Visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon will no doubt be delighted to be staying in a grand Tudor manor and the interior of the imposing Alveston Manor delivers some of the promised character, complete with timber beams, an Elizabethan staircase and wood panelling. The modern areas of the hotel however are rather more generic with less of the desirable heritage.
The manor is situated on the south side of the River Avon close to the heart of Shakespeare’s Stratford and within walking distance of many sights, shops and bars. Today the hotel exhibits a mixture of architectural styles but the core of the building predates the Norman Conquest of 1066 and is mentioned in the famous Domesday Book. For a special stay guests should aim for a room or suite in the original manor house or the Georgian stable block where the romantic guestrooms have period features such as beamed ceilings, walnut furniture and four-poster beds.
The Alveston Manor Hotel Stratford is a lovely venue for weddings and private functions, its Elizabethan architecture and pretty grounds creating a historic backdrop in the heart of the town. At the centre of the hotel’s five acres of manicured grounds stands an ancient cedar tree, under which it is reputed ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was performed for the first time.
The Alveston Manor has 113 en-suite bedrooms equipped with a full range of amenities for practicality and comfort. Many of the guestrooms are located in the hotel’s new wing and are modern in style, lacking the character that makes the hotel so special. For a really romantic stay a selection of suites and character rooms are available in the original manor house and the Georgian stable block. These have a distinct allure thanks to their period feel, and are fitted with walnut furniture, grand beds and luxury fabrics.
All rooms feature
- Comfortable cooling and heating
- Flat screen television
- En-suite bathrooms with bath and shower
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Trouser press
- Complimentary filtered water
- Free WiFi
With single, double, king and twin options the classic rooms are all located in the newer wing of the hotel. Family rooms are also available which can accommodate up to two adults and two children. Cots are provided on request.
Executive double and king rooms
These rooms are are either located in the Manor House or the Georgian Coach House. They are all styled individually and a good number come with lovely views of the gardens. Extras include bathrobes and slippers and upgraded toiletries.
Feature King rooms
The perfect option for that special occasion. With their oak beams and leaded windows looking out onto the gardens they have a real country house feel. These rooms are located in the Georgian stable block.
The top of the range accommodation choice at the Alveston Manor. They are spacious and luxurious rooms with a separate seating area. These luxurious rooms are packed with original features.
Popular with theatre-goers, many guests and visitors enjoy a two course meal in the warm surroundings of the Restaurant at the Macdonald Alveston before departing for a performance, perhaps returning later in the evening to linger over a tempting dessert.
The AA Rosette award-winning Manor Grill Restaurant celebrates traditional English cuisine with dishes such as confit of belly pork with garlic mash, and grilled Scottish rib eye steak, all accompanied by an extensive wine list. In summer guests can dine al fresco on the terrace.
Dinner is served daily between 6pm and 9pm, with pre-theatre dining starting at 5.30pm.
The period elegance of the Manor Restaurant continues through into the open fireplace and leaded windows of the Manor Bar, which is the ideal spot in which to curl up and enjoy the lounge menu or afternoon tea.
The Blue Lounge is a more laid back dining option with a great, family friendly menu. The inviting oak-panelled surrounds are perfect for a relaxed drink or meal.
The Alveston Manor Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon is a great setting for a small-scale conference or event. There are 10 meeting rooms, some with a period feel and some with more contemporary furnishings. All of the rooms share an utterly modern selection of equipment and all have natural daylight. The hotel grounds can be used for team building and social events and there is ample car parking for delegates.
The largest room is the Cedar Room which has a air-conditioning, private bar and direct access to the gardens.
The Day Delegate Package includes the following:
- Meeting room hire
- LCD projector and screen
- Two servings of tea and coffee served with a selection of biscuits/cakes
- Two course working lunch or working finger buffet
- Chilled filtered water and cordials
- Delegate pads and pens
- Stationery box
The 24 hour rate includes the following:
- Everything included in the Day Delegate package
- Three course dinner
- Overnight accommodation
- Full English breakfast
Function Room Capacities
Name of room
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|Latimer or Becket||48||50||20||12||18||18||30|
Vital Leisure is the Alveston’s health club and beauty spa. Vital boasts a state of the art gymnasium, an 18-metre swimming pool and specially designed treatment rooms, and all facilities have been designed to restore energy and relieve stress. The beauty spa offers a number of speciality treatments and services including hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, facials, holistic therapies and massage.
Treatments for both women and men are carried out using the finest products by a team of highly skilled professionals.
The Leisure Club and Spa are open from 6.30am to 10pm Monday to Friday and from 7am to 8pm at weekends. Children's swim times are from 7am to 7pm each day.
The Alveston Manor Hotel Stratford-upon-Avon is just a short walk from all the major attractions of this historic town, including Shakespeare's birthplace, Anne Hathaway's Cottage and the world famous Royal Shakespeare Company. Alveston Manor is also within driving distance of several prominent towns including Birmingham, Warwick and Leamington Spa as well as the grand Blenheim Palace.
Alveston Manor is located just a mile from Stratford-upon-Avon Train Station. The nearest airport is Birmingham International, just 27 miles away.
There are 150 parking spaces at the hotel (charges apply).