Ettington Chase Hotel

Banbury Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, CV37 7NZ, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Stratford-upon-Avon

Whincombe to Birdlip

A travel blog entry by lesdowson

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Glorious weather (to hot for some) all the tourist attractions were packed with visitors. The inn I stayed at last night were hopeless 08.30 breakfast meant that's when the chef got up, didn't get going till 10. 21 miles and 5000ft of ascent , I'm well and truly cream crackered, be glad of an easy 15 ...

Shakespeare's Home

A travel blog entry by ldschaub

2

After a did my fair share of sleeping from the jet lag, and Logan spent the morning at the gym, we decided to make a day trip at Shakespeare's hometown. It is only about an hour and half from Stafford so it would make for an easy day trip.
As soon as we were off the motorway, we ended up on a two lane road that ran between numerous farms, including one with llamas! It made it difficult to drive without going off the road since I was sightseeing while driving. We ...

Stratford on Avon

A travel blog entry by gwitherington

27

... The Virginia Lodge turned out to be in an ideal location, quite close to the centre of town, and absolutely adorable. I have the attic room. It is just charming. This morning, I woke up to granola and yogurt and an American coffee (not a bad go at it either). I had decided to walk around for a few hours exploring prior to meeting up with a guided walking tour recommended by Rick Steves, my trustee guide book. About 600 meters into my exploration, I ...

Titus Andronicus--Might Want to Skip Dinner

A travel blog entry by cphenly

1

... some of us were awaiting the performance of this play with some trepidation, as the RSC issued a warning letter that has been sent to everyone who bought tickets about the graphic nature of the violence. (If you're unfamiliar with Titus, it's Shakespeare's bloodiest play--and that's going some, since he wrote Macbeth and Hamlet, at the end of both of which the stages are littered with dead bodies! You can read ...

Day 5 - Stratford Upon Avon

A travel blog entry by rebeccacline

... the term "When Pigs Fly?" I swear he took a flying leap from the opposite corner of the yard when he saw the kitchen scraps a girl brought out.) The guys really liked the falconer and his Eagle Owl. The Owl was huge and the presentation was very entertaining. Shakespeare's Birthplace was next - the house he and Anne lived in and had their children before he went to London. It was a horrible crush - we managed to get into the middle of a group of international students, so ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located on Banbury Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon, is near Stratford Town Walk, Swan Theatre, The River Avon, and Compton Verney.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Ettington Chase Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon

    What a great find

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    I have just spent a very relaxing weekend at Ettington chase. The facilities are excellent value for money.

    The buffet breakfast and leisure facilities are superb. I could not fault the staff they were both friendly and attentive. This is my first stay at Ettington chase and i will definatly be returning.

    Beautiful Surroundings

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    I stayed at Ettington Chase for a weekend away and immediately upon arrival was impressed by the scenic grounds in which it is situated. The staff were all more than willing to help and the leisure facilities, food and overall atmosphere were all out of this world. I would definately have no hesitations in returning.

    Institution in the middle of nowhere!

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    We found the hotel lacking in character and more like an institution. Our double bedroom was small, with the bed pushed up against one wall causing me to have to crawl up the bed to get in!

    The breakfast was adequate but the restaurant impersonal with everyone sharing huge circular tables. On arrival we were told that the restaurant was closed for the weekend. Bar snacks were available in the bar area but tables to eat on were in short supply. We had to eat over the road at the Chequers Inn which fortunately saved the weekend as it was excellent!

    The leisure facilities available were its saving grace, but if you were here for a romamtic weekend, forget it! Boring conference weekend? Perfect!

    Clean, friendly and spacious.

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    Set in enormous, well-kept grounds, this hotel is actually a conference centre as well. It therefore lacks a little character, but is clean, friendly and has a swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi, as well as a therapy centre for massage etc. It is 5 minutes walk from the village of Ettington, where there are 2 nice traditional pubs, serving good food...one is Chequers and one is the White Lion.

    Comfortable beds, clean, overly powered shower which kind of sand-blasts you clean, TV, tea and coffee making facilities (ie kettle and cups and spoons!).

    Very nice buffet style breakfast.

    Cost me 60 per night for a double room in Sept 2005.

    Decent conference venue

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    As a conference centre, which would seem to be its primary role, Ettington Chase is excellent: good facilities, good service, good food.

    As a hotel? Less impressive. Bedrooms are relatively large, quite comfortable, but pretty spartan - think slightly-more-upmarket Travelodge, and you wouldn't be far wide of the mark. And the overall ambience (full of often large and loud conference groups) would certainly detract from it if you were travelling independently.

    Great rooms & facilities, ambiance may disappoint the unwarned

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    This is a conference centre, with the good rooms and facilities of a plush modern hotel, but with the larger size and slightly impersonal ambiance of a conference centre. It is clean, well-maintained and decorated, with extensive lanscaped grounds.

    Great place to stay

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    We recently stayed at Ettington and had a fantastic time, excellent value for money considering all the amneities available and the brilliant breakfast. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and we will definately be returning

    Excellent hotel

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    I stayed at this hotel for a weekend in October-04 and would highly recommend it for a relaxing weekend.

    It's true that this hotel does have a slightly impersonal feel to it due to the sheer expanse of the place (it's huge!). However, you can't fault it for comfort and the amenities (pool, snooker tables, gym are superb). The breakfasts were out of this world, but expect to share your table with lots of others!

    It's an easy 10-minute drive into Stratford-upon-Avon, so a good base for exploring the area.

    Great staff - friendly hotel

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    This hotel is clearly geared towards conferences and as long as you take that on board this is a great hotel. The bar was not open when we arrived but they quickly and happily arranged drinks for us, the restaurant was not open on the Friday and Saturday evening which for us was not a problem as we had been warned that might be the case and we had planned to eat out anyway, however other guests that had come for a weekend leisure break were clearly disappointed.The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable with large beds, the leisure facilities are wonderful and the breakfast is very tasty and plentiful. A good spot for exploring Stratford and the surrounding area but peaceful if you do not want to be in the hub of it all. Would I stay here again? Yes

    Not Child Friendly!

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    Ettington Chase is a nice conference hotel.Good facilities etc BUT try booking a room at the weekend when they cater for families having a night or two away when they do not have conferences going on and although they make a point of saying they have superb leisure facilities ie pool etc Children are not allowed to use them. They dont tell you that until you have arrived. appalling!!!

    Do not use this establishment

    TripAdvisor Reviews Ettington Chase Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good