Day 2, Of Our Incredible Q Hop, The Stratford

Wow, where do I start? We left the amazing Telford Q Hotel, Golf and Spa Hotel feeling very spoilt we’d had the most incredible time. You never know what to expect visiting a hotel for the first time do you? Well, we needn’t have felt any apprehension at all.

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The Stratford Q Hotel is a beautiful luxury hotel in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon and is in a great central location, being only a minute or two walk from Stratford Town Centre. We love Stratford-Upon-Avon; in fact I would say it is one of my favourite places in the UK. It’s a wonderful family friendly place to visit, so to find a beautiful hotel that is so close to town is amazing.

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Annie the hotel general manager and her wonderful team gave us such a warm welcome, we were greeted with prosecco on ice, some beautiful gifts the chef brought us the most delicious snacks. Annie had also arranged for us to visit all the Shakespeare Trust Properties, which we were super excited about. I can’t wait to share them very soon.

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Our rooms were incredible, decorated in my favourite shades of blue and green. It gave it such a cool and modern yet relaxing atmosphere. They were the sort of rooms you wanted to snuggle up in and not leave. And had we not been in one of our favourite places and had so many exciting things to do, we may well have done that.

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The Stratford is a large hotel with a boutique feel, its entrance is grand and boasts a lovely front lawn with a beautiful seated area for sipping cocktails. In fact I need to revisit in the height of summer to do just this.

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The reception is small but welcoming and very beautiful; it has such a personal feel which draws you though to the most beautiful bar. The bar is so cool and modern very relaxed. And when we visited the bar for pre dinner drinks we felt so at ease, the boys loved the cool, trendy decor.

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We booked dinner in the Stratford Hotel restaurant as we had heard such great things about it and it did not disappoint.

The service was exceptional and Harriet who served us was just lovely and so patient with the boys who couldn’t make a decision. We sat for hours chatting and laughing, thoroughly enjoying the laid back atmosphere of the restaurant before retiring to our beautiful room. This is a wonderful place to try if you are looking for a great Restaurant in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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And I can-not write about The Stratford without mentioning the chef, who we met briefly but I never got his name.  Chefs are unsung heroes aren’t they? And the chef at The Stratford was wonderful he made sure our stay was amazing from our lovely snacks on arrival, our stunning meal and the beautiful picnic he made us up the next day to take to our trip to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage.

Jack adored the crème brûlée’, and is now requesting I make it at home. I am a little apprehensive about this, as I am never going to recreate the delicious pudding that was in our picnic that day.

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So the big question, is The Stratford Hotel great for families?

And my answer to that is definitely yes. The Stratford is not a resort like some of the other hotels we have visited. Yet its style and class is breathtaking, we really loved visiting, it is great for families that love to explore.

And being located close the Stratford-Upon-Avon Town Center is perfect. And is a huge thing when traveling with a children. I loved the fact that we were in the town in minutes.

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There is so much to do in and around Stratford Upon Avon with kids and teens.

The incredible Shakespeare Trust properties, the butterfly farm, boats and picnics on the banks of the very beautiful River Avon, and many other museums, bars and restaurants. It is a place I could never ever get bored of visiting.

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The rooms, service, and team are so helpful and friendly they made us feel so welcome. And although the hotel is so very plush, modern and styled the boys felt completely at ease. This is a wonderful hotel in Stafford-Upon-Avon.

To Annie and the lovely team at The Stratford, we loved visiting and had such a wonderful time. Thank you all so much for making our stay so so special.

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10 Comments

  1. 14th June 2015 / 10:23 pm

    The hotel looks lovely, and I’ve never been to Stratford but I’d really love to go. Those strawberries dipped in chocolate look gorgeous! Xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th June 2015 / 8:58 pm

      Ah thanks Julia, yes it was so lovely we had an amazing time, and yes the strawberry and fizz mmmmm x

  2. 15th June 2015 / 8:17 pm

    Aw Sarah yet another fantastic review of another Q hotel. I have only briefly been to Stratford and must admit I would love to return either as a family or for a romantic break away (with the husband of course). The room looks stunning as does the rest of the hotel x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      15th June 2015 / 9:07 pm

      Tracey it was so beautiful, such stunning rooms, hotel and people and we love Stratford its a fantastic place xx

  3. 16th June 2015 / 9:14 am

    Ohhhh you got me at the prosecco and the strawberries, yummy!! 😀
    Seems like a great place for families indeed!! Would love to visit this region!

    Thank you for linking up to #MondayEscapes this week 😀

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      17th June 2015 / 10:40 pm

      Thank you, it is the most wonderful hotel and beautiful area x

  4. 16th June 2015 / 2:18 pm

    I am loving reading about your Q Hotel hop Sarah and this hotel looks stunning and perfect that it is so close to the town so you can visit all the Shakespeare attractions. I love that they made you a picnic to take out with you, what a fantastic idea and perfect for busy families xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      17th June 2015 / 10:42 pm

      Ah thank you Hayely, it really is so lovely and he best location perfect for visiting Stratford x

  5. 16th June 2015 / 10:15 pm

    Wow what a fab place and look at those meals! Love reading all about your weekends. We will be living near there shortly! Yay 🙂 and thanks for sharing with #SundayStars

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      17th June 2015 / 10:46 pm

      Jess the food was devine, a beautiful hotel xx

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