Billesley Manor Hotel

, Alcester, United Kingdom
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Billesley Manor Hotel

, Alcester

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Billesley - Alcester - England - B49 6NF - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 01789279955
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Mixed reviews

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent three nights here in the new annex.
The staff was very helpful, friendly, gracious. Maid service was terrific.
Food at breakfast and in the bar for a late night snack was excellent. We did find it unusual that food in bar was more expensive than room service (a reversal for us).
Our complaints were regarding the room. Rather small and, despite being in a new building, the room needed a lot of maintenance and refurbishment. Walls were very marked up and needed painting badly, light from lamps and single window was almost nonexistent so reading was borderline impossible in room, shower drain was clogged up, finally window could not be opened as latch was broken. As to design of room: there was no closet (only a pole hung above the desk rendering the desk unusable); no shelf in shower for soap, bathroom sink too far away to be able to use mirror above sink; an alcove with valuable space was unused; no proper place for television; headboard mounted on wall was designed for king sized bed but, since queen was installed, one night stand was so far away from bed it was impossible to reach it.
We felt that value was poor concerning the room.

Fabulous break

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just returned from 2 nights at the hotel with my 13 year old daughter. Staff incredibly helpful and friendly. The room was very comfortably furnished with robes, slippers, CD player and nice smelling complimentary toiletries. Restaurant is expensive but worth the experience for food that tastes of something and beautifully presented. Breakfast is good too. Would have been nice to have a jacuzzi in the spa. Not a hotel for young children.

fabulous weekend

from RHaigh
We booked at the hotel through central reservations after seeing a special deal in the newspaper. Then I read Tripadvisor and was worried. I need not have been. It was perfect from the moment we turned into the drive. Beautiful hotel in perfect setting. Staff friendly and helpful in a natural not a 'customer service trained' sort of way. Lovely room (in new wing) clean, lots of thoughtful extras. Delicious, good value food, even for veggies. Excellent spa. even though their were weddings and parties going on both nights this did not compromise the service to the guests. I am very choosy but can not praise this hotel and its hardworking staff enough.

The Perfect Venue

from A TripAdvisor Member
We chose Billesley Manor as the Perfect Venue to get married, and it somehow managed to exceed even our expectations.
The Great Hall with its' Minstrels Gallery is a superb setting in which to exchange marriage vows, and the Topiary Suite was a perfect foom in which to hold the Wedding Breakfast and Evening Reception.
The food throughout the day was top quality, and the Hotel grounds and Topiary Gardens were a joy to behold, as were all of the facilities in the Hotel.
We stayed in the Bridal Suite (obviously!), which was very spacious and beautiful, but all of our guests that stayed overnight were most impressed with their rooms, and the Hotel in general.
From the very first initail contact with the Hotel, all of the staff were incredibly attentive and helpful, (and even helped us to persuade the local farmer to allow us to end our day with a firework display).

A suberb hotel with superb staff.

A great weekend

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed in this hotel on a weekend break with our children and parents.

We found the staff very helpful and the hotel building and setting were excellent. The food was very good and the staff were very helpful. Despite the fact there was wedding on both days we stayed, the service was quick and we were not affected by any noise. Indeed the weddings only added to the ambience. Our children are both 2 and the grounds were a great place for them to run around in and play hide and seek. They would also provide you with bottles of milk on a silver platter very quickly in the morning which stopped the kids complaining too much.

I would recommend staying in the old part of the hotel - we were in Room 1 which was above reception and was fantastic. I think if you asked for rooms 1 - 10 you would be staying in the oldest part of the hotel. The in-laws were in the more modern annexe part and while the rooms were fine they did not have the same atmosphere as the old rooms.

Th spa was good with a reasonably sized pool and very friendly staff, also had a good steam room and sauna though you could only fit 4-5 people in each.

The only downside was the restaurant service was what could only be descibed as comatose. Both nights we started a 3 course meal at 8.30 and did not finish until 11.30. Even for the French I am sure this is too long. However the eating areas, the restaurant and great hall, were both fantastic rooms to sit and eat in. Also my wife phoned up twice to request gluten free bread for one of our daughters and the message had failed to get through to the kitchen. However they did have some in for the next morning.

Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying for whatever reason, I think it is good value compared to some of the more widely touted country hotels. However do be fussy about which rooms you are staying in and chivvy along the waiting staff when having your evening meals.

Special Place

from A TripAdvisor Member
We got married at Billesley Manor in July, they did a fantastic day for us. All of our guests were delighted with the venue, grounds, service, staff and quality of food. It is truly a special place for us where we exchanged our vows. Thank you to all at Billesley.

The best ever

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I rate Billesley manor as an amazing hotel. We stayed in the four poser room with its secret cuboard. Inside there are loads of messages from people who have spent the night there. The swimming pool is amazing and very quiet. I love this hotel. The food is excellent and breakfast freshly cooked to order. Staff very good.

Try it for yourself but book an upgrade room as ccedar barn lodges quite contempory and less traditional.

What a disappointment

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Billesley Manor is a conundrum. You drive up to the hotel amidst beautiffully manicured lawns and think that you have arrived at a luxury hotel - but don't be fooled. The common parts are old and run down.
Thread bare carpets and cold smelly bedrooms. Cobwebs. Only one vegetarian option on the menu. Staff, however, are attentive and polite. If the owners spent some money refurbishing the hotel, it has the potential to be amongst the best in the country. But until they do, I would advise you to stay elsewhere.

Lovely weekend break

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at Billesley Manor at Easter and had a very lovely break. The hotel was beautiful and the staff friendly. I used some of the spa facilities which were very good and quiet too. We ate in the hotel restaurant and although the food is quite pricey it was worth it- delicious.

very friendly staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
A beautiful hotel, in a great setting with a wonderful driveway leading to the hotel courtyard. The setting and building was great and although there was a wedding being held at the hotel, the service in the bar and for bar snacks during the day was excellent. The leisure facilities were good although we were dissappointed for such a high quality hotel, they had omitted to fit a jucuzzi!!

A great selection of food and wine, perfect food although it was the hotel staff that really were what made our stay - they were all very friendly, helpful and willing to make our stay as comfortable as possible.

Top Local Tips for Alcester

Shakespeare's Houses We bought a ticket which enabled access to all five of Shakespeare's houses for £14, I think that we would have felt ripped off if we had paid individual prices to each house as there isn't a great deal to see in some of them. We particularly enjoyed visting Ann Hathaway's cottage and Mary Arden's House.

Shakespeare swatting Obviously, you must visit all the Shakespearean attractions in the nearby vicinity. Go to the theatre if you can get in to see the top actors/actresses.

See some Shakespeare whilst you are there, but book well in advance! Try to see a Shakespeare play, but remember to book well in advance

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  • Address: Billesley - Alcester - England - B49 6NF - United Kingdom
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