The Stratford, A QHotel
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I've read so many books set in old Oxford--so excited to be there! It was exactly as I pictured it. We had a 3 hour walking tour thru the University & it's many colleges. Really gorgeous. We got to walk into one college, don't remember the name until I download my pics. I have to admit I was most excited to see the Bodleian Library. It's so old …
Cambridge is bedlam today. Many streets are blocked to traffic as this is the weekend parents bring their bright young things to settle into the colleges as the new academic year begins for first year students.
It's a great place to be, but a little too many people for us. We'd prefer to come back and explore when there's less people …
... all my stuff. I needed to return the car so I had to get all my goodies out. I had no idea where AVIS was so I checked in my folder and there was a postcode, so I put that in and the GPS took me to the door about 5 minutes away. I caught the AVIS shuttle back to Terminal 5, went downstairs and caught the 423 bus back to the lodge. I was really pleased that I had managed to work this part out as I was a bit worried of the logistics of returning the car ...
Today was quite warm by UK standards and Derek and I had a pleasant walk along the canal in the morning before joining the Grimer family for a very tasty Sunday roast lunch. Rob and Fi then took us to Croome Park, an 18th century country house and estate where we enjoyed a walk through the house and grounds. Rob then dragged me out into the fields to go blackberry picking and Derek and I dropped in for a chat with Lesley's parents, Ray and Doreen, before supper and a chat with Rob and ...
... This was really great. The story was told by 5-6 actors who were in each of the rooms. They were really clever and the show was interactive. Levi was put in the dock in the court and charged with weeing in the well in Warwick. After he revealed that he was Australian, the judge knew right away that he was guilty. We all had to boo the accused... it was a lot of fun. There were a few times that we jumped... but on the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Stratford, A QHotel Stratford-upon-Avon
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.
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!
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.
I stayed at the Victoria overnight on business. Nice hotel, no complaints and would stay again.
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.
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.
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.