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The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western

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Warwick Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0NR England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 05/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#17 of 30 in Stratford-upon-Avon
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The Welcombe is a calendar country house located on the edge of Stratford-upon-Avon and the beautiful Cotswolds. It's a calendar house because it has 7 entrances, 12 fireplaces, 52 chimneys and 365 windows. Perfectly located within walking distance of Stratford-upon-Avon yet not far from the A46 and M40 motorway, this oasis has ample free parking on site. There's also 78 comfy bedrooms and 7 spacious apartments for groups of friends looking for a relaxing retreat, a wonderful spa with hydropool, an 18-hole championship golf course and acres of landscaped gardens which make for picture perfect wedding memories. Of course, if indulgence is on the menu, you can't go wrong with the award-winning menu, a classic combination of great British produce and seasonal specialities crafted with charm and innovation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Indoor pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Desk
Room service
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Classic
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Languages Spoken
English, Polish
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Kate W wrote a review 15 May
Sale, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
Needed a desk lamp on the desk, better quality bathroom items (superior king suite) as they were very low quality, Better lighting by the bed, fridge would be useful, ability to cast to TV or better TV services, parts of room a little tatty. For the price I expected slightly higher quality all round
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Date of stay: May 2022
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EmmaT_8822 wrote a review 10 May
Birmingham, United Kingdom60 contributions49 helpful votes
We came with friends for a special birthday for a spa day and overnight stay. The spa and treatments were amazing, we were all so relaxed! Lockers in the womens room need a bit of repairing though. The hotel was incredibly ornate and steeped in history. Late afternoon we had a drink out on the terrace to view the gardens which were beautiful! We had a suite each for the night. The room was very clean and the bed soooo comfy! The bathrooms was lovely and modern. The only downside was we only booked one night! We would definitely return for another break.
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Jessica Jenkins wrote a review 8 May
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We recently had our wedding day at the Welcombe and cannot thank and praise Mihaela enough. We booked our wedding 2 years ago and had to postpone due to Covid. The hotel was very accommodating with us and did not charge us for moving our date, we had a couple of hiccups as every wedding does but all our problems were sorted by the wedding day. Mihaela and Drew were fantastic on our wedding day helping things go smoothly. Thank you both again!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Lizzy wrote a review 4 May
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This has the wow factor from when you arrive and see the outside of the building along with the beautiful grounds and views of those grounds from the restaurant and my room. Yes the hotel does need a bit of TLC but that did not detract from my stay at all. The food was really good and served quickly and presented well I stayed in a suite and it was wonderful, separate sitting room/lounge and big very comfortable bedroom. The shower was great and there was a separate bath if you wanted to relax. The staff are friendly, helpful and professional from when you arrive to when you leave.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Alison H wrote a review 2 May
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We have just had the best weekend away. The spa was great (needs a bit of TLC in some places but fully functional) We had the best person assisting every evening - Drew was amazing. Didn’t have any RedBull on the first night so the next day he went out and bought it in. Thought we were eating in the restaurant on the second night but ended up with our own dining room on both nights. He was meticulous with everything. Cannot be thanked enough - Drew and his staff really were very attentive. The rooms were clean and the beds very comfortable. Nothing was ever a problem all weekend. Thank you The Welcombe for being amazing and having Drew as a manager brings a new level of customer service. The food was great too.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dinner Lady wrote a review 2 May
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Cannot fault the surroundings, the views, the beautiful exterior, the entrance with the grand fireplace and carved staircase. The staff were helpful, attentive and smart. Food excellent and plentiful. BUT...the room I stayed in was seriously overdue an upgrade. Tired, flat-pack type furniture with peeling veneer, threadbare patches on carpet, black mould in bathroom, rusty shower rail, and ancient lime-scaled bath taps. Worst of all was the collection of strange long hairs on the desk chair...
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Make sure that room has been renovated.....
