Check in is paper (and desk)-less where staff will simply check you off on a laptop and show you to your room, and you’ll recognise the staff as they have a unique combination of traditional white shirts with grey trousers, and a pair of black converse, a juxtaposition which echoes its surroundings.
The majority of the rooms are housed in the original Victorian villa which dates back to 1847, with some being accommodated in a contemporary extension to the rear of the property. Facilities of the rooms include iPod’s as standard, a tech plug-n-play station, Sky TV, Egyptian cotton sheets, and the bathrooms come lined with slate tiles a monsoon shower & REN products to coincide with the Spa. Alongside this, you can utilise access to the Cheltenham ladies college pool, squash and tennis courts.
The rooms are simple and comfortable, the shower is a wet-room inspired joy and the spa is a little nest of tranquillity. The food in the restaurant is well portioned and delicately prepared, with the dining area housing a rather awesome wood fired oven, and indoor barbecue.
For relaxation there is a nook-like lounge & library with a baby grand piano and on selected nights a live performer singing mellow tracks to set the mood.
It might be a bit too modern for the traditionalist, but for the modern man, it’s ideal. Prices start at around £130 per night for a 2 night stay and you can book them at the Montpellier Chapter Cheltenham Hotel.