I'm not sure why the Townhouse is listed under B&B's and inns. It is a fully-fledged boutique hotel, competing head-to-head with the best hotels in Stratford - and winning by a mile, in my view. The location is perfect - five minutes' walk to the theatre - and the building is full of elegance and charm. We spent two very comfortable nights in one of the mid-priced rooms (No 11), which exceeded expectations at this price. The king-size bed and linen were top-class, as were the bathroom fittings and excellent shower. There were many 'extras' worthy of a five-star hotel, such as iron plus board, hair curlers, top quality toiletries, DVD-player, cafetiere, and even a mini-decanter of port (replaced next day) with delicious home-made shortbreads. We had to remind them of the promised complementary half-bottle of champaign, but this arrived promptly with an apology. Breakfast is a la carte and includes luxury items such as eggs Benedict and salmon omelet. So why only four stars? Well, the bedrooms are quite small (apart from the top-priced ones) and the wardrobe/drawer space would be inadequate for anyone staying more than a couple of days. Lighting is too dull to read by, and there was some traffic noise. But this is a well-run establishment, and the staff are charming and efficient. We will have no hesitation in staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This recently refurbished boutique hotel is housed in a 400 year old listed building in the heart of Stratford upon Avon. Located opposite Shakespeare's school, among the ancient half-timbered buildings the town is famous for and only 2 minute's walk to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. This is THE place for a pre-theatre supper - local pianists play at 5.30pm daily and the atmosphere is great. The 12 funky en-suite bedrooms vary in size, cost and view. Try for a room at the front of the building for the perfect view. Great food is served all day, through till 10pm in this buzzy neighbourhood bistro with Afternoon Tea a particular favorite. Champagne Happy Hour is every Friday at 5pm and the bar is packed with a great, upmarket local crowd. The staff make the place and nothing is too much trouble. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Church Street Townhouse Hotel Stratford-Upon-Avon