Cheltenham Festival: A look at the best places to stay . . .
With just four weeks to go until Cheltenham Festival, racing fanatics will be eagerly anticipating one of the
most iconic events in the horse racing calendar. In some respects, the festival is considered a bucket list
experience that will live long in the memory of those in attendance.
Last year, a reported 262,637 visitors attended Cheltenham Festival over the course of the four-day event.
The Gold Cup alone attracted 70,684 which puts into perspective just how popular Cheltenham week really is.
For those who’ll be attending this year, we’ve provided a breakdown of the best places to stay near Prestbury
Park. But before we do, you can check out all the latest horse racing markets including Cheltenham, right here:
Located just 1.7 miles from the racecourse, Ellenborough Park is a luxurious country hotel which is in fact
connected to the course via a private road. The five star location offers a wide range of facilities and benefits
which include a spa, restaurant, bar and fitness suite to name but a few.
The 15th century country estate is considered to be the most luxurious place to stay in Cheltenham, as its beautiful
and scenic setting make it the perfect location for racing fans. With over 90 acres of rustic countryside, visitors can
really experience the true beauty that the Cotswolds and Ellenborough Park has to offer.
Although it is set 4.6 miles from the racecourse, the Jury’s Inn continues to remain popular amongst festival goers
with its first class facilities and features. Boasting 122 rooms, the Jury’s Inn is an ideal retreat for racing fans and
offers a stylish bar, contemporary restaurant, fully-equipped gym and free Wi-Fi throughout the building.
The Jury’s Inn has remained popular for festival-goers for some time now, with its competitive pricing and ideal
location in-between the racecourse and the M5. Those who are thinking of making a reservation, move quickly as
the rooms are filling up very quickly.
Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn Express is perfect for fans who are perhaps looking for a cheaper alternative to four or five
star locations. Admittedly, you know exactly what you’re getting when staying at the Holiday Inn and it’ll
serve its purpose for festival goers.
Deals start at just £59 pp per night and although the Holiday Inn doesn’t boast a spa or gym facilities, the bar
and lounge area is more than adequate for visitors and must be taken advantage of. Free breakfast is included
and Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Another popular destination amongst racing fans, the Malmaison Cheltenham is one of the most picturesque
hotels in the whole of Gloucestershire. Although it’s a town centre regency property, guests will instantly feel
the calm and privacy the Malmaison has to offe.
Located just 2.4 miles from Prestbury Park, the Malmaison is ideally placed for those looking to soak up the
atmosphere of the four-day extravaganza. The restaurant area is arguably the Malmaison’s unique selling point,
with a glass courtyard and beautiful terrace with a stylish bar to suit. For those who are maybe looking for an
alternative when the racing isn’t on, the serene Montpellier Gardens are located in close proximity.