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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.

Recommended for
  • Restaurant
  • Business meetings
  • Weddings
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

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

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Views
  • Over the River Thames
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Business Centre
  • Conference facilities
  • Safe
  • Parking
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Wedding license
  • Car not required
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Private chef / butler
  • Wifi
  • Internet
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • No pets
  • Private dining room
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • 24 Hour room service
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Free wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV

Activities

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

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