I agree entirely with everything that Lucy B has said. On arrival we found in our rooms a box of biscuits and a half bottle of wine as well as a list of the local church services. The break started with afternoon tea and chocolate decorating. This was followed by a wonderful meal in the evening. There were loads of very cheerful staff on duty at all times and nothing was too much trouble. On return from midnight mass (church within walking distance) the chef made us mulled wine to go with our mince pices. A nice touch was nuts and satsumas being available in the bar at all times. There was Bucks Fizz at breakfast on Christmas Day and it was nice to able to choose what time to go into lunch. In the afternoon there were brand new board games and cards to play with in the lounge. In the evening there was a buffet and on Boxing Day brunch was served. A surprise in the afternoon was a reading of Charles Dickens' Christmas Carol by a local actor. The evening included a gala dinner in one of the function rooms with live entertainment. It was nice that they had only booked the number of bedrooms to match the number of tables in the restaurant, this meant that the hotel was not too busy. The jacuzzi, swimming pool (large enough to actually swim in) and sauna were great too - it would have been nice if the opening times had been slightly longer and if there could be a spindryer for swimming costumes in the changing rooms. The squash court and gym were well used whilst I was there. I really hope they will offer the same package again next year (with a few more coat hangars in the bedroom). Congratulations to Richard and his team for a wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hallmark Hotel Gloucester is perfectly located for explorers or business meetings, just 5 minutes drive away from the M5 and a short taxi journey from Gloucester train station. Within walking distance of Gloucester Golf Club and Gloucester ski and snowboard centre. The hotel has 95 bedrooms including 6 family rooms. Why not enjoy a delicious meal in the brasserie or relax within the bar and lounge. Unwind in the health club with a swimming pool, children’s pool, squash court and beauty treatment area. If you are here for business, we have meeting rooms for up to 200 delegates. The hotel also has a Civil Ceremony licence and a versatile wedding suite for up to 200 guests. Plenty of onsite parking and free Wi-Fi awaits. Plus, BT Sport is now available in the bar/lounge area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Gloucester Hotel Country
- Gloucester Ramada