Mercure Stratford-Upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel
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In the 1990s, when I trotted off to Japan, my sister went to Stratford upon Avon to study Shakespeare. It is a really cool thing to do. First, everyone should go overseas to live. I think my country would be much better off if more of my fellow citizens had spent more than a week or two away from home. Second, to go somewhere and study what …
... all about Hidcote Manor Garden just 4 miles away. The American Lawrence Johnston and his mother settled in Britain in 1900. He became a citizen and fought in the Boer War. His mother married and bought Hidcote Manor Estate built in the 1600's. The area had strong ties to the Arts and Crafts movement. Lawrence decided to turn the field around the house (10 acres) into gardens in the Arts and ...
Travelled from Edinburgh to Warwick. Visited Warwick Castle and Ann Hathaways birthplace. Ann Hathaway was the wife of William Shakespeare. She was 10 years older than him. Stayed at the Hilton hotel and had our farewell dinner. I ended up with laringytis and ...
... It is a listed building that the owners run as a B&B. The garden is lovely and we have a outdoor area to sit and enjoy the sunshine, which has been plentiful, much to the local's delight - they are sure Summer has arrived. The village boasts an 800 year old church and 600 year old stone bridge and is situated on the Avon river. Monday we spent in Stratford, soaking up the medieval history through the well preserved architecture. There are so many ...
... the Cotswolds so tomorrow we will go forth from here to explore the countryside. Our accomodation here isn't the best so we will only be here for a night and maybe tomorrow will go as far as Gloucester so we have time for a good look around. Funny hearing the different accents and so far have managed to detect those from our friends back ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Stratford-Upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel
The room was very nice, but the hotel staff honestly didn't seem like they were used to dealing with tourists, for all that it is a hotel named Shakespeare in Stratford. Breakfast was fair at best, and service was not good at all. Again, nice room; just not sure it was a good value for the money.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Stratford-Upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel
We stayed here for 2 nights in February 2005. It was during a cold snap -- it snowed while we were there. Overall -- a positive experience, but I'd consider a cheaper place next time.
We stayed here for a birthday weekend and it was perfect. The hotel is in a perfect location to walk to anywhere within stratford. The staff were friendly and we had afternoon tea which was lovely. The room was very impressive and comfortable with a nice bathroom. I would highly recommend staying here on a special occasion.
Came for a weekend break and couldn't have picked a more fantastic hotel. Staff were excellent, room was delightful with wooden beamed ceilings and walls etc.
Unfortunatley didnt have dinner in the restaurant but the buffet breakfast was wonderful.
The location was ideal for the sight seeing and shopping, a must hotel for every Shakespere lover!!
Had decided to treat us to a weekend away in Stratford upon Avon?
Great hotel in central Stratford
Great hotel with very friendly service. The public areas were outstanding, nice big roaring fires, comfy leather sofas giving a cosy atmosphere especially as we stayed in winter. The food and drinks were slightly expensive and the rooms, although comfortable, were a little out of keeping with the rest of the hotel. The bathroom was luxurious but the rest of the room was more basic. Would definitely stay there again.
We chose to stay at this hotel for one night in June, purely because I'd heard that Stratford-Upon-Avon is such a beautiful place - and it certainly is - superbly picturesque! Compared to other hotels in the area, this one had the most character, and it is definitely in the best location as everything is in walking distance.
This hotel was easy to access via car (with a plan and a map of Stratford). Parking was an additional 5GBP/day. The room was a good size, clean, and in a very very old building in Stratford. Large lounge areas downstairs and a really excellent breakfast (both cooked and buffet) served in un airconditioned room. We weren't sure the breakfast would be included with a priceline bid, so we called before breakfast and were pleasantly surprised that it was.
Best atmosphere. Great service. Nice location.
If you are a real Shakespeare fan, you can't beat this place for atmosphere. It is right near where Shakespeare's New Place used to be...in fact, it is often used as an example of what New Place might have looked like.
GREAT food, wonderful service. It is a short walk to the Theatres.
I would recommend it to anyone looking for a real Shakespeare experience.
We used to stay at the Arden (now Thistle) which has a better location, but the Shakespeare Hotel is a bit better all around except for that.
Great Place to Stay
Gorgeous hotel in heart of Shakespear country. Went for 1yr anniversary with husbund. Rooms were very romantic even if ours backed onto carpark the decor was so sumptious and luxurious we didn't care!
Breakfast was very scrummy in intimate restaurant.
Great Hotel located in the central area many places to walk and shop nearby.
The entire Cotswold area is really a nice place to visit. I did little research on the area but I will deffinately go back again someday. The ponds and the attmosphere are very serene.