No. 131

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Old and new mix stylishly at this seriously chic hotel, a playground for the senses with contemporary art and magical rooms


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Beautiful hotels have a style all of their own and this chic townhouse is no exception. Outside, its Georgian façade overlooks Imperial Gardens and comes with towering Corinthian columns. Inside, striking interiors mix old and new to great effect. You get high windows, stripped floors, chandeliers and ceiling friezes, then an exciting collection of contemporary art that’s conquered every wall. Fat sofas wait in front of smouldering fires, you find blue leather bar stools, vast yellow armchairs, old wooden fridges piled high with hams and cheese. Downstairs, there’s a pool table, then a popular bar that turns into a terrace in summer thanks to a retractable roof. Indulging rooms have big beds, the best linen, piles of art books, robes and big walk-in showers in flawless bathrooms; some have a bath in the room, too. Great food waits in the restaurant, perhaps devilled crab on toast, slow cooked lamb with salsa verde, treacle tart with clotted cream. In summer, life spills onto the terrace for afternoon tea. A small spa is coming for summer 2017. Don’t miss the jazz festival in May.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at weekends.
Lunch from £7. Sunday lunch from £21. Dinner, 3 courses, about £40.


Nightly price
from £150
11 Doubles
From £150


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