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Queens Hotel Cheltenham boasts a grand exterior and a prime position on one of Cheltenham’s most beautiful Regency streets, overlooking the Imperial Square and Gardens, alongside the impressive Cheltenham Town Hall. We look forward to welcoming you to our historic hotel in the heart of this celebrated festival town – and we are excited make your stay a truly memorable experience.

Heritage

One of the first purpose-built hotels in Europe, Queens Hotel was built on the site of the original Sherborne Spa, and became used as suitable accommodation for the nobility and royalty who visited Cheltenham to restore, renew and revive.

Some might say that it was King George III who made Cheltenham the fashionable spa destination that it is today. He spent five weeks in the town to ‘take the waters’ for its medicinal properties and as a result, several more Royal parties came to Cheltenham in the late 18th century, leading to the spa town’s explosion in popularity.

As a result of the town’s fame and reputation, Queens transformed itself into a hotel. First opening its doors on the 21st July 1838, and named in honour of Queen Victoria whose coronation fell in the same year, Queens Hotel Cheltenham was born.

Throughout its illustrious history, Queens Hotel Cheltenham welcomed eminent figures as General Sir Charles Napier, Edward Elgar and Sir Arthur Conon Doyle. It also served as a social refuge for women in WWI and as a military hospital.

Architecture

Following its opening on 21st July 1838, the hotel was declared as ‘one of the noblest buildings of its kind in Europe’. Queens Hotel Cheltenham is a stunning example of neo-classical architecture, with its imposing white façade of Roman temple scale, adorned by over 50 Corinthian columns, carved cornices and Georgian windows. Also, it is one of a number of imposing landmarks conceived by Robert Jearrad and his brother Charles, who modelled the hotel on the Temple of Jupiter in Rome.

Listed as a Grade II English Heritage building since 1955, it retains many of its original features, including historic wallpaper designed by Augustus Pugin, who masterminded the interior of the Palace of Westminster.

In recent times the hotel has since been restored to its former neoclassical glory, revitalizing and reimagining the building’s original comforts with the latest technologies, in preparation for a new chapter in her majestic history.

 

Our Team

Glide through the revolving doors into Queens Hotel Cheltenham and you’ll receive our highly attentive service for the duration of your stay. Our team’s combined experience enables us to provide the very best customer service in a luxury setting where guests can soak up our history and take time out to explore the quaint villages and abundant countryside of the Cotswolds.