England's most complete Regency town has shrugged off its reputation as staid and conservative and makes an ideal and very stylish base for touring in the Cotswolds, Stratford upon Avon and Bath, less than 100 miles from London. It boasts a wide range of acoommodation and the best places to stay in Cheltenham can offer something for everyone, from those on a tight budget, to those seeking decadent luxury.
Regency town houses characterised by intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades line the historic Promenade, squares and terraces of the town and many have been converted to some of the best places to stay in Cheltenham.
In addition Cheltenham can offer award-winning gardens, plus an impressive range of stylish shops and restaurants, and its festivals of horse racing, music and literature. The best places to stay in Cheltenham, once dowdy to say the least, now range from trendy hotels to warmly welcoming privately run guesthouses to a branch of the funky budget Big Sleep hotels.
If Cheltenham is your destination of choice for a short break, the best places to stay have to be central, in the heart of the action.
Understated, sophisticated hotel behind a neoclassical facade that mixes modern and traditional to good result. Contemporary bedrooms some with large free standing baths. British and European classics served in the brasserie. Centrally located in a hip part of town. A chic option.
Great value for money with a town centre location and contemporary design throughout. Simple rooms some dormitory style and a bar that serves up drinks and refreshments. Well sized meeting room and extensive breakfast buffet. Ideal for exploring Cheltenham on a budget.
Regency property located in a leafy corner, just five minutes walk from Cheltenham centre. Rooms are decorated in neutral palettes with big beds, soft furnishings and spacious bathrooms. There are also five studio apartments. A luxurious, central stay and excellent value for money.
Located in the desirable Montpellier district of town this Regency house has been in the same family for over 100 years. Rooms are decorated in a traditional Edwardian style with antiques, rich fabrics and four poster beds yet with all modern amenities and bathrooms. A local breakfast is served.
Elegant and instantly welcoming B&B in the centre of town. Full of warmth, colour and personality. Only three rooms in this intimate family home full of antiques. Traditional breakfasts served in a spacious Victorian dining room on blue and white china. A charming base for local exploring.
16th century rambling manor restored to its former glory in a beautiful Costwolds setting. Opulent luxury suites boast antiques, four posters and Nina Campbell interiors. A serious country house hotel, with spa, pool and gourmet dining for the ultimate indulgent getaway.
An old townhouse turned designer hotel in the fashionable district of Montpellier. Rooms feature romantic dark hues, Egyptian cotton sheets and in room freestanding baths. Enjoy the Brasserie food, buzzy bar and pampering spa services. Ideally placed to easily access Cheltenham and its surrounds.