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Stratford-upon-Avon sets the scene for this timeless riverside retreat

A redbrick manor with a boutique townhouse just a short saunter away – together, The Arden Hotel and House are the stuff that Shakespearean dreams are made of. In fact, they’re named after the forest hideaway in As You Like It. Here you can dine alfresco by the water, take in the RSC theatre backdrop and begin evenings with a bang in the Champagne Bar.

Though town-based, staying in either property feels like a country escape. Through the white door of The Arden, heritage décor and contemporary furnishings, luxury and comfort share the limelight. Chesterfields sit beside floating fires and vintage-style afternoon tea gives way to fine dining evening menus. Blissful bedrooms can be in the main building or at nearby Arden House. In the latter, breakfast is served round the family-style dining table and there’s a pantry of help-yourself treats.

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When out and about, take picnics to the riverbank or hire boats to go upstream. Peek inside Shakespeare’s childhood home, Anne Hathaway’s cottage or the stately houses and castles peppered through the county. Then wander to the theatre for a production by the ‘Swan of Avon’ – with a pre-play drink in The Arden Hotel Club Bar or complimentary ‘gin o’clock’ at Arden House first.


Enjoy your stay!


55 Rooms |  3 Floors |  Restaurants | 

4.4 /5

642 reviews

City

City Centre

Fine

Fine Dining

Covid-19 Measures

  • We have added extra signage to all areas of the hotel to assist with social distancing. 

  • Sanitation points have been placed in all public areas of the hotel.

  • Health Questionnaires will be sent to all our guests prior to arrival and temperature checks will be made to all guests and staff.

  • Once rooms have been cleaned our team will not enter the room until check out. Any guest requests will be left outside the door.

  • Our No. 44 Waterside Brasserie restaurant tables have been rearranged to assist with social distancing measures. Click here for more details.

Our rooms

Classic Room


Sleeps 2
Double

Superior Room


Sleeps 2
King

Deluxe Room


Sleeps 2
King

Master Room


Sleeps 2
King

Feature Room


Sleeps 2
King

Cosy Room


Sleeps 2
Double

Delightful Room


Sleeps 2
Double

Splendid Room


Sleeps 2
King
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Ratings

Quality Assured

Mystery Inspected

Global Rating

4.4 /5

4.4

642 reviews

INVITED Rating

4.7 /5

INVITED Reviews

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


4

The hotel is ideally situated in the centre of town, next to the river and to quality restaurants

The room, the Redwood, has a partial view of the river. There is little soundproofing so we did hear our neighbours. Also the cold tap came out warm. The shower temperature changed at whim. Breakfast was very good indeed. The bed is fabulous. Staff are helpful, and especially the operations manager. Read more[SPLIT]Read less Covid interfered with the full enjoyment of our break. A one way system and no room cleaning for a three night stay.

By Natalie Aug ’20


5

Perfect for visits to RSC

Warm welcome, great service, well equipped room and lovely breakfast.

By Paul Oct ’19 Trip Type Couple


4

Good location

None

By Ashley Oct ’19


The Arden Hotel and House, United Kingdom

4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

100 %

of reviewers would recommend this hotel


4

The hotel is ideally situated in the centre of town, next to the river and to quality restaurants

The room, the Redwood, has a partial view of the river. There is little soundproofing so we did hear our neighbours. Also the cold tap came out warm. The shower temperature changed at whim. Breakfast was very good indeed. The bed is fabulous. Staff are helpful, and especially the operations manager. Read more[SPLIT]Read less Covid interfered with the full enjoyment of our break. A one way system and no room cleaning for a three night stay.

By Natalie Aug ’20


5

Perfect for visits to RSC

Warm welcome, great service, well equipped room and lovely breakfast.

By Paul Oct ’19 Trip Type Couple


4

Good location

None

By Ashley Oct ’19


5

Great location and hotel!

Very peaceful and relaxing!

By Jacqueline Oct ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

The best hotel in Stratford!

I always stay at the Arden when I need to be in Stratford overnight. The staff are always very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. I like having room service breakfast, an amazing choice of items can be had, and the fresh orange juice is wonderful. Great to have free parking as a resident, and Read more[SPLIT]Read lessit's opposite the theatre. If I'm having a night in, the DVD player is appreciated. I have stayed in a lot of the rooms over the past few years, and they are all very comfortable and I have a brilliant night's sleep, good that the rooms are all so individual. I would just like to see the return of the pre-theatre menu, which used to be great, a tasting menu is not so good for an individual guest.

By Judy Jul ’19 Trip Type Individual


5

The best hotel in Stratford!

i always stay at the Arden if I am in Stratford overnight, and always receive a very warm welcome from all of the team. The rooms are a good size and very comfortable, and I never fail to have a great night's sleep. I love having breakfast in my room, and can choose from the exactly the same choices Read more[SPLIT]Read lessthat are available in the restaurant. Brilliant for going to the theatre as it is directly across the road.

