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What We Love

  • Continental breakfast is included in the rate
  • Location in the heart of Cheltenham
  • Private balconies in two of the suites (others have fireplaces and skylights)
  • Big bathtubs and powerful showers
  • Design is sleek and modern — 21st-century Milan meets function and comfort
  • Façade is based on a famous Florence palace

What To Know

  • Not a full-service hotel; there’s no receptionist, concierge or restaurant
  • Uncarpeted suites mean you can hear noise from the hallways
  • None of the suites are handicap-accessible
  • A crib is available, but suites are not ideal for kids — children are allowed only by special arrangement
  • Pets are not permitted
  • Checkout is at 11 a.m.
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Overview

The Review

Behind a heritage-listed Italian facade, the Strozzi Palace occupies a dark stone building near a good pub and Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum — a promising hint at the mix of entertainment on offer in this Gloucestershire city. I used my private code (sent when I made my reservation) for entry into both the small, stylish foyer and my suite, where the signature Italian motif is expressed in fabrics, furniture and modern fittings: black, steel-gray and white with metal and leather details.

With just six suites, the Strozzi Palace is boutique in size and also in concept, with an emphasis on home comforts. My Napoli Suite had a working kitchen, a separate living area and a small balcony, and although it was more stylish than spacious, there was ample room to prepare light meals and work on a computer, as well as stretch out to watch the wide-screen TV. The big coffee table design books added a homey touch.{“type”:”img-inline”,”src”:”/static/images/product/properties/1802/prop-16860-1317075304-full.jpg”,”width”:”275″,”caption”:”The aesthetic is modern, with furnishings in glass and metal and a cool monochrome palette.”}

With no public areas or restaurant, the Strozzi is best for independent travelers who like to get out and explore their surroundings. From the hotel it’s an easy stroll to the center of Cheltenham, a flat, eminently walkable city. Like Bath, Cheltenham Spa was once a gathering place for ladies and gentlemen of society, and the theaters, restaurants, parks and promenade still have the gracious air of places designed for pure enjoyment. Large cream-colored stone buildings, curved streets and manicured parks give the town a distinguished and elegant air.

The famous health-giving waters, which have been used for 250 years, are still available for tasting at the Pumphouse, which is a short drive or a good walk out of town. En route you’ll pass many examples of Regency houses and public buildings, and you should stop at one of the dozens of cozy teahouses.

How to Get There

Strozzi Palace
35 St. Georges Place
Cheltenham, GL50 3LA United Kingdom

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 395 Reviews
Smart, central, great continental breakfast and attention to detail.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i was attending a weekend conference at Parabola Arts centre, just a 10 minute walk away. My husband came along to sketch Cheltenham, and to be smuggled in for pizza at Princess Hall Cheltenham Ladies' College.
The Strozzi Palace is a real treat. Central, smart, clean, warm, spacious, comfortable. Lots of attention to detail eg milk and coffee, orange juice, cereals, yogurt, fresh fruit, bread, etc provided for breakfast. Nice toiletries. Slight niggle about poor lighting at night on stairs which nearly led to a trip. But otherwise, definitely one to return to.

Weekend Break
Reviewed 1 month ago

Lovely suite for a special birthday night away. The Palermo suite on the top floor was great with the sky view atrium, with electronic blind. Clean, well appointed and a fantastic continental breakfast provided. Parked in new NCP opposite The Brewery quarter.

A Wonderful Stay
Reviewed 1 month ago

I came up to visit Uni friends in June this year, and this was the perfect place to stay. It was spacious, well equipped, and had a lovely bath. Not to mention the array of services you can get via the TV (YouTube, etc) which many hotels do not offer. The manager was so helpful and kind when unforeseen circumstances inconvenienced me during my stay, and kindly gave me free upgrade to a bigger and better suite. It's nice touches like this that make me want to stay there again next time I visit!

Birthday weekend in Cheltenham
Reviewed 2 months ago

Beautiful room, very luxurious, very clean.
Breakfast was continental and in the fridge when we arrived. Coffee was good quality and plenty of it
Lovely deck to sit outside but this is not available in all rooms.
Loved the keypad to get in & out, saved us having to look after a key
The only issue is that there is no on site parking, but there are car parks close by.
Luxury romantic get away for couples

Three nights in the Napoli Suite
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed in the Strozzi Palace’s Napoli Suite for three nights during a visit to Cheltenham. A great suite, spotlessly clean and well appointed, with a super king size bed and equipped with everything we needed, even a Bose Bluetooth speaker. Excellent continental breakfasts provided and the room serviced daily. The suite has a balcony. A lovely alternative to an hotel. We will definitely stay again.