Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Not much chance of getting a good nights sleep here. The standard rooms that are crammed into this beautiful old building's extension are either side of a corridor with poorly maintained floorboards. We heard the last person retiring at night and the first person rising in the morning. I did complain and was told by the receptionist that they received many complaints of this nature. Breakfast is a buffet affair with dried up fried eggs and half cooked sausages. The staff are at best apathetic and too few. Not good value at all.
Positives - standard hotel pool and gym. Great location. Negatives - mattress was terrible, food in the bar was over cooked. Room was presented in a poor way and you would expect a lot more in terms of quality of towels, toiletries etc for £240 a night. Compare this to somewhere like The Grove and you will see how over priced this hotel is.
Mean with room refreshments (milk). We requested a quiet (ish) room by phone quite a few days beforehand, but were placed at the end of a long corridor within sound of the road and had an air-conditioning unit directly outside! Suggest stay at the Swan's Nest (Macdonald), cheaper, and use Alveston leisure facilities at no extra cost.
We stayed here last night for our anniversary and my husband's 50th. I wanted to surprise him so I upgraded to the executive suite with separate lounge. It was lovely. When I booked I told them it's was a celebration, so they gave us box of chocolates, fruit bowl, slippers and a card. I also bought some prosecco, which they placed in our room. The hotel is beautiful, the staff were very nice and the breakfast was lovely. Couldn't believe how close this hotel is from town, even tho it has lovely gardens. Anyway my husband was overwhelmed, thank u, oh and the four post bed was so comfortable I didn't want to get out. I suffer with a bad back and this bed was very comfortable.
The hotel has extensive gardens and ample parking, the rooms are very spacious, very clean and tidy, the dining room and bar are in the old part of the building and very quaint. The food was of a very high standard and well served by a dedicated team in the dining room.
Visited as had been brought an over night stay for a Xmas present, dinner and breakfast were included in this. The hotel staff seemed very friendly and couldn't do enough for you, the food was excellent the dinner was very Michelin style and the breakfast was help yourself all to a very high standard. The room was nice and the bed comfy but it needed some work doing to it i.e touching up in areas the bathroom especially needed a good clean and the tiles needed re-grouting, the shower was quite cold and the head was dirty and the hot tap in the sink needed a new washer as was constantly running and was dangerously hot, even the metal to touch, this we did report when we left. So I may have felt disappointed had I paid for the room. Location wise it was a 2 min walk into Stratford which is beautiful place to visit. Overall a pleasant stay.
We have just had a lovely weekend break at the Alveston Manor hotel. The hotel is very impressive and full of old charm and is in a superb location for walking into Stratford Upon Avon. The hotel is well maintained and clean with beautifully manicured gardens. It is off main roads but in a great location. Our check in got us off to a bad start. Had to wait for receptionist to appear. We arrived early as we were given an early check in by Booking.com but the receptionist was very negative and denied any knowledge of receiving correspondence from myself and booking.com and didn't even bother to check to confirm this. She said we couldn't have our room until 14.00. As we had spa treatment booked we had to leave our luggage in reception. The receptionist who took over at 14.00 was much more helpful and friendly. We had an Executive King room in the coach house that is in the original part of the manor. The room was spacious and clean and nicely furnished. However, our room safe was broken but even though we could use safe deposit box behind reception, it was very inconvenient. Although we loved our room we were disturbed by the noise from room above us as they had young children running around constantly from early hours of Sunday morning! Thank goodness it was our last day. It's an old building so you should expect a few creaks here and there but that was probably exceptional. The spa is nice offering a good range of treatments. The swimming pool is a good size for lengths with steam room and sauna available to use too. We had a package deal with breakfast included. The breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice that was constantly replenished. We dined in one evening and the quality of food was very good if a little pricey but we expected that. However our wine wasn't chilled enough. There is a set cost for guest car parking of £5 for the weekend and we were able to park close to our accommodation.
Booked the day before so we payed a gross amount, £174 for the Saturday night, for a box room! The rooms are in blocks just like a holiday camp. You can't swing a cat in ours, The were well finished and equipped but no double glazing or sound insulation from passing guests. The restaurant was a disaster. We had warned with 24 hours notice that one of us was a vegan. Booked for evening meal and absolutely nothing vegan available (4* Hotel). They produced Penn pasta with Arabia ta sauce which turned out to have cream in it! My Pork Loin at £19.50 was tiny in portion (so much I had to find some take away food before retiring for the night) and the pork came dry from the kitchen, Not moist and succulent as should have been. Breakfast for my vegan husband produced two suspicious sausages of indeterminate origin, a tomato cut in half and a few oily mushrooms at £19.50. The bed was comfortable and almost 100% of the staff very friendly. Obviously a hotel relying on visitors unlikely to ever return and coach parties, with the odd wedding thrown in. They did accept our dog in the room and the grounds were very well maintained. Access to a health suit and pool was included but no towelling gowns in the rooms. Location to the centre of Stratford upon Avon is very good but the owners should take note of their reviewers and rating. Impossible to recommend this hotel!
The building itself has incredible character - in a great spot within Stratford that you're just outside the hustle and bustle of the centre. The room specifically has everything you need, if a little dated. We decided to eat here rather than venture out, and found the experience to be very decent. The staff were very friendly and helpful, food tasted great and a good selection of drinks. As they got wind we were there for our wedding anniversary we were even surprised with a custom tray of anniversary truffles (the chocolate/boozy kind). Thanks again for that! Would definitely considering coming back if we return to Stratford.
Lovely hotel - typical traditional Macdonalds hotel. We stayed two nights in a Feature Suite which was clean & spacious. Lovely pool & changing facilities. Plenty of choice at breakfast which was buffet style. My only criticism is that the staff took too long to replenish the food items when they ran out. Lovely meal in the restaurant on our first night.
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. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered 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.
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.
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62% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 2348 reviews