Just up the road from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and with a garden in which the bard himself is reputed to have penned plays, the Arden Hotel is in a great spot for exploring Stratford-upon-Avon. The intimate hotel has a sophisticated air and is part of the exclusive Eden Hotel Collection, which was named Small Hotel Group of the Year in 2014 by The AA.
After a full renovation in 2010, the plush hotel bedrooms feature king-size beds, free Wi-Fi and marble bathrooms. The décor is bright and colourful, with gold or velvet bedspreads and abstract art. Upgrade to a Feature Suite for a deep roll-top bath and a separate sitting area.
At the new Waterside Brasserie restaurant, classic dishes such as sea bass or lamb with potato dauphinois are strong on local ingredients and can be served on the terrace or in the garden (weather permitting). Breakfast is a seriously decadent affair, with duck eggs and soldiers and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs alongside a continental buffet. There is also a Champagne Bar for a celebratory glass of bubbles, the Club Bar with a private riverside terrace, and the Lounge, which serves daily afternoon tea.
Within Stratford-upon-Avon itself you can visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, as well as associated buildings such as Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Seeing a Shakespeare play seems almost obligatory -- the Royal Shakespeare playhouse is close enough to nip back to the hotel for a pint during the interval.
From the press:
peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of the town's touristy centre" -- Radio
"Bedrooms and bathrooms have been tastefully designed" -- The AA Hotel Guide
by Katie Jones
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathtub (in some rooms)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. Extra bed available on request: £25 per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Stratford-upon-Avon is an hour and 45 minutes' drive from London. Parking on site is free. Alternatively, the rail station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel, with regular connections to the rest of the country.
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