As an ever-growing tourist destination, Stratford-upon-Avon is a scenic and picturesque town. I wouldn’t be surprised if Shakespeare got his creative inspiration for a lovely setting from here! Stratford-upon-Avon’s historical heritage and culture make it a destination worth visiting.
Situated near the River Avon, overall first impressions were those of amazement at the traditional architecture of the Hotel Du Vin, Stratford-upon-Avon inside and out, given its 1700s heritage. Although, there is still a balanced mix of old and new with an added extension on the side of the building. With historical pieces of art and quirky pieces of décor, what more could you ask for from a traditional hotel. One example being 19 clocks in assorted sizes hung on a brick wall symbolising the 19 Hotel Du Vin hotels in the UK located as soon as you walk in. An eye-catching and proud piece which serves as a great conversation-starter, and a wonderful way to let clients know of where else in the UK they can enjoy the luxury of the Hotel Du Vin hotels.
The event space is varied, with a few small boardrooms and another large meeting space with a 98-inch mirror screen. The plasma screen is encased in an elegant mirror frame, which also works as a reflective mirror when the screen is turned off – very upmarket and unique to the venue. All event space has a traditional feel, authentic furniture and yet again, a blend of old and new with their modernised technology. Their meeting rooms come fitted with a small screen with a dial to play your own music through one or several rooms.
The restaurant and bar are both something to shout about – the restaurant French Bistro offers a semi-private dining area, a lovely and bright courtyard, breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon teas – which are everything you’d expect… plus more! (We’re talking candy floss and doughnuts, what else could you ask for!)
The bar has a homely feel and low light atmosphere, it offers of a range of Gin tasting events from £15 per person. Set menu dinners are also available, as well as extensive wine cellar offerings (250 barrels to be exact). Now only this, the hotel boasts its own onsite sommelier, an impressive addition to any private dining event. With wine being in the name of the hotel itself, the theme runs through the entirety of the hotel – each of the 46 bedrooms are even named after a wine. This brings us onto the bedrooms – which ooze luxury with their bold and memorable interior that allow to feel like you can escape day-to-day duties. With Egyptian-cotton linen, friendly colour schemes, free-standing baths and being great for business, leisure or a visit away with the family, the bedrooms accommodate to all.
It is safe to say that Hotel Du Vin adhere to their self-proclaimed ‘luxury boutique hotel’ brand!