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The Holiday Inn

Stratford-upon-Avon

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The name Holiday Inn always conjures up a bit of a poor perception in me if I’m honest and I tend not to expect great things.

The Holiday Inn in Stratford however is a very nice hotel. The location is very good being right on the edge of town so providing easy access into town. All the key attractions are just a short stroll away and the hotel it is set back from the road enough not to be disturbed by any traffic noise, despite being just off the main one way system as you enter Stratford.

The other bonus is the parking which is plentiful and secure so you don’t need to worry about anything when you arrive, making the whole experience much more hassle free.

Inside the Holiday Inn is modern and spacious and has lots of areas to sit and grab a coffee whilst you plan your day out in Stratford.

The rooms are modern, clean  and practical  and offer a good level of comfort when you need to re-charge you batteries.

The hotel is based on the banks of the Avon and on a nice day the grounds behind the hotel offer an outdoor seating area overlooking the river which is a nice treat and slightly unexpected when you view the hotel from the front.

There is a restaurant and access to good leisure facilities in the hotel and the food is of a good standard.

This hotel does have less character than other choices such as the Alveston Manor or the Shakespeare but it does offer a more modern smart style and it is very handily located with the bonus of plenty of parking.

I don’t think you would be disappointed by a stay in the Holiday Inn, however you may cast a jealous glance at some of the more character hotels that are more in keeping with Stratford’s charm.

    • Good location being just a short stroll away from town
    • Plenty of parking
    • Modern clean hotel
    • Leisure facilities
    • Comfortable & Clean
    • Lacking some of the character of some Stratford hotels
    • Often hosts business conferences during the week
  • A good hotel that is conveniently located for the town centre. Offers a good standard of accommodation and the efficiency of a modern chain-hotel. Lacking a little in character versus some of the other hotels in town.
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Premier Inn Central

Stratford-upon-Avon

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Stratford has seen three new budget hotels open in the space of a year. There are now two Premier Inn’s and a Travelodge in Stratford, offering hundreds of budget rooms for visitors who are looking to travel without breaking the bank.

These new budget hotels have made life difficult for the established B&B’s who offer a more characterful experience at great value but ultimately find it difficult to compete with the scale of the large budget chains.

We think the Premier Inn’s offer a good choice for visitors with great access to the town at some unbelievable prices. As both Premier Inn’s are brand new the rooms and facilities are like new and the central Premier Inn offers a great location, being located on the edge of the town centre.

A good budget alternative to the more pricey hotels in Stratford, whilst losing none of the convenience of location.

    • Good central Location
    • Newly constructed
    • Accommodation on a budget
    • You know what to expect from a Premier Inn
    • You could be in any Premier Inn
    • No parking, you need to park in the nearby public car park
    • Impacts the B&B’s which tend to lose out to the chains
  • The Premier Inn is one of two budget hotels in Stratford, both of which have been opened recently so still feel brand new.

    This is a hotel with few compromises in terms of location and offers suitable accommodation but it does things in a no frills way as you would expect.

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Premier Inn Waterways

Stratford-upon-Avon

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Stratford has seen three new budget hotels open in the space of a year. There are now two Premier Inn’s and a Travelodge in Stratford, offering hundreds of budget rooms for visitors who are looking to travel without breaking the bank.

The Premier Inn Waterways is set just to the north of Stratford town centre and as you would expect from the naming it is located a little further away from the action than the Premier Inn Central. That said it is still easily walkable into town and the building looks inviting and is set next to the canal which is a nice setting for the hotel.

Of the two Premier Inn’ s we would recommend the Waterways. Whilst it is slightly further out of town than the central Premier Inn, the setting on the canal and the convenience of on-site parking would make this our choice.

A good budget alternative to the more pricey hotels in Stratford, whilst losing none of the convenience of location.

    • Good location on the canal
    • Newly constructed
    • Accommodation on a budget
    • Parking (small additional charge)
    • You know what to expect from a Premier Inn
    • You could be in any Premier Inn
    • Impacts the B&B’s which tend to lose out to the chains
  • The Premier Inn is one of two budget hotels in Stratford, both of which have been opened recently so still feel brand new.

    This is a hotel with few compromises in terms of location and offers suitable accommodation but it does things in a no frills way as you would expect.

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Mercure Shakespeare Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon

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The Shakespeare Hotel is located next to the Guild Chapel in the town centre. Like the Church Street Townhouse, which is directly opposite the Shakespeare, it is in a fantastic central location ensuring you are right in the heart of Stratford for your stay.

You are literally round the corner from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and within a very short walk of all of the shops and attractions in town.

The Shakespeare Hotel is an absolutely fabulous building and offers bags of traditional charm, which wood paneled walls and fabulously creaky floorboards. You really can imagine this hotel being very similar when the bard lived up the street. If you want a taste of the real Shakespeare experience you should really enjoy your stay in the Shakespeare.

A cream team in the Shakespeare’s lounge is certainly a pleasant way to spend an hour or two whilst you watch people passing buy framed by the lead lined windows.

As with the some of the other town centre hotels the parking can be very limited and you often have to drive a little way from the hotel in order to park which can be a pain. In return for the minor hassle on arrival you do get a great location.

    • Central Location perfect as a base to explore Stratford
    • Bags of charm and a really authentic experience
    • Creaky floorboards can be annoying if you’re trying to get a good nights sleep
    • Parking can be an issue
  • A lovely hotel in a great location offering bags of character and charm. The Shakespeare is as much a slice of Stratford history as it is a hotel and it feels much more special as a result compared to some of the more modern formulaic hotels. If you hate creaky floorboards though you wont like the Shakespeare.
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The Church Street Townhouse

Stratford-upon-Avon

The Church Street Townhouse is a boutique hotel based right in the town centre opposite the Guild Chapel. The hotel is a popular bar and restaurant for that has opened it’s doors to guests wishing to stay the night. The hotel is a lovely boutique style hotel with only 12 rooms available so supply is limited.

