We stayed at the Shakespeare Hotel for two nights in August. There is much to recommend the hotel, though I think the hotel's TA ratings are a bit inflated.
On the positive side, the hotel is in an excellent location -- near numerous restaurants, the cathedral and other important sites, but far enough away to be quiet. There is parking onsite, which is much appreciated. Breakfasts are tasty, and served in the bright and charming dining room/bar. Food service was friendly and eager to please.
On the negative side, the rooms are small and a bit run down. The carpets were worn and the bed a bit hard. Our room featured a shower only with modest water pressure, as wells as worn-out towels. There is no lobby or public areas to speak of. Service is friendly and accommodating but sporadic -- the hotel seems a bit understaffed.
All in all I would recommend the property, but beware that the TA rating seems a bit high for what you get.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included