Fodor's Expert Review White Swan

Rother St., Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6NH, England Fodor's Choice

None of the character of this black-and-white timbered hotel, in one of Stratford’s most historic buildings, has been lost in its swanky but sympathetic update. Low beams, wood paneling, and winding corridors are partnered with the best of contemporary design, original art work, and striking swan motifs. Public rooms feel ancient yet cozy; bedrooms come individually designed, many with freestanding or copper baths and a choice of pillows. If you want the most history, ask for a room in the oldest part of the hotel. Don't miss the stunning 16th-century wall painting in the restaurant.

PROS

  • antiquity
  • generous bathrooms
  • friendly service
  • great sense of history
  • large bathrooms

CONS

  • charge for parking
  • which is not on-site
  • stripey carpet may cause dizziness
  • charge for parking, which is not on-site
  • stripey carpet may cause dizziness
  • fee for parking, which is not on-site
  • striped carpet can cause dizziness
  • Shakespeare motif can feel a bit overdone
  • food not impressive

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01789-297022

HOTEL DETAILS

41 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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