we waited years to visit. when we were young it was too expensive, but now our time came and we booked a four poster room (2). First surprise - you have to pay to park. then a queue at reception- with just one receptionist whilst other staff looked on from the office.
generally corridors in the old part of the building grubby and dark. old and dirty not characterful.
The rooms a bit the same. chipped paint, cracked floor tiles in bathroom, broken window with sharp glass i bathroom, dirty and calcified bath with mould and dirty grouting to tiles, and mould on main room windows where it would have taken more than a quick wipeover to clean (see pics)
Then its a wedding hotel and a family reunion was taking place in the bar (beneath this room) til the early hours.
Breakfast was crowded. why does a kipper cost 2.50 more than a full english - and where else would you have to sign for the extra before they let you have it!
altogether a shabby place, trading on its position, and nothing like other macdonald properties i've stayed in.
there's lots of hotels in stratford - i'd give this one a miss when i go next.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel is one of the finest ---4-star hotels in Warwickshire, offering great luxury accommodation in one of the most beautiful and historic parts of England. Set in the very heart of Shakespeare Country, and in close proximity to beautiful Cotswold villages, the historic Alveston Manor Hotel is set in its own grounds just 5 minutes walk from all the cultural attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon. With luxurious bedrooms and a Vital Health Club & Spa this is the perfect destination for those looking for a relaxing or romantic break away. ... more less
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