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Prince Rupert Hotel
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Shrewsbury
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 January 2012

took a lastminute.com booking for the Prince Rupert Hotel and thought it was great value. We arrived late Saturday and were upgraded to one of the suites. Staff were friendly and helpful, valet service is great as never know where to park in Shrewsbury. Breakfast was included in price of room and was good quality.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Our family got together at the Prince Rupert for a long weekend in January 2012. During our stay we ate in both Chambers and the Royalist Restaurant and had lovely food in both. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Lovely warm atmosphere and would recommend staying at this Hotel. Camelias tea room close by also offers fantastic lunches

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

we booked this hotel for 1 night as we were attending a salsa evening at the The Lion hotel we normally stay at the lion but the price for 1 night B & B was £108 which I thought was too expensive. The prince Rupert was £70 per night check in was quick the staff were very friendly and helpful, we had a free upgrade which was nice the room was clean, comfy bed the bathroom could do with updating however it was very clean. Breakfast was good all in all just what we wanted for 1 night, will stay again.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 January 2012

My sister and I recently had lunch at The Chambers restaurant. The place was empty (two more people came in a while after us), dirty (old dried food on the seat!) and very nosiy with some 70s fast music being played loudly! When we requested a change of music they did change it but the waiter did so in a patronising way and we felt we were being humoured by him. The waitress was ok, nothing special. She was friendlier towards the end when it was time to pay than she had been during our meal. She wasn't very attentive - in fact we hardly saw her during our meal. After the meal I asked where the 'Ladies' was and she was helpful, pointing out that there was a dangerous step as you entered the toilet. While my sister was in one cubicle she heard the waitress use the toilet in another cubicle and she then immediately left the room without washing her hands and we presume went straight back to serve the two other customers!! Now onto the food itself. We asked if the chips were home made and the waitress stated that they were not and that she kept telling 'them' to make them themselves. I asked if the Chicken Tikka curry was made fresh on site and she confirmed that it was, definitely. We actually had the Chicken Stir Fry. The presentation was basic but okay and portions fairly substantial. We both felt that the sauce, at least, was out of a packet. It was very salty and the vegetables (mainly overcooked peppers) bland. The waitress asked us if we'd enjoyed our meal and to be polite we said 'Yes - fine' without any enthusiasm and with blank faces. She replied 'O good it's nice when people love their food'. She really does need to learn to read peoples' reactions a bit better. We will definitely not be returning to The Chambers for food again.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

The hotel doesn't have an on site car park so you feel famous when it's taken from you.The room was smelly so reported it and straight away was upgraded.The room was spacious with a four poster bed it looked lovely but didn't get 5stars because the bed squeeked every time you moved.Bathroom really had character and the breakfast was really really nice .will go again

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

Just awful, the staff were aware it was our wedding day but I even had to carry my own bag upstairs in my wedding dress.Room was dirty, dry cleaning tickets still pinned to the curtains, staff miserable. We weren't expecting special treatment, but a smile would have been nice! Would never stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

Spent a fantastic 2 night break at the Prince Rupert over new year, what can i say but superb all round, we stayed in the Prince Maurice suite in the 12th century mansion block, an amazing room full of period features low beams and twisted floorboards entered by a private staicase.

The staff, food and drink were impecable and the new years eve gala dinner was great, with some crazy balloon antics from fellow guests which was hilarious.

All in all a fantastic short break in a beautiful city with amazing architecture, shops and pubs.

i would urge you to give the Prince Rupert hotel a try for a quality hotel in a prime location.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Butcher Row, Shrewsbury SY1 1UQ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Shrewsbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 16 Hotels in Shrewsbury
Price Range: £82 - £161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Prince Rupert Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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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Shrewsbury Hotel Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert Shrewsbury
Hotel Prince Rupert Shrewsbury
Prince Rupert Hotel Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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