Stratford upon Avon

The Arden Hotel

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Jack Tonkin
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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
(36 Member Ratings)
"Food, quality of room, location"
27. Mar 2018
Birmingham UK, UK


Map & Directions

Parking on site is free. Stratford-upon-Avon railway station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel.

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.

Shakespeare's Birthplace is less than 10 minutes' walk from the hotel and Anne Hathaway's Cottage is around 25 minutes' walk away. 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


  • 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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(36 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Arden Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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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 27. Mar 2018 Birmingham UK, UK
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 28. Sep 2017 Wigan, UK
Enjoyed Most
Made my daughters 1st anniversary very special
Other Comments
Very efficient and made their day extra speacial
GARY 25. Jul 2017 Kingswinford, UK
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 09. Sep 2017 Scunthorpe, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel in the heart of Stratford but on a very quiet road opposite the theatre. Staff a little off most of the time, did feel like a second class citizen asking for the afternoon tea when they produced a cream tea and were told we were a 'Travelzoo booking??' Anyway tea came quickly and efficiently after that but did feel that whatever we mentioned during our stay was done half heartedly. Left them with a list of small things that really housekeeping needed to keep on their toes. Blind broken, mound on shower screen but receptionist was very good and thanked me for feedback which she said was always good. Wasn't moaning but if they are marketing a boutique hotel small things do count.
Other Comments
Daughter and I visited as a treat.
CECILIA 02. Aug 2017 Farnham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Room upgraded, incredible service, breakfast is bed was incredible.
Elizabeth 05. Aug 2017 Cardiff, UK
Enjoyed Most
Personal friendly service
Other Comments
Cooked to order breakfast was freshly prepared rather than left as a help yourself hot buffet.
linda 13. Mar 2017 Lancashire, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room, very relaxing and superb food
Other Comments
From the time we arrived to the time we left staff very warm, welcomeing and a truly wonderful stay. Hotel location brilliant, food superb,
julie 13. Mar 2017 Halesowen, UK
Enjoyed Most
The room was pleasant BUT the bathroom was Very small and there were issues with the bath fittings. Considering that this hotel is part of the Eden group were were disappointed. We would not say that we didn't enjoy our stay but the service at meal times, particularly breakfast was certainly not on par. We had to ask for a menu 3 times but the food was good. Considering the wait at breakfast it made our 11am checkout a little rushed. We were in the dining room for 9.15
Other Comments
The reason that we won't recommend this hotel to our friends or return ourselves is down to the service
Catherine 08. Mar 2017 Burton on Trent, UK
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the location of the hotel and the fact it had parking.
Other Comments
However the deal we purchased included a 3 course dinner but when we checked out we were charged an additional service charge - surely this should be included in the price of the dinner that was included in the deal or this should even be optional surely as there was no warning of this additional charge. The advice was actually very slow and both times we attended the restaurant they did not have out booking details. Also the menu choice was quite poor as both the starters and main had very similar dishes both based on peas which neither of us particularly like. The pudding was very disappointing and tasteless. Also the room was very very hot and we had to open the windows but was still warm.
Laura 10. Mar 2017 Cardiff, UK

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