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44 Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6BA England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 30 hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon
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Located in the heart of historic Stratford-upon-Avon, directly opposite the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company Theatres, the Arden Hotel has undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment to create an elegant and sophisticated 45-bedroom boutique-style hotel. The transformed Arden Hotel opened its doors in July 2010, and is fast becoming the flagship destination in the redeveloped World Class Stratford, enticing Shakespeare aficionados and theatre-goers from all over the globe.The luxuriously renovated Arden boasts the chic new Waterside Brasserie, a stylish Champagne Bar and spacious suites with beautiful views over the River Avon, providing an inspirational backdrop for your trip, whether for business or pleasure.Set in glorious Warwickshire, the Arden Hotel with its large car park is an ideal base for exploring some of England’s most famous and picturesque countryside, including the charming villages of the Cotswolds, the bountiful Vale of Evesham and the ancient market town of Warwick with its awe-inspiring castle.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Bulgarian, Polish, Swedish
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troy h wrote a review 17 Oct
Ryton-On-Dunsmore, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
Had afternoon tea at hotel Good points nice and comfy Bad points cold sandwiches and small portions of cake waitresses spoke with foreign accent and were hard to understand but carpark was free wouldn’t go again Combe abbey is a lot better
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Sharon wrote a review 12 Oct
14 contributions5 helpful votes
Have visited this stylish boutique hotel on 2 occasions. Wonderfully located in front of the RS Theatre and within easy walking distance to everything. Friendly accommodating staff. Excellent cooked to order breakfast. Due to covid measures breakfast times were staggered and the bar lounge and restaurant was closed during our stay which effected the ambiance. Would return.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Cruiser777509 wrote a review 3 Oct
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Awful 2nd experience. Staff ignorant, dining area unclean cobwebs which had been there a while based on the amount of flies. Bedrooms not cleaned to a high standard and definately not 4 star worthy. 1st night was paid for by hotel due to an awful 1st stay experience for birthdays earlier in the year. 2nd night was paid for by myself at a discounted rate but hotel ended up refunding because of problems we encountered and reported to general manager. Location fantastic and hotel could be wonderful but falls short at every turn. Restaurant is always empty can only assume its down to food not being of quailty which you can find at local restaurants located with a stones throw. To blame Pandemic on poor staff attitudes and poor cleaning standards is NOT acceptable. Will not return nor recommend!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Spend your money at another hotel. Hotel Indigo is as ideally located and much better.
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jonboyWakefield wrote a review Sep 2021
wakefield51 contributions29 helpful votes
Ideal for the theatre,directly opposite. Rooms were good,clean and spacious with a comfortable bed. Breakfast was excellent ,good bar area and terrace to relax and have a drink. Above all the staff in the dining room were very accommodating.Well worth the money.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Dianeha wrote a review Sep 2021
Reading, United Kingdom99 contributions86 helpful votes
Lovely hotel right in the centre of Stratford and good walking distance of theatre, shops and restaurant. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and remembered who we were which is always welcoming. Would recommend a stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2021
US$174 - US$329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandWarwickshireStratford-upon-Avon
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Arden Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Arden Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf (0.2 km), The Attic Theatre (0.3 km), and Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Arden Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Arden Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Arden Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Arden Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Honey Blue, Loxley's Restaurant & Wine Bar, and Plantarium Cafe.
Is The Arden Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Arden Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Arden Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Arden Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, Swedish, and Bulgarian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Arden Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall (0.3 km), Tudor World (0.1 km), and Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens (1.4 km).
Does The Arden Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.