Travelling directly along a road from Stratford through the little village of Ettington you come to Ettington Chase, just off the main road. Whilst on the property you feel like you are in the middle of the countryside, and it is not possible to hear any traffic from the main road. The grounds are large and include a tennis court and small 3 holes of golf. The main building is beautiful, holding the suites and reception, but the main rooms, leisure facilities and restaurant are in a large extension which has been tastefully matched to the original building. There are plenty of parking spaces as well as a separate entrance to the rooms which was appreciated, as this meant you did not need to walk the long way round past the restaurant.
The room was tastefully decorated and fairly large, with several different storage areas. The bonus within the room was your own personal safe, an iron, ironing board and trouser press. Improvements could be made in bathroom, as there were several marks on the suite, but these did not impede its functionality. A warning: the shower is very powerful and can hit the other end of the bath, so do be careful! However, there is a bath mat provided. A nice touch was finding Earl Grey teabags in the refreshments, which are not often found at other hotels.
In our particular deal we had evening meals included, which we would definitely recommend. The menu is rather expensive, but we were able to order three courses within the £25 per person allowance, and all were very enjoyable! While we waited for the starter we were provided bread with oil and balsamic vinegar, which staved off any hunger. We did notice quite a few conference attendees, but Ettington Chase is advertised as a conference venue and as we were staying in the week there was several conferences each day. The breakfast buffet was also included with our package, and offered plenty of variety with some rather nice sausages.
The staff were all friendly, in particular the evening and breakfast managers were very efficient and personable. The check in and check out was very simple and quite quick which was perfect.
The leisure facilities were a bonus, and when we used them it was quiet. There was a reasonably well equipped gym as well as a sauna, which was located between the changing rooms. The only negative is that you need to go all the way to reception to pick up towels for the leisure facilities, which meant we had to walk through the conference attendees and then back again.
The location for this hotel is about ten minutes drive from Stratford-upon-avon with several pubs along the way. If you can get a deal then it's really good value, particularly with first night evening meal, leisure and breakfast all included.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Ettington Chase
- Ettington Chase Hotel Stratford-Upon-Avon