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Darwin's Townhouse

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
  • The AA calls Darwin's Townhouse a "beautifully restored Georgian property"
  • It's steps away from the River Severn & Shrewsbury town centre
  • The Grade II-listed property was completely renovated in 2016
  • Breakfast is served in the conservatory, which has views of the gardens
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97% (90 member ratings)

4.8Location
4.8Staff/Service
4.7Ambiance/Design
4.5Rooms
4.6Value for the Money

Location

37 St. Julian's Friars
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1XL
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Darwin's Townhouse is a late-18th-century Georgian property that underwent a complete refurbishment in 2016 to turn it into a 20-bedroom boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of Shrewsbury town centre.

Located on a quiet street, the hotel overlooks many of the town's Tudor buildings and it's a short stroll from the shops, restaurants and bars of the town centre. The hotel is steps from the River Severn path -- great for a waterside stroll.

Awarded 5-Star B&B status by The AA, the hotel feels like a home from home: the octagonal lounge has a fire, comfy chairs, books, games and a TV, and overlooks the garden. Retreat to the snug (with a fully stocked honesty bar) or head to the large, bright conservatory with views of the gardens. The modern décor is complemented by features such as a stone staircase and original fireplaces.

Breakfast is served in the conservatory from 7-9:30am on weekdays and 8-10am on weekends, using the finest local seasonal produce. Or if you fancy a lazy lie-in, you can order a continental breakfast tray served to your room.

While the restaurant does not serve lunch or dinner, the hotel has two sister restaurants within a short stroll: The Loopy Shrew, serving traditional English cuisine, and Porterhouse SY1, which offers American-inspired dishes. Residents of Darwin's Townhouse get a 10% discount at both.

The 20 rooms are either in the main house or in the garden rooms to the rear of the property. Superior Rooms are more spacious, with super-king-size beds. The AA says the bedrooms are "stylish and comfortable" -- all come with DAB alarm radios with iPod docking stations, tea- and coffee-making facilities, luxury toiletries and free Wi-Fi. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the Garden Rooms.

General

  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Pet-friendly

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Check-in

  • Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout

  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Infant's cot/crib not available.
    Extra bed on request in Superior Rooms only: £20 per person, per night, for children aged 15 and under; £25 per person, per night, for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. 
    Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets

  • No pets allowed.

Cancellation

  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

Shrewsbury railway station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel, or there's a taxi rank right outside. If arriving by car, head to Shrewsbury town centre. There is no on-site parking, but the hotel is next to St Julian's Friars long-stay car park which costs £4 per day, £1 per day on Sundays, and is free from 6pm-8am.

Address

  • 37 St. Julian's Friars
  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1XL
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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