Built in 1837 as a tribute to Queen Victoria’s ascension to the throne, this stately Regency building dominates the southern end of the Promenade. An increase in the number of wealthy visitors to Cheltenham’s famous spas meant that the old inns and small hotels of the town could no longer cope. This hotel was opened in the first year of Queen Victoria’s reign and named after her in honour.
Designed by Cheltenham architects RW and C Jearrad. Many important visitors to Cheltenham have stayed here, including Charles Dickens. It was originally going to be called the Royal Victoria Hotel. The beautiful wallpaper surrounding the staircase inside the hotel is the original. Designed by AW Pugin, it is the same as in the Houses of Parliament.
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