Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from UK
A positive experience with one or two rough edgesPosted Aug 19, 2013
Pros: The friendly staff, the interesting building, and the food at breakfast especially
Cons: Slow and unreliable wifi connection and the church clock opposite chiming the hours throughout the night.
Location: Fantastic - right in the middle of the town.
The Drapers Hall is a lovely medieval building that is a restaurant with 4 rooms and not a hotel. The staffing level is therefore lower than it might be in a hotel. The food at breakfast and dinner was excellent, although at the latter there were a few too many steak choices. The wine list was good and included some choices at sub-£20 as well as some at £400 or more. Our room (the Teal suite) was pleasant if a little cramped but beware if you are a light sleeper - the church bells opposite chimed the hour throughout the night. On a warm August night the duvet was much too thick for our taste and would have suited a midwinter stay. The in-room wifi was free but dreadfully slow and unreliable - money spent on this would greatly improve the guest experience as the alternative - finding a Costa/Starbucks - seemed very attractive at 8am after spending 20 minutes plus chasing the connection. There is very limited parking on site, and what is available is charged at £12 per night, which seemed a lot for a restricted space in a tiny courtyard that is not subject to any obvious security. The staff are on the whole very young but enthusiastic, friendly and helpful. There were one or two glitches, such as being allocated the wrong room (we had booked the Orange room and were forced to change because someone had already been checked in to "our" room), confusion over whether the room/breakfast had been paid in advance and the credit card machine not working.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nice place. Wonderful staff!!!Posted Aug 2, 2013
The staff was outstanding...very warm and attentive! The breakfast was a treat...nice presentation, anything you could want, delicious coffee, bread, and fresh fruit.
Historic BuildingPosted Nov 28, 2012 on Hotels.com
The hotel is wonderful, Very old and historic, dont think I have stayed anywhere this old, but very comfortable. The only probelm is parking in the area is a nightmare and costly. The only thing that the room was short of was tea bags! I am not a coffee drinker, there were great coffee making facilities, even a caffetiere, but no tea bags! Loved the cooked breakfast, but dined elsewhere on the saturday evening as the menu was abit too 'cheffy' for our tastes, prefer more traditional fayre.
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Convenient for town centrePosted Oct 27, 2012 on Hotels.com
Interesting hotel, but not my style. I do not think it should be designated as5 star. Hotel staff very helpful and food good but not gourmet
for Couplesby Stuart
This is luxury at its bestPosted Oct 10, 2012 on Hotels.com
The hotel, staff and rooms were really, really nice. We had a lovely night and a terrific breakfast to start the day. It is right in the centre of Shrewsbury and easy to get anywhere you require.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
What an excellent findPosted Jun 22, 2012 on Hotels.com
This was an excellent hotel & a great find. A historic building with lots of history to explore in very pleasant surroundings just off the main shopping centre. Very quiet & peaceful. Parking available at the rear, (request this when you book as spaces limited) but ample parking in the shopping centre car park a few feet further. There is a beautiful restaurant offering great food & the breakfast is a must have. Very pleasant staff, ready & happy to help. I will definitely be back to stay. Many thanks.