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Macdonald Swan's Nest Hotel
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Reviewed 6 January 2010

We stayed at the Swans Nest hotel for 4 nights over Christmas and would highly recommend this to anyone - the location was great, walking distance to everything you need to see & do in Stratford and close to local coach and train stations too. The rooms were spacious, clean, and comfortable, the bathrooms very clean with good showers too! Staff we seen were all friendly, and we really have absolutely nothing negative to say about our stay here. And it was great value for money for a 4* hotel over the Festive period.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 December 2009

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate my birthday. Bedroom was spacious and very clean. We stay in Stratford-upon-Avon about 7 times during each year and will definitely come back to the Swans Nest. Staff very friendly. Would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 December 2009

We spent 2 nights at the Swans Nest. The hotel is very well located for visiting Stratford Upon Avon. Our room was spacious and comfortable. We had a lovely Christmas Eve dinner at their sister hotel across the road. we woudl certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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GMAlveston, GM-Steve at Macdonald Swan's Nest Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2010

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Reviewed 16 December 2009

First time we have stayed in Stratford-upon-Avon so picked a Macdonald as we have stayed in many in Scotland. The Swans Nest is in an excellent location with a short walk over the pedestrian bridge to the town centre. The bedroom was quite small and had a musty smell on entering, the room was clean as was the bathroom (excellent shower).
Food very nice and good value for money, particularly the early bird menu. Staff very helpful and polite.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 December 2009

We are regular visitors to Stratford, usually renting a cottage, but for short stays we use hotels. We have stayed at most hotels in the area and know all the centrally located ones pretty well. This was our first visit to the Swan's Nest and we chose one of their superior "feature rooms". The room was clean and well appointed but no wow factor. The fact that the original wooden sash windows had been painted shut was a real minus point. So much for preserving the original features of the building.
A lot of money has apparently been spent renovating this hotel but it seems nothing has been done to address the noise problem of old extractor fans which are very intrusive. Our particular room had the noise of extractor fans, heavy traffic and bar room music, all going at once. No wonder the windows were painted shut!.
On the plus side, the staff were excellent. The restaurant is classy and the bar likewise.
It is, in our opinion, probably the the best hotel in Stratford town centre at the moment, but this is largely due to the poor standard of the others. (The Shakespeare has some really grim, prison like rooms and The Falcon is to be avoided at all costs. These places rely heavily on their great locations and we shudder to think what the busloads of foreign tourists must think of the poor accomodation).
Hopefully the current upgrading of the Thistle Hotel will give Stratford the 5 star hotel it badly needs.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 November 2009

The best Hotel i have stayed in stratford. Staff are Fantastic and the Hotel spotless.Location cannot be beaten. If you want a quality Hotel look no further

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 October 2009

Stayed for a theatre break. Good location, good food and friendly staff. Would recommend and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Macdonald Swan's Nest Hotel

Address: Bridgefoot, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Warwickshire > Stratford-upon-Avon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon
#12 Luxury Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon
Price Range: £71 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Swan's Nest Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 68
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