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“Arden Hotel Stratford Upon Avon.”
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The Arden Hotel
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

I was a guest at the Arden Hotel for Christmas it was an excellent stay the Managers made you most welcomed the food was excellent as well,I would like to make a special mention to Oliver and Ben, French waiters who were very good and Damien the Manager and the rest of the waiting staff and Chef a big thank you,the room I was in was excellent.I will be staying next year again Besy Wishes.Geoff Smith.

Room Tip: Very friendly and helpful all good rooms
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We booked the Christmas package some months ago and didn't really know what to expect. It turned out to be a wonderful three days of pampered friendly service and outstanding meals. Both the Christmas lunch and the Boxing Day dinner were four course extravaganzas of gourmet level meals. In fact, all the meals were superb. The waiters were courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. The rooms were very comfortable and again all of the staff from the reception desk to the room service were very cheery and helpful. There's very little that we could criticize .... maybe the rooms were a touch overly warm but that just added to the cozy atmosphere. The fact that this excellent hotel is across the road from the a Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre is yet another added bonus. We will most certainly be back later in the year when we return to Stratford to see some plays.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are very good but the ones towards the back facing Chapel Lane or the car park are...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

We stayed 2 nights here on a pre-Christmas and pre-baby break. Stratford is very pretty at Christmas with the lights and old building make it feel very quaint. We were in the Sumach room on the very top floor as I had requested a quiet room on a top floor. The room was lovely, a good size with a really comfy king size bed. The pillows and bedding were great and we slept really well both nights. The bathroom was a bit tight though, with a shower over a bath which I struggled to get into as the side of the bath was very high. It was quite noisy in the bathroom too as there was an air system. Another negative we didn't realise on booking was that the room we were given had an adjoining door to another room, and therefore we could hear conversations from that room. Fortunately, our neighbours were generally quiet and it wasn't an issue. However, if I was to stay again I would request a room without adjoining door. Breakfast was tasty, you could request whatever you wanted really. The location of the hotel is perfect, being only a short walk to he shops and town centre. It is opposite the RSC theatre too. Hotel has a decent sized car park, so this wasn't a worry. Free wifi, which worked with no problems was a bonus too.

Room Tip: High floor. Ask for no adjoining door in the room.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Very nice hotel, in front of the Shakespeare theatre.

Nice tea afternoon and nice breakfast.

Modernize not so long ago, offers very nice rooms, great service and very comfortable. It was slightly warm for my test in general.

Very high standards for English Hotel that I have had to stay in.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

We wanted to see the Christmas market and lights so booked a night here. Our room was lovely with a fantastic bathroom, deep bath and walk in shower. Even had fresh fruit in the room and a fridge with fresh milk. Our evening meal was a Christmas menu and as we ate a choir of six young men sang beautifully. Breakfast was excellent. Staff were gorgeous. We were in Elder room. Very nice too.

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Reviewed 6 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed a single night. Recently updated hotel. Lovely modern and tasteful. Very clean, wonderful bar, restaurant. Free and fast wifi. Staff very helpful, great breakfast. Car park is easily missed so call the hotel and they give you better directions than your satnav! If you're staying in Stratford, stay here it's great!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed at The Arden Hotel ,in the Spruce room for two nights, to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The room was of a very good standard, but some people may say it was a little on the small side. The bathroom was clean, but the bath had what looked like burn marks in the enamel on bottom of it. A little moan for us was that there was no natural lighting in the bathroom and the extractor fan didn't work. The bathroom floor was like a block of ice to walk barefoot on (underfloor heating on the next refurbishment?). Breakfast was adequate but there was something lacking, the atmosphere was bland and the buffet selection could be improved. Cooked breakfast was average, and for £20.00 if you are not B&B is quite shocking. We had dinner on the first night and the food was just average. In an almost empty restaurant we had a couple seated right next to us, which ruined what was supposed to be a romantic meal. Service was very erratic and although the staff were lovely, it wasn't a smooth operation for a hotel of this calibre. There are plenty of dining options nearby so this would no way detract from the overall hotel experience.

The location of the Hotel was fantastic, situated opposite the Swan theatre. The reception staff were very professional and friendly and I loved the muted décor, including the tree wallpaper on the rambling corridors. The bed and linen were fantastic and led to a really good nights sleep. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it. One final thing, newspapers are not complimentary in the mornings, which considering the price of the rooms would be a nice gesture.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Arden Hotel

Address: 44 Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Warwickshire > Stratford-upon-Avon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 29 Hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon
Price Range: £94 - £259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Arden Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of historic Stratford-upon-Avon, directly opposite the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company Theatres, the Arden Hotel has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment to create an elegant and sophisticated 45-bedroom boutique-style hotel. The transformed Arden Hotel opened its doors in July 2010, and is fast becoming the flagship destination in the redeveloped World Class Stratford, enticing Shakespeare aficionados and theatre-goers from all over the globe.The luxuriously renovated Arden boasts the chic new Waterside Brasserie, a stylish Champagne Bar and spacious suites with beautiful views over the River Avon, providing an inspirational backdrop for your trip, whether for business or pleasure.Set in glorious Warwickshire, the Arden Hotel with its large car park is an ideal base for exploring some of England’s most famous and picturesque countryside, including the charming villages of the Cotswolds, the bountiful Vale of Evesham and the ancient market town of Warwick with its awe-inspiring castle. ... more   less 
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