Cotswolds, United Kingdom

No 38 The Park

Rates per night from$94.29

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

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Boldly British


Revamped Regency townhouse

Boutique hotel No. 38 The Park is a beautiful Regency townhouse with the perfect ratio of refurbished antique and bold modern decor. In rooms, you’ll find everything from African jewellery displays to modern British artworkand working roll-top bath tubs. There’s also an impressive breakfast spread and a Gatsby-esque honesty bar. We’ll take two please.

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Need to know




11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Luggage storage is available for early arrivals and later departures.


Double rooms from $94.29 (£75), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

More details

Rates usually include Continental and cooked breakfast, Bloody Marys or Buck’s Fizz (unless booking the room-only rate), and a taxi to No.131 for guests dining there.


If you fancy indulging in an in-room spa treatment, ask for details before arrival.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, free on-site parking. In rooms: Apple TV, Bose iPod dock, WiFi, Nespresso coffee machine and Bramley bath products.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms are individually decorated, have beds bedecked with bespoke throws, and artworks by British artists, including David Hockney, Sir Peter Blake and Roni Stretch. Book an Excellent Room to guarantee one of the impressively indulgent bath tubs; we’re especially partial to the free-standing tin number in Room 7.

Packing tips

Bring richly-hued wellies to match the pops of colour inside and cosy jumpers that transition effortlessly from park walks to evening drinks by the fire.


There’s an honesty bar by the breakfast room with an assortment of whiskies, champagnes, spirits, and locally produced ciders and ales.


For £15 a night, your canine companion is welcome – Fido will even get a few treats. Just let the hotel know when booking. See more pet-friendly hotels in Cotswolds.


Welcome; baby cots are supplied free, and folding Z beds can be arranged for £25 for under-12s. Babysitting is available for £12 an hour, for bookings of at least four hours.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Grab a green bench seat by the folding glass doors to catch the morning sun.

Dress Code

Channel updated country looks if you’d like, or make yourself at home: no one will bat an eyelid if you came down for breakfast in your slippers, so long as you don’t take a page from the Emperor’s New Clothes with your other sartorial choices.

Hotel restaurant

The beautiful breakfast room has a beamed ceiling, original Czech railway mirrors on the wall and floods of light, thanks to skylights and folding glass doors. Industrial-tinged lamps hang over the rustic wooden table, which holds the Continental buffet spread. Favourite morning hot dishes are available to order; courageous types should try the devilled kidneys on toast with their creatively concocted Bloody Mary. There’s also a small private dining room with a beautiful fireplace; it’s particularly delightful on blustery days. 

Hotel bar

The retro-vibe bar area is next to the breakfast room; it’s lit by refurbished factory pendant lamps and has deep red diner-style swivel bar stools. At breakfast you’ll find both coffee and DIY Bloody Mary ingredients laid out on the buffet table.

Last orders

Early risers rejoice: breakfast is available from 7am to 10am.

Room service

Just ask if you fancy breakfast in bