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Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Lovely hotel, central location and reasonable value. I would stay again and recommend this hotel if visiting Stratford again. The channels on the TV seemed to be limited but not a major problem as that was not what we were there for ...

Stayed at a room at the back this time, overlooking the car park. Reasonable size, good facilities and a quiet peaceful night. Breakfast was good quality and service efficient. Staff throughout our visit were friendly and helpful. One negative (such as it is) was that the glass on top of the furniture unfortunately showed rather a lot of dust. Wouldn't have noticed except when relaxing in an armchair you look just above the surface. Amusing rather than serious.

Our weekend started on a Friday and with the lovely receptionists on the desk at The Shakespeare Hotel, advising us where to park our car locally which was only a five minute walk. We parked it there on Friday at 5pm and collected the car on Sunday at 9.30 and it only cost us £9.30 thanks to the discount voucher we received from the receptionist. The next morning we had the great pleasure to meet a real Hotel Manager, now so hard to find these days. He was top notch, his name James and he was the general manager, so everything works from the top down, and he staff at the breakfast room and bar later were terrific. Even the lady that served us in The Marco Pierre White Restaurant Lindsey was really nice and welcoming. Our room 105 a Privilege Room was great just at the top of the stairs with two lovely arm chairs and a bay window looking onto the street. We really enjoyed the hotel and would highly recommend it. Well done to all

Many reviews refer to the history of this building and it could be just an old but comfortable hotel. The room we had was comfortable with a large and well equipped bathroom and breakfast was just as others have said, a cut above average. What made this stay memorable was the universal friendly and helpful welcome we received from the staff. How lovely to feel that your visit is important and you are not just part of the tourism machine. Well done Mercure and your local management. If we have the chance to visit the RSC again yours will be top of our list of places to stay.

From checking in to leaving everything was great. The reception staff are extremely helpful and nothing too much bother. The rooms were lovely and clean - although could do with a freshen up of paint, are just lovely. The only thing that was missing was a safe. The bed was very comfy and the tea making had two good sized beakers rather than a silly little cup so I was happy. Breakfast was a great choice of cereals, pastries, cold meats, hot buffet with lovely dippy eggs, bacon and sausages, tomatoes, hash browns, beans , mushrooms and toast. You could also choose from a menu for kippers, porridge, poached eggs, eggs benadict etc. Tea and coffee served to you as much as you like. Staff in the restaurant helpful and friendly. My daughter drove across to meet us and we went into one of the many little books around the hotel, settled ourselves in front of a blazing log fire (of which there were three or four) and had tea, coffee and biscuits. The whole experience was wonderful as the building was very old so lots of character, old oak beams and such a cozy feeling. I would definitely go back here as iapart from all the above, its right in the centre of Stratford so great to have as your base whilst sightseeing etc. Fantastic and I would highly recommend. Marco Pierre Whites restaurant is also part of this hotel but I would not recommend this - see my review for this. . Around the corner from this hotel there are some of the best restaurants we have had the pleasure to visit. They are in sheep steet - Vintners, The Lamb restaurant and The Opposition.

We recently stayed overnight at this hotel to go and see a matinee of A Christmas Carol, which started at 1 15pm. This hotel operates a 2pm check-in which does clash with early matinees such as the Royal Shakespeare has! We had to leave our bags and book in at 4pm after we had watched the play, so bare this in mind if you book a matinee as you may have to stay in the clothes you travel down in because you can not access your booked hotel room. Having said that our room was lovely, clean and comfortable and being at the back of the hotel, very quiet. The bar areas are lush with real fires to thaw out in front of and the staff are professional and efficient. Parking is at a premium and there is a charge of £10 to park in the hotel's car park, but we would stay at this hotel again, the atmosphere alone is worth the room price!

Great hotel in excellent central location. Its the ideal place for the town centre, theatre and restaurants. We stay there regularly and always enjoy our time with them but for the money you pay they could at least give you breakfast!

Staff were very good, very helpful. Room was lovely had a small sitting room attached. We eat in the restaurant on Saturday evening had a very good meal and Dessert. Would have eaten there on Sunday night but it was closed for a private party. Lovely lounge with log fires on Saturday.

A delloghtfully old fashioned timbred hotel, right in the historic centre of Stratford, close to theatre. Very good breakfasts Make sure you book hotel parking, as the town is a nightmare for drivers.

You can not fault the location of this hotel, and as other travellers have said, it is old and quirky. Unfortunately the room we had was very small and hot, the bathroom was also very small with the toilet door just missing the toilet by a few inches! We also had the classic air conditioning unit view! The room was on a room only basis, which was fine, but I will say for a classic double it was expensive and not impressive. Loved Stratford and would definitely go back.

Chapel Street Stratford-upon-Avon England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel places you within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Royal Shakespeare Theatre and Swan Theatre. This 78-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Stratford-upon-Avon, it's also close to Shakespeare Monument and Anne Hathaway's Cottage.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


All of Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel's 78 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Mercure Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station. Self parking is offered for GBP 10.00 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-in, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Classic Twin Room (Double or Twin)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Privilege, Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1920 reviews