I stayed here with my husband after we had attended a wedding.
The wedding itself was absolutely beautiful, very well organised and in such a beautiful setting.
The food at both the wedding breakfast and the evening reception was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient.
The price of drinks at the bar was exhorbitant, there's no need to hike the cost up that high!
The room was disappointing, we had a room in the new part of the building, it was clean and tidy but quite small and very noisy.
There was a huge difference between what each couple got, one set of friends could hardly get round their bed whilst another had a suite and yet we all paid the same price, that was a little annoying,
The T.V was much smaller than you would expect in a hotel that charges those sort of prices.
Overall it is a beautiful place but make sure you get one of the better rooms if you can.
In May 2013, Songbird24 said:
Stayed here from a 'Gift Experience' voucher.
Stunning hotel, beautiful setting.
All of the staff are ever so friendly and make an effort with their guests.
Room was clean and well decorated.
All the staff that work here are an asset to the business.
In May 2013, John R said:
Must be the 5th time I've stayed here and again a great stay. Staff friendly and helpful and the same faces visit after visit.
Lovely room, good bed and good shower, the things that make life on the road so much better.
Dinner again first class, I love eating here, always something different to try. Thanks to all.
In April 2013, irene054 said:
We booked this particular hotel as we had a Unique Hotels gift voucher and this was one of the ones listed. Located just outside Shrewsbury - What a Gem. Unfortunately for us we stayed in the 'new' part of the hotel, I would have liked to have seen the bedrooms in the original part of the building. However, the room was adequate, clean and had everything we needed. The staff were fantastic especially in the restaurant. There was a wedding on the day we stayed but you would not have known. We have stayed in much larger hotels than this one when there has been a wedding on and our stay has been totally ruined by the noise. Not on this occasion. The wedding guests were in another section of the hotel and there was no noise at all in the restaurant. My only criticism would be that the room menu was more extensive than the restaurant menu but the food was excellent and the service fantastic. Breakfast was good and unhurried. Checking in and checking out was quick and easy. Well done to everyone concerned. Will definitely stay here again.
In March 2013, Sally H said:
My husband & I spent one night at the manor to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary...upon arrival we were greeted by Malcolm who instantly made us feel welcome and then he advised us that our double room had been upgraded to a suite which included a spa bath and four poster bed! Our check in was swift and once we'd got to our room we settled in...lovely room, spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished with beautiful views of the Shropshire rolling countryside including the swans in the moat....we went for pre dinner drinks in the lounge area...service was quick and we perused the menu at our leisure...we opted for the tasting menu upon recommendation...and we were not disappointed...7 courses which were beautifully presented and delicious....the right amount of time was left between courses and we enjoyed a lovely relaxing evening...our 1st wedding anniversary was certainly celebrated in style and I cannot recommend the hotel highly enough...We shall certainly return
In February 2013, H H said:
wehad checked out of another hotel due to issues and range Albright Hussey to see if they could help . They were fab did everthing to make our one night away special . Excellent service, freindly staff, super food and rooms.
In February 2013, LottieOrtho said:
We stayed here after being given a voucher for a free nights stay. The hotel was very quiet when we stayed but the service was impeccable, the food excellent and the room was lovely although as others have said the hotel is looking a bit dated but we've stayed in much worse. We would definitely recommend this hotel we had a wonderful night.
In February 2013, MarkandHelen_5 said:
We stayed here because we had received a gift voucher as a present for Unique Places to stay. These in themselves are a damned sight harder to redeem than is made out in the voucher information so be warned if you have one!!
The old manor part is lovely but voucher holders appear to be put in a rather sterile annex with tatty bathrooms. Our first floor window looked out over the entrance which on the night we stayed was the main smoking area for the guests at the wedding reception being held there and attended by Shropshires finest chav's and possibly the world finest foul language experts!!! (previous reviews mention similar so it looks like its a regular wedding venue)
The breakfast was most excellent - enough said.
In February 2013, CT_Salop said:
My wife & I went for a belated birthday celebration; dinner, B&B. The celebration was the meal and the hotel was a bonus.
Staff from the Manager down to the maids are very pleasant, hospitable, and helpful. Their service is outstanding.
I would think the owners would be looking to redoing the rooms before too long. Don't get me wrong, our room was clean and comfortable. It just seemed to me to be a bit dated.
The food in the restaurant is to die for!! I've eaten in places with Michelin stars that were not as good as this. The breakfast choices are very good, and unlike as noted in another review, ours was cooked to order rather than a buffet.
Give them a go, you will be more than pleasantly surprised!
I know we'll be returning!
