Review of Our Stay at the Alveston Manor Hotel :
Our hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon was the Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel which is about a 10 minute walk from the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon.
This hotel is set in beautiful grounds and has a restful feel about it. Our room was a nice size, but it was at the back, overlooks the car park and was quite a long walk from the reception. For those with mobility problems, a tip is to ask for a room closer to the reception.
Whilst the hotel looks attractive on the outside, the inside could do with some sprucing up. It looks tired in parts and the carpet in the corridors are worn.
The food was okay, but nothing to write home about. We had a Salade Caprese and Salmon fishcake. Desert was ice cream or Spotted Dick which became a conversation piece amongst the American guests. Those who had the Spotted Dick said it was a bit dry and was not a taste sensation.
The hotel website says that there is wireless internet access throughout the hotel (fees apply). We didn’t see any documentation in the room directory offering connection or what the fees are. There is only one rather ancient looking computer for guests, and it costs GBP1.00 for 20 minutes usage.
We didn’t have time to check out the hotel’s facilities but as far as the room was concerned there was nothing in the room features that particularly stood out for me. Perhaps we were given one of the older rooms.
There was a another group staying in the hotel and at breakfast there was a bit of confusion as to who could sit in which dining room which I didn’t think they handled very well. Our group ended up dining in two separate rooms.
If you’re looking for a place within walking distance of the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, this place would suit.