Ratings based on 57 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Cambridge

Hard to fault

Posted 08-Aug-2014
Pros: The annexe room was very comfortable. The swimming pool was a big bonus. The gardens, especially the yew hedges with topiary, were delightful.
Location: Close to several National Trust properties and the tourists spots of Stratford.
A lovely country hotel not far out of Stratford-on-Avon, peaceful with good amenities.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Lovely Setting

Posted 21-Jul-2014
Pros: The setting was lovely.
Room had a scalding shower impossible to set poperly. Sewage smell hovered around the Barn where we were.The main hotel was charming. The rooms were clean and the bed comfortable. Service during day at the bar was not good.
5 out of 5
by ProfP from Holmfirth

Lovely hotel

Posted 26-Apr-2014 on Hotels.com
Excellent stay - main house lovely. Rooms in adjoining buildings a bit tired. If you want to eat in their restaurant pre-booking is advised
4 out of 5
by PaulnLulu from Portchester, Hants

Great Hotel and location

Posted 07-Feb-2014 on Hotels.com
Lovely hotel, good breakfast, helpful staff. Overall this is a good quality hotel- very british feel to it and well worth 4 star. Only disappointment was the room was small and quite dingy.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 03-Feb-2014 on Hotels.com
4 out of 5
for Business Travellers
by Simon from Plymouth

Great hotel but food and drink expensive

Posted 26-Jan-2014 on Hotels.com
Ive stayed here many times and although thr quality if the accommidation is first rate, the bar and restaurant costs are high(£40+ for 3 course set menu and £6.50+ for a large red wine). Besudes this will always stay here if possible, especially when entertaining clients.
3 out of 5
by Jon from Watford

Country Manor Hotel

Posted 27-Nov-2013
Pros: Friendly staff. Good food. Beautiful location.
Cons: Rooms need updating and modernising. Slightly higher cleaning standards wouldn't go a miss either.
Hotel has received good reviews and to a certain extent I can see why, the food was good and the staff very friendly (at front desk at least). For me the room was very basic, whilst not dirty in places where it mattered (bed and bathroom) there were cobwebs on the ceiling and dust on the soft furnishings. The fan in the bathroom was very noisy (room 40) and despite being 2 floors up the music from wedding below could be heard word for word until it stopped at midnight. All in all not a bad hotel, but not what I would have come to expect from a 4 star hotel.
3 out of 5
by Sue from Somerset

Lovely old building but a bit of a warren

Posted 26-Oct-2013
Pros: The building itself and the room was large and comfortable
Cons: As the dinner was so expensive we ate out both evenings. The staff, at times, seemed quite unfriendly and tense.
Location: Lovely grounds and surrounding scenery. We went to the Royal Shakespeare theatre and visited Warwick Castle. there are also various NT places nearby
I got the feeling that the staff did not really want to communicate with their guests on the whole. There was only a printed A4 sheet given at the time of arrival with the bare minimum of information regarding the facilities. We were not the only guests to be searching out breakfast on our second morning! Our room was spacious and the bed comfortable but the kettle had to be carried across to the other side of the room to heat as the lead wouldn't reach the socket (low down to the skirting board), behind the chest of drawers on which the courtesy tray was sitting . There was a double socket at one side of the bed which had to be used for the kettle and the hairdryer but unfortunately, this meant you couldn't see in the mirror to dry your hair as the lead wouldn't reach. Not what I would expect of a 4 star hotel especially when the cost of the food was taken into consideration - £39.95 for the 3 course table d'hote menu which we felt was way over-priced, as were the 'wheel of sausages' from the bar menu. At £14.95 I would have expected some really special sausages, not the three mediocre ones which were sitting on the mashed potato! Shame because the swimming pool was great but I couldn't recommend the hotel on the strength of the pool alone.
5 out of 5
by Sandy from Kent

Great location

Posted 09-Oct-2013 on Hotels.com
Our stay was brilliant, lovely room, excellent staff, and beautiful surroundings
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Billesley Manor Aug 2013

Posted 04-Sep-2013
Pros: Peaceful and our room was in the coach house away from banging doors at night.
Cons: Perhaps some colourful shrubs around the perimiter of the grounds there is currently a vast expance of grass. It would make it lovely to walk around
Location: We went to two plays in Stratford and it was so convenient only a 5 minute drive away.
We have stayed at this hotel a couple of times now and each time the room has been fabulous. The hotel has a nice ambiance and beautiful grounds although perhaps more could be made of these with some shrubs and plants. It is situated out of the town of Stratford and is very quiet.