The Stratford, A QHotel

Address: Arden Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, CV37 6QQ, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Arden Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, is near Shakespeare's Birthplace, Mary Arden's House, The Shakespeare Centre, and The Shakespeare Express.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Stratford, A QHotel Stratford-upon-Avon

    Great food


    Although the rooms are a bit dated, they are clean. The staff were amazing and the food in the restaurant was great. Location was good also and there was plently of secured parking. Quite a cosy hotel. We were supposed to be meeting friends there and as they were ill, they did not make it. The hotel not only allowed our freinds to cancel without incurring any late cancellation fee, they also allowed us to cancel our final night there. I would say this hotel is good value for money.

    Wonderful hotel


    We stayed at the Straford Victoria in October for a long weekend break.

    This Hotel is excellent, we had very large rooms, the staff were first class, with a lovely atmosphere of warmth.

    The food in the restaurant was very good and very reasonable. The position is very central and with easy distance of everywhere.

    There are many wonderful eating places, but everywhere gets very booked up, so try to reserve in advance.

    Stratford generally is quite expensive, but you expect that at such a wonderful tourist resort.

    The wonderful Tudor homes are exquisite with Halls Croft, our favourite.

    Warwick castle is also a must.



    We came to this hotel after leaving the horrendous Holiday Inn Express in Bath (don't go there!) and were so relieved to be here. I felt like I could finally relax. Our room was HUGE, which was important with 3 small kids. The lawn in front of the hotel was a wonderful play place for the kids. Breakfast in the dining room was crowded, and the food was on par for the other 12 places we stayed during our 5 week journey. It was easy walking distance to the sights and tour busses - maybe 10 minutes walk. We loved it!

    Great character


    Stay at the Stratford Victoria for its central location in the town, we found loads to do there. It has a lot more character than most modern hotels and we liked the bedroom's comfortable bed.

    Dinner is the restaurant was very pleasant, with the staff very friendly and made us feel welcome. We'd definitely stay there again.

    Nice Hotel


    I stayed at the Victoria overnight on business. Nice hotel, no complaints and would stay again.

    Good hotel in central location


    We stayed at this hotel on a Friday and Saturday night at the end of October 2004. We are a couple with two children (ages 9 and 5). We stayed on a half board basis and paid in advance a half board supplement for the children. If you plan to eat dinner at the hotel this is much better value.

    We choose the hotel because it was in the centre of Statford and offered a family room that could accommodate two children.

    Parking at the hotel is excellent with very visible CCTV cameras. Check-in was efficient and the room was very clean and spacious. The bathroom was clean but cramped. Dark décor with framed tapestries in the room could be considered gloomy by some but is in keeping with the hotel's theme. The beds are comfortable (family rooms have two doubles), but I still woke up with an aching back. Like many hotels the room was very warm (look for the room thermostat for the radiator).

    The restaurant for dinner was very good, with good service, although we felt pressured to order on the second night. Dinner is expensive at £27 for the table d'hôte menu (hence the comment to book half board in advance) and the cheapest bottle of wine being £16.50 (wine quality is average). The table d'hôte menu offers a good choice with excellent desserts. The children's menu is £6.50 (excellent value as the quality is good) but a glass of lemonade is £1.50 (however, that is par for the course for Stratford - central London prices)

    Breakfast is not up to the standard of dinner, the immediate choice is limited for a four star hotel and food quality is average.

    Overall I would have little hesitation in recommending the hotel's accommodation and dinner in the restaurant, although like Stratford itself, extras are expensive.

    A bit on the gloomy side


    Willing staff, nice meals but the dining-room while having potential is rather cramped and has the most hideous furniture, the chairs weigh a ton and are hard to push back.

    There is very little in the way of lounge space to sit with friends in the evening and have a drink after dinner. We found it a bit on the gloomy side. The faux tapestries in the bedrooms are ugh!

    A Great Hotel


    We just returned from a tour of Britain and I must say the Stratford Victoria was wonderful. We only spent one night in Stratford with our three sons (ages 16,13,10) but wish we had spent two. The hotel is very impressive, clean and elegant and the rooms (and price) were great. The breakfast buffet was delicious. It's a quick stroll to the train station (easy even with luggage) and the town is right there. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive. Rick Steve's guide doesn't make much of Stratford but we found the town not nearly as "touristy" as he describes and the kids loved everything. Don't miss Warwick Castle either!

    Stratford Victoria is a winner


    The Stratford Victoria is a business class hotel with a wonderful location. Only 1 block from the train station and two blocks from the city center. We stayed in a family room that was quite large. A full English breakfast buffet is included in the rate. The Hotel was built in 1996, is in great condition, and was built in the style of much of the rest of the town.

    Beautiful accomodation


    myself and my partner stayed in the stratford Victoria for a calm relaxed weekend in STRATFORD. On arrival we were made extremely welcome, the room available as we had not booked was a twin double it was superbly decorated immaculate and clean. Absolute first class accomadation at a fair price. It completley made our full weekend in Stratford a memorable experience.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Stratford, A QHotel Stratford-upon-Avon

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Stratford-upon-Avon


    A travel blog entry by gandcsears on Oct 13, 2015

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    Left Heathfield this morning and drove Michelle and Grace to Heathrow, dropped them off at the Holiday Inn on the M4 and said our farewells.

    Our next stop was Cheryl's cousin, Sandra's place in Lodsworth near Petworth,Sussex. On arrival we had a quick coffee and after went to a nearby pub for lunch. After lunch ...

    Farewell to England. and lets bring on Spain!

    A travel blog entry by parkdel on Oct 09, 2015

    7 photos

    Our stay in the United Kingdom this time is only about five days. We had travelled fairly extensively throughout the British Isles on our last trip and we always had planned to head South. The few days here were really only for getting over jet lag and for playing golf. Having done that, we hit the road to head to Birmingham and our flights to Spain.

    Along the way we stopped at a charming English town ...

    Moving on, Scotland to Stratford via Peak District

    A travel blog entry by swanning_around on Jul 19, 2015

    61 photos

    ... small they are hardly visible but catch your eye somehow. It is as if the sky (and everything around)is pixillating. It made me feel quite dizzy, like having an attack of vertigo, and they pack a punch when they bite, bringing up a bright red spot about a million times their size. Despite applying thick layers of repellent I still had to take tablets to control the reactions. The only time they disappeared was in a strong wind.

    To balance the equation a little I ...

    Stratford-Upon Avon and a little Jane Austin

    A travel blog entry by reynauld on Jul 09, 2014

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    ... a small display, that lead you through to the house.

    We tour the Shakespeare residence. Your start is the apprentices rooms, and the rooms where John Shakespeare worked as a glovemaker. John was a gentleman of Stratford before his boy picked up a quill, and there were leather works next door. He received a heraldic design long before William.

    (Pictures for my leatherworking friends to come, as well as furniture ...

    All the world's a stage

    A travel blog entry by laceys.log on Oct 01, 2013

    1 comment, 20 photos

    ... we started out thinking we’d go back to the Townhouse since lunch was so nice but not far from our B&B we saw Carluccio’s and changed our minds. It’s one of Antonio Carluccio’s café/deli chain, it was a good call as we had a nice meal. And that was the end of another big sightseeing day.

    ****** Random facts learned today as we went around the historic houses, and in the bus commentary:

    * A bonfire comes from ...