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

Facilities

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

Activities

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

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