Prince Rupert Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Prince Rupert Hotel Shrewsbury
I liked the Prince Rupert
My single room was probably in the newer section. The bed was wider than a twin, but would have been small for two people. Okay sized room, bathroom was fine. Could hear the people in the room next door quite clearly, but they were unusually loud.
My dealings with hotel staff were fine. Breakfast was included in my room rate, otherwise it would have been quite expensive, but hotel dining rooms are often pricey. The night porter was probably overwhelmed with our "invasion" of the lounge late at night (a band and entourage of noisy fans) but handled it quite well.
Location great in the center of town near shopping, the historic abbey, etc.
Keep in mind it's an older hotel in a historic city, not a newly built chain hotel in a suburb or near a motorway.
Dump dont stay here
The hotel was a dump, dated furniture, clueless staff. A nightmare to find and your car is parked by half dim witted staff, she stalled the car about six times attempting to move away from the hotel, when she did manage it she was reving the knackers off it, a brand new Jag! A guests car that was returned the next morning was damaged. Room was smelling of damp, wallpaper had mould on it. Worst hotel Ive ever stopped in, dark corridors on arrival, receptionist spoke in poor broken English. Dont be fooled by the AA rating or the pictures of the hotel they are nothing like it in reality.
Don't stay here
Small over-furnished room on several different levels. Combined with poor lighting, quite dangerous. Room was freezing cold when we arrived and stank of smoke [a cigarette was found on the floor]. The bed was small [I had specifically asked for a big bed as my husband is 6 foot and we were paying extra for this] and very high up - I couldn't reach the table lamp when in it! TV remote was missing, telephone not working properly, staff all clueless. Car late on return. I wrote to the manager twice but he was insistent that there was no real problem and insisted that we should have complained at the time. Never again.
Love the prince rupert
We have stayed at the Prince Rupert for the past ten years .we always get excellant service from the team at the hotel.
youhave a choice of three restaraunts fine dining ,chambers and a Italian
so many choices what more could you ask for to make a enjoyable in Shrewsbury town centre.
Poor - in need of refurbishment
A real disappointment, by all accounts the details and information of the hotel sounded perfect. How untrue! Our hotel room was small and and cramped old bedding and damp smell. I complained and they offered us a room but it was only a medium bed rather than a double giving us no other option to stay due to the late time when we arrived as they were fully booked.
The hotel is situated right in the centre which was great. Although it doesnt say anything about parking fees you do get parking fees put on your bill.
It is certainly not worth the money, i wouldnt definately not stay there again so please note do not go off the description and pictures of the hotel.
My Wife and I stayed at the Prince Rupert for two nights between after our wedding, before going on Honeymoon.
Public rooms good/ bedrooms average
public rooms looked good, I expected bedrooms to have been of the same standard, looked very faded and in need of a revamp to match price charged, breakfast good, location excellent.
My wife and I stayed here for a weekend in October 2004. We were upgraded to a spacious suite, which was a pleasant surprise. Quite a tortuous route to some rooms along a very long route march of corridors - although what one should expect from an historic building.
My wife and I had booked the Hotel Rupert for two days in September. The room was not one with a four-poster, but it was a clean room with a good bath and shower, plus a comfortable bed. The staff was always courteous. The breakfasts were nicely done.
If I have a suggestion, our room was on the street side opposite the Abbot's House. This street received a lot of night people having a "good time." I did bring ear plugs and would suggest the same to anyone whose room may book here.
A dis-interested receptionist suggested trouble when we arrived for a two-night stay. The room confirmed the suspiscion. It could best be described as a prison cell with windows high up on the wall, a mattress that had been slept on far too many times, a television that had to be re-tuned to work with hisses and poor picture. My complaint was met with a shrug of the shoulders.