Fodor's Expert Review Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe

Warwick Rd., Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 0NR, England

With its mullioned bay windows, gables, and tall chimneys, this hotel in an 1886 neo-Jacobean-style building evokes the luxury of bygone days. Relax on the Italianate terrace overlooking the 187 acres of landscaped grounds or take afternoon tea, which is available every day. The hotel boasts its own 18-hole golf course as well as a leisure club and spa. Public rooms such as the Great Hall, with wood paneling and a marble fireplace, complement the main house guest rooms, which have faux-antique furnishings. For the best views, ask for a room overlooking the gardens. The fancy Trevelyan Restaurant relies on a French foundation to present British cuisine. The hotel is about a 10-minute drive from Stratford.

PROS

  • great for golfers
  • lovely spa facilities
  • stunning grounds

CONS

  • dining too formal for some
  • need a car to get here
  • can feel a bit too impersonal

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0330-028–3422

HOTEL DETAILS

85 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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