The City of Cheltenham has a grand old reputation, it is home to majestic wide streets and many famous Public Schools, a city that manages to combine the old with the new and is a wonderful platform from which to discover the Cotswolds. The Cheltenham Guest houses number many offering visitors a vast range of choice both financially and in style and location.
The town was formerly recognised as a Spa Town which bought celebrity and Sovereigns to the town, these waters can still be taken at the Pittville Pump Room that is set amongst beautiful lakes and parklands. Cheltenham has been awarded the winner of "Beautiful Britain in Bloom'' and is renowned for its gracious Regency architecture, colourful parks and floral decorations.
There is much to attract visitors to this town, it tree lined Promenade is home to some of the best known fashion names such as Jaeger, Laura Ashley and the wonderful house of Fraser. The neighbourhood of Montpellier and The Suffolks is where unique boutiques sit beside antique shops, cafes and specialist craft and art shops. The history buff and art lover is well accommodated through a number of interesting Museums and Art Galleries.
The city is famous for horse racing and offers 16 races a year, the race course is known across the world as the home of National Hunt. The town boast a lengthy history and a variety of architectural styles the Cheltenham Guest houses choose unique cloaks in which to clothe themselves presenting varying ambiences suited to the business guest, the family group or the honeymoon couple. They may be sited centrally, in upmarket suburbs or flanking the city in country surrounds.
The Grand Country Guest Houses are the choice of the elite and may offer airport transfer or even provide a helipad. Entrance is made via sweeping driveways flanked by parklands hosting golf courses, walking trails, hiking tracks and cycling paths. Entrances are impressive hung with oil painting of past owners, antiques, Persian rugs, chandeliers and welcoming staff. Accommodations are opulent and the choice of honeymoon couples and VIP's offering multi rooms hosting seating and dining areas flowing onto balconies and outdoor areas. Bedrooms offer four poster beds and deluxe linens. Lavish bathrooms pamper with signature bath products.
City Center offers easy access to entertainments, shopping centers and the business hubs and may be housed in multi storied grand regency buildings. Entrances are warm and welcoming accommodations spacious and business guests are treated to dedicated work stations, equipped with internet access and direct dial phone. The Guest Houses found in the suburbs may be more suitable for families; many return again and again to the same accommodations as owners tend to become friends.
Children are greeted warmly and connecting rooms are the norm as are high chairs, and cribs if needed, the general dining room offers child friendly menus and babysitting services are on hand.
Some of the most unique and intimate dining is found within the upmarket Cheltenham Guest Houses whose proud owners take a certain delight in conjuring up unique fare from local produce, booking in advance is advised. Mornings are greeted with a hearty English breakfast or Continental Breakfasts. Sitting rooms and drawing rooms offer relaxation around open log fires together with honesty bars.
The Cheltenham Guest Houses are privileged to be set in such a beautifully historic town, where history melds with invention and welcomes become returns.