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The George Hotel
Ranked #15 of 23 Hotels in Cheltenham
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Having looked at the various reviews on Tripadvisor, I started to wonder whether this was a trailer for a huge Hollywood comedy, only for me to pay my £10 to watch the feature and find that all of the funny gags were used to hype the film. I was wrong.

The George in Cheltenham is set over five old houses and provides a personal yet unobtrusive service. I stayed in a small double at the rear of the building, which came with a lovely en-suite, double bed, LCD TV, tea/coffee making facilities and iron/ironing board. Like anywhere, if you dig deep enough you can find aspects of detail cleaning that have been missed, but to be honest this place could put some of the big 4 & 5 star chain hotel housekeeping teams to shame.

The full English breakfast at Monty's was sublime, and believe me the chef's scrambled eggs are the best.

The George is in my opinion a small independent that goes out of its way to give food, accommodation and service that it has every right to be proud of.

Room Tip: I found that a room at the back to be very quiet, even with the windows open.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for a weekend and used the hotel as a base to tour the Cotswolds.
The small double room is just that - small, so be prepared for this. Bathroom ok but small again and no extractor fan which wasn't ideal but not a major problem. The bath itself was tiny and wouldn't be big enough for a soak. Ok to stand in to use the shower.
We booked this hotel on the strength of the Trip Advisor reviews. Though there was nothing particularly wrong with it, I've stayed in better quality, better decorated and cleaner rooms elsewhere. Personally, I don't think the hotel lives up to its position as no 2 in Cheltenham.
On the plus side:
Breakfast though was very good and cooked to order. Plenty of choice, etc.
Only a short walk to the town centre, so very convenient.
Also, free parking.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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mj_shaw, Owner at The George Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to enter your review of the George Hotel.

I was sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the size of your bedroom and bathroom. As you quite rightly mention our Small Double rooms are small and we are careful to advertise them as such so that guests are under no illusions as to the size of these rooms.

For guests wanting something larger we do have Classic Doubles, Deluxe Doubles and Junior Suites.

Whilst the Small Doubles are small they do come with a 5 foot wide bed (152cm), good desk space, TV with DVD player, bathrobes, mineral water, free wi-fi and free parking. The dimensions of all our rooms is clearly laid out on the hotel website.

The reason we are the number two hotel in Cheltenham on TripAdvisor is not because of the size of our bedrooms, it is all the other factors involved in a guest experience at the George Hotel.
We are very conveniently located, just a 2 minute walk to the lovely shopping areas of Cheltenham.
The standard of service and the friendliness of our staff is our most frequent comment.
Also with Monty’s we have one of the most popular restaurants in Cheltenham, serving 2 AA rosette food in a relaxed yet vibrant setting.
Monty’s Cocktail Bar is also a very popular venue serving great drinks and offering live music every weekend.

I was pleased to read that you enjoyed breakfast and dinner in Monty’s and would like to thank you for the positive separate restaurant review.

I do hope that when you visit Cheltenham next you will stay with us again and we may be able to accommodate you in one of our larger rooms.

Kind regards
Jeremy Shaw
Owner and Manager

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Birthday treat from my husband. Hotel is very well kept with efficient staff. Comfortable room upgraded due to guest noise from the room below. Breakfast to order and a buffet of fruit salad, yoghurt and croissants. Coffee fresh served continuously by staff who were always anticipating your needs without appearing to be hanging around. Close to all shops and restaurants. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend stay. Parking in the front and rear of hotel.

Room Tip: Request 2nd floor away from dining rooms
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

We decided on an impromptu shopping trip to Cheltenham and booked at the George. The hotel is beautifully presented and decorated. The gentleman who checked us in was extremely pleasant and helpful. The room was neat and clean, a little small but perfectly adequate. Unfortunately we were not able to eat at Monty's as we had left it too late to book.. that will be for next time. The breakfast was of a very high quality and we could have pretty much what we wanted. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We recently stayed for one night over the weekend and got a good last minute rate including breakfast. We found it to be very friendly from the moment we checked in at Reception to when we left. Modernised rooms, huge bed, hospitality tray with nice cookies, complimentary bottles of water. We found the room to be very clean and comfortable; we asked for a quiet room at the back. We couldn't get into Monty's restaurant as it was fully booked but the hotel recommended a Thai restaurant nearby - Green Emerald - which was very good. Breakfast is refreshingly cooked to order from the menu, plus additonally there was granola and yoghurt, croissants, orange juice, toast. Really convenient for shopping in Cheltenham, just a street away, plus the hotel has car parking. We found everyone in the shops and coffee bars to be very friendly people and polite.Will definitely stay at this hotel again if we are in the area.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet, the front rooms overlook the road.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Another stay at The George and another review!
As I have put in my other reviews this is a great hotel with great staff,food and wine! Nothing is ever too much trouble.They are all fantastic.
Stayed for two nights in room 224 - we always have this room - lovely bath and shower.
My only negative comment if I must make one, is that the breakfast service is not a smooth as it could be.The breakfast itself is great and lots of it!
Thank you all again.See you in The Spring.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank 47mini
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

Our room possibly in need of a little makeover (we stayed in room 232) - a classic double - reasonably well appointed room but bathroom small (not a problem in itself) and in need of decoration. Monty's restaurant food well deserving of its rosettes. A lively atmosphere with tables very close together. Soundproofing of bedroom 232 windows and a bed change (very hard) would not go amiss. We would stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ChrisColeman
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Additional Information about The George Hotel

Address: St George's Road, Cheltenham GL50 3DZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Cheltenham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Cheltenham
#2 Business Hotel in Cheltenham
#2 Romantic Hotel in Cheltenham
Price Range: $90 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The George Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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