We decided to visit shrewsbury at the last minute and found this hotel on laterooms.
The rate for a room on B&B basis was reasonable and the location seemed good. It advertised as a town centre location. And it was. It was fabulous
The hotel is a little difficult to get to, as it is situated on an old narrow road next to a church but it's worth it. The old shop lanes are lovely. The hotel park your car for you at a location a short distance away as they do not have their own parking but I think it's a nice touch.
I think what you have to bear in mind is that this is an old building and by and large they have maintained it well and it retains some lovely features. The rooms could do with a bit of a make over but ours (12) was nice and it was clean.
There are some lovely bars and pubs in the town and if you are a fan of cocktails try The Libertines bar just over the road from the pub. We ate in The Peach Tree the night we stayed which is a 10 min walk from the hotel just over the English Bridge near the abbey. It was very busy but the food was good.
The hotel breakfast was lovely the following morning, and they even made us up a packed lunch to take with us (£7.50) when we left the next day as we were off to see some more of the Shropshire countryside.
The Prince Rupert is a very nice little hotel, and if you are coming to Shrewsbury you should certainly give this one some concideration.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The historic grade II listed Prince Rupert Hotel is situated in the very heart of medieval Shrewsbury and just a short stroll from the individual shops and many tourist attractions. Surrounded by narrow cobblestone streets and black and white timbered buildings it provides the perfect base to explore beautiful Shrewsbury. A warm and friendly welcome is always provided to all guests with a glass of sherry on arrival. With the heritage of the hotel dating back to the 12th and 15th century, character and charm abound with sloping floors, exposed Tudor beams and a restored Jacobean staircase. Privately owned for many years by Michael & Diane Matthews, the hotel offers a great choice of dining all with a focus on fresh local produce. The Royalist is ideal for a special occasion with an a la carte menu together with a superb wine list. Chambers brasserie is renowned for its traditional British menu at sensible prices and located at the front of the hotel overlooking the gardens of St. Alkmunds square, Camellias Tea Rooms offers an extensive menu selection including traditional afternoon tea served on a three tier cake stand. A charming place to relax to the sound of a grand piano. Valet parking is provided to the hotel's private car park at a cost of £5 per night. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shrewsbury Hotel Prince Rupert
- Prince Rupert Shrewsbury
- Hotel Prince Rupert Shrewsbury
- Prince Rupert Hotel Shrewsbury, Shropshire