This is a great choice if you want to be in the centre of town and prefer a livelier and more trendy hotel than some of the more traditional choices. That’s not to say the Church Street lacks charm, it is really nicely laid out and offers great food and a lovely place to have a glass or two of your favourite tipple.

The bar can get quite lively at times on a weekend as the Church Street is equally popular with locals and tourists which means demand for tables is often high so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

    • Central Location means you are right in the heart of Stratford
    • Boutique Hotel with unique character
    • Great bar and restaurant serves great food
    • Lively bar at the weekends – in a good way
    • Compact size means it can get quite busy
    • Central location means parking is limited and is not situated at the hotel being round the corner at a NCP car park. Residents do receive a discounted rate
    • May be more lively for those seeking tranquility

  • Nice alternative to the more chain style hotels with a really nice boutique style and a fantastic central location. Popular spot with locals means the bar and restaurant can get busy at peak times.

  • We don’t have a direct booking relationship with the Church Street Townhouse but we would still heartily recommend it.

    You can contact them on 01789 262222.

Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel

Stratford-upon-Avon

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The Alveston Manor Hotel is in a superb location, it is within easy walking distance of the town centre and short stroll away from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre whilst being set in its own grounds. It lies to the south of the town just over the famous Clopton Bridge providing a more peaceful retreat than some of the more central hotels.

The Alveston Manor is a lovely period building and lies in its own considerable grounds of its own with ample car parking to save any hassle on your arrival.

This hotel boast some lovely traditional features and has bags of style, whilst still offering plenty of modern luxury such as the vital health club which offers modern equipment and a large swimming pool. For those after a more sedate pace of life the traditionally panelled bar with open fire is a certainly a pleasant way to spend some time before heading into the town.

The Alveston Manor is certainly many people first choice when booking a hotel in Stratford and often plays host to weddings and special occasions with the garden offering fantastic photo opportunities.

If you are looking for a nice hotel with a fantastic location you are unlikely to be disappointed.

  • The Alveston Manor Hotel is a great choice for anyone planning a stay in Stratford. It is in a fantastic location, central enough to walk into town but set in outs grounds and further enough from the hustle and bustle for a peaceful nights sleep.
    • Location, Location, Location
    • Vital health club on site
    • Characterful building
    • Parking
    • Price is reflecting the fact that this is one of Stratfords premier hotels
    • Old building so can be a little creaky
    • The road that provides access to the hotel can get congested at busy times
    • Can charge residents to park – check first
  • A characterful hotel that provides all you need for a lovely stay in Stratford. Often the default choice for those that like a quality hotel in a great location
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The Welcome Hotel, Spa & Golf Club

Stratford-upon-Avon

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The Welcombe hotel is based a short distance from Stratford town centre, set in midst of the delightfully peaceful Welcombe hills. The hotel is a magnificent Jacobean style affair which is surrounded by 157 acres of spectacular countryside.

The Welcombe boasts some superb facilities with a newly built Spa that offers some truly fantastic facilities, not to mention the fantastic golf course that once played host to the European Seniors Ryder tour event which is laid out in the grounds at the front of the hotel. After driving up the winding private drive, getting glimpses of the course you arrive at the main car park which offers a view of the surrounding Welcombe hills.

The Weclombe is a traditional hotel with some delightful rooms with open fires and lovely period paneled rooms. One thing that is thoroughly modern is the recently built spa, which offers a really relaxing and refreshing environment to re-energise weary travelers.  There is  a first class swimming pool that looks stunning surrounded by heated loungers and footspas allowing you to unwind between swims. There are sauna and steam rooms as well as some more unusual touches such as tropical showers and relaxation rooms with ceilings lined with lights to give the appearance of a stary night sky.

There is also a relatively small but bright and modern, well equipped gym that has a range of modern exercise machines that can offer you all the challenge you need, along with a range of free weights and exercise mats. There are also a range of excercise classes on offer held withing a modern exercise suite . We particularly enjoyed the outside spa pool that is enclosed in glass on all sides but is uncovered you you can get a great view of the sky whilst relaxing in a warm spa with hydration jets.

A truly luxurious hotel in a fantastic location.

  • The Welcombe is a superb hotel, there is no doubt that for most people arriving at this hotel would be a great start to a short break or a longer holiday. The main highlights are : 
    • Beautiful setting and stunning looking hotel
    • Peaceful and away from the any noise or traffic
    • Spa is really nice and adds a great feature to an already great hotel
    • Magnificent 18 hole golf course
    • Beautiful formal gardens and outstanding setting
    • Tennis courts
  • There really isn’t a lot to complain about with this hotel but it will really come down to what you are looking for from your stay.

    • Slightly too far from Stratford town centre to encourage you to walk in, especially if the weather isnt great. You are not that far out but if you want to be in the centre of things this probably isn’t the hotel for you
    • Good things come at a price and this isn’t the cheapest hotel in Stratford
  • In our opinion the Welcombe is definitely one of the best hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon. The Spa is an absolute treat and it’s hard not to be impressed with the beautiful setting that this hotel can boast. The only negative for us is the distance to town which is an very short taxi ride but does mean popping back to drop some shopping into your hotel room isn’t as convenient as some other hotels we have featured. If that isn’t a concern then we think you will love this hotel.
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