In the heart of the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham, you’ll find the grand neo-Classical, Queens Hotel Cheltenham where even the wallpaper has a story.
When George III visited Cheltenham back in the 18th century, just after the discovery of spa water in the area, it resulted in the rise of visitors to this town in Gloucestershire. The Queens Hotel was one of the first purpose-built hotels in Europe.
Queens Hotel Cheltenham, part of the MGallery by Sofitel collection sits on what was once home to the Sherborne Spa. It has a prime position at the top of a tree-lined promenade on one of Cheltenham’s Regency streets, overlooking the Imperial Square and Gardens.
Listed as a Grade II English Heritage building, the hotel retains many of its gorgeous original features from the revolving doors to the hand-painted wallpaper, designed by Augustus Pugin in 1838, the same as those in the Houses of Parliament.
Major #WesAnderson vibes in the central stairwell.
The Montpellier Suite sits on the first floor with windows overlooking the Imperial Gardens. Decorated with gorgeous ornate high ceilings and gold chandeliers, the style of the room is classic with modern design features.
As you walk in, you are greeted with a very spacious lounge area with a sofa, chairs and TV. A welcome platter of fresh berries and meringues accompanied by a handwritten note was a lovely touch.
A dividing wall separates the bedroom from the lounge area with a super comfortable king-size bed that makes you want to jump right in.
The chic monochrome bathroom, with a traditional roll top freestanding bath, made for a lovely end to the night with a bubble bath soak.
Complimentary Dammann Frères tea and Nespresso coffee machine can be found in the room along with White Company toiletries.
Rooms start from £125 and suites from £265 with complimentary Wi-Fi.
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Filled with natural light, The Orangery is the perfect place to start your day. You can choose from a wide selection of options including fruits, meats and cheeses all sourced locally in the Cotswolds. There is also a choice of hot breakfast items on the a la carte menu from pancakes to eggs benedict.
Exploring The Neighbourhood
Just behind the Queens Hotel you’ll find picturesque streets with boutique shops and cafes. If you are looking for high street stores, it’s just a 5-minute walk to the town centre.
With the Cotswolds at your doorstep, there’s no reason to not explore some of Britain’s cutest towns. Bourton-on-the-Water is just 25 minutes drive from the hotel. Definitely worth a little trip for an afternoon walk along the canals and a cream tea at Bakery on the Water.
The Cheltenham Racecourse, where some of the country’s top horse events take place, is also just a 10-minute drive away.
This is my second time staying at an MGallery by Sofitel hotel and as always the service was wonderful. If you are heading to Windsor, be sure to stay here.