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The Billesley Manor Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I booked this hotel for my partner's birthday - we stayed there for one night in a 'superior' room. The hotel itself is beautiful, set amongst gorgeous parkland. The 11th century chapel on site is extremely quaint and well worth a visit! The spa facilities were good - but the changing rooms were not particularly clean unfortunately. Do not visit during children's swim times, unless you want to be splashed. Not very relaxing unfortunately. The bedroom itself was lovely, really well furnished and very clean. It was a shame that the room contained two twin beds pushed together. Even though the hotel had provided a mattress topper - the two beds were of slightly different heights, and this made for a very uncomfortable night's sleep! Upon check out - the concierge said that a superior room should not have had twin beds, and apologised. All in all, the hotel is beautiful, but some of the facilities need attention in order to improve.

Fantastic treatments at the spa, but the staff on reception in there just didn't have a clue - totally rude and not helpful at all. The spa itself is really shabby & needs a complete refurb. We had a nice day walking round the grounds etc & nice lunch but wouldn't return to the spa.

READ THIS BEFORE BOOKING. If there is a wedding on and you are not on the guest list DO NOT book this hotel for a relaxing, spa, tranquil, enjoyable break. Noise unbearable, no warning when booking and unsympathetic staff when complaining. Don't believe them if they say "you won't be affected on second floor". They even woke Shakespeare - Empty vessels make the most noise.

When you drive up to the property it looks lovely nestled within green lawns & trees. We were allocated a room in the annex ( probably because we had the dog with us - this is always a problem) however I was very disappointed with the room, it was small and the carpet was shabby and worn, and the bathroom was down a step. There was a sign which said 'mind the step' but as I pointed out this would not be much of a reminder in the dark in the night! It was an accident waiting to happen. I phoned reception and requested a move which they did without any problem. The room we were finally allocated was much more like we were expecting and the rest of the break was fine. We ate both in the restaurant and in the bar and enjoyed both also walking around the beautiful gardens.

Here for a work conference. The facilities were very good. So many corridors and stairs that I never went the same way twice to my room but always managed to find it! Beautiful grounds to take advantage of if you get chance. Close to Stratford upon Avon. Room 9 is large and spacious with a huge comfy bed. Buffet style breakfast which was hot and fresh. We had dinner after the conference which was also very well presented.

Just back from a Secret Escapes break here. Lovely building with bags of character and attractive grounds, particularly the fine topiary garden. We had a Superior Room on the second floor and about as far away from the restaurant etc. as possible. Room was fine and comfortable and ideal for a good rest after climbing four flights of stairs - no lift! Table d'hote Dinner Menu very limited and A la Carte somewhat over-expensive although meals were of good quality with adequate portion size. Breakfast selection somewhat limited and sadly food became cold after the short walk from the servery to the restaurant. Staff pleasant and very helpful. A four-star rating is somewhat generous!

What a beautiful building and lovely grounds, we really enjoyed our one night stay. The dinner was really excellent, interesting very well cooked to a high standard. Would certainly recommend this lovely old hotel,

Business meeting, so the organisers keep an eye on costs. £95 for b&b was great value. My room (33) overlooked the beautiful topiary garden. Room was very spacious with an enormous super-king bed which was superbly comfy. Nice compact bathroom. Shower was a bit weedy but you can't have everything I guess. Nice to have a trouser press - absent in so many 'posh' hotels. And an ironing board and iron - which amazingly I used. Didn't use the leisure facilities, but others said they were quite good. Hotel food ok. Only issue was a bottle of wine was put on my bills by someone, but this was removed at checkout without fuss. All in all, perfect good, and cheap.

We recently went to Billesley Manor Hotel for a meeting and Dinner with over night room and breakfast. The Hotel room was spacious and very well laid out. The only problem was the lining to the curtains was threadbare and needed renewing. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The Hotel being a listed building did not have a lift and was awkward in taking two small cases upstairs to our room. The Dinner was well prepared but was cold by the time it arrived but was soon put right by the restaurant manager. All in all Billesley Manor is a very nice place to stay.

My husband booked Billesley Manor as part of a birthday treat for me. We arrived on the Friday night and when we checked in we weren’t given any information about the spa (even though I had a treatment booked) or check out times. We were told we would have to go to the dining room to book our slot for dinner that night (again we had pre-booked) but they probably only had later ones left. When we’ve stayed at other hotels and had dinner included the hotel normally books you in, so we were quite surprised that despite having the meal included, we would potentially be eating really late. It turned out we could eat at 7:45 pm but were warned that we would have a wait to be served. This turned out not to be the case. The food was the star of the show. It was delicious. The inclusive menu had a good choice or you could pay a supplement for things from the a là carte menu. I had smoked salmon for starter and sea bass with squid ink risotto for main. Both were delicious. My husband had ham hock and braised beef and we shared a cheese board, which was great because you can pick your own cheeses. The portions were in the small side, but that was good for us. The wines were reasonably priced and there was a good selection and the bar is traditional and cosy. My massage the next day was fab, but the spa area needs updating as it’s very tired. Our room was well equipped and the bathroom was lovely, although the bed in our room was quite firm and seemed smaller than a double. We asked reception to book us a taxi into Stratford-upon-Avon and were given a card. They couldn’t pick us up so my husband had to ask for another firm. This seemed to sum up our stay really, it’s a lovely hotel but the service is not what you would expect from a 4*. There seemed to be no management about and just a lot of young, inexperienced staff doing the bare minimum. Breakfast was average. It was a buffet style but we had to wait ages for tea and coffee and my husband had to ask for clean glasses for juice. I’d read on other reviews that you could ask for poached eggs but there wasn’t really anyone around to ask. The location of this hotel is good because it’s close to Stratford-upon-Avon but is in the countryside. It’s about two minutes drive from Mary Arden’s house and is a beautiful Tudor building but the service needs to live up to the building.

Billesley Alcester England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Billesley, The Billesley Manor Hotel is adjacent to All Saints Church and within 2 miles (3 km) of Mary Arden's House. This 72-room, 4-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Stratford Racecourse are also near this Alcester hotel.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All 72 air-conditioned rooms feature coffee makers and desks. Guests can enjoy TVs and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

At The Billesley Manor Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. If you decide to drive, there's free valet parking. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 11 meeting rooms.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Honeymoon Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2168 reviews