In January 2013, Math125 said:
The hotel itself is a beautiful manor house and guests stay generally in a modern extension. The staff and little touches like homemade biscuits and a robe in the rooms were excellent but considering the price the whole place needs updating. May have last been decorated in the early 90's and it shows. My only other issue was with the breakfast, there was no menu as the only choice was a buffet breakfast which was served on a table so wasn't the hotest. Overall lovely stay but is overpriced for what you get.
My family have been going to the albright hussey for over 2 decades now and so my hisband and I just knew that this was where we wanted to have our special day, but we could never have imagined the day that all the staff gave us.
With a marquee on the front lawn, Paul the owner went above and beyond anything we could have ever imagined. The food was out if this world and they had everything down to the last minute.
It really was a spectacular day and it was Paul and his staff who made it so special.
I truly beleive that we would never have had such a magical day if it was not for Paul and his staff.
Thank You sooo much everyone.
In January 2013, 52Jane said:
Our second stay the the hotel and we were equally thrilled. The service, cleanliness of the room and quality of the food were all superb. The duty manager was very cheerful, friendly and obliging. The maid had mistakenly put a mattress topper on the bed in place of the duvet. When I rang down about it, the duty manager came up with a proper duvet and placed it in the duvet cover straight away.
During the courses for the NYE gala dinner, I mentioned that I didn't want the Champagne iced course, and the duty manager (who was serving), promptly brought me a blackcurrant sorbet instead! There were 100 people to serve, so the kitchen must have been stretched,so I was very impressed with that. Another guest said that she couldn't eat a creme caramel with alcohol in, so the same duty manager, brought out two huges scoops of chocolate ice cream!
A good place to stay, although it has no leisure facilities!
In January 2013, geoff_woods1 said:
Me and my Wife's Family went to Albright Hussey Manor to celebrate her Mum 80th Birthday
As our Party consisted off 21 Adults and 4 Children we were given the Moathouse Room which was a great room,the food was a three course Dinner with a good choice of Starters,Mains and Dessert the food was excellent for the price (under £20 per head) all of the Staff were very friendy and could not do enough for us the service was excellent and all our party got there courses at around the same time which says a lot for the Chef .The Manor was very Impressive inside and out to the Bridge over the Moat to the inside of the rooms .Overall all of the party were very impressed with the whole experience and as most of the Party live 40 miles away including me and my Wife I will be having a Trip out there again for a meal and maybe a stay .
In January 2013, Mike S said:
We were a party of 8 and stayed on the 2 night New Year break. The welcome and friendliness is just wonderful and the staff cannot do enough to make your stay pleasureable. The food was definitely NOT mass catering! The New Years Eve meal was a delight and beautifully served to the hundred or so guests - a huge amount of skill and perparation had obviously gone into this. Our dinner on the following night was of an equally high standard and the local ingredients in the breakfasts are excellent.
Our party had rooms 11-15 and apart from problems with one of the showers, we were all very satisfied with the standard. Overall we had no complaints and will definitley go back to the hotel - perhaps even lashing out and going for one of the amazing suites in the old manor house!
In December 2012, Tony168 said:
The period between Christmas and new year is always a good test of hotel service it's so easy for the staff to lose momentum and take a mental breather before the NYE big bash. We stayed on Dec 28 and were directed to room 11 which was pleasant but very chilly with only one small radiator in the room. There was also only a thin bedcover and we had to ask for more bedding and were provided with a thick duvet. Why we had to ask for this mid-winter is a mystery.
The Tudor based hotel is situated in a lovely spot surrounded by farmland and the internal 16th century architecture is amazing with lots of beams and leaded glass. With a roaring fire in the lounge this would have been a fantastic place to relax on a winter afternoon, but when we went down to the bar about 4.30pm the lounge was in darkness and the bar was closed, we had to hunt for a waiter to get any service.
As has been mentioned, the GM, Malcolm, is a real asset to the hotel and is a real "people person". He chatted to us for much longer than he needed to and made us feel very welcome. He even saved us some money by suggesting we change our booking to a package rather than as separate room and meals, something he needn't have done. His description of the restaurant ethos led us to expect a memorable fine-dining experience but although the food was of good quality and well cooked, it lacked the finesse and subtlety to get anywhere near a Michelin star. Our table was also in a chilly corner a there appeared to be only two waiters serving the whole restaurant, which is probably why we had to ask for water twice. I hate to be negative, because I'm sure everyone was trying their best, maybe they just need a couple of extra bodies?
To give a further example, the breakfast table soon ran out of grapefruit, fruit yoghurt and orange juice. We had to ask for these to be topped up, something which shouldn't be necessary especially at the sort of rates the hotel is commanding. Simple things that happen when you're understaffed or you drop your guard and which can make a memorable experience into a mediocre one.
