Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Ellenborough Park

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This 5-star country-house hotel is set within the original Cheltenham Racecourse estate
  • The Indian-themed spa has a Jacuzzi, a sauna & a steam room, & there's also an outdoor pool
  • You can dine in the 3-AA-Rosette Beaufort Dining Room


Map & Directions

The hotel is just off the B4632. Cheltenham Racecourse is around a 10-minute drive away.  Trains from London Paddington take around 2 hours 10 minutes changing at Swindon. A taxi from Cheltenham Spa railway station to the hotel will take around 15 minutes and cost up to £18 each way.

Rooms & Rates

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Ellenborough Park "makes a striking first impression", according to The Daily Telegraph, and The AA Hotel 2016 praises this "impressive", "beautifully restored" hotel.

The 5-star property dates back to the 16th century and is set within the original Cheltenham Racecourse estate. Sudeley Castle & Gardens in the Cotswolds is around 10 minutes' drive away.

The Beaufort Dining Room (open Tuesday-Saturday) has three AA Rosettes and serves modern British dishes. Executive head chef David Kelman competed in the ninth series of "The Great British Menu" and won the Welsh heat. You can also dine in The Brasserie, which serves classic British fare, or take afternoon tea in the "sigh-inducingly grand" (The AA) Great Hall.

Rooms were designed by Nina Campbell and are located in four separate buildings -- the Main House, The Mews, Ellenborough Gate and Woodland Court -- and suites are named after famous racehorses. Classic Rooms are larger than Traditional Rooms and some have roll-top baths and walk-in showers. Views include the kitchen garden, the courtyard and the racecourse.

The Indian-themed spa has seven treatment rooms plus a couples' room, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room, a relaxation room and an outdoor heated pool.

From the press:

  • "The service is warm, and the dining is fabulous, thanks to formidable chef David Kelman" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "Set on the original Cheltenham Racecourse estate, this impressive hotel dates in part from the 16th century & has been beautifully restored" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2016



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under. This includes breakfast.
Extra bed available on request for children aged 12 and under: £35 per child, per night. This includes breakfast.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request in a limited number of rooms, and must be well behaved: £25 per pet, per night.

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

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

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