On arrival at the Victoria Spa Lodge we were taken away by how quaint it was! We were greeted by the owner who was lovely but didn't really give us any information on how to get anywhere except giving us a Park and Ride leaflet.
On the website it states it is a 20 minute rural walk into the town centre-it is definitely half an hour and we walk pretty quickly! The walk is down the canal which is nice however the majority is surrounded by industrial buildings and a very strong smell of petrol.
Our room was a great size, and there is a TV (though we did not use it) and tea, coffee and biscuits which was a nice touch. The bed was very comfortable and we had some good nights sleep but we were completely let down by the state of the bathroom. It had obviously not been cleaned before we arrived as there were long black hairs stuck to the shower wall, hairs all over the sink and the shower was very mouldy indeed. It was also very hard to get the water the correct temperature it was either scolding hot or cold.
The breakfast was good but I think served far too early at the weekend-the latest time being 9am. I would expect this to be extended to 10am at the weekend.
Sadly I don't think I would stay here again given the location and being let down by cleanliness. It is also the same price as a lot of the B&Bs which are a stones throw away from the centre.
- Also Known As:
- Victoria Hotel Stratford Upon Avon