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Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Firstly the room was average at best, we had room 8 with a four poster bed. The room it’s self was very tired, the bathroom was so cold making it really uncomfortable to use. The windows are very drafty and towels were like sand paper. The best part of the hotel was the breakfast cooked to order, it was very tasty. However the same can’t be said for lunch in the bar, i’m so glad we had dinner out of the hotel. We had minute steaks with French fries, we ordered them rare but they came well cooked. I have no idea what well done looks like. They were so chewy and poorly cooked. We should have said something but there seems to be a shortage of staff around. Had to wait for staff to serve us on a number of occasions. We also took advantage of the spar, which was a strange experience too, because our room wasn’t ready they didn’t give us an option to change into swim wear and robes. The full body massage by Catalina was very good, she was also the best part of the experience. We were kept waiting for our treatment around 30 mins before someone noticed we hadn’t been called for. We had amazing company, so it didn’t matter where we were however I wouldn’t return or recommend it just too many little things that added up to that conclusion.

The worst breakfast ever! Spent a weekend here in an executive four poster room - and on the first morning breakfast in the restaurant was a shambolic disaster!! We were seated and asked if we wanted tea/ coffee - which after havnign to ask for 3 time finally arraived 40 minutes later! The self service hot buffet was empty for a good 30 minutes and the queus was getting longer and people were angrier , on top of that the food was half cold and there was no black pudding or hash browns as stated int he menu,- the staff didn't seem to have a clue what was going on! We did complain and got our breakfast reimbursed but it's not the point is spoiled our stay. Sunday breakfast was better I am pleased to say. On to dinner - well it was certainly not 4 star hotel standard! The squid was very tough and the smallest portion ever, the ham terrine was nice but accompanied by some soggy pale crackling, the mains(lamb and pork, chicken, were ok but nothing special ) the creme brulee was tiny, the shortbread cheesyand the cheesecake grainy. Our executive room was tired to say the least, as were the hotel corridors with faded carpets and chipped paint. We had several cracked window pains in the bedroom and bathroom which were very drafy and let in a lot of traffic noise from outside, they certainly didnt help with blocking out the road being dug up right outside at 7am on Sunday morning. We did complain about the cracks but nothing was done! The TV was old and the picture terrible, the flooring in the bathroom was ripped and there was a heater in one of the wardrobes that was dangerous and covered with what looked like a bit of plywood! I could go on but you get the picture. Were were disappointed to say the least with hotel stay that cost us nearly £500

Stayed as a group of 8 over Sunday night. Staff on reception were very helpful & answered all our questions &queries with a smile. The bar & lounge area is in the old part of the hotel with big fires & comfy chairs etc but behind all that its a bit of a warren - it took us a while to find our room & the pool.Better signage would help. Our room was a good size with an enormous bed. However, it was pretty tired with battered furniture,chipped paintwork and worn curtains - they were almost disintegrating! The windows are old and not double glazed & looked equally worn. Luckily we were at the back and it was quiet & peaceful. The bathroom is a good size with a bath but again very tired with a cracked basin & chipped tiles. Despite that the bed was very big & comfy so slept well. We had dinner in the restaurant which was very quiet. There wasn't a huge amount of choice and one item wasnt available so they kindly removed the surcharges for other items. Breakfast was pricy at 19:50 pp so ate in town. Its easy to walk into town & the theatre and there is only one parking charge for the stay which was reasonable. We used the pool which was clean but sadly no hot tub. No dressing gowns are included unless you are on a spa break so felt a bit like a trip to a leisure centre instead of a hotel! Its a pretty average hotel, not as luxurious as you may expect unless you are paying the luxurious prices!

Just had two night here and the hotel is superb it's clean warm and cozy Our room which we upgraded to was spotless warm and the best bed we have slept in for ages Water was always boiling Only problem was breakfast!!! Everything was top quality products but it was not hot just like warm !!! Even the plates in plate warmer were cold Easy to sort out Alveston Manor A great cpl of days thanks

Booked hotel for a Spa break and what a treat it was. The room ( an exe cutive King ) was excellent, with everything needed for a short break.The food was superb,home cooked and very well presented. The spa facilities were, as expected first class and I would highly recommend the back and head massages.

Stayed at Alveston Manor for a weekend on a spa break, there was 7 of us and we were all really impressed with the hotel as a whole. Massive thank you to all the reception staff they were beyond lovely and are a credit to the hotel! Rooms were clean and decent sized. Food was lovely and service was good even though they were busy! Spa treatments were amazing, pool a bit overcrowded but not the end of the world. Overall great stay and would definitely go again!

I visited for a girls weekend booked on a 1 night dinner bed and breakfast spa package at £147 per person. The hotel is lovely we had a twin room. Good job we have been freinds almost 30 years as the beds were practically a double so close together. Very comfy room. Nice provided drinks and a fridge which was a bonus. The provided gowns and standard slippers very nice and fluffy. The spa area lets itself down. Its more a leisure club with treatment rooms. It does not have a relaxing feel. The pool area is very municipal and not somewhere you could sit around and read a book etc. As i would expect at a spa facility. Also they have no hot tub. Again a normal thing with spa facilities i would always presume. The steam room did not smell that pleasent. Somewhat fusty. No menthol type smells i have experianced before in this type of room. The treatemt we had included . We chose a superfood facial that the therapist tailored to our skin types.i found mine Very relaxing with a firm head and shoulder massage included. My therapist was silent pretty much the whole time. Very relaxing. But my freind commented in leaving to me that her therapist continually talked about brexit and her morrocon boyfriend. She didnt really want to be rude and ask her to be quiet. But felt it wasnt as relaxing as it could have been. The evening meal was a la carte set menu and it was hard to find a course that didnt include an added surcharge. Which made the menu very restrictive to eat soley on the inclusive deal. With a bottle of sparkling wine and suppliments we ended up with a bill of just over £40. Not ideal. The food was tasty but very small portions. The breakfast next day was very nice good choice and the bread for toast very tasty. We did ask for more coffee but were bought a single person pot on this refill. It was a nice day and evening but i didnt think it should be offering "spa" breaks as it is a lovely hotel with pool etc but definatly not a full spa experiance. I would recommend this hotel and would stay again. Now i know more. Thankyou for a lovely pre birthday girls outing !!

Room was ground floor so couldn't leave the curtains open really but it was a good size with very large wardrobes. The bathroom was okay quite large but a bit old. Staff throughout were very helpful and offered directions, free parking, taking things to rooms etc

Beautiful building with ample parking. Room was good although could have done with a vacuum. Other than that, spotless. Service and staff very good although restaurant slightly overpriced for portion size.

Stayed for one night recently when we decided to have an impromptu visit to Stratford upon Avon. Very nice hotel, well maintained. The family room we had was very spacious and ideal. We had breakfast and dinner in the hotel, both of which were very good. For dessert I had sticky toffee pudding and it was probably the best one I had ever had! Location also ideal - the hotel is in the heart of Stratford and only 5 minutes walk into town. Would definitely stay again.

Clopton Bridge Stratford-upon-avon England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Shakespeare Monument and Royal Shakespeare Theatre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Shakespeare Monument and Royal Shakespeare Theatre. This 113-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an indoor pool. In the historical district, it's also near Swan Theatre and Anne Hathaway's Cottage.


This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a fine-dining restaurant that specializes in British cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel's 113 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free bottled water, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and plasma TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Self parking is offered for GBP 5 per night. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Classic Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Classic Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2464 reviews