The Shakespeare Hotel, Stratford upon Avon
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Shakespeare Hotel
Good in partsfrom Paul
Loved the Shakespeare!from JulieBStarkville
A real treatfrom casaianda
Like the previous reviewer we were given a Junior Suite instead of the standard Double we had booked - and only paid GBP78 including excellent English Breakfast that we had in the restaurant. Doubt many people actually pay the rack rate of GBP200 for the room. The room was very spacious with a massive bed, 2 TVs - one in the bedroom section and one in the very comfortable living area - mini bar, generous hospitality tray and large bathroom; it was spotlessly clean and had a superb view over the old roofs of Stratford.
We ate in the restaurant where the 3 Course Table d´Hote menu cost GBP26 p.p. - not cheap but high quality food and service, and beautiful setting. Breakfast was a good starter Buffet (fruit juices, fresh fruits, cereals, yoghourts, meats, cheeses etc.) with main course cooked to order in the kitchen; as well as the conventional English Breakfast there were other dishes such as Smoked Haddock.
The hotel is ideally situated in the centre of Stratford - close to the shops and tourist locations such as Shakespeares House.
All in all, we really enjoyed our stay and wouldn´t hesitate to return or recommend to anyone.
Room 101from A TripAdvisor Member
Lovely hotel, one sniffy barmanfrom conthemon
That aside - lovely place. Highly recommended.
Charming but mediocre servicefrom carol120401
The hotel is in a great location and beautiful to look at with many of its original tudor features.
However, the room we stayed in "Merchant of Venice" was poky and overlooked the roof of the kitchen which meant we were subjected to banging plates, shouts etc etc from about 7am in the morning and again during the evening until about 11pm. The air conditioning was totally useless and the room was stuffy.
The gap under the door allowed a very nasty draught in and we ended up laying cushions in front of it. The facilities were ok: small portable TV, hospitality tray but nothing to write home about.
We arrived for a 2pm check-in and our room wasn't available until gone 3 and despite being told several times it'll be 5 more minutes, it was over an hour. We dined out at 2 lovely restaurants and going on the quality of the expensive breakfast, I'm glad we did! Breakfast service was very slow as well.
The car park staff were excellent and although there was a £5.00 per night charge, they allowed you to double park your car, kept your keys and shuffled cars around to make sure no-one had to use the public car park. I was a little alarmed to find my car sitting with its engine running across the entrance whilst they were moving another though!
All in all, this hotel has obviously been awarded its 4 star status due to its location and not for its quality or facilities.
Would I stay here again? Very unlikely.
Charming, traditional hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Room wasn't spectacular but was clean and cosy with a nice bathroom and good shower.
The only complaint we had was the poor service at breakfast. On both mornings we didn't receive what we ordered and despite asking the waiter to sort this out, had to wait a very long time and they still didn't get it right.
The location was perfect though - very central and close to great bars and restaurants. The Garrick pub is excellent and the landlord very friendly. We ate at the Lamb which was very good and also the Oppo which is part of the same group and also good.
We would stay at this hotel again.
great location....from meesterbond
My only let downs were breakfast which was so slow and didnt taste that good compared to other hotels. The breakfast staff seemed so disorganised and made us late for checkout on our last day. When I called reception that breakfast had delayed my checkout I was rudely told that breakfast finished at 9:30 but I explained that I didnt get served till 10am and therefore didnt finish till 10:15...so they allowed us a miserly 30 minutes extra time for checkout. Any good hotel would of allowed at least an hour considering it was their fault. I would of scored the hotel much higher otherwise
Great Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Room was ok, stayed in 110, did not have a view out the window, except of other windows and was a little on the small side for the price paid. However was very clean and cleaned every day.
Didnt have any hot water on the first night or morning due to the boiler breaking down, but have to allow for these things to happen.
Breakfast was included in our price which i'm glad about as £14.95 for their breakfast was a rip off, not very nice at all ended up going out for breakfast the next two mornings.
Bar was very expensive and only had one round thankfully and the pints wern't that great.
Overall I would say this is a good hotel and would recommend to others if they could get a good deal on the price and please check the location of your room first.
Fantastic Looking Hotelfrom Anglotraveller
Top Local Tips for Stratford upon Avon
Good restaurant If you get the chance, go for a meal at Vintners on Sheep Street - it's fab!
Good walk Nice walk past Trinity church (see Shakespear's grave) then along to foot bridge and back along opposite side of river along "the rec". Good views of theatre. If you are going to the theatre and want a meal it pays to make a reservation beforehand!
Parking Parking is tricky in the central area. On street parking is either residents only or 2 hour stays max 7 days a week. The outer areas have unrestricted parking on Sundays.
Other names for The Shakespeare Hotel
- shakespeare hotel stratford
- mercure stratford upon avon
- accor stratford upon avon
- Address: Chapel Street - Stratford upon Avon - England - CV37 6ER - United Kingdom
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