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Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

What a great hotel. Used it as a base for our anniversary Shakespeare play watching night. Staff were great, room was clean and bed was excellent. Room was a tad dated (I don't mean in design as that was obviously the point) I just meant in it's bathroom and fixtures etc. Though this was by no means an issue. We stayed in the "newer" area of the hotel (as opposed to the original Manor rooms). Breakfast was very nice. For what we paid my partner and I could not be happier. Full disclosure, we got a deal with our booking price so as far as we concerned the value was excellent. We will definitely be staying here again.

What a lovely, luxurious and historic hotel. Accommodations were great with comfy beds, quiet rooms and pleasant surroundings. Close to everything but very quiet locations. Loved being on the courtyard and hearing the birds as I write this. Breakfast was yummy and staff so helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.

Spent two nights here as a base for visiting Stratford-upon-Avon, theatre and chilling out. Superb dining within the restaurant and great choices for breakfast. Very friendly and helpful check in staff and good rooms. Spa has 18m pool, steam room and sauna.

I chose this hotel for the location and because I like the Macdonald brand and experience as a whole This historic and beautiful hotel is in an amazing location, within a 5 minute walk of the town centre. On arrival, from a distance, the entrance looked very impressive. However, as you get closer the signage is rusted with holes in it. The building definitely deserved it being replaced. We were checked in by very friendly and efficient staff who could not have made us more welcome. Our room was very comfortable and well appointed, but some of the fixtures and fittings had seen better days and needed replacing. For instance, the lamp shade was tatty. We went down to breakfast and it was something of a shambles in terms of service. There was a queue to get in and when we were seated, our pot of tea arrived with no milk provided. We asked for milk and were given two tiny containers that were not enough for even one cup of tea. We ordered toast and it came without any butter, we had to ask for some. The staff were running from pillar to post and didn't seem to have time to ensure that everyone had what they needed. We asked for a cooked to order breakfast, but were told that this was not operating and there was a buffet. I went to get some scrambled eggs and beans, and all the trays were almost completely empty. I got half a spoon of beans, about 4 pieces of mushroom, and the dregs of the scrambled eggs and that was it. It did taste good though. :) In the evening we went into the bar for a meal and had some very nice fish and chips. My mum and I wanted to mention Tony who was a truly delightful personality for whom nothing was too much trouble. A real asset to the hotel. Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay and we loved the building and the grounds. The hotel could just do with a little TLC in certain areas. Every member of staff we interacted with was friendly and helpful and my Mum has already decided to return with my Dad.

We stayed here with a relative from Australia & booked two rooms . We booked room only as the breakfast was very expensive & there are loads of places to go , we chose Carluccios which was very good, It was good value for what we wanted & the car parking was cheap . An ideal position to visit Stratford , close to the river & the RSC

My wife and I have just returned from a three night stay at the hotel and it did not live up to our expectation. We have been to this hotel before and have good memories of it in the past but this time it has gone down hill although still chargring high prices. On the good side the location is excellent as it is very close to Stratford city centre, the afternoon tea was very good as was the breakfast. The staff were very helpfull. On the bad side, it was expensive, the outside looks tired and requires decorating as does the tired reception extension, it does not look welcoming. The lovely chinmeys need attension as they have bricks missing and need repointing The old part of the hotel was a private house and this part is not being kept as it was and also requies decorating. We stayed in the old part of the hotel and the carpets are life expired and our room was dull, but the bathroom had been made over except that the bath had damage to the base. On the first night we had dinner in the hotel and we waited over a hour for the main meal which my wifes lamb was cold and tough, my steak was not as tender as it should have been. We complained to the staff and no charge to us. The hotel is not to the stanard that we expected and the owners are living on the past and not presenting this very pold building to what it was and should be. .

We have just spent a one night stay at the MacDonald Alveston Manor Hotel... Upon arrival the hotel is appealing and pleasant with lovely surroundings in the heart of Stratford Upon Avon. We went into our feature king room which was stunning as soon as you walked in. However little things throughout the stay let the property and overall stay down. The lock on the bathroom and on the door to come inside were both broken... the hotel didn't have a bottle opener as we had ordered an ice bucket to the room. Therefore we had to go out to Sainsbury's to purchase one. The afternoon tea was pleasant although the stand it came out on was battered and it could have been in a much better condition. My other half wanted toast at night and the reception said that no room service was available except cold sandwiches until the morning. When asked the price of the sandwich it was £12-£16 per person... need I say anymore. The restaurant food at night in the manor restaurant was average and the customer service was poor and unwelcoming.

Really can’t praise this hotel enough. From checking in to checking out it was faultless. We booked easily online at short notice, the location couldn’t be better for exploring, relaxing or for finding. On checking in we were asked if we wished to dine on the premises that evening. On saying that we wanted to have a look around Stratford-upon-Avon, the staff suggested a few places that we might like and when we saw one of the places, we decided that it would be right for us. The second night we dined in the hotel and thoroughly enjoyed this too. Breakfasts were also served in a friendly manner. The hotel was spotlessly clean with well appointed rooms, spa, gym and pool. Spa treatments were easily booked and excellent value for money. Each and every member of staff was friendly, efficient and well mannered. In my opinion it’s well worth a visit.

We were made very welcome. The room was clean and comfortable with everything we required. The swimming pool was cool but not a problem for us and close to our room. Theatre and town a pleasant walk away with plenty of choice for food. We had a lovely break and will definitely return.

My husband and I booked to stay here through for one night during our anniversary weekend. We wanted to stay in an historic building close to the sights/shops etc. We were not disappointed. On arrival, the staff member checking us in was lovely, and despite a hiccup whereby the booking had not synchronised with the hotel's system - we were placed in a suite as a goodwill gesture. The suite was in the coach house which had the most unique windows and views over the gardens. The room was beautiful, had timber beams, was very clean and well decorated and the bathroom was wonderful. The hotel was just over the road from the start of the town and right by the river. We had a walk around the gardens and noticed a lovely outdoor seating area. The bar was very pleasant and quiet when we went. The swimming pool looked lovely, however we did not use it during our visit. Breakfast service was ok, it just seemed a little odd that menu's were on the tables, but we were only advised of the buffet and not invited to order from the menu. The food was nice, but my husband did say that the hash browns and sausage were Luke warm. Check out was efficient and the staff member was pleasant again - we would definitely return.

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. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee 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

62.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2582 reviews