Oswestry, United Kingdom

Lion Quays Hotel & Spa

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Why We Love It

  • The 4-star property overlooks Llangollen Canal & is just 30 minutes from Chester
  • Home to an award-winning spa & the UK’s first snow cave
  • Close to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms & many also have "magnificent" views, says The AA Hotel Guide, 2014

"Magnificent grounds and gardens" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2014

93% (410 Member Ratings)

"Quality food at dinner and breakfast"
Dec 24, 2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel is located just off of the A5 and there is free car parking on site. There are two railway stations, Chirk and Gobowen, within a 5-minute drive of the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Situated on the banks of the Llangollen waterway, the Lion Quays Hotel & Spa is praised by The AA Hotel Guide 2014 for its "magnificent" grounds and countryside views. The 4-star hotel also has its own award-winning spa and two restaurants, with canal views.

The hotel is in the ancient market town of Oswestry, just 30 minutes from Shrewsbury, described by Lonely Planet as Shropshire's "most picturesque town". It's a 10-minute drive to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, can be reached within an hour. The historic town of Chester, home to the zoo, the cathedral and the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet centre is a 30-minute drive north.

The spa has been awarded four out of five bubbles by The Good Spa Guide, which praised its "well-kept facilities and unusual international-themed treatments", and was named Decleor's National Residential Spa of the Year in 2012. Facilities include a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a steam room and a gym. The spa also has a Thermal Suite (a £25 per person supplement applies) with a hydrotherapy pool, experience showers, a relaxation room and the UK's first-ever snow cave (an indoor snow experience to stimulate circulation and aid muscle regeneration).

When you're ready for dinner, the Waterside Restaurant serves seasonal classics under reclaimed timber beams or on its terrace. Expect dishes such as pulled pork terrine, beef and ale pie and Eton mess. Also on site is Nico's brasserie, described by the Shropshire Star as a "pearl of an eatery".

All bedrooms are individually furnished and come with under-floor bathroom heating, power showers, LCD TVs equipped with Freeview and complimentary Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms have canal views and a terrace or balcony.



  • Bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary 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.


Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 11.95 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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410 Member Reviews
(93% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Quality food at dinner and breakfast
Other Comments: Some dinner and breakfast items were not available. At the Country Club, the showers failed and we had to return to our accommodation to shower
Michael Dec 24, 2014 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Lovely big comfortable bed. Attentive staff. Room with a balcony and view. Ironing board and iron in wardrobe. Huge TV. Great food.
Other Comments: Lovely landscaped site, easy transport links.
lyndsay Dec 24, 2014 Liverpool, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The venue was lovely, great room and great restaurant.
James Dec 19, 2014 Formigine, Italy
Enjoyed Most: A lovely relaxing experience in beautiful settings and excellent food
malcolm Dec 15, 2014 Redcar, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Food and leisure club and friendly staff
Other Comments: No wifi in room as at end of corridor, presumably, but otherwise very good.
peter Dec 12, 2014 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The Spa and food
N Dec 03, 2014 Blackburn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Hotel and spa also location for touring around.
Other Comments: Very clean and staff pleasent.food in resturant was good .enjoyed everthing about stay and will use hotel again.
Philip Dec 03, 2014 Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Nice room overlooking canal. nice to have a jacuzzi and sauna too!
H Dec 02, 2014 Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: It was fabulous from the moment we arrived. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Room was lovely abd food was excellent
liz Dec 02, 2014 telford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Excellent food gorgeous scenery
karen Nov 26, 2014 tywyn, United Kingdom

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