first floor. This Wroxeter experience has really put me off these deals we have been buying these past years - we have had 7 in 2013 already with a few left to go before the year end Because of this I have unsubscribed from kgb, Wowcher, Groupon, Travelzoo though not their fault I just have lost faith in the whole concept.

Room Tip: Never on the ground floor rooms 1-5 Check out for squeaky floors before you unpack
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

My husband and I spent two nights here with a Groupon deal.
Our room was large and clean,(but the decor a little old-fashioned), the staff mostly friendly and helpful,(but rather few in number!) and the included breakfast tasty and freshly cooked.We ate in the hotel restaurant on our first night, it was disappointing that my first choice for main course was unavailable(especially as we were first in the restaurant).What we did eventually order was good, however.
The hotel is situated in the countryside, and is surrounded by peaceful fields, with sheep,horses and alpacas all visible from the lovely breakfast conservatory area!
The Roman banquet which was part of our deal was interesting, well presented and served, and an enjoyable experience.
In addition, this hotel is situated very close to the excellent Roman ruins at Wroxeter, and only five miles from the lovely town of Shrewsbury.
An enjoyable weekend break!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Solihull
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

I would have loved to be able to give the Wroxeter a 5-star review but as other reviewers have said it lets itself down on the details.. The hotel is in a beautiful location and first impressions are that you are in for a treat .. Check in was efficient if perfunctory – the person on reception was far more interested in a wedding fair happening that day than checking us in . We had booked a "superior double" which was at the end of a long corridor .Sure enough it did have a lovely view out over open countryside towards the Wrekin. The room itself was no bigger than an average Premier Inn bedroom but had clearly been freshly decorated. The courtesy tray was generously stocked with drinks and biscuits and the en-suite was clean and a good size. On the down-side, the bedroom floor creaked and groaned alarmingly as you walked round and I felt sorry for anyone who had the room beneath us. The bedding was clean but I was dismayed when two flies flew out of the bed as I turned the sheet back (!) - ugh. The pillows were the flattest and most uncomfortable pillows I have ever used. Later in the evening as people came into the room next to ours it became clear that the walls were , to say the least ,very thin - we could clearly hear them talking and their baby crying, taps running , toilet flushing etc. After unpacking we went down to the bar for a drink- As others have said, getting a drink is not always easy, the bar is often unmanned so that you have to ring a bell for service and they are not quick in responding. This is just one example of there not being enough staff available. We thought the hotel restaurant menu looked good so decided to eat our evening meal there. There were only two other tables in use and again no sign of any staff .. after a wait of a few minutes a friendly young waitress did appear and took us to a table. To be fair, the starters, mains and puddings we had were all delicious.. The couple on the next table were not so lucky . Both things they ordered had run out so they had to go with 2nd choices, one of which came overcooked and covered in Bisto gravy rather than the advertised sauce (its not difficult to grill a chicken breast) ... The hotel was quiet over night but it was a Sunday. I would imagine it would be very different on Saturdays in wedding season. Breakfast the next morning was OK, a good full English even if we did have to wait once again until the solitary waitress (who seemed to be run ragged) found us a table -the poor women was so busy she had no time to clear the tables of people who had eaten and gone. So - overall, this was a "nearly" experience, nearly very good but ending up only average. A shame really- despite the niggles I loved the location and liked the hotel but would not necessarily return.

Room Tip: rooms on the first floor are quieter. Ask for a room looking the fields towards the Wrekin.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Myself and my friend came here for afternoon tea. It wasn't what we expected. The table wasn't very clean, we had to ask the waiter to remove a dead insect on our table cloth as we sat down. We were seated in reception despite the fact we told them we'd prefer not to. People were rushing in and out and it was not ideal. The drinks and food were brought out within 5-10 mins which was good but we weren't spoken to again. We were there eating, drinking and chatting for 2 hours and in that time no-one came to ask us if we wanted another tea or cold drink. The worst service I've ever had. How can you ignore customers for 2 hours?? I know they had a wedding on but they seemed occupied with that and totally ignored us despite us being in the reception area. I really couldn't recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We have just spent a most enjoyable long weekend at the Wroxeter Hotel. The room was very clean and well finished but a little to warm for my taste, excellent shower and nice fluffy towels. We had a nice view over fields and were kept amused by horses, chickens and llamas.
The staff at the hotel were attentive and pleasant but there didn't seem to be many of them as they all seemed to be working where ever needed, i.e. receptionist waiting on tables. Food was good all cooked and prepared fresh so there was a bit of a wait but that was acceptable. During our stay we had an afternoon tea which was very pleasant and filling and also had a Roman Banquet (16 dishes of more than adequate size) with lots of wine to swill it down.
All in all I would definately stay again. We have in fact booked to go back soon to take my parents for afternoon tea.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Wroxeter Hotel
Address: Wroxeter, Wroxeter SY5 6PH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Wroxeter
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wroxeter
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Wroxeter Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in beautiful countryside halfway between Telford and Shrewsbury, The Wroxeter Hotel enjoys easy access from the A5 and M54. With modern and well appointed bedrooms, The Wroxeter is ideal for short breaks and "getaways"; walking and country pursuits holidays; and for business travelers looking for something more than just a room. We are family run and excel in traditional cooking and personal service. ... more   less 
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