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The Arden Hotel

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Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA, England
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok straight to it... Uninterested restaurant staff they were generally. (Exception Ali who was attentive, friendly and recognised us as guests)! Shame as food was good so one feels sorry for the chefs efforts in producing yummy, well presented meals! We stayed for 3 nights and liked the hotel generally. Outdoor seats for the restaurant were so uncomfortable and missing... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've walked passed this hotel so often when visiting the Royal Shakespeare Company. Finally we got a chance to try it when we decided to make it an overnight trip to see a play, and it couldn't be better for the theatres, being directly opposite the Swan. I've never been sure that they had a car park as the frontage... More 

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South East
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff at this place are great - Rachel, thanks for taking the time to make my wife and I feel so welcome when we arrived. The room we stayed in was top notch. The food, both dinner and breakfast, yummy. The reason most people stay at the Arden, obviously, is the theatre across the road - and for those... More 

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Dollar, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

March. Birthday present for 2 from Scotland. Package: dinner, RSC theatre stall tickets and B&B at the Arden Hotel, Stratford Upon Avon. Initial arrangements amicably re-jigged with the hotel to scrub B&B and offset the value against 2 additional dinners and theatre seats for family from USA. (Four seats confirmed for 14 July, stalls @£70 p.p.). Receptionist who handled was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a surprise weekend get-away from my boyfriend that he took me to Stratford upon Avon. This boutique hotel is 15mins walk from the train station and sits at the heart of city center, just a few mins walk from the canal and Shakespear's theatre. The staff was very lovely and welcoming - they actually gave us a mini... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Considering we only live three quarters of an hour away, Stratford has more to offer than we ever realised. The Arden Hotel couldn't be located in a better position to do all the things Stratfird has to offer, absolutely perfect. The hotel itself is really nice, although maybe now is the time to consider a refurb or at least a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Absolutely perfect location for exploring Sheep Street, and everything to do with Shakespeare and the Royal Theater. Room was lovely, bathroom amazing, and had the local chocolates ready for us upon arrival. Parking directly behind the building was a bonus.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is lovely, our room was very nice, and the food was excellent. However, as some of the reviews below mention, some of the staff are very uninterested. It is very strange. We stayed for two nights, on both nights and breakfast we had to make ourself known to be welcomed into the restaurant -such an easy and basic... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great location, great rooms and professional staff all made our stay here a nice experience, we were here for the horse racing then a bit of sightseeing the next day. The location was perfect for this as its right by the RSC. We had a very nice evening meal and breakfast at the Arden, the decor was modern and cosy... More 

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gmardenhotel, General Manager at The Arden Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mark J Thank you for your lovely review. It is good to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope to see you again. Josefine Blomqvist General Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Arden is the RSC's recommended hotel, and from the proximity standpoint, no wonder. It's seconds away from the entrance. Originally planned as a dinner, theatre and overnight stay treat, the event morphed into dinner and theatre only - a deviation that seemed to derail the system inordinately badly. We have indulged in a number of these treats, and the... More 

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gmardenhotel, General Manager at The Arden Hotel, responded to this review

Dear WifeofPlanner Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor following to your recent stay at The Arden Hotel. I was very disappointed to read about your experience which is clearly not to our usual standard. We have taken on board all of your comments and hope that you will accept our sincere apologies that we... More 

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  • Air conditioning(5)
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