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

Luxury Hotel in Stratford-upon-avon

  • A luxury hotel opposite the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre, with some rooms in its exclusive townhouse
  • Alfresco dining at the Waterside Brasserie overlooking the River Avon
  • Gentleman’s club-style bar and Champagne Bar that mixes classic and contemporary cocktails

The Arden Hotel

A redbrick manor with a boutique townhouse just a short saunter away – together, The Arden Hotel and Arden 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 Hotel, 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.

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.

  • 45 rooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 floors

Hotel type:

City centre Fine dining


The rooms


Things to enjoy

Key Features

Air conditioning




Wireless internet connection


24-hour room service

Wedding services

Check in
  • 1400
Check out
  • 1100
Services & Facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Analog data port
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Business Center Services
  • Catering services
  • Children welcome
  • Coffee shop
  • Computer
  • Computer rental
  • Concierge desk
  • Continental breakfast
  • Copier
  • Early check-in
  • English breakfast
  • Fax service
  • Free parking
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Half board/modified American plan
  • Handicap Parking
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Late check-out available
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Local calls
  • Long Distance Access
  • Lounges/bars
  • Meeting rooms
  • Newspaper
  • Parking
  • Photocopy center
  • Post/parcel service
  • Printer
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Safe deposit box
  • Secretarial service
  • Security
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Slide projector
  • Smoke-free property
  • Turndown service
  • Valet parking
  • Wakeup service
  • Wedding services
  • Wireless internet connection
Room Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Bathtub
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • CD player
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Color television
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone number
  • DVD player
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • King bed
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Remote control television
  • Safe
  • Separate tub and shower
  • Shower
  • Shower only
  • Sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Twin bed
  • Wireless internet connection
  • Fine dining
  • Golf
  • Horse racing
  • Indoor pool
  • Jogging trail
  • Pool
  • Sailing
  • Sightseeing tours
  • Tennis court
  • Theatre
  • Wine tasting


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