They invited me 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 on Portland Street, near to the town centre, and I easily found the guest house. Check-in was painless, and they quickly showed me 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 educate vulnerable adults to develop skills in the hospitality industry and offer the opportunity of on-site training resulting in an official qualification.
The room they gave me suitably impressed me, this was very comfortable and nicely decorated. This was one of their bigger rooms, which they had comfortably furnished, especially the bed. The room had a TV to watch and free Wi-Fi, which was 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. They served this up with a jar of delicious chocolate brownies, a pleasant touch.
However, the bed was very comfortable and slept like a log.
They showed me around the entire building and the rooms are of a top standard and come in many configurations. The Portland has family compatible rooms, twin rooms for those that work away, and other bigger double rooms. They decorated them in a unique style with good quality auction house furniture.
In the morning, they serve breakfast 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 town’s heart 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
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