Idyllic country setting, indoor heated pool, and original 1630’s bar. It’s everything you could want from a country manor house and more. Welcome to the Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hotel & Spa. This 18th century manor house oozes opulence and is a short 2.5 miles from the Shrewsbury town centre. Not being one for the hustle and bustle of a city break, this was the perfect fit.
I first heard of Albrighton Hall after a quick Google search led me to Accor Hotels. Accor Hotels is an online booking site that allows you to find “the finest hotels at the best prices”. Their hotel categories include Economic, Midscale, Premium, and Luxury. It’s also worth noting that you get 10% off your booking when you register as a member and book through their website. (This post is not sponsored I just really like the website and find it super helpful).
The only downside in my experience was that I didn’t realise how far away Albrighton Hall is from the town centre. It was roughly £8 per taxi to/from the hotel to the town. If you don’t have a car (like me) I’d definitely take that into consideration as it can get quite expensive!
I booked into the Privilege Double Room, which comes with complimentary dressing gowns, soft drinks, chocolates, and a Nespresso coffee machine! At any other time I would’ve booked into the Superior Double Room, however this was a one-off getaway, so I opted for something a bit more special.
The room itself was incredibly spacious and modern, with a wide array of Mercure Hotel toiletries in the bathroom including a conditioning shampoo, shower gel, vanity set, shoe shine sponge, shower cap, toothbrush, mini toothpaste, body lotion, and hand soap. They supply you with anything you could possibly need for a weekend stay.
The room was very light and airy – perfect for winding down and relaxing after a 2 hour train journey. The complimentary chocolates definitely didn’t last long! They were a lovely touch to the room and were very much appreciated.
While the room itself was very bright and modernised, the original features of the hotel weren’t completely lost. The communal hotel rooms such as the dining room and coffee lounge all beautifully reflected the building’s past.
With the Privilege Double Room, you also get a room with a view. The room overlooked the beautiful lake on the hotel grounds. Sadly, the weather didn’t cooperate too well but it was still stunning all the same. I imagine that during sunnier months the grounds look absolutely fantastic.
It’d be perfect to sit out with a glass of wine during the sunset in August overlooking the lake.
I couldn’t spend two nights in a spa without checking out their pool and sauna facilities could I? The changing rooms were absolutely huge and had the most aesthetically pleasing mirrors I’ve ever seen! It was a real dressing table setup and I’ve been obsessing over it for quite a while now.
Something that I didn’t know was that the sauna in Albrighton Hall is actually a thermal suite. This was a room with five different saunas that all branched off from the centre! The five saunas included; dry, ice, biothermal, aromatherapy, and a steam room. At first I was a little apprehensive about the ice sauna but it was surprisingly refreshing after making my rounds of the warmer saunas!
Unfortunately I didn’t get any photos of the pool or the saunas, but you can check them out over on the Albrighton Hall website.
Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel & Spa
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