A slick, contemporary take on the 'bedrooms plus wine bar and bistro' formula, Malmaison Cheltenham in Cheltenham manages to magic all mod cons into one smart heritage-renovation package, including a well-stocked lounge cum library, spa space, moody bar and Modern British restaurant.
Contemporary interiors, with art curated by Central St Martins and Matthew Hilton furniture
Delicious Modern British food, tempting wine list and a well-crafted cocktails in the bar
Fantastic location in Cheltenham’s stylish Montpellier quarter
A £10 voucher to spend in the hotel restaurant
In the know
Come as you are (although Cheltenham does like to dress up).
Leave plenty of room in your bags for shopping. Bring swimwear if you fancy a splash in the Cheltenham Ladies College pool.
Also need to know:
Pets welcome by prior arrangement. Malmaison Cheltenham has three wheelchair-accessible rooms. Smoking is only permitted outside on the terrace. Both the spa and the restaurant can be busy, so book treatments/dinner before arrival if you can.The spa has four treatment rooms, two with curvilinear, oak-lined walls. Treatments feature Aromatherapy Associates’ divine essential-oil blends and are performed by an experienced team of therapists.
Bayshill Road, Montpellier, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3AS, United Kingdom
0.4 mi / 0.7 km from city centre
- Internet services
- On-Site parking
- Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
- Room service
- Onsite laundry
Inspired by the best-selling author and star of The Good Cook, Simon Hopkinson, the restaurant delivers seasonal Modern British fare under a soaring barrel-vaulted ceiling; we loved the pork wrapped in bacon, served with belly pork, crackling to die for, potato puree and apple sauce. The interactive iPad wine list is fun way to pick your plonk – but the sommelier can help you choose more challenging matches.
For dinner, a see-and-be-seen table in the buzzy main dining room will give you a glimpse of the kitchen; the Garden Room with its view of the courtyard's uplit boxwood tree is more romantic. When the sun shines, you can't beat the terrace.
The cocktails are shaken until 1am; last orders in the restaurant are at 10.30pm.
Anything from a hearty breakfast to a cleansing broth can be ordered round the clock; most offerings are taken from the more-please bar menu.
Cocktails are taken seriously in the mirror-backed, sofa-lined bar: staff had serious mixology training to tackle the spirited selection of independent-label liquors. Look out for Chase vodka, distilled nearby in Hereford. There's also an all-day menu of grown-up comfort food, including quirky chilli, fine pies and excellent pizzas.