FIrst time visitor to Stratford and looking to a hotel within proximity of the Theatre. Turns out not to be as close as the Premier or the Arden - which is right opposite the RSC - but is still within reasonable walking distance. We had a Q room featuring a King size bed with lots of pillows and this gets a big yes tick for comfort. Also plus marks for 'complimentary' fresh milk, only one small but nonetheless welcome wine and lager bottles, real coffee and some nuts and good free wi fi (some hotels please take note). BUT, a single small window with dismal natural lighting coupled with a low ceiling created a dim and claustrophobic feeling which was not helped by a style of interior in a kind of clunky pseudo boutique come traditional mix.... didn't work for us. Also the bathroom was too small. The low ceiling and ugly decor effect was repeated in the breakfast room and elsewhere. A busy buffet breakfast in an uninspiring setting was made more alienating by some rather glaring service defects (such as only one toaster machine with the all too frequent problem of under toasted bread in one slow conveyor journey and burnt toast if you run it through again) and terrible piped musak. I also agree with those critical of a five pound parking charge, surely it should be included. Something of a factory hotel with aspiring four star pricing not matched to the actuality would be my assessment. Next time we will try one of the others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chic and sophisticated, this delightful hotel is the epitome of good taste. And we don't just mean our heavenly restaurant, Quills. Following our £7 million refurbishment, the décor is oh so contemporary and absolutely gorgeous. The extravagant rooms take you to a place beyond comfort. Centrally located, a stroll away from great shopping, theatres and attractions, and 2 minutes from the train station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Stratford, a q Hotel Stratford-Upon-Avon
- The Stratford a Qhotel
- Stratford a Qhotel Upon Avon
- Stratford Victoria Hotel