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The Abbey
Ranked #16 of 71 Cheltenham B&B and Inns
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Enjoyed my stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

The Abbey is everything you expect from b&b - quite, clean, friendly and pleasant, generous breakfast. City center is just a few minutes away. You feel at home right away.
Thank you Sophie and Greg, and see you soon.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

The Abbey is a pleasant bed and breakfast and served us well during our weekend’s stay during this year’s Cheltenham Literary Festival. We were close to the venue and our breakfasts were good.
But make no mistake: The Abbey is a noisy place to sleep. This is not so much because of the other guests, who were respectful (and old) enough during our weekend there but because of the B and B’s location. The Abbey is situated very close to both a low cost pub and a busy local night club. At weekends, it is noisy.
Internal noise within the B and B is also an issue. We were disturbed by constant creaking whenever anyone on the floor above moved around at all. We asked to borrow a fan. This blocked most (but not all) of the noise. You may do the same. Just be warned: this isn’t a quiet place to stay.
Another issue is that there are only about half as many seats available at breakfast as there are potential guests. You may well have to wait before you are allowed to sit. This delayed us considerably on our final morning, although we were not in a great hurry so this didn’t matter.
In short, The Abbey is far from a terrible place to stay. But we won’t be going again simply because of the noise and the breakfast arrangements (nice though the actual breakfasts were!). We would not recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for one night at the end of September. Central location. Warm welcome. Clean. Tasteful. Good breakfast. The honesty bar is a good idea. Good info in rooms about the bnb and local area. Didnt stay in the bnb much as we were out and about in Cheltenham but would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were very impressed with The Abbey. We felt very welcome from the moment we got there to the moment we left. It is tastefully decorated and clean. The room was perfect for our needs, with a modern en suite bathroom. Breakfast was very well laid out, with a choice of continental that you can help yourself to, or they will make you a cooked breakfast of your choice. I felt like nothing was too much trouble for them. At weekends they serve breakfast until 10, which we thought was brilliant as we didn't have to rush about. Parking was a bit tricky as it's street parking but we did know that before we went and were prepared to have to park on the road. We were given a parking permit as soon as we walked in, so we could just pop that in the car and not have to worry about that. It was a very short walk into Cheltenham and also very easy to get onto main routes to go out to different places. I would definitely recommend The Abbey as overall it was a delightful stay.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Stayed here with my parents - impeccably clean and the bathroom whilst small, was also clean although the shower took a bit of figuring out how to work it. Good breakfast and the honesty bar seems to work well, the owners were great to chat too. Bed was pretty good as well - it was a bit hot even though we had a fan, but that can't be helped much.

We were issued with a car parking permit for the street, though finding a car park when we arrived was a bit of an adventure - had to circle the block a few times and reverse parallel park in. Lots of one way streets around which was tricky.

Wifi was free and connected to multiple devices with no trouble at all! Really lovely stay in a really good spot, 10-20 minute walk to wherever you wanted to go within the town centre.

Room Tip: Street side is no problem for noise, though the stairs are a bit tricky if you've got big bags.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

I stayed here twice during August whilst on business. Room was very tastefully decorated, clean and comfortable.
The owners and staff are very friendly, as befits a small establishment of this type, and were very helpful throughout.

I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

I am writing this review on behalf of my parents who stayed here for ten days. This is the fourth time my parents stayed here and they very much enjoyed every time. Greg, Sophie and their staff are always very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The whole hotel is always spotless, the rooms comfortable and spacious. Every day you get new biscuits, coffee, tea etc. The breakfast is delicious and always freshly cooked. The hotel is ideally situated in a quiet road just one minute from the town centre and the park. My parents can't wait to go back and highly recommend this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Additional Information about The Abbey

Property: The Abbey
Address: 14-16 Bath Parade, Cheltenham GL53 7HN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Cheltenham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in Cheltenham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Abbey 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family-run town house bed & breakfast hotel in the heart of Cheltenham. Ideally situated in a pleasant residential street with all town centre amenities just a brief walk away. We provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in comfortable and attractive surroundings. Residents bar. Free parking permits. Free wifi. ... more   less 
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