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“Fine dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ellenborough Park

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Ellenborough Park
Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Fine dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

We ate out on the terrace as it was such a nice March Day. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, we had excellent but unobtrusive service. The food was amazing - we had the three course set lunch - very good value for money - especially for a five star hotel. In spite of the fact it was mid week the terrace tables were all full and I think there were also people in the Dining Room. The Bistro also looked good although we preferred being in the open air on this occasion. It was a first time for us but we will return without a shadow of a doubt!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2012

We found this place on Mr and Mrs Smith and absolutely loved it!! So much so that had we not already had reservations for the second part of our trip we would have stayed on! Right from the moment we arrived the staff couldn't do enough. The service was great and the food was excellent. We ate in the Beaufort dining room on the first night for a birthday treat and the food was first class and more than equalled Michelin starred restaurants that we had previously eaten in in London. We also ate in the brasserie on our second night (more informal), and the food still surpassed expectations. Our stay was made complete by perfect afternoon tea outside in the sunshine and early evening gin and tonics on the lawn (the staff were only too happy to provide a picnic rug for this). We could not recommend this hotel enough and we are already planning our return!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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west sussex, england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

I stay in many top country house hotels as a guset of motor manufacturers and the majority fail miserably to match their hype.
This hotel is different and excels on absolutely every level. By the standards of 5 star hotels it is not even that expensive.
This was my second stay here with probably a year in between and the hotel is just as good now as it was then despite my now having a much higher expectation.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

We are very local and used to visit frequently when it was the De la Bere hotel.
We only dined here so can not comment on the rooms.

We came for the mothers day lunch and will definitely be coming back.

We were welcomed outside and shown to a nice room with open fire for drinks with a harpist playing.

Later taken to the table and enjoyed a brilliant meal with very good service, also a nice touch of a gift bag from the spa for my wife and a flower waiting on the table for my wife to take home.

We then went back to the large room for coffee and sat in front of the large fire, nice.

The head waiter then came to check all was ok with the meal and to be honest it was great but he had noticed we had to wait quite a while for desert and offered to discount our bill by taking our two children's meals off which he insisted on doing.

Cant wait to go back and be spoilt again! would definitely recommend.

Alan Graham.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

We really enjoyed our anniversary break at Ellenborough Park. The hotel was really lovely. Our room was great, it had a fabulous four poster bed which had a heart made from roses on it when we arrived. There was a dressing area and lovely large bathroom. Tea and coffee facilities were in the room. We found all the staff to be very helpful where ever we went. We chose the very cold and snowy weekend but there were fabulous and welcoming log fires to relax by. We ate in both restaurants and particularly enjoyed their fine dining where the service was superb. The spa is only small but we enjoyed our treatments. There is no indoor pool but a heated out door pool. We really enjoyed our weekend at Ellenborough Park and the only shame was that we had to leave early on the Sunday because of the bad weather in London. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Finding excellence within every department at every level in the hotel industry is very rare. Therefore, all of the staff at Ellenborough Park deserve a big thank you for being so professional, attentive, kind, considerate and caring. Having to cater for a small group of 25 individuals with varying needs impeccably, deserves the highest level of credit.

This business is all about people and Ellenborough Park have the best!

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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cheltenham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

We live locally my friend and I and decided as a treat to book 'fine dining'-superb food and even more superb service-i have never felt so spoiled but comfortable-will be recommending to all my
friends x

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Ellenborough Park

Property: Ellenborough Park
Address: Southam Road, Cheltenham GL52 3NJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Cheltenham
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Cheltenham
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cheltenham
#1 Business Hotel in Cheltenham
#2 Luxury Hotel in Cheltenham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Ellenborough Park 5*
Number of rooms: 62
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