I honestly don't know how this hotel got rated as a 5 star guest house. It's not quite big enough to be a hotel, but it also didn't feel warm enough to be a B&B. Don't get me wrong, the service and hotel itself is very good. However, I just get a feeling that this place is too commercialized.
The room itself isn't as clean as some of the other B&Bs we stayed at. The only thing that really stood out were the high quality, fluffy towels.
Upon checkout, we inquired the front desk about the recommended "romantic drive" we read in the welcome packet. Unbelievably, they charged us roughly $5 for a small leaflet that you can usually get for free from big hotels.
On the bright side, parking is free and they even accommodated our late check-in. Still, a disappointing experience from a "5 star" guest house. I don't feel that the treatment we received was significantly better than other 3 star guest house we stayed in.
- 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