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Prince Rupert Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

my sister and I stayed at this lovely hotel for a few days recently cannot fault this hotel at all . I requested a particular bedroom and this was made available for us . the breakfast was excellent and much enjoyed..finally , the staff in all areas were exemplary in their service towards us, pleasant and helpful at all times.

The room was spacious and beautifully decorated, the food at breakfast (eg fruit, pastries, fish) felt like the result of careful selection, the warm food cooked fresh, not held for hours on a hot plate. The atmosphere was one of a hotel that has been taking guest satisfaction seriously for decades; the staff were largely local, warm and highly competent. The result was the ability to completely relax during our time there.

The staff were absolutely fantastic. Really friendly and efficient. The breakfast was good too, lots of options and included in the price. The bathroom was brand new and very well finished with an excellent shower but the bedroom itself was a little tired and quite small. The furniture was dated and not really in keeping with the building which is very old indeed. Expect a higgledy piggledy hallways with lots of twists, turns, slopes and creaks. The location of the hotel is excellent, very central and right in the middle of the oldest part of town. Apart from my being fussy about the decor in the halls and bedroom we had a thoroughly good stay and would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to visit Shrewsbury.

Wonderful hotel in the middle of Shrewsbury. Very helpful staff and close to all amenities. Valet parking is very efficient and means you don't have to carry heavy bags any distant. Lots of choice for breakfast in pleasant surroundings.

This is both a beautiful historic building and centrally located. A warm and friendly reception with well trained staff. For an additional £10, you can drive to the entrance and a valet parking system is operated. Our suite was lovely - four poster bed, exposed beams etc and a very nicely recently renovated bathroom. Most of our issues could easily be sorted out. There was an unacceptable level of dust in the bedroom - I did not dare check the bed frame in case it unleashed a lot more. For £175, I would have thought even a bottle of tap water might not be too far a stretch? Breakfast was ok. Cooked food arrived really quickly. In many cases, people only half way through cereal or fruit. The quality of sausage was really low. Looked and tasted like deep fried rusk. Not really good enough for 4 star? I think the upkeep costs of this amazing property mean cutting corners elsewhere. However, it’s always busy though, so I hope they can continue to keep the upkeep going.

We recently stayed at the Prince Rupert Hotel as a break in the long drive to Anglesey. The hotel is ideally situated in the old part of the town and everything is within walking distance. The room was comfortable and quiet and well maintained. The staff were excellent and the breakfasts were very good. I had probably the best hotel cooked poached egg ever - no vinegar used and the eggs were well drained before putting on the toast. We didn't eat dinner at the hotel because there were large numbers of local restaurants around. Will definitely return.

Very nice hotel situated in the center of Shrewsbury. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Breakfast was cooked with locally sourced ingredients and was excellent. Although the building is obviously quite old, rooms are modern and very clean, our bathroom seemed to have been refurbished recently to a very high modern standard. If your looking for a change from your usual national chain hotels, stay here where you will be treated with courtesy as an individual with old world charm. Highly recommended.

Fantastic all round - as per usual!! This is now our 3rd year in a row spending 3 days at the hotel and the bulk of the staff remain the same - excellent customer service, excellent food, excellent rooms. Will be back again next year; see you all then and thanks again

Brilliant Hotel. Superb Staff and fantastic position. Great food and clean and comfortable rooms. Could not be faulted. Will definitely visit again. We visited for 3 nights and a a wonderful stay. So handy for the town center but quietly situated on the lovely cobbled streets.

Our experience at the Prince Rupert Hotel was fantastic, I didn't want to leave! On arrival we met Kim who was so friendly and helpful. The gesture of a glass of sherry on arrival was so lovely. Kim showed us up to our suite which was a lovely surprise! We decided to have our evening meal in the hotel, what a great decision as we met Charlie! The food was amazing, I had the goats cheese for starter which was delicious and the beef for my main meal, so tasty. I squeezed in the lemon tart which was amazing. We then moved into the bar for a drink and enjoyed a complimentary glass of bubbly with strawberries served by Charlie. Our meal was so good we decided to eat there the next night. The food was amazing yet again. Our trip was the most enjoyable 2 nights we have had in a long time and I think that this is all to do with the beautiful surroundings of Shrewsbury town and the lovely hotel and staff at The Prince Rupert Hotel. I feel I have met a friend in Charlie and will definitely come and visit her at the Prince Rupert again.

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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1272 reviews