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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 hotel was 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

Reviews for Ellenborough Park

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 8 hours ago

Stayed for 2 nights. Nice quiet room but it was not serviced properly after the first night. Service at breakfast and in the Horse Box was slow and uncoordinated. Wrong orders given to tables. Breakfast on the 2nd morning was a much better experience.

myholiday65 - Yala National Park, Sri Lanka


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My wife and I booked a last minute stay at Ellenborough Park after our flight for an overseas trip was cancelled. We arrived to a stunning location in one of our favourite parts of the UK. This hotel is beautiful... Our room (64) was huge with a lovely bathroom. Minor negative was a towel left hanging on the back of the bathroom door and a blocked shower trap, both dealt with and fixed immediately after we mentioned them. We were lucky enough to have a sunny day which enabled us to sit around the pool. All the facilities were brilliant. The bar staff were super helpful and Jordan made a great G & T which we enjoyed in the sunshine. Breakfast was also great, a full plate of lovely food and the chef was happy to mix up the menu on request. We had the most amazing dinner one night in the formal restaurant. From the crab starter that I didn’t want to end through to the beautifully presented and delicious desert. The service was fitting for the occasion, and again all staff and food were both perfect. I would go as far to say it was one of the nicest meals we’ve had in a hotel. All in all such a wonderful few days, we hope to return soon for another stay. Ian & Sarah

IanPaulNewman - Leighton Buzzard


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

First and foremost Jonathon makes up for all my complaints. A terrific guy and a wealth of local information. Tremendous property, but ventilation never worked, never got more than lip service from staff. Asked for a fan, brought me the same broken one 3 times until one conscientious gentleman figured out a fan that worked. Maybe ask to stay in newer section, not original building.

mmmm m - orlando


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my daughter for a 2 night break after having major surgery. Had a fantastic time, the staff could not do enough to make our stay most comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone we encountered was extremely helpful and courteous. Room was fantastic with a fabulous walk in shower as requested and plenty of space. Meals delicious and we enjoyed relaxing in the heated outside pool. Will definitely be returning and fully deserves it's 5 star rating.

thedavisfam - plymouth


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a spa night break for my friend and I for her birthday. Can’t thank the hotel for its hospitality and making us feel so welcome. So delighted with the little gestures for my friends birthday. She was totally blown away too. Huge thanks to all!

jgleeswil - London, United Kingdom


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