By Judy Jun ’19 Trip Type Individual


5

The best hotel in Stratford!

I have stayed at this hotel on numerous occasions over the past 3 years, always just one or two nights, and the service and accommodation are both superb and cannot be faulted. I am always made very welcome by all the staff, who remember my name. Even the more basic rooms are a good size and a touch Read more[SPLIT]Read lessof luxury, and the beds are always so comfortable. There are comfortable chairs to watch the good-sized TV from, and a DVD player is included too. I always have room service breakfast, and am offered exactly the same choices as in the restaurant. All food is freshly cooked, which is why I have room service as it is faster for my needs. There is fresh milk in the fridge, rather than long-life, and good quality biscuits and fresh fruit. It is great having a good hotel this close to the centre of town (as well as being opposite the RSC theatre) that offers free parking for residents. My only small criticism is that the affordable options in the restaurant for dinner are now part of a tasting menu, not quite so practical for a solo diner. I used to love the 3-course set menu, especially if I was going out to the theatre.

By Judy May ’19 Trip Type Individual


5

Perfect Place

Stratford Upon Avon is I perfect place for a relaxing weekend away. Plenty of restaurants to choose from. Gorgeous walks along the Avon River. A Shakespearean play at the playhouse. Pre play dinner at the Playhouse rooftop restaurant. Historical town and a beautiful hotel so perfectly placed to experience Read more[SPLIT]Read lessStratford Upon Avon.

By Chris Mar ’19 Trip Type Couple


5

Another wonderful visit

Attention to detail . Beautiful rooms. Wonderful decor. Friendly staff.

By Sarah Dec ’18 Trip Type Friends


3

Receptionist very good

Getting an upgrade

By Graham Nov ’18 Trip Type Couple


5

The best hotel in Stratford!

I have been staying at the Arden Hotel when on business in Stratford for a couple of years, and would not stay anywhere else. The staff are friendly, helpful and efficient and I always feel like a very valued guest, nothing is too much trouble for them. On my recent visit I had room service dinner on Read more[SPLIT]Read lessone night and ate in the restaurant for the other night. - both were excellent and a very reasonable price. Even the wine list is reasonable for a hotel of this standard. The rooms are all different and I have sampled a good number in the past couple of years, and they have all been a very high standard. I always have room service breakfast which is brilliant, with a choice of full English or something a bit lighter.

By Judy Oct ’18 Trip Type Individual


4

Relaxing return visit

Lovely view from our room but would prefer a walk in shower. Who needs a huge bath nowadays.

By Linda Oct ’18 Trip Type Friends


5

A cerebral weekend.

Room upgrade to Feature rooms which were magnificaent.

By Colin Oct ’18 Trip Type Couple


Key Features

Accessible
Accessible parking
24-hour
24-hour room service
Family
Family friendly
Free
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant
Restaurant
Bar
Bar

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Turndown service
  • Accessible parking
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service

All Hotel Features and Services

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Concierge desk
  • Turndown service
  • Accessible parking
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Wedding services
  • Meeting rooms
  • Business services
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee shop
  • Safe deposit box
  • Accessible parking
  • Bar
  • Family friendly
  • Full service housekeeping
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security
  • Accessible facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service

Food And Drinks

From leisurely coffees and dainty afternoon teas to late night cocktails, there’s something to enjoy throughout the day at The Arden Hotel. Book a table at the Waterside Brasserie to enjoy fine European cuisine made from local, seasonal ingredients. And if the sun’s shining, dine alfresco on the terrace. Whatever the weather, the exclusive champagne bar makes a sophisticated spot to mix and mingle.

No. 44 Restaurant

Served Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner The No. 44 Restaurant- awarded 2 AA Rosettes- offers guests relaxed and exceptional dining experience in a chic and stylish environment. Our chef will prepare a variety of unique and mouth-watering dishes using only the best seasonal local ingredients. Complete with its own Champagne Bar- the Waterside Brasserie is open all day and brings a new feel to the experience of eating out. The all-weather terrace is the place to be in the heart of Waterside to enjoy full service dining al fresco style.

The Coffee Lounge

Served Meals: Lunch, Dinner Serving a wide range of simple snacks and freshly brewed coffee this is a great place to start or end your day. Enjoy a selection of delicious simple snacks -tempting treats- afternoon teas- freshly brewed coffee and drinks Sink into our comfy sofas next to the feature fireplace and just relax.

Location of your stay

Hotel Address

The Arden Hotel and House

44 Waterside

Stratford upon Avon

CV37 6BA

Warwickshire

United Kingdom

Check in:

1400

Check out:

1100

Where is it?

27 miles to airport Birmingham Intl

60 miles to airport East Midlands

204 miles to airport Gatwick Airport

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