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Emsley Guest House
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Stay at The Emsley!”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

We stayed for one night at the Emsley in April 2013, and we were delighted with the standard of accommodation and the welcome we received. We stayed in the Gloucester Room. I would recommend The Emsley to anyone who wants to stay within easy walking distance of Stratford's attractions. The home-made shortbread was also excellent!
Mr & Mrs Barker, Norfolk

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Mr & Mrs Barker,
Thank you so much for doing a review for us, it is very much appreciated. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again at some future date.
Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We were really impressed by the Emsley, Ray made us feel most welcome and we were even fortunate enough to get parked in front of the guest house itself so didn't have to worry about parking - although the car park is only yards up the road anyway.
The room was lovely, very clean and cosy with a fantastic en-suite and Mel's homemade biscuits were a special added touch!
The breakfast was perfect, catering for all needs but as a full English connoisseur, I certainly left the dining room happy and ready for the day!
Ray, Mel and Hayley were all impeccable hosts and genuinely lovely people to talk to, we really would recommend the Emsley to others visiting the beautiful Stratford, if going to the RSC, it is a short pleasant 10 minute walk so perfect.

  • Stayed March 2013
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you so much for the review, it is much appreciated. We are glad you had an pleasant stay with us and we hope to see you again at some point in the future.
Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley
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Tri-Cities, Washington
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on our whirlwind trip of England. We chose this B&B on the recommendations of the Rick Steve Guidebook and TA reviews. We only had one night and a day in Stratford Upon Avon--but we made the most of it thanks to Ray and Melanie owners of this charming B&B. When we arrived, we were worried about parking on the busy street, but Ray met us at the door and after checking us in and helping us to our room he gave us the pass for the car park just down the street--very convenient.

Our room was nice and clean. A double bed and a single (which we laid out our clothes on) we had room for our suitcases and the bath was clean and very adequate. Everything was spotless!
There were night stands and a small desk/dresser which was very handy.

But the best part was the suggestions from Ray. Since we were only in town for one night and seeing a play in the evening, we needed to know what we HAD to see and Ray gave us a map and marked it for us! The perfect guide!

The B&B is in a good location--an easy walk to all the sights. And a safe area to walk in the evening after seeing a play at RSC--which was a highlight of our trip

In the morning we had a great breakfast -- and again Ray gave us some suggestions to see on our drive to Keswick. We appreciated their helpfulness, especially since we were only a one-night stay. We would definitely return to the Emsley Guest House

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and even though it was brief we hope you managed to do everything you wanted to. It was a pleasure to meet you.
Best wishes,
Melanie, Ray & Hayley
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Warm and friendly welcome with much appreciated pot of tea and delicious home made biscuits. Our room York was spotless and very comfortable and very quiet at the back of the house.Breakfast was excellent. It was an easy short walk into the town and so convenient for the train station .
Colin and Sue S

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Hi Colin & Sue,
Thank you so much for the lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time and effort to do it for us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope we see you again at some future date. It was a pleasure to meet you both.
Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley
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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

A lovely warm welcome, Ray and Mel did everything they could to make our stay as nice as possible. The parking arrangement was easy and very convenient. The guest house has been beautifully renovated, very high standard and you can tell heart and soul has gone into it!!! We stayed in the family room, very cosy, clean and very well equipped.

The breakfast in the morning was lovely and we truly did feel very well looked after. I would definitely book here as my first choice if we go again.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Hi Rachel,
Thank you for doing a review for us, we are very grateful. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and it was a pleasure to meet you. Maybe we will see you again at some future date.
Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley
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Stoke On Trent
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We arrived at The Emsley guest house on sunday at approx 11am and got a lovely warm welcome from all the family. We were shown to our room The Norfolk a twin room which was lovely with lots of character and very cosy and warm. We were made coffee and home made biscuits which we have never experienced before in any accomodation. We were given lots of useful information by the owners Ray Mel and Hayley. The breakfasts were amazing and you could choose the previous night from a list that spoilt you for choice so we had to try bit of everything! Anything you could wish for for a home from home experience was there for you from hot water bottle to makeup wipes. The guest house is in prime position and only took a few minutes to walk into the centre of town and to all the fab bars and restaurants. We visited Warwick castle while we were there and the owner of the guest house even gave us vouchers to get money off the entrance fee and voucher to restaurant. So very kind and helpful and we will definately be going back!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you for the lovely review, it is much appreciated. We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay. It was a pleasure to meet you both and we hope to see you again at some point in the future.
Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We have stayed at this friendly, comfortable and well-located guest house several times, and each has been a cosy and hospitable experience. We wanted for nothing, nothing was too much trouble for our super hosts and everything you need is included. Nicely finished rooms, Wi-fi, a good solid breakfast and a short wander into town to see the sights are all at your fingertips. We would recommend this guest house to anyone wanting a home-from-home saty.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank 122RichardC122
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Thank you for taking the trouble to do a review for us, we really appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future.
Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley
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Property: Emsley Guest House
Address: 4 Arden Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Warwickshire > Stratford-upon-Avon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 88 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford-upon-Avon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Emsley Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Emsley is a newly refurbished four star rated Victorian Town House Bed and Breakfast, centrally located, five minutes walk from town centre and Shakespeare's birthplace. We are also the closest B&B to the train station.All rooms are en suite, centrally heated, tastefully decorated with generous tea and coffee making facilities home made shortbread biscuits, LCD TV/DVD with Freeview, free WiFi and free parking. Spacious family rooms sleep up to five adults. Special diets catered for. ... more   less 
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