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Emsley Guest House
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I have just returned home from Stratford after a weekend away with 6 friends. This was our second stay at The Emsley, having previously been a few years ago. We were given a warm welcome. Our rooms were perfect, enough room for everyone even with 4 of us sharing one room. There were 2 bathrooms attached to our room which was great. The rooms are very clean with tea and coffee making facilities. The location was great, 5 minute walk from the town centre. The breakfast choice was lovely, plenty for all tastes.
Overall this B&B is great, I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank 747Jules
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Hi Jules,
Thank you for the lovely review, and thank you for coming back to us again. We are so glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us and we will see you again very soon.
Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We recently enjoyed an overnight stay with Ray, Melanie and Hayley, and were very impressed with their hospitality and beautiful guest house. The cream tea and fresh scones upon our arrival were superb! We received excellent assistance with local information, including a scenic back roads route thru the Cottswolds as we departed to continue on our vacation journey through England. We're happy to recommend the Emsley Guest House to our friends!

Room Tip: Plan extra time to just enjoy your trip and the very gracious hospitality at The Emsley Guest House.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Cindy G
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Hi Cindy,
Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review, and posting the photos, we really appreciate it. We are glad you had an enjoyable stay and it was a pleasure to meet you.
Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley

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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed one night here on a brief visit to Stratford to see Hamlet at the RSC. (There is normally a minimum stay of two nights but an exception was made in our case as the room was booked for the nights either side.) Our room, the York room, was small but comfortable and quiet, and the ensuite shower room was impeccably clean. The wide breakfast choice included fresh fruit salad and yoghurts, and I recommend the scrambled egg with a very generous helping of smoked salmon if you don't fancy the full English breakfast! The location is excellent, close to the train station (about 4 minutes walk) as well as to the town centre and the theatres, and hosts Ray and Melanie were very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank cleoch
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2013

Thank you so much for the review, we really appreciate you making the time to do it for us. We are so glad you had a pleasant stay in Stratford and it was lovely to meet you.

Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Emsley as we were seeing 'As You Like It' at the RST and couldn't fault it. The owners are very friendly and helpful, our room had everything we needed (plus lovely homemade shortbread!) and a shiny clean ensuite. Breakfast great too, with lovely fresh fruit salad and smoked salmon and scrambled egg on a toasted muffin (usual options available as well). Would definitely recommend to friends.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank ajfenton
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

Thank you so much for the review, it is really appreciated. We work very hard to make sure our guests have an enjoyable stay and it makes it all worthwhile when our guests appreciate our efforts. We are so glad you had a good time in Stratford, especially the RSC. We think its the best in the world!
Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley

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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

My Husband and I stayed 2 nights here on a recent trip and could not have been happier with our choice. From the warm welcome on arrival we knew we had made the right Choice. We where met by Ray and his daughter, after a quick check in he directed us to town to find dinner, the B&B is a very easy walk into town, so once you arrive in doing stuff in town you are set.
Our room was very comfortable and breakfast was lovely, we enjoyed chats with Ray and Melanie on our way out the door each day as they prepared to clean up and make the place a welcome clean haven to return to after our day of sight seeing.
This place is great.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank PIKMH
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to do a review for us, it is much appreciated. We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay and we hope the rest of your trip was great too. It was a pleasure to meet you.
Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Initially it appears to be on a noisy road but once you enter you find a wonderfully clean, lovely bed and breakfast. Extremely accommodating, charming and welcoming (yet not intrusive) hosts. Very near to central Stratford-upon-Avon, all points of interest within easy walking distance. Home-made marmalade and biscuits - outstandingly good!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Angeline H
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Hi Angeline,
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to do a review for us, we really appreciate it. We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay in Stratford. It was lovely to meet you and your son, and hope we see you again at some future date.
Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We arrived by train at Stratford-upon-Avon station and we walked to The Emsley which is only 3mins walk (very convenient even with luggage). Ray welcomed us to The Suffolk Room, a big family room for 5 of us...it was very spacious (2 dbl beds and single bunks-all are good comfortable beds), super clean, fluffy bath & hand towels, nice smelling body wash & lotion and best part is private ensuite shower plus a second bathroom only for us! Courtney brought us a tray of coffee & tea, and my children 15,14 and 11 yrs finished the homemade biscuits immediately.

Mel's hot breakfast was the best home cooked meal in a cosy breakfast room. Ray gave us proper road directions and suggestions for such short time visit. I just wished we stayed longer and urge you all to taste this family's warm and truly B&B personal hospitality. We definitely made the right choice for value for money, really!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank FidaIsmail
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emsley, Owner at Emsley Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2013

Hi Fidal,
Thank you so much for the lovely review! It is very kind of you to take the trouble to do one for us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family, and we hope to see you again some day. Best wishes,
Ray, Melanie & Hayley
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Additional Information about 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 89 B&Bs / Inns in Stratford-upon-Avon
Price Range: $93 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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, just five minutes walk from the centre of Stratford upon Avon 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, LCD TV/DVD with Freeview, free WiFi and free parking. A spacious family room sleeps up to five adults. Special diets catered for with prior notice. ... more   less 
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