Fodor's Expert Review Arden House

58–59 Rother St., Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LT, England Fodor's Choice

This luxury guesthouse, sister property to the nearby Arden Hotel, offers a first-class stay, with a help-yourself pantry, books to borrow, afternoon tea, and a daily gin o’clock. Bedrooms are compact but well equipped with proper wardrobes, bedside tables, and robes and slippers. Downstairs is where this hotel comes into its own, though. The lovely lounge feels welcoming and you can help yourself to one of the books or magazines on the shelves or to tea, coffee, or snacks in the dining area. If it’s sunny, you can even dip into the complimentary afternoon tea selection in the garden. Come morning, you are spoiled for choice for breakfast, from omelets to eggs Benedict and fruit salad.

PROS

  • welcoming atmosphere
  • free afternoon tea and gin
  • amazing breakfast selection

CONS

  • hosts can seem overeager to please
  • no tea- and coffee-making facilities in rooms
  • you may feel obliged to chat with other guests

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
NewService
Intimate
Central
Casual Chic
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01789-298682

HOTEL DETAILS

5 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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