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Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This 4-star hotel is set within a Grade II-listed Georgian country house
  • The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Gloucester city centre
  • The bedrooms look out upon 12 acres of private parkland and the surrounding Cotswolds
  • This is a doggy-friendly hotel

"The room was lovely and the lady on reception was so helpful and engaging"
Mar 31, 2019 - Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel occupies a Grade II-listed country house in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that was built in 1770.

The property is a 20-minute drive from Gloucester. The city's 11th-century cathedral is described as "spectacular" by Lonely Planet, and is one of the "finest examples of the English Perpendicular Gothic style". It has recently been used as a filming location in "Doctor Who", "Sherlock" and three Harry Potter movies. Other attractions in the city centre include Gloucester Docks and the Museum of Gloucester and Art Gallery, while the Jet Age Museum is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel at Gloucester Airport.

Within the hotel you can expect floor-to-ceiling windows, locally inspired artwork and bespoke crystal chandeliers. Bedrooms are set over three floors and are described by The AA as "spacious and nicely appointed", while The Daily Telegraph says the "interior is modern and contemporary in appearance, with a minimalist feel." Many rooms look out over the hotel's 12 acres of private parkland and the surrounding Cotswolds.

The hotel's brasserie restaurant serves British classics, and The Daily Telegraph reviewer said: "service in the restaurant and reception was excellent during my stay. The maître d' knew and performed his job well and was extremely knowledgeable about the food being served."

The Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel is a doggy-friendly hotel. Wi-Fi is free.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are available, on request, free of charge, for children aged 11 and under. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are not available for older children and adults. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request an extra bed and confirm the age of the third guest.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per night, per pet. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(36 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The room was lovely and the lady on reception was so helpful and engaging
Hannah Mar 31, 2019 Gloucester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
nice location nice staff, but in need of training on ways of working
Other Comments
very long wait checking in that wasn't a real problem, and a major confusion regarding the payment for my evening meal, they didn't swipe my card saying it was ok to pay cash after our meal when I went to pay the young man he didn't know how to take the payment, after waiting for 10 minutes we agreed I would settle card or cash when I checked out, after walking back to my room on the 3rd floor a young lady chased me up to my room and said I needed to settle my bill I wasn't happy but I went back down after waiting another 10 minutes to find her I was able to settle my bill that i wanted to pay 25 minutes before.
Geoffrey Nov 05, 2018 Abingdon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The refurbished décor throughout the hotel and especially the friendly professional staff. Good ale in the bar and a wide variety of gins. Pleasant grounds to take a stroll.
Other Comments
We should have stayed at this Mercure on 27th. and 28th. Feb but were obliged to cancel owing to snow and adverse weather conditions. Given that this voucher deal actually expired on the 28th and was non-endorsable, the hotel very graciously allowed us to rebook for exactly a month later for which we were most grateful. We therefore feel it would be churlish to criticise but in confidence (ie. outside Tripadvisor) I have to say that apart from the coffee we were rather disappointed by the overall low grade quality of produce at the breakfast buffet. Given that we were "on a deal" we do not feel we had sufficient grounds to complain but did wonder what others paying £20pp must have made of it! Regrettably, this was not the standard that we would have routinely expected from Mercure or any other 4* hotel.
Philip Mar 30, 2018 East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Stylish decor was a bit different to the usual
Paul Mar 02, 2018 Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Other Comments
GRAHAM Mar 01, 2018 LEICESTER, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The service
Joan Feb 27, 2018 Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Staff friendly & efficient.Evening meal & breakfast good.
Frank Feb 27, 2018 Gilmorton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quiet location and attentive staff
Other Comments
Drinking water in the room
Martyn Feb 26, 2018 Bordon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
more than a little disappointed / surprised that there were 3/4 main meals not available on the evening menu e.g. only one steak available !!!
Sheila Feb 26, 2018 Saltash, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendliness and efficiency of staff.
Other Comments
Really missed the swimming pool. The refurbishment was well thought out - cutting out anything extraneous but providing comfort and essentials at very good standard.
Joy Feb 24, 2018 Bristol, United Kingdom

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