We have recently just got back from a 2 night stay in the Prince Rupert Hotel. we stayed in a lovely suite room which was located through some quaint corridors that had a very 15th century feel. We pulled up at the front door where the car was taken away by the valet and were shown to our room. It was a great sized room and the bathroom was lovely. The TV was a surprise as we were unsure as to whether the rooms would come with one. We had the breakfast both mornings of our trip and the food was excellent with a wide variety of teas and a good selection of cereals and fruit juices. The cooked breakfast was really good and was just the right amount to set you up for a day. The staff were extremely helpful and everyone was really pleasant and friendly. We thankfully took note of the 30 minutes for a request for the valet to pick up the car so we were able to get off quickly on checkout, as many other people came after and had to wait for a while longer.
As a younger couple (20-25) staying at the property it was frustrating and very annoying that some of the older residents looked down their noses at us. We are not a couple that is overly loud or rowdy but we felt completely judged whenever we entered the breakfast room. We understand this completely out of the hotel's control but just a word of warning for any younger couples that the other guest could be very snobby.
One other disappointment is the lack of wifi in the hotel. It would be nice for this to be available rather than the BT openwifi that is supplied as its not a great cost to the hotel for a pretty basic entity.
Overall we had a lovely stay in shrewsbury and the hotel and staff were wonderful- what a shame about some of the guests!
- 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