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The Big Sleep

3.0 of 5 Wellington Street, Cheltenham GL50 1XZ, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would not advise anyone to stay at this hotel. Our stay, for one night, was THE worst experience of an overnight stay. The reception staff were very helpful but must feel as if they are fighting a loosing battle. Our room was was tatty, dirty, and noisey. The furry curtains I couldn't touch, they made me itch just looking... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love good design, but could not work out how anyone was given a go ahead with this concept- the overall feeling was a cross between a Scandinavian kindergarten and a tarted up Polish borstal. For the former everything was done in ill chosen pastel colours, especially pink and grey, with big Janet and John book style writing on everything... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the hotel almost comical. I think they were trying to be trendy, but failed... the rooms are decorated like something off of a Sesame Street set... with Cookie Monster's blue fur as the curtains. I'll include a few pictures. You have to see it... We felt it was better to just laugh it off... too crazy looking to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this room as we were visiting family in Cheltenham & our usual hotel (Holiday Inn Express) was fully booked. The Big Sleep is in a great location, just behind Cheltenham's Main Street. The meant that we didn't need to hire a car and were able to get around on foot. However, as the hotel is just behind the... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a hen party on a Saturday night. I managed to get a spot in the tiny underground car park which was handy. The guy on reception was really helpful and friendly. Our room was nice and clean, though I wasn't fond of the furry curtains and the sliding glass bathroom door. Breakfast wasn't great and the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're planning a stay in Cheltenham, stay away from the Big Sleep Hotel! You've been warned. It isn't "chic" it isn't "affordable" and it certainly IS NOT "cool" as their strapline would have you believe. Breakfast was absolutely HORRENDOUS! Undercooked bacon and no eggs. When I asked a member of staff about the eggs, I got a flat "no,... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm local (literally 15 miles away) but staying here for the night worked out the same cost as a return taxi, so why not! What can I say - the curtains are FAB (and have to be mentioned!). Good, clean, nice location. All in all a good hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great find! Had a great stay I. This centrally located boutique budget hotel in Cheltenham. Had originally booked for three nights but extended our stay by another night. Room was stylish, well equipped and spotless. Even THOSE curtains ( mentioned by many reviewers) were OK - a bit 'odd', fabric wise, but minimised noise and kept out light... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night, great location for the town centre (2 minutes walk) underground parking is on a first come first serve basis and can't be booked. Hotel is clean and tidy staff are very helpful. There is a small bar downstairs and small breakfast area. Breakfast has a selection of hot and cold food but of average quality.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Stayed here for one night in a double room. After maneuvering the car into a very tight spot in the car park the reception were very friendly and helpful and even offered breakfast at 7am, rather than the usual 8am because we had to be off early. The room was spacious and light. The bed was huge but unfortunately very... More

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Address: Wellington Street, Cheltenham GL50 1XZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Cheltenham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Big Sleep 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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