If you're looking for a sumptuous boutique hotel that's a stone's throw from the town centre, then it has to be the Cotswold Grange Hotel. Located on Pittville Circus Road, the hotel boasts a gorgeous Cotswold stone facade and is a short walk from the centre of town, Pittville Park, and Cheltenham Racecourse. We met with owners Nirav and Dhruti all about the hotel...

We've stayed and love it, but in your opinion why should we stay at the Cotswold Grange Hotel?

The Hotel really is unique in Cheltenham – nowhere else has quite the mix of period and contemporary that we have at Cotswold Grange. The building dates back to around the 1830s and was originally the salubrious country retreat of a London-based professional. There are many elegant features in the Hotel including the original cantilevered stone staircase; high ceilings and beautiful mouldings; funky new seating and lighting; and super stylish bathrooms. We have a very talented head chef and a fantastic restaurant dining room and bar. Cotswold Grange is a charming boutique hotel in a wonderful location with all the amenities.

It's not just the property that makes a hotel but the people too. Tell us about yourselves?

We both had backgrounds working for large multi-national corporations and came into the hotel business fairly green – we didn’t have extensive experience but did have an adventurous spirit (we were a lot younger then and perhaps a little naive). We had a very steep learning curve and things were a little precarious for quite some time as we then had to contend with the great recession. We came through the other side leaner and wiser.

Cotswold Grange is now a very different proposition and we’re continuously moving ahead with enhancements.

Exterior of Cotswold Grange Hotel, Cheltenham

Food served at Cotswold Grange Hotel

Sounds great! Where can we book?

It is always best to book direct for the best rates - either by telephone (01242 515 119) or online on our website

Do you accept children?

Yes – we have several rooms to accommodate families of three or four.

Do you accept dogs?      

Yes – but only by prior arrangement as not all of our rooms are dog-friendly.

Now we want to hear about your Cheltenham. Where should people go and why?

There are many fantastic parks and gardens in Cheltenham – Pittville Park is great particularly for families as there is a large play area for children; Imperial Gardens is very pretty and in a great spot for people watching; and nearby Montpellier Gardens is a nice location for a picnic. The Promenade is an elegant tree lined avenue with beautiful Regency buildings along the way.

The food scene in Cheltenham is great – my favourite places are Kibou Sushi on Regent Street and Wakame on the High Street for great Japanese food – their soft-shell crab is really too good. Baker & Graze on Suffolk Road is great for coffee and the cakes are superb – especially the Portuguese custard tart. We also have to mention Havanas coffee house in Pittville – they do a great Mocha. Clarence Social is a nice place for a drink and they do some nice cocktails in the basement speakeasy bar.

Pittville Park

What are your top five visitor must-sees in Cheltenham?

The Promenade

Pittville Pump Room and Pittville Park


Cleeve Common

Visit Cheltenham College

In your opinion, when is the best time to visit Cheltenham?

It is great year round – but I particularly like the atmosphere when the Literature Festival is on – in October.


Cotswold Grange
Guest Accommodation
Cotswold Grange Hotel

A charming boutique hotel located in a historic part of Cheltenham between the town centre and racecourse. Dating from the 1830's, the handsome honey coloured stone building was originally a country health retreat of a fashionable London professional...

The Promenade and Long Gardens
The Promenade and Long Gardens

Cheltenham's famous Promenade dates back to 1818 at the height of the Regency period, when the avenue of elms and horse chestnut trees was first planted.

Pittville Pump Room
Historic Site
Pittville Pump Room Cheltenham

Pittville Pump Room is a beautiful, historic Grade One listed property set in parkland at Pittville used for cultural, commercial and community events...

Pittville Park
Municipal Park
Pittville Pump Room Cheltenham across the lake

A fantastic blend of living history, open spaces, children's activities and of course a boating lake! The perfect place to spend a day...

Imperial Gardens
Imperial Gardens Cheltenham

The Imperial Gardens were originally landscaped and planted as a pleasure garden for the wealthy. Visitors can enjoy refreshments from The Garden Bar which offers serves pizzas, fries, breakfast baps, draught beer, light lunches, morning coffee, cakes and pastries, ice cream, wines, ciders, bottled beers and cocktails.



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