Set within ten acres of elegant, landscaped gardens, Mallory Court Hotel is a country manor house and luxury hotel. It offers 3 AA Rosette dining just a 5-minute drive from historic Leamington Spa. There is a spa with outdoor and indoor facilities, along with retreat rooms and spa dining. The property is part of the Eden Hotel Collection which was awarded the 4 Red Star AA Award. Rooms at Mallory Court feature bathrobes and ESPA toiletries within the private en suite bathrooms. All rooms also provide digital TVs, free WiFi, desk, telephone, iron and ironing board, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities and turndown service. Fine dining can be enjoyed in the dining room at Mallory’s with scenic views from the terrace across the gardens and countryside. Awarded with 3 AA rosettes, all dishes served in the restaurant are provided using seasonal, locally sourced produce. The Brasserie at Mallory offers 2 AA rosettes informal dining with modern European and traditional British cuisine among a unique, art-deco restaurant setting. Free parking is available. Leamington and County Golf Club is just 5 minutes’ drive away. Stratford Upon Avon, the birthplace of Shakespeare, is 20 minutes away by car, and Warwick Castle is a 10-minute drive.
Originally built in 1837 as a spa, Victoria Spa Lodge is now a delightful hotel. Choose to stay here and you will be in good company - Queen Victoria stayed here when she was but a princess and the lodge was still a spa. Today, you can choose from one of seven beautifully appointed bedrooms. All are en suite, have and have essential facilities. Located in a country setting overlooking the Stratford canal, Victoria Spa Lodge is only one and a half miles away from Stratford town center. Should you choose to leave your car at the lodge, Stratford is only a 20 minute rural walk away.
With a spa, the Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel has an award-winning restaurant and gardens and terrace. The River Avon is 400 metres away and Stratford-Upon-Avon is a 5-minute walk. The rooms all feature a modern bathroom, tea and coffee facilities, and a flat-screen TV. Many rooms have original period features and all have a work desk. Free WiFi access is available throughout the hotel, powered by the Cloud. The Manor Restaurant serves a creative menu using fresh local produce, and the modern bar is stocked with quality whiskies and fine wines. Blue Lounge offers morning coffee and afternoon teas. The timber-framed Tudor building is surrounded by peaceful grounds, said to have held the first performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There is also a spa with a swimming pool, gym, sauna and beauty centre. The property has invested a significant amount in its modern meeting and business facilities, as well as the bar, lounge and public areas. Just a few minutes’ walk from The Royal Shakespeare Company, Macdonald Alveston Manor is a 10-minute walk from Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Historical Warwick is a 20-minute drive away.
This picturesque 17th-century inn is situated in Stratford-upon-Avon, 10 minutes’ walk from the rail station. The Shakespeare Hotel offers 4-star accommodation, free Wi-Fi and charming rooms. Guest can dine in the adjoining Marco Pierre White New York Italian, where inspiration from Marco’s Italian heritage and his love of New York merge on the menu, seeing pasta and risotto sit alongside burgers and steaks. The hotel is just 320 metres from Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Schoolrooms, New Place, the RSC theatre and local shops. It is just a 5-minute walk to the High Street, with its theatre, shops and restaurants.
This YHA hostel is a Grade II listed Georgian mansion with oak flooring and bold fabrics, set in 3 acres of grounds just 2 miles from Shakespeare’s birthplace. It has a restaurant, a stylish café-bar and free parking. YHA Stratford-Upon-Avon offers laundry facilities, plus a TV lounge, games room and a kitchen for self-catering. The majority of rooms contain bunk beds. Historic Stratford-Upon-Avon can be easily accessed by road. See performances by the famous Royal Shakespeare Company, or visit Warwick Castle, a 20-minute drive away. The restaurant at YHA Stratford-Upon-Avon offers à la carte and children’s menus, and a range of drinks are available in the café bar. There is also a decked terrace with views over the grounds.
Set in leafy grounds, just a mile from Birmingham city centre, this historic hotel offers home-cooked food and elegant rooms with free internet. Plough and Harrow is a 5-minute drive from the Bullring Shopping Centre. The spacious rooms are traditionally decorated, and each has a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee facilities and a work desk. Some rooms have garden views, and the bathrooms have free toiletries and a hairdryer. Terrace Restaurant serves hearty homemade meals, featuring fresh local produce. The cosy lounge bar offers fresh coffees and afternoon teas, and the main bar serves a range of real ales and light snacks. Plough and Harrow Hotel is less than a mile from the International Convention Centre and the National Indoor Arena. Free on-site parking is available, and New Street Rail Station is a 5-minute drive away.
The Sequoia House Hotel is a large Victorian Town House. To the delight of its guests, the hotel has retained its original Victorian features and style throughout. Thoughtful touches, co-coordinating styles and little things that make all the difference are evident in every room. The hotel is ideally situated just across the Avon opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theater. Park your car in the hotel grounds and enjoy the walk to the theaters, shops and local pubs and restaurants.
If you are looking to stay as close as possible to Shakespearean history then look no further than Pear Tree Cottage Holiday Apartments. This stone and half-timbered listed building is set in a large country garden. The cottage is filled with character and period charm, flagstone floors, oak beams and deep-set windows are beautifully off set by the antique furnishing. Both the apartments have essential facilities. Cozy, welcoming and imbued with history, Pear Tree Cottage makes a perfect base from which to explore this historical county. Check website for apartment rates