We have stayed at the Alveston Manor many times over the years and always enjoyed our stay. We were disappointed to discover that there is now a £5 parking charge (which covers a total stay). This is to prevent non guests from parking in the hotel, but the rooms are not cheap (the suites especially - it was a special occasion for us) and we felt that this could have been either hidden in the cost or a token given to guests to prevent them from being clamped by the independent policing company - bad show Macdonald Hotels! We stayed in the Queen Elizabeth Suite, which had been redecorated and updated since our last stay. As it is on its own in the grounds it is lovely and quiet, there are 2 rooms above the suite but we never heard any noise. In the past we have stayed in the standard rooms and found them to be acceptable. The breakfast is lovely with a great selection, we did not have any other meal in the restaurant as to our mind it is quite expensive and not to our taste, but others may not share that view. The staff were very helpful and friendly, we would definitely recommend this hotel and use it again.
A great hotel with an updated room in a historic building. Yes, they play up the Shakespeare angle, but isn't that the point? Our room (the 'Agincourt') was clean and spacious, with a separate lounge area and a well-appointed, en-suite bath. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Daphne, at the front desk, was very professional yet personable. We highly recommend it!
The hotel is absolutely gorgeous. We got upgraded and had a very large room, which had a Mac computer in addition to the other things that you'd expect. However, there was no safe or mini-bar and some of the furnishings and fixtures in the bathroom were looking a bit tatty around the edges.
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