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Chris wrote a review 2 May
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The best thing about this hotel is it’s location to Stratford Upon Avon! We are used to staying in old classic hotels which have been beautiful. This was a total disappointment. We arrived and were told they didn’t have a reservation for us. I had confirmation. We were told to collect our bags while they sorted it and they would come to find us. We sat right opposite reception. An hour later I went up to reception to enquire what was happening with the rooms. Apparently they’d been ready but nobody bothered to tell us. We were given “ upgraded rooms” for the inconvenience. We are pretty sure that the 2 rooms hadn’t been occupied for a while. They were in a separate wing from the main hotel. First impressions going up the threadbare stairs was the smell of damp which was not pleasant. The rooms were damp,looked tatty with broken furniture. Water stains under the window, brown marks around the toilet area on the walls and floor. Wall paper peeling off. Broken glass in a picture frame, cracked/stained bed side lampshade, windows that couldn't be closed fully. Drawers that wouldn’t close properly. Carpet looked very old and worn out. Didn’t even want to walk on it with bare feet. Our friends room had a dreadful smell of damp. We asked for an air fresher. They sent a can of Dettol disinfectant spray which was almost empty anyway! My husband slipped getting in the bath. We requested a mat ( there is a notice saying that you should use one, difficult if they don’t supply them) it arrived after 2 requests. House keeping was almost non existent. Beds not made,tea/coffee not refreshed,no clean mugs,towels not changed until the last night when they left us 1 between 2 adults! The only thing they did was empty the bin! We spoke to reception about it but it didn’t improve. During Covid times knew that the rooms wouldn't be serviced. Breakfast was also very hit and miss. We were asked if we wanted a drink and toast. It often didn’t arrive and had to ask again. The hot options often ran out on the self service. Pastries were uncovered, dried up. No separate cut fruit choices, it was all in one big bowl. On the last night when I unfortunately had to mention another problem to reception, they offered to change our rooms. I appreciated the offer but it was too little too late. I’ve never had to complain about a hotel or written a bad review but on this occasion it just made us so upset that we had wasted good money on a very run down hotel and spoilt week away. They eventually gave a us 1 nights refund. Even then I had to find out for myself. There was no note or apology. I’ve been in the customer service/hospitality industry for 40 years. This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. It felt like a 2/3 star and not a Premier collection.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: I would never book this hotel again.Main area of the hotel didn’t seem as damp and smelly. Avoid...
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catherinefinney1302 wrote a review Apr 2022
Redditch, United Kingdom2 contributions
We held our wedding at the Welcombe and it was a wonderful day, Drew was an absolute star, he went about and beyond to create the vision of a day i had hoped for, he supported and assisted me the day before the wedding and looked after our guests fantastically during the evening, Could not have asked for anything more from one employee. Abbie who ran our day was brilliant and ensured it flowed and ran smoothly, right from our registrar interviews to our drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Josh who was the barman the night before the wedding and part of the team on the wedding day was also brilliant, We encountered some resistance to how we wished to lay out the room for the day but again Drew stepped in to help and everything we requested was done and made the set up perfect and just how we imagined. I would definitely recommend this as a wedding venue or a break, the building is stunning and a perfect backdrop to any brides big day. I cant thank Mihaela, Drew, Abbie and Josh enough for what they helped us to achieve and brough to our day, only one person threw shade on our experience and that put a bit of a dampener on things, creating more stress for my husband to be and I, Luckily Mihaela and Drew supported us and gave us our dream day.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Peter B wrote a review Apr 2022
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom27 contributions14 helpful votes
Just had 48 hours for 60 retired doctors celebrating 45 years since qualifying from Birmingham Medical School. This hotel was shut for 2 years during COVID and the staff have all been hired in recent months. We had an excellent reunion here and the hotel staff could not have been more cheerful, helpful and friendly. The evening meal for 60 was absolutely delicious, served promptly and with minimum fuss. Amazing job to have got this wonderful old hotel back on its feet in such style in such a short period. The pool and fitness suite/sauna are beautiful and the golf course surrounding the hotel is in great condition. Beautiful walks into Stratford take 20 minutes and the hotel stands in beautiful gardens and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Ellen O wrote a review Apr 2022
Durham, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are looking to stay near Stratford this is a picturesque and comfortable hotel. We picked it for the spa but didn’t have the best experience because we missed the small print that kids times were between 4pm-6pm just after check in, so it wasn’t the most relaxing spa experience. Rooms were clean and service good. Bar was nice but on our first night another patron blasted loud music out on the terrace and staff who passed by didn’t deal with it. Overall it was an ok stay, we had a great two night’s sleep but we’ve had better experiences at other Best Westerns.
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US$129 - US$198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
menzies welcombe hotel and golf course, menzies welcombe hotel course
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandWarwickshireStratford-upon-Avon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western
Which popular attractions are close to The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western?
Nearby attractions include Escape Live Stratford-upon-Avon (2.0 km), Warwickshire Flight Experience (6.7 km), and The Attic Theatre (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western?
Conveniently located restaurants include Plantarium Cafe, Loxley's Restaurant & Wine Bar, and Lambs Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Welcombe Hotel, BW Premier Collection by Best Western?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tudor World (2.0 km), Charlecote Park (5.4 km), and Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens (2.8 km).