Macdonald Swan’s Nest HotelStarting at £119
The Macdonald Swan’s Nest Hotel is set next to the River Avon in Stratford-upon-Avon. Swans typically build their nests next to water, but where swans use vegetation from the waterside, the hotel is certainly more sophisticated in structure, using red bricks to create a rather attractive appearance. Nestled on the southern edge of the river, this 17th century townhouse is one of the oldest hotels in Stratford-upon-Avon and still contains original features that help create a historic ambience.
The Macdonald Swan’s Nest Hotel is just a five minute walk from the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon. The theatres and Shakespeare attractions are well within reach. This versatile Stratford-upon-Avon hotel is perfect for family breaks in this beautiful little town as well as for romantic weekends, business trips, weddings and other special occasions. Although you have to cross Bridgefoot to reach the town centre, there is life on the southern side of the river too. Stratford Butterfly Farm is just along the road and is worth a visit; Stratford Sport Club is a short walk away; and Stratford Golf Club is perfectly positioned for golfers.
Restaurant – French cuisine
Seven meeting rooms – 150 capacity theatre style
Car parking – chargeable, 70 spaces
The Macdonald Swan’s Nest Hotel has two options for food and drink. One is formal, the other less so. Le Bistrot Pierre serves provincial French cuisine and it even boasts river views from its outdoor terrace. For a less formal experience head to the Bear Free House and Kitchen with its pewter bar and typical bar meals. A range of bedroom types are available at the Macdonald Swan’s Nest Hotel, offering a range of amenities to comfortable host different groups of people. For example, family rooms can host up to two adults and two children, while feature rooms come with romantic period features. The pinnacle, however, is the Swan’s Nest Suite which has a lovely monsoon shower and windows that overlook Stratford-upon-Avon. A final mention must go to the meeting rooms, which includes the Cygnet room, one of the smallest and most charming places to meet at the Macdonald Swan’s Nest Hotel.