The hotel building itself is very impressive but even that is overshadowed by the beautiful location, views and scenery surrounding it.
It is a pleasant 15 minute stroll into the center of Stratford-Upon-Avon, either on a pavement next to the road, or a public footpath across some fields. And 5 minutes in the other direction leads up a hill to a stone oblisque with more great views.
We were there on a bargain golfbreak (although I didn't golf) so our room was probably smaller than average and a little bit dated, but well worth the price.
And the spa was fantastic. You get access to the pools (there is a mini outdoor pool in an internal open courtyard ) and heat treatment rooms (with laconium and ice rub as well as the usual sauna and steam rooms) with the hotel stay. I didn't book any additional treatments as I didn't have time.
Dinner service was a bit slow, but we weren't really in a rush and it was worth the wait when it arrived. And we had to share the bar with two sets of wedding guests over the weekend so the queues were longer than ideal, but still no real hardship.
This is a short review as I thought I'd let actions speak for themselves - I liked the hotel, setting and spa so much that I've booked to go back there with a friend in July.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking