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“Country house feel by the river in leafy Richmond village. Superb restaurant, traditional bedrooms, fine views and a sit out terrace. Good wedding and business venue.”

“Country house feel by the river in leafy Richmond village. Superb restaurant, traditional bedrooms, fine views and a sit out terrace. Good wedding and business venue.”

Hotel Review

Within striking distance of the city but without the hustle and bustle, the Petersham is an imposing 58-room, privately owned hotel with a graceful country house feel, attentive staff and an award-winning restaurant. It was built in 1865 in Italian Gothic style by the architect John Giles (of Langham Hotel fame), whose design incorporated a tower, high-pitched roofs and a profusion of balconies. The hotel is set on the side of Richmond Hill with splendid views across Petersham Meadows to the river, particularly fine from the terrace and lovely light breakfast room. Although it’s a steepish walk uphill from the town centre, the No. 65 bus will deliver you to the door. The peaceful setting comes into its own at night, when there should be little to disturb your sleep in one of the seriously comfortable, traditionally decorated bedrooms. Reason enough to stay here, Jean-Didier Gouges' seasonal menu attracts locals as well as hotel guests to the excellent Petersham Restaurant.

 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Sights nearby
  • Great for Richmond Park, Royal Botanic Gardens and Twickenham Stadium
  • Business meetings
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Local markets
  • Wine tasting
  • Tennis
  • Riding
  • Great walks
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Weddings
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife Area
  • Designer Shopping
  • Close to nightlife
  • Birdwatching
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • The Tower Suite has a fabulous balcony on three sides with accompanying views
  • Views
  • Over the River Thames
  • Free wifi
  • Wedding license
  • Conference facilities
  • Roof terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Disabled access
  • Child friendly
  • Good wine list
  • Restaurant
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Riverside
  • Quiet
  • Traditional
  • Charming

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Complimentary parking is available to all guests on a first-come-first-served basis
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • The Tower Suite has a fabulous balcony on three sides with accompanying views
  • Views
  • Over the River Thames
  • Free wifi
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Private chef / butler
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Car not required
  • Wedding license
  • Wifi
  • Suites
  • Business Centre
  • Conference facilities
  • Safe
  • Roof terrace
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Internet
  • Disabled access
  • Meeting Room
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Room service
  • Sitting Room
  • Child friendly
  • Cots available
  • No pets
  • Private dining room
  • Good wine list
  • Restaurant
  • Sit-out Terrace

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Great for Richmond Park, Royal Botanic Gardens and Twickenham Stadium
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Local markets
  • Wine tasting
  • Tennis
  • Riding
  • Great walks
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Wildlife Area
  • Designer Shopping
  • Close to nightlife
  • Birdwatching

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