I was invited to try out the new The Portland guest house in Cheltenham, a new venture. I jumped at the chance for a night away to coincide with a trip out to Cheltenham.
The guest house is located on Portland Street not far from the town centre and was easily found. Check-in was painless and was quickly shown to my room and had a great welcome. Sadly for the dog the Portland was not dog friendly so he could not get his night away.
This establishment is a new option for people to stay in Cheltenham, this is what they say about themselves.
Set in the heart of Cheltenham, Portland Guesthouse invites you to a warm, luxurious stay in a property steeped in history. Spend a relaxing, restful time in one of our beautiful rooms and then start your day with a delicious breakfast in our impressive dining room. We provide you with the best that Cheltenham and the surrounding Gloucestershire countryside has to offer.
As a social enterprise, The Portland will be educating vulnerable adults to develop skills in the hospitality industry and offer the opportunity of on-site training resulting in an official qualification.
I was suitably impressed with the room I had been allocated, this was very comfortable and nicely decorated. This was one of their bigger rooms which was comfortably furnished, especially the comfortable bed. The room had a TV to watch as well as free Wi-Fi, which was quite quick.
The bathroom was nice with a good powerful shower and nice toiletries including shower gel, shampoo, conditional and a shower cap.
The room had a kettle to make tea or coffee in the room, this was served up with a jar of delicious chocolate brownies, a nice touch.
The bed was very comfortable and slept like a log.
I was shown around the whole building and the rooms are of a good standard and come in many configurations. They had family compatible rooms, twin rooms for those that work away and other bigger double rooms. All were uniquely decorated with good quality auction house furniture.
In the morning breakfast is served for all guests in the breakfast room. I opted for their full English breakfast which went down well with a few glasses of orange juice.
The breakfast included bacon, sausage, egg, mushrooms, toast and beans. Other options included an array of cereals, croissants and other Danish pastries. The breakfast set me up well for the day ahead, mainly further exploring Cheltenham including a walk in the nearby Pittville Park.
A nice luxury bed and breakfast place in the heart of the town that has great staff and a hearty breakfast. Nothing was too much trouble and would highly recommend.
Website – www.theportlandchelt.co.uk
Booking – Hotels.com