Stratford upon Avon

The Arden Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • It's opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre & the River Avon
  • The Bard is said to have written plays in the hotel's garden
  • The Waterside Brasserie has 2 AA Rosettes
  • Warwick Castle is a 20-minute drive away

"A peaceful place" -- Radio Times
Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
"Staff were very friendly and the location of the hotel"
Jul 10, 2018
Northampton, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

Parking on site is free. Alternatively, Stratford-upon-Avon railway station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel, and has regular connections to the rest of the country.

Rooms & Rates

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Opposite the famous 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. Part of the exclusive Eden Hotel Collection, which was named Small Hotel Group of the Year in 2014 by The AA, this quirky getaway is "a peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of the town's touristy centre", say the Radio Times.

Within Stratford-upon-Avon itself you can visit Shakespeare's Birthplace, and Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Seeing a Shakespeare play seems almost obligatory -- the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is close enough to nip back to the hotel for a pint during the interval. Stratford Butterfly Farm is less than a 10-minute walk away.

At the Waterside Brasserie restaurant, classic dishes that 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 the Champagne Bar for a celebratory glass of bubbles, and innovative cocktails, the Club Bar with a private riverside terrace, and the Lounge, which serves daily afternoon tea.

With gold or velvet bedspreads, abstract art and a king-size bed, each of the plush and vibrantly decorated hotel rooms feature free Wi-Fi and marble bathrooms.

From the press:

  • "A peaceful place away from the hustle and bustle of the town's touristy centre" -- Radio Times

  • "Bedrooms and bathrooms have been tastefully designed" -- The AA Hotel Guide



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £25 per night for children aged 3 and over and adults. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking.
Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: 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.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Arden Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Breakfast- food very good but service not good. Staff were busy preparing tables for afternoon tea leaving people having breakfast unattended. Lady in black suit needs to smile as does the tall guy behind the bar. The rest of the waitresses were very helpful and smiley.
Jacqueline Oct 08, 2018 Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Polite staff
Karl Aug 04, 2018 Alvechurch, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff were very friendly and the location of the hotel
Judith Jul 10, 2018 Northampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Central location
Malcolm Jun 18, 2018 Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Afternoon tea and the location by the riverside
Mark Jun 17, 2018 Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Food, quality of room, location
Other Comments
Bit disappointed on this visit. Food v good and room to high spec but hospitality overall somewhat lacking. Warmer welcome would be nice & a request to replace milk that had gone off in the room was not dealt with in a timely manner. Have recommended prior to this visit & it is a lovely hotel and setting is perfect but think customer care could be better.
M Mar 27, 2018 Birmingham UK, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Everything. We would find it difficult to highlight any specific aspect.
Other Comments
Beautiful hotel, fantastic location, exceptional service. delicious food. Fabulous staff, incredibly helpful and friendly nothing too much trouble in all areas, reception, restaurant. housekeeping.
janette Sep 28, 2017 Wigan, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Afternoon tea
Other Comments
The staff were very attentive & helpful, especially the young woman on reception who took us to our room.
Beverly Sep 09, 2017 Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

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