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Last updated: 05 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Annabelle Thorpe

Ideally situated in the heart of town, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Shakespeare’s birthplace and the RSC, this former gentleman’s club and registry office now sports classic Hotel du Vin style – slick rooms with dark blue walls and sumptuous beds, a buzzy bistro and a pleasing sense of indulgence.   

The cherry on the cake is the outdoor terrace; an oasis from the tourist bustle outside the door, serving drinks and dinner outside for as long as the weather allows.  

This is a great choice for those wanting a cosy yet stylish boutique, somewhere slick and unfussy, that’s walking distance to all of Stratford’s main sights. 

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Warwick Castle

Warwick, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)[13 miles]

History comes alive at this spectacular 11th-century castle. Fascinating, accessible and educational for kids.

Best for ages: 4+ | £16

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

View of the New Place in Stratford upon Avon where William Shakespeare lived. Tall brick building with a small garden on around the front entrance

Nash’s House & New Place

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)[0.2 miles]

New Place, the home Shakespeare retired to, no longer stands, but a traditional knot garden has been created in the space where the kitchen garden would have been. Adjoining Nash’s House has a permanent exhibition on New Place.

Best for ages: 18+ | £10

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A photo of the portrait of William Shakespeare with three small gremlins doodling on Shakespeare's portrait. Titled Gremlins Vandalise Shakespeare, on 2nd March 2017.

MAD Museum

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)[0.3 miles]

The UK’s only permanent museum dedicated to mechanical art, the halls are filled with complex moving installations, kinetic sculpture and contraptions straight out of Wallace & Gromit.

Best for ages: 13+ | £8

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View showing the outside of Hall's Croft in Stratford upon Avon where daughter of William Shakespeare lived. Where plants are seen stemmed and structured on the outside of the house

Hall’s Croft

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)[0.4 miles]

The elegant Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s’ daughter, Susanna Hall and her husband. The house has an impressive collection of 17th- and 18th-century art, with a delightful garden.

Best for ages: 18+ | £13

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exterior view from the street. people sitting outside

The Dirty Duck

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom (UK)[0.4 miles]

Just 100 yards from the theatre, the Dirty Duck has been a pub since the 1700s. Popular with cast members from the Royal Shakespeare Company, it’s the place to go for a pre- or post-performance drink.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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