No 38 The Park
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
No 38 The Park is in the heart of Cheltenham, walking distance from Holst Birthplace Museum and Pittville Park. This 4-star bed & breakfast is within close proximity of Pitville Pump Room and Cheltenham Town Hall.
Make yourself at home in one of the 13 guestrooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
Food & Drink
Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Continental breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
“The chic style of a hotel with the peace and privacy of a designer B&B.” Daily Mail Review.
Our visit was far from peaceful. Noisy revellers til the Very early hours with no night porter as he was 'off sick', who would have curtailed the noise, hopefully.
No orange juice (petty?) not really. A staple of the breakfast table, surely.
No warm welcome - there's no definitive Reception area, so wandered round trying to find someone on arrival.
Trendy, yes. Welcoming, no. Comfy super king sized beds? Yes. Restful night? No.
Take your chance. You might strike lucky when the place is fully staffed and fully stocked.
We stayed for one night at this gorgeous B&B and were very impressed with the decor, service and the room. We stayed in what is called a cosy room which was much bigger than expected and decorated very nicely. It comes with lovely touches such as fresh milk in the fridge and we loved the turn down at night (including hot chocolate and cookies) as well as the breakfast tray in the morning (OJ, pastries and paper). The service was excellent, always available but never intrusive. It’s a beautiful B&B, decorated very stylishly and with some lovely furniture and artwork. Highly recommend and would return again.
My family stayed at No 38 The Park for 3 nights while we were touring our northern portion of the Cotswolds and Gloucester. The hotel was charming and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. Personally, we loved having a bathtub in the main part of the room. It was very cozy soaking in a hot bath and watching TV while having a drink after a long day of walking. The staff was very helpful and we completely enjoyed our short time there. If ever in the area again, we would love to stay at No 38 The Park.
We didn't spend much time in Cheltenham exploring. But did enjoy some time exploring Pittville Park, which is right across the street from the hotel. Which was nice to enjoy while staying there.
Such an excellent stay at No 38 The Park, my only sadness was that we could only stay one night. I could have easily envisioned 3 nights here as a great base to explore the Cotswolds. It is one of the favourite B&Bs that I have stayed at, and a stunning revival of a beautiful mansion. The design details were both exquisite and casual, creating the perfect ambiance of "your home but WAY better"
LOCATION 5/5: it's not in the immediate centre of Cheltenham (unlike No 131 which is right in the middle, and also worth staying at), but a leisure 10min walk will get you right where you need to be. It's in a beautiful neighbourhood and a huge perk is that you get free parking. The hotel has a small lot out front and if it's full lots of street parking close by in which the hotel will give you a pass for. On another note, Cheltenham is a great place as a base for the Cotswolds, the town is big for shopping/restaurants and light nightlife. It is also a reasonable drive to nearby villages should you want to explore.
Rooms 5/5: Im going to be honest in that the rooms are small. Beautifully designed, furnished, well kept but small. We had an Excellent Room and was very happy with our choice - it had a beautiful in room tub and a HUGE walk in shower with 2 shower heads. The bathroom is giant. If you are here for 1-3 nights and do not have a lot of luggage, the size shouldnt be a problem. You can also email the hotel directly to inquire about which room suits your needs the best as they are all a bit different. The room is well maintained, beds comfortable and well lit. One thing I will point out is that due to it being a historic building - it does not have AC, but unless you happen to be there in a heat wave - it should not bother you. This is also not uncommon in the UK.
Service 5/5: Service was friendly, easy, relaxed and helpful. We appreciated all the personal details like sending a complimentary car to dine in their sister restaurants in town (The Tavern & No 131), and leaving a tray of croissant and orange juice in front of the door in the AM.
No 38 The Park is a lovely boutique style hotel with a homely feel, the staff are very friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. The hotel itself is small but beautifully kept and there are a number of touches such as the freestanding baths, robes, coffee machines and quality furnishings that really offer that more luxurious feel.
The rooms are individually styled but each offers a large and very comfortable bed along with other touches such as walk in rainfall type shower, quality toiletries, iPod dock etc.
The standard breakfast offering was continental but as continental breakfasts go, it was excellent with slipper sized delicious fresh pastries, ham on the bone, quality cheeses and a variety of cereals and juice. Whilst they do not have a restaurant normally (I was told of theme nights and a restaurant at their sister hotel), they do have a chef and cooked breakfast is available at an additional charge. I was impressed to see the chef whisking up a fresh hollandaise for the eggs benedict!
My only points to note would be:
* The rooms do not have air-conditioning and can get VERY warm in summer.
* Parking is limited or else can involve a walk.
* The minibar price list has been being "updated" for some time and was still not present on my last visit. Prices are high and beware the offer of "free bottled water" that can be found online as this refers to a warm kilner bottle of tap water in the corner of the room and not the sealed water in the fridge that you may find in other similar style hotels elsewhere.
* The "honesty" bar downstairs is a nice touch but be aware, I was charged two different prices for the same bottle of beer and both were very high, £7.50 for one bottle of £2 ale is excessive even for a hotel. Check the pricelist and if it's not on there then ask!
* Some of the rooms have showers with only a shutter on the bottom half of the bathroom window, not too big a concern unless you're tall or are aware of what bored helicopter and drone pilots get up to!
All in all the hotel was lovely and i'd stay again but prices naturally vary and get get exceptionally high around the races.