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Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham Spa, England

Expand your horizons with a scenic trip to the English countryside, at the historic Ellenborough Park. Located in the village of Southam, just north of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, the hotelwas once the original Cheltenham Racecourse estate, now beautifully restored with well-preserved splendor. Just over 60 spacious bedrooms and suites house guests with regal style and grace, thoughtfully designed and spread throughout four buildings. If classic British panache is your muse, opt for the Traditional or Classic Rooms, each equipped with modern conveniences like iPod docks, flat-panel televisions, heated bathroom flooring, and ergonomic beds. The Luxury and Tower Rooms offer an elevated level of elegance, with views over the property's fruitful gardens and scenic parklands. Additionally, all guests have access to the exceptional facilities of The Spa at Ellenborough Park, including steam rooms, a spa pool, and sauna. Opt for a full-fledged experience and book a facial treatment, massage, spa ritual, or body treatment, all designed to pamper and provide the ultimate in unwinding.

Take in the grandeur and magnificent history at Ellenborough Park by exploring the property itself, absorbing the heritage of your lovely surroundings. Curl up with a good book and a cozy chair in The Great Hall, a spectacular space that showcases some of the estate's finest design and furnishings. The Gardens are a perfect spot to stroll before dinner, noting the carefully plotted flora, including a Knot garden echoing the building's Elizabethan roots. In the warmer months, stretch out in a sun chaise by the heated outdoor pool, and enjoy full use of the fitness center year-round. Shooting, golf and polo are additional recreational options, as Ellenborough Park partners with local land owners and facilities, including the Cotswold Hills Golf Course. The famous Cheltenham Racecourse is adjacent to the hotel, which hosts eight exciting races each year. A pair of on-site restaurants provides a choice in dining style. The Beaufort Dining Room is a gourmet experience with classic British appeal, and features a well curated menu and selection of fine wines. For a more casual meal, The Brasserie provides everything from a simple sandwich, to a laid back lunch or dinner. Perfectly paced pleasure is an art form here, so allow Ellenborough Park to make your trip to English countryside one that reflects the spirit of this fine destination.

Location of Ellenborough Park

Ellenborough Park
Southam Road, Southam
GL52 3NH
Cheltenham Spa, England

Nearest Airport: GLO

Amenities for Ellenborough Park

  • General Information
  • 62 Rooms and Suites
  • Pet Friendly
  • Handicap Accessible Rooms
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 2 Restaurants
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bar
  • Spa Cuisine
  • Dining Room
  • Afternoon Tea
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Library
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Solarium
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Indoor Pool
  • Art Collection
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Steam Room
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • iPod Docks
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Heated Floors
  • Individually Designed Rooms
  • Bottled Water
  • Work Desks
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Clay Bird Shooting
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Archery
  • Horseback Riding
  • Golf
  • Sporting Clay Shooting
  • Nature Hikes
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Polo
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Parks
  • Theatres
  • Convention Center
  • Interests
  • Culture & Arts
  • Honeymoons & Romance

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

I have stayed at this hotel on several occasions, and it has been excellent. However, I recently contacted them about holding an evening celebration in 8 months time for 40-50 people, and was very disappointed with the poor service I received. The initial date options I had requested were unavailable - not surprising as it its a very popular place for weddings, etc. It took an e-mail & a follow-up phone call (international) to finally get a list of dates they did have availability. I responded to them just over 6 hours after I received the list, and gave them the date that worked. After 6 days of waiting to get confirmation, I sent another follow-up e-mail. To be told that the date I had requested had been given to another party. The likely cost of the event (excluding rooms for guests) for 1 evening was likely to be GBP7,000 +. But I got the impression that the party for whom they actually reserved the date was perhaps larger than mine. Furthermore, the prices for the rooms that they quoted (& I was going to reserve 4-8, & possibly more) was higher than the room rate I could get online. All in all, I felt there was a lack of interest, and certainly a very low level of customer service. I guess they are so popular they can easily forego business such as mine.

John W - Hamilton, Bermuda

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

A fantastic place to stay if you are trying to get away from the stress of of everyday life. The staff are exceptional, the building and surrounding area is sublime and is perfect for a treat weekend. The restaurant is also fantastic, the rooms are spacious and spotless. Excellent.

Dylan2894 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed for 2 nights with my wife just after valentines. For context I’ve stayed at other five star hotels (mostly in London including the savoy and the langham) and a couple in country settings and ellenborough is right up there with all of them. The setting is wonderful and the house has real ‘wow’ factor inside and out with lovely period features mixed with some nice modern touches in the horse box bar and restaurant. There’s only 60 odd rooms so the hotel never feels overly busy either! We stayed in woodland court just behind the main house and beside the outdoor heated pool. The room was a good size, finished to a great standard and had the comfiest bed I’ve experienced in a hotel! We used the spa which is small but of a high standard and the outdoor pool which was great while you were in it but not so fun when you got out! We ate both nights at the horse box as we didn’t fancy the more formal main restaurant and found the food and atmosphere to be great, prices are as you’d expect in a 5 star hotel but worth it! There’s also a great gin selection at the bar! Breakfast in the dining room/library was excellent with great selection and excellent quality food, I’d also recommend afternoon tea in the great hall which is very reasonably priced! Overall a great hotel for a getaway and one I would definitely return to!

dao202 - Yateley, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Just superb,a very fine establishment ... Thank you to ALL the staff,from those we don’t see, to those we do for making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable. Now looking for gaps in our diaries to arrange another visit ... asap

honestbutfare - United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

First day when we arrived we sit down in Horse Box for quick snack and coffee,we ask waiter for a dessert but we been told there is weddings going on so chef is to busy... Next morning we came with our dog to horse box for breakfast,we been told its only for wedding guest,but evening before they assured us that we can come for breakfast with dog,( then they said we can sit in horse box on the corner table) because of weddings,so its actually wasn’t set up for people,we left dog in a room and came back to restaurant side. Well me and my husband thinking.. we paid for 2 nights to stay do we really want to know that there is weddings going on? or chef cannot make dessert? or we cant have breakfast in a dog friendly hotel with our dog because of weddings? Well we paying to stay here too,so i dont think that weddings should be such a big issue for your guests.And talking about dog... So they charge us 50£ extra for two nights for a dog.Which is completely all hotels do that.(in room was no bowls,no bed nothing provided as i was told over the phone)So why we paying for a dog? :) Breakfast was included and very poor choice..Not talking about toasted bread...Every table around us complain about toasted bread.I will upload picture to see what kind of breakfast 5 star hotel is serving... Again heard them saying they have 100 people to serve in other room.. Again Do we really care? we paying for it too...Second very big minus in my eyes was that we came to spa.Girl she welcomed us and told that we the only ones there for the moment so we lucky.Yaaay! i thought... until i Came to a changing room.. changing room-floors are all wet,someones swimming suit in a sink,towels throw on the floor and benches everywhere..rubbish in a cabinets.. no slippers or robes provided.. They told to bring robes from our room because they had busy day.What a disappointment for 5 star hotel... We had Valentines menu dinner on Saturday in restaurant and food was absolutely fabulous. Service as well was very nice.. Overall hotel is very very clean and beautiful.. Staff Very professional in reception .We had luxury room which was beautiful and spotless clean as well. But will i ever comeback?I dont think so. Me and my husband we traveling around England for a weekend breaks all the time.. And this is my first disappointing review ever.. We spend 1000£ for a 2 nights stay. Is it was worth it? I don’t know... This place needs a bigger push to call himself a 5 star hotel. Its not enough to be clean place,people always expecting what they paying for.

Greta M

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