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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting and sports centre,stayed one night on a business trip,as this place is miles away from any eateries decided to dine there,we booked in and the receptionist was most helpful,booked evening meal,breakfast was included in booking. Arrived at the restaurant for our meal to find people queued up,,you had to collect your tray and plate as you went in,then... More 

1 Thank mircalla007
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The room was spotless and comfortable. The shower room was compact but had all you would need. The only negatives were that the room was freezing, the radiators had not been turned on yet and there was no extra blanket and parking near the accommodation is very limited, but there is plenty of parking in the general sports facility car... More 

Thank dayle j
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place lovely grounds, perfect food 3 course meal for lunch and dinner also full english breakfast, room is clean and has a wet room. overall a lovely peaceful place. If you want a peaceful place to stay this is it. Also great for the gym

Thank Carolwilliams1
Swansea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely rubbish, photograph shows a lovely old building. In truth it's uni digs. No restaraunt, no telephone or signal, which rubbish.would have been more comfortable in a tent. Unless you are under 20, into sports training, forget it.

Thank abix66
Laurie_J_Manager, Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay at Lilleshall. We are disappointed to hear that it wasn't a pleasurable stay. A photograph of the main house ishown as this is where breakfast is served and is also where our self-service restaurant is located. These are described within the description on all 3rd party websites which also say that... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Beautiful location, fantastic sporting facility BUT! It's offered on various hotel websites, anyone can stay there & I really struggle to see why Lilleshall nsc is marketing the place as such! Certainly novel to stay in but couldn't help but feel we were paying a lot (£86), for little more than youth hostel accommodation, that even as an elite sports... More 

Thank Cinzanokid
Laurie_J_Manager, Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay at Lilleshall. We’re sorry to hear that the facilities were not to your satisfaction. We do try to promote the accommodation and other facilities as accurately as possible within the scope of what the booking sites will allow and therefore advertise as a bed and breakfast. As regards the breakfast, we... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I play in the squash league and although the facilities are excellent I really don't understand why the showers are always set at such a high temperature !! After sweating so much during a game you would relish a cool shower / or even just one of the showers cooler as an option!! Please Lilleshall cool them down a little.

Thank Craig W
Laurie_J_Manager, Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your recent visit to Lilleshall. We're glad that you enjoy using our squash facilities. As regards the showers, these are set at the legally compliant temperature of between 40 – 44C and unfortunately the levels cannot be adjusted to each individual customer preference. We apologise if this causes any inconvenience. More 

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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The buildings and grounds were stunning and the reception staff excellent but the rooms were very basic. The bathroom was very cramped with the toilet squeezed in so that the larger person would have difficulty cleaning themselves. There was a wedding on while we were there with a lot of noise and door banging on the corridor. It also didn't... More 

Thank neil g
Laurie_J_Manager, Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the review on your recent stay at Lilleshall. We're sorry to hear that there was a lot of noise in your accommodation. We take on board all feedback offered and as a result of your review have amended the details on the booking websites to make the self-service breakfast more evident. We have also amended our details... More 

Ploiesti, Romania
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169 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome location, the services are grea. The surroundings are so charming and the atmosphere is calm, silent and wonderful. There are so many things to do here, great activities. Definitely looking forwars to come back here, even if just for a nice walk.

Thank Ruxandra C
Laurie_J_Manager, Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay at Lilleshall. We're glad that your visit was enjoyable and that the location, services and activities were to you satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

East Midlands, United Kingdom
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290 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Conference in a bar next to a barn of a conference hall with loads of noise from people walking up and down above us and an inappropriate sized screen for projecting on to for a room that size. (Issue raised 3 times at reception but still did not see anyone). No phone signal for any of the 30 of delegates... More 

Thank DerbyMum
Roscoe_B_Manager, Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the comments on your recent visit to Lilleshall. We're glad that you enjoyed the food and found our staff friendly. Unfortunately due to being located in rural Shropshire we do have difficulties with mobile connections. We have installed a mass to rectify this but currently this is only suited to those on O2. As regards, the difficulties... More 

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10 reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Carnt complain about the rooms too much they are what they are for function only.no irons in rooms.Area lovely .gym could of been abit better aswell.food ....was healthy and that's how I eat but some days it was terrible and the service off the staff servicing food was disgusting ,no eye contact,no smiles,no customer service ! Ignorant. Beryl the cleaner... More 

Thank Iain W
Roscoe_B_Manager, Manager at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay at Lilleshall. We're sorry to hear that the food wasn't to your satisfaction and that in this instance our customer service standards have failed. If you could contact us to let us know when exactly it was that you stayed, we can investigate the matter further. Thank you also for the... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf Course
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lilleshall was originally built in 1831 as the hunting lodge and family retreat of the Duke of Sutherland. It first became a National Sports Centre in 1951 and was opened by the then Princess Elizabeth II with the original plaque still in place in the entrance to the main hall. It was Lilleshall's connection with Association Football that brought the Centre to the attention of the nation. The England team trained for two weeks at Lilleshall prior to their success in the World Cup of 1966. In 1967, Sir Alfred Ramsey returned to the Centre to unveil a plaque to commemorate his team's stay and endorse the view that Lilleshall could justly claim some credit for England's famous victory. In 1984 The Football Association's School of Excellence was established welcoming young talent such as Michael Owen, Jamie Carragher, Sol Campbell and Joe Cole to name but a few. Today Lilleshall is an elite training centre for some of the country's leading sportsmen and women and regularly welcomes use by numerous sports bodies. With its unique and rich heritage and commitment to providing a World Class Experience, Lilleshall is a certainly a place where you can wake up and feel inspired. Lilleshall is situated among the spectacular and secluded surroundings of the Shropshire countryside within 134 hectares of English Heritage Grade II listed grounds. The main house (Lilleshall Hall) overlooks the beautiful Capability Brown inspired gardens. As well as a range of world class facilities available for use (bookable in advance), the Centre has two walking routes. The 2.5 mile Discovery Trail will provide you with the chance to discover some of Lilleshall's many gems including the Italian Water Garden, the Pet Cemetery and the World Class Sports Facilities. The 6 mile Adventure Fitness Trail enables you to discover these gems but also provides you with the chance to test your fitness, taking you through the woodland belts alongside the estate's 2 mile sweeping drive to the golden gates (an exact replica of those at Buckingham Palace), before returning (a steady climb all the way!) to explore the heart of the estate. Work is also underway on a nature trail which is due to be open in the Summer. Visitors can reserve rooms in one of three purpose built accommodation blocks, a short walk from reception, the dining room and bar. (Sorry no rooms available in the main house). Room facilities include tea & coffee making, digital HD television, hairdryers and free WIFI along with ample free parking. There is a cafe bar open from 7:30 - 23:00 where you can enjoy hot and cold food and drinks. Beyond the site, Lilleshall is well placed for many local attractions including Weston Park, Ironbridge Gorge and Museums, Hoo Farm, Telford Town Park and Wonderland, The Wrekin, RAF Museum Cosford, Telford Ski Centre and Telford International Centre. The historic market town of Newport, where you will find many independent shops, pubs and restaurants, is approximately 4 miles away. Telford, with its many tourist attractions, shopping centre, cafes, bars, restaurants and cinemas, is within a 15 minute drive. The towns of Stafford, Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury are all within a 25 minute drive. Room prices start from just £38.50. Check in is from 1.30pm Monday - Saturday and 5.30pm on Sunday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre

Address: Lilleshall National Sports Centre Pave Lane | near Newport, Lilleshall TF10 9AT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Lilleshall
Price Range: ₹ 4,935 - ₹ 7,746 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 128
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