In December 2012, LRobW said:
Just spent a night in room 11 size is good about the size of a cozy living room. Some lovely shabby chic bedroom furniture. Some nice touches like being told who cleaned your room (Jessica you made my room lovely thank you) walls are a little thin but I still had a good nights sleep. Breakfast was lovely and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Malcom (I think it was his name) is friendly and full of info about the building. He is a credit to the hotel...would I go again? Definitely The place is so nice and peaceful ideal to recharge your batteries and quality time with your partner. Free WiFi but it can be slow but in my opinion that's not a bad thing
In December 2012, Camherts10 said:
Having not stayed at this hotel for several years, didn't know quite what to expect, although in the past it had been extremely good in all areas.
Wow is the only word for it now. It is even better than before. The warmth hits you as soon as you walked through the door and everyone is so friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely and really warm on a very cold evening. The food absolutely delicious. A special word of praise for the Head Waiter, who greets you like a long lost friend and keeps the whole restaurant flowing with precision.
What a nice change to go somewhere where nothing is too much trouble.
Can't wait to return.
In November 2012, margaret e said:
We visited the hotel last weekend for a pre Christmas get together with 50 friends .From the greeting at reception desk the service was excellent .The hotel owner was present to ensure everything went to plan and his general manager Malcolm was also on hand as was events manager David.Nothing was too much trouble and the food was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone ,not easy with large groups but they surpassed themselves. The service from waiting on staff was great too.
In October 2012, Dan F said:
We had are civil ceremony and wedding celebrations at the Albright Hussey on the 7th September, the day was perfect. After the initial consultation with David we knew we had made the right choice. The location and setting coupled with the efficient and professional attention to detail made the decision easy.
We stayed the night in one of the hotels suites, which was huge, traditional, clean and had great views over the surrounding countryside. The day itself was exactly as planned, we were fortunate that the weather was beautiful, and proceeded to have our service on the glorious lawns, reception drinks on the terrace and dinner in the fabulous Moat Room restaurant. Nothing was too much trouble and the day ran like clockwork. The wedding breakfast and service was fantastic, with all our guests commenting the same, quite an achivement considering the clientle!
Needless to say but the breakfast the following morning was great and completed a memourable weedend, many thanks to David, Paul, Malcolm and all the staff for a wonderful stay.
Kyoko and Daniel.
In October 2012, Olivia M said:
We went with friends as their guests for the evening on Friday. On arriving I was a little disappointed at the style of room we were in however it was comfortable and the bed was great and the room was quiet. Some of the rooms available are stunning.
The location was lovely and the garden extremely pretty with its black swans.
The most awesome thing about this hotel is its food. I had the best vegetarian meal I have had in years and the Dessert (Amaretto souffle) was quite simply the best one I have had in all my 41 years!
It deserves rave reviews as the service was impeccable. A gentleman called Malcolm in the restaurant was lovely and the owner was extremely friendly and very professional.
We will go back and I would highly recommend a visit to its reataurant and a stay in one of their main house rooms
In September 2012, nickynoo74 said:
We stayed here for a business trip so the location wasn't brilliant but we couldn't fault the service or the set up if the rooms. Free wifi. Great staff. Nice food. We ate dinner two nights and it was very pleasant. Set up really well for weddings and big events.
In September 2012, CAT061 said:
Found this by happy accident. It's a lovely old place that appears to cater to weddings and
such. Try to avoid the rooms facing the entry if there is an evening event.
Nice group of folks, very clean, and good breakfast. Gentleman who took care of
us at breakfast (Malcom) was fun, helpful, and a good sport who gave the place personality.
We would return.
In September 2012, ThelmaandLouise50 said:
This hotel is in beautiful surroundings.The gardens are lovely and the whole place has lots of character.The food was excellent although the dinner menu was quite expensive.The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed a very pleasant stay marred only by the inferior polyester bed sheets, this is not good enough in a hotel of this standard. Otherwise a good place to stay for a relaxing break.
In September 2012, Kevin G said:
We stayed here for a wedding and I have to say we were very impressed with the standard of everything. the rooms were spotless and the bed was extremely comfortable. The staff were very helpful and polite, they certainly do the place credit. The area around was nice to walk in. It was a very good setting for the wedding. We would certainly like to return here sometime again and would recommend it to any of our friends.
In August 2012, MickeyC0970 said:
One of my best friends had a wedding here last week. The civic service took place on the lawn, it was amazing as the sun shone all day. It felt like we where part of a movie. We had a fantastic time at the hotel. The staff and service where excellent. We couldn't fault it. Our room was one of the newer ones. It was clean, tidy, all be it a tad warm. The breakfast was second to none, especially after the days celebrations. A great hotel and we'll definitely be back. If you ask and the rooms are free, the staff will show you the older period rooms. Well worth a visit.