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Prince Rupert Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Shrewsbury is a lovely town to explore and the Prince Rupert is perfectly placed in the centre - nothing is too far away. Lots of character and much history, making for an interesting stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our short break and were very well looked after by Charlie and her team - I'm sure we'll be back!

Stayed here for a business conference.staff were lovely, the rooms were beautiful& very clean.the breakfast catered to all taste.first time I've ever had breakfast next to a suit of armour! Would definitely recommend!

A good stay at the Prince Rupert Hotel . Reception staff are helpful and courteous. Stayed in 103 this time which is a double corner window above the front entrance door. The bathroom has been upgraded and was fitted really nice , the Hot water was boiling from the bath taps and shower ! Wardrobe , bedside tables , table and chair , kettle and refreshments tray is available in the room. The WiFi in the room isn’t great and kept cutting out. The restaurant meal in the evening was nice with the Cod & Chips, the staff are still the same from a few years ago. The Chambers Restaurant was closed this time. Unfortunately the local pubs had live music until 0030 which kept me awake and the noise from the laundryman or Biffa bin going along the street at 0630 woke me up a lot earlier than I was hoping for. The English breakfast was nice and Janet is still there looking after the residents food requirements in the morning. I believe there are a lot of tours going around now and some days may be busy at the hotel around breakfast and evening meal times .

Being on the road a lot it is always nice to stay somewhere unique and this hotel certainly is. Full of history (have a read up before going), spirits - managed to spook myself whilst trying to spook my colleagues and fabulous staff. Warm welcome, valet parking and a hearty breakfast all delivered. The bathrooms are stunning, you can see the investment. The bedrooms need to catch up but I read that is work in progress. New pillows would be my top of list recommendation. Fabulous location, almost peaceful if it hadn't been for the pesky bin men in the morning.

This Hotel is in a very old building which makes it a very special experience in downtown Shrewsbury where it all happens. The bedroom was neat, the bathroom excellent. The elevator tiny but sufficient. Breakfast was awesome it was part buffet part prepared hot breakfast, delicious and very friendly served. I recommend this hotel highly. Do not expect a five star NYC hotel since you will miss the entire atmosphere.

We stayed here for two nights recently and will definitely return. We were upgraded to the Princess Suite which had plenty of space, a comfortable bed and lovely bathroom. I borrowed a fan from the hotel as I’m always warm and this was great at night during the hot weather. The room was very clean and the bathroom too, the bath fills very quickly. Staff were very helpful. We stayed for breakfast both days, there was a good selection of fruit, cereal and pastries plus a cooked breakfast to order. Didn’t see any of the ghosts that I’d read about but maybe next time. Will come back next year.

Fantastic stay from start to finish. Given fab room with balcony overlooking the city.staff could not do any more for excellent hotel spotless people posting negative comments need to understand the age and location of the hotel will definitely return and recommend to others

Visited the Hotel's Royalist Restaurant to celebrate a friends 75th birthday. We were made most welcome by the staff. The food was excellent and of a high standard, lamb particularly good. Choice of wine also very good. All in all a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Even before arriving the front desk were up & running. Having booked at the last minute due to husband's health issue's & looking for a room with a shower, which we were happy with the phone goes it's the general manager . We have a room by the lift with a dedicated wet room on the 1st floor. What service & we had not even left home. Getting there was a bit of a sod, ending being taken down a one way street the wrong way by the sat nav,beware!,But it was worth it. Porter service with your bags & a glass of sherry as you booked in. The room was a lovely size, you could hold a dance in the wet room. Swings & roundabouts because of the position of the room you got the early morning deliveries along the road. Just went back to sleep after a short while. The breakfast waitress really knew her stuff, worked out very who drank what & my husband was a really slow eater so she would take our orders & hold off long enough for him to finish his cereral . There was plenty of choice on the cold breakfast buffet & a nice varied choice on the cooked menu. Nothing was too much trouble. We ate in the restaurant one evening, thought about changing our minds at 1st. All down to one member of staff, had trouble understanding what I wanted to drink asked for a steamboater ( Southern comfort, lime & lemonade) tried giving me a tonic water !! When my husband he was taking the orders for the restaurant, that was it. But I said we had booked, I ordered & to made sure I wrote on the service ticket how we liked our steaks. To be honest the food was excellent my scallops were cooked to perfection & the steaks were beautifully cooked just how we liked them, quietly mooing. Second round of drinks remembered how to make my steamboat but killed it off with too much lime. The front desk make the Prince Rupert, so friendly, helpful , looked after ugly wheelchair, made sure we had the car when we wanted it. The morning we checked out, which we didn't want to do as enjoyed our stay so much, the lovely general mangeress came out to see us off ( thank God they have gone?) & gave us a bottle of fizz & a box of chocs from the hotel, we were really touched. As I said the staff make the Rupert, keep doing what you do well guys.

From the minute we arrived we was made to feel so welcome, all the staff was great and very helpful. We had one of the suits which was very spacious, Clean and the size of the bathroom we had a bath and a walk in shower. We had a meal in there restaurant on the first night which was a bit pricy but it was well worth it. The food was excellent. So was the breakfast. It is a place I will definitely be returning to.

Butcher Row Shrewsbury England

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Prince Rupert Hotel places you next to St. Mary's Church and within a 10-minute walk of Shrewsbury Castle. This 70-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like 2 restaurants, free breakfast, and free in-room WiFi. In central Shrewsbury, the hotel is also close to Shrewsbury Abbey and Greenhous Meadow.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Royalist Restaurant, which specializes in local cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Prince Rupert Hotel's 70 rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Prince Rupert Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and a hair salon. Valet parking is available for GBP 10.00 per night. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. This historic hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1302 reviews