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Queens Hotel, housed in an elegant neo-classical white building, overlooks the Imperial Gardens in central Cheltenham, close to the upscale shops and restaurants of the Montpellier area and half a mile from Cheltenham Spa railway station. This fine hotel has undergone a brilliant transformation in recent years and now has a pleasing, tasteful boutique look with a modern twist. It has 84 luxurious rooms and suites, a good restaurant, Victoria's, the delightful Gold Cup Bar with a brilliant cocktail menu, the Duke's Tea Room for splendid afternoon tea and all-day dining and a private outside terrace for summer eating.

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Wendy Gomersall
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Freelance journalist Wendy Gomersall writes for a number of national and international newspapers, magazines and websites. She spent ten years on staff at the Daily Mail before going freelance, and now specialises in travel.



Though in a quieter, more residential area of the city, the hotel is still close enough to walk to shops, restaurant and entertainment.

Entertainment venues such as the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham Town Hall and the Pittville Pump Room are a few minutes' walk away.
By car: around 1 hour from Bristol, 2 hours 45 minutes from London, 3 hours 30 minutes from York. There is parking on site at £14 per day.
By train: trains run to Cheltenham Spa from Bristol (40 minutes) Birmingham (40 minutes), York (3 hours 10 minutes). The hotel is a 5-minute taxi ride from Cheltenham Spa station.

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Style & Character

Empty nesters, couples and groups of friends will enjoy the relaxed but luxurious vibe of the hotel. There are some beautiful design features, including historic wallpaper by Augustus Pugin, who created the interior of the Palace of Westminster.

Service & Facilities

Being greeted at the door when you arrive and having someone always close at hand when you need something, like another cocktail, is a real treat.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Afternoon tea
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (£14 per day)
  • Wheelchair accesible


You'll feel totally spoilt here wit the silk cushions, vases of flowers, beautiful bedside lamps, gorgeous fabrics, fine bedsheets and even little vanity kits. Our favourite room is The Renascence Suite which has a king-size bed, bathtub and walk-in shower plus minibar with complimentary soft drinks and Nespresso machine.

Superior and Deluxe rooms, Renascence Suite
Facilities include: queen-size bed with Egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite with walk-in shower and The White Company toiletries, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

The Gold Cup Bar stocks more than 40 gins to sample - try a signature Queens Cocktail, featuring a rare, locally distilled gin. The succulent Waghorne steaks served with triple cooked chips, vine tomatoes and mushrooms are delicious.

Victoria's: formal, fine dining, modern British cuisine. Open daily 12-5pm and 6-9pm. Dinner mains from £14.
Duke's Tea Room: refined, intimate. Open 12-4.30pm. Queen Tiffin Afternoon Tea £21.50.
Gold Cup Bar: cosy, cocktails and gins, classic bar food. Open daily 12-10pm. Plates from £5.
Queens Breakfast: in the restaurant and in your room, full english or continental. Served Mon-Fri 6.30-10am, Sat-Sun and Bank Holiday 7.30-10.30am.

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