This hotel is perfect for a weekend away. We stayed in January and had a lovely time. We stayed in room 2 (Cedar) and were totally amazed by the room. The bed is huge, much wider than it is long! the room is very nicely decorated, with lovely views of both the front and back of the room. The small living room with TV is nice, and a great place to relax in. The bathroom is also nice and high quality.
An even better place to relax, however, is in the attached spa. You have to walk through the dining room, which is a little odd if you choose to wear your robe from your room (which apparently a lot of people do, but we decided just to change in the changing room), but nice not to have to go outside. The spa has a sauna, steam room and sonarium (a cooler sauna) as well as an experience shower (a fun experience, something I haven't seen before) and gym. The pool is also full of surprises and is a nice pool, but probably more for relaxing in rather than doing lengths. The outdoor hot tub had to be our favourite thing though. With the cold january air the water is amazingly warm, and the outdoor fireplace just makes the atmosphere perfect. On our second night we enjoyed a G&T in the outdoor hot tub (in a plastic glass, but understandably so!) which was also very nice.
On our first night we had planned on walking into the local area and finding a pub or restaurant to eat in, however there really isn't much nearby, and so it would need a drive into cheltenham. Once we hadn't found anything we decided to go back and order room service. The food from the bar/room service is delicious and very well presented, but the poshness means quite small portions (9 chips stacked jenga style with the fish and chips). Enough for a late night, but I would be disappointed slightly if it were earlier and I was hungrier, maybe a slightly taller tower would be better! My girlfriends sausages and mash was very good however and of a decent size!
Dinner in the restaurant was absolutely delicious. It is a fine dining sort of menu, and the food is perfectly presented, portioned and cooked. The wine list is also very good, with a lot of pricier wines but also cheaper wines which also taste great. I would strongly recommend staying for dinner here at least on one night.
Breakfast was a slight disappointment compared to the standard of the other food. The bacon and sausages weren't of the quality that I would have expected. The buffet selection was good however and some of the other cooked options were better.
Afternoon tea in the hotel is also a good experience, with a very large selection of sandwiches and sweet things with a wide selection of teas, a few which I'd never heard of.
The hotel isn't cheap, but I would say it is good value, and the friendly and accommodating staff made it a wonderful weekend, and one which I would love to repeat again. Would definitely recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Greenway Hotel & Spa (part of the Eden Hotel Collection) located in the heart of the countryside yet minutes from Cheltenham, offers more than the other luxury Cotswold hotels because of the unique setting and stylish approach. A favorite with the Cheltenham cognoscenti, if you wish to experience elegance and luxury then visit this gorgeous Elizabethan manor and newly appointed Elan Spa. Upon arrival to this style retreat, you will enjoy award winning fine dining in the Garden Restaurant, relax in the new spa complete with hydrotherapy pool, alfresco hot tub and treatment rooms or just enjoy the beautifully appointed bedrooms and landscaped grounds. All delivered with the attention to detail and level of service that you would expect from an Eden Hotel Collection property yet with the individuality and personality for which the hotels are renowned. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Greenway Hotel Cheltenham