Thistle Cheltenham Hotel
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Today was quite warm by UK standards and Derek and I had a pleasant walk along the canal in the morning before joining the Grimer family for a very tasty Sunday roast lunch. Rob and Fi then took us to Croome Park, an 18th century country house and estate where we enjoyed a walk through the house and grounds. Rob then dragged me out into the fields to go blackberry picking and Derek and I dropped in for a chat with Lesley's parents, Ray and Doreen, before supper and a chat with Rob and ...
... as lovely and friendly as Fiona. It was fairly chaotic in the house with all the family plus two dogs and two very large rabbits. After lunch Malcolm took Linda, Derek and I into Hereford and we toured the cathedral which is similar in style to Worcester although there seem to be a lot more older parts with tombs dating back to the 12th century. The highlight was seeing the Mappa Mundi, a map of the world as it was the ...
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Day six is under our belt, at least most of it, and all is well. We had a great day today.
The day started with breakfast of cereal, eggs and fruit, juice and coffee as usual. It was served in a fabulous breakfast room with a view of the fields behind, and skylights to provide great morning light. Add in the Eagles music in the background, and we couldn't ask for more. We ...
The O'Sullivans prepared a cooked breakfast for Derek and then we set off for Tiberton, stopping at Stratford on Avon for a walk around the town. I tried to navigate our way to Rob across country and managed to lead us down a very narrow road to a dead end! Eventually we reached Tiberton just in time for lunch with Rob, Lesley Ann and Fiona. ...
... manages to support 5 pubs, needless to say the town tour included Charlies favorite local ....after a pint, home we went ...We chattered over dinner about all manner of things , perhaps the 3 bottles of wine helped..it was a most enjoyable night. We slept well and the thought of not having to drive the next day really helped.
After breakfast , Sheila had us already at 9.30am for a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Thistle Cheltenham Hotel
We stayed at this hotel back in August as we got a great deal on Late Rooms (or so I thought). Although
Not as bad as fearec after reviews!
Having booked a weekend and then reading the reviews we were a bit apprehensive about our forthcoming stay, however, for £50 a night we were pleasantly surprised. Rooms were large, well furnished and quiet. The only aspect we were disappointed with was breakfast - not best quality in world, but as we only paid £50 we weren't that bothered. £5 taxi into Cheltenham, made it in a good location. Would go again if got rooms at that price
Good location - easy to find
After reading the reviews below I was pleasantly surprised, we booked three rooms all were very clean and spacious. I admit that the hotel does not look very appealing from the outside but located centrally for Cheltenham (we left our car in the hotel car park and caught the bus right outside, 10 mins were in the centre) We ate dinner in the hotel the first night and could not fault it at all (if you order the sticky toffee pudding it is enough for two!!!) Breakfast was great and plenty of choice. For the money it was OK, this was certainly not the worst hotel we have stayed in.
What a difference to customer service there is prior to taking you booking and then on arrival.
I booked this hotel on the day I was due to arrive, on arrival my booking could not be located. However they did book me in and charged my credit card again. My credit card was also had charged against £50.00 in case I used room service...never before has this happened to me, it gives a real clue as to this hotels professionalism, there isn't any!
After all the negative comments written about this hotel we weren't expecting much especially as we managed to get a great last minute deal. The rooms were clean and bright, the staff were friendly and helpful, the breakfast during the week was excellent with loads of choice and all nicely cooked. It was in a handy location for us as we did not want to go through cheltenham town every time we went out and had easy access to all the main roads. The hotel itself was really quiet and i wasnt once disturbed during the night and the pool/leisure centre was also nice (although the changing rooms could have done with up-dating).
Business hotel - miles from centre, next to GCHQ!
Exterior is fairly dated so puts you off before you get in. However, once inside it was nicely decorated. Room was ok - typical business hotel fare.
Worst thing for me was fact that it was a 10 min drive to the centre of Cheltenham. Not ideal for those wishing to site see in the City.
I stayed there as part of a group . The room was large and very clean.
Nice room shame about rest of hotel
stayed the night here for a works party. Large room very nice overlooking tennis court. Staff let the hotel down very rude no manners. Breakfast buffet was terrible limited choice and cold. Receptionist didn't bother asking if stay was ok when checking out otherwise would have told her no. Wouldn't stay here again.
Ok, but noisy June 2004
The hotel is air conditioned, which is a big plus.
The rooms are larger than average in the UK.
Stayed June 16-17, 2004.
Unusually loud fire door started slamming early and ended late.
Construction on the floor above also woke us up.
My complaint to managment was ignored.