Upton St. Leonards

Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Regency country house hotel set in 12 acres of parkland
  • In the Cotswolds, 3 miles from historic Gloucester
  • Upgrade to get perks including free movies, Nespresso coffee & a fluffy robe
  • Explore the grounds or take afternoon tea in the elegant lounge

Map & Directions

The Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel is in the village of Upton St Leonards, three miles from Gloucester railway station. A taxi from the station to the hotel will cost around £10. Bristol International Airport is around 45 miles away (£60 by taxi). There is free parking at the hotel for guests.

Rooms & Rates

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The Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel is an impressive Georgian country house hotel in 12 acres of parkland close to the Cotswolds.

The property is three miles from the centre of Gloucester, with its rejuvenated docks, antique markets, the Gloucester Guildhall theatre, Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucester Folk Museum.

It is within easy reach of some of the Cotswolds' prettiest villages. The Painswick Rococo Gardens are a 10-minute drive away, and the chocolate-box villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, and Upper and Lower Slaughter are around 30 minutes by car.

The 17th-century Grade-II listed building is surrounded by landscaped lawns, a lake and terraces, and there are plenty of grounds to explore and outdoor spots in which to relax in warmer weather. There is also an elegant bar and lounge where you can have a drink or afternoon tea while looking out over the gardens through floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel's Dearmans Restaurant serves dishes made using locally sourced ingredients.

The hotel's 72 bedrooms offer free high speed Wi-Fi. Upgrade to a Privilege or Superior Room to all receive complimentary unlimited movies, a Nespresso coffee machine, a free newspaper, and a cosy robe and slippers. Some Superior Rooms offer lake views.

From the press:

  • "Bedrooms are spacious and nicely appointed and many have lovely views of the grounds" -- The AA



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking

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 check-in time: 2pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Pets: Pets allowed

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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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86% Positive
(7 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall over the past 15 months.
3.3 Ambiance
3.7 Location
3.4 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
3.4 Value for the Money
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Matthew Jan 16, 2017 Bridgend, United Kingdom
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Audrey Dec 30, 2016 Warwick, United Kingdom
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The setting
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THe room was a little tatty, but the overall appearance of the hotel was fine and the staff were pretty good.
Eric Jul 20, 2016 Wokingham, United Kingdom

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