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Upton St Leonards

Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • 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

Enjoyed This
(58 Member Ratings)
"Lovely welcome. Food and staff excellent. Especially the head waiter."
Jan 15, 2018
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is located just off the M5 in the village of Upton St Leonards. Gloucester Railway Station is a 15-minute drive away. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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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.

From the press:

  • "Its recently refurbished interior is modern and contemporary in appearance, with a minimalist feel" -- The Daily Telegraph
  • "Relaxed service with a polite and helpful approach" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017



  • 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


  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


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.

Enjoyed This
(58 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely welcome. Food and staff excellent. Especially the head waiter.
Louise Jan 15, 2018 Cardiff, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Attitude of staff warm and friendly but very professional
Mrs V J Jan 14, 2018 Bedworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was very good.
Other Comments
Every member of staff we met was really friendly and helpful.
Richard Jan 10, 2018 Newark, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Superb break from arriving to leaving could not fault it !!!!!!!!
Patricia Jan 09, 2018 Tamworth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely room. Very friendly staff. Excellent food.
Other Comments
Highly recommended. Will definitely go back
Nigel Jan 05, 2018 Hargrave, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Facilities and staff. Food and ambience. Decor and attention to detail. Beautiful
Wills Jan 03, 2018 Droitwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
We had a really good deal: 2 nights bed&breakfast, dinner on the first night and prosecco in the room all under £140! Definitely value for money. The room was ok and tidy, nice big
Charles Jan 03, 2018 Westbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The peace and quiet.
Yvonne Jan 02, 2018 Brecon, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The hotel would benefit from a lift to the top floors
Caren Jan 01, 2018 Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Quiet room...good evening meal which we paid extra for.
Other Comments
Accounting system
Ann Jan 01, 2018 Hereford, United Kingdom

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