Just finished a 9 day stay at the Beaumont and completely enjoyed my stay. The owners and the staff were wonderful and bent over backwards to assist me. Even during one of the busier weekends of the year for the hotel, the place remained relatively quiet, peaceful and well organized.
Coming from North America for my first visit to the UK several years ago, the room sizes it took some getting used to. For those who have never been to the UK, a single room is a single room. Expect a single bed and a shower. A double room is a double room, not a mansion ;-) It is not the same as the big chains in Canada or the States. I have come to appreciate this. The rooms at Beaumont house are cozy and comfortable. I personally treated the conservatory and the front living area as the rest of my room. The conservatory is a wonderful add-on to the back of the house with a coffee/expresso/latte machine. A small library of book which they encourage you to take home if you don't finish and huge overstuffed chairs and couch for relaxing in. A wonderful spot to read and breath the fresh air. At night when it's raining it's a wonderful place to sit to listen to the rain.
The full english breakfast each morning was superb. I can attest as I'll be starting my diet when I arrive back home ;-) A full spread of fruits, cereals, juices and hot mini-croissant awaited me each morning. Follow all that up with eggs any way you wish, lovely english sausage and bacon to die for. They also have smoked salmon and haddock. Coffee was served within seconds of my sitting. During one early morning I was leaving before breakfast and they graciously provided me with cereals, fruits and a thermos of milk the night before so I could have a bite before leaving. Now that is service you WILL NOT get in hotel!
Each morning the staff booked me a taxi and when I'd try to sneak in at night after supper they'd beat me to the door to open it for me. ;-)
As some folks mentioned, it is a few minutes walk to the closest restaurants and pubs but the taxi's were very reasonable and the streets of Cheltenham are lovely to walk in the evenings.
This trip was for business, my next will be for pleasure and I'll be bringing my girlfriend so she can be spoiled the way I have the past 2 weeks. Beaumont House has my business!
I write this while sitting in a small single room in London, wishing I was back at the Beaumont ... lol
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Beaumont House is 16 bedroom 5 star award winning guesthouse with off-street parking. It was the home of the Read family in the 1880's. On the 27th October 1884 Anketell Moutray Read was born in Beaumont House, the youngest son of Colonel John Moutray Read. Anketell Read was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in The Gloucestershire Regiment on 21st November 1903. He served in India. He was 30 years old, and a Captain in the 1st Battalion, The Northamptonshire Regiment, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross. This is the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Beaumont House was later owned by the Tilley family, who ran a large muffin bakery in the town. The tiled floor in the reception area was restored in the 1980's, after the recovering discarded tiles from the same period when an adjacent house was being renovated. During the 1980's, Beaumont House was converted into a guest house and it has undergone extensive renovation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beaumont House Hotel Cheltenham
- Beaumont Hotel House