Whilst this wasn't the worst hotel I have ever stayed in... It was a long long way from being the best.
You cannot deny that the setting of the hotel is beautiful, and as you drive up to the front doors, you could quite happily imagine yourself to be in a period drama.
However... When you open your car door... That's where the romance stops.
The smell of sewage is quite prominent in many of the outside areas, despite the place being immaculate.
When we got to our room (the staff we met incidentally were all polite and friendly)... We felt we were staying in a rather second rate Premier Inn. The furnishing was low grade and the whole room was very bland. Certainly not the standard you would expect with a fantastic building such as this.
We were lucky enough to be in Stratford on one of the hottest days of the summer.... Unless of course you were staying in a room with no air conditioning like we were.
Food was average...It was nice enough for dinner but certainly not a destination venue for food. Breakfast was a limited re-heated buffet and on the first morning when my wife had to dine alone (I was working locally) she had to wait 10-15 minutes before she was even asked what she would like to drink.
Overall... Not impressed and clearly doesn't meet the expectations promised on the website
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 16th Century, four-star Billesley Manor Hotel has 72 bedrooms and sits in 11 acres of beautiful countryside just outside the medieval town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. Visit the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, discover the myths and magic of Warwick Castle, then enjoy a quiet moment in the hotel’s library, where legend claims that Shakespeare penned As You Like It.A beautiful country retreat with a Health & Leisure Club that features an indoor pool and outdoor tennis court. The hotel also has a listed 100-year-old topiary garden and fountain. The 2 AA Rosette Stuart Restaurant serves modern British food made from seasonal, local produce. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Stratford Upon Avon
- Stratford Upon Avon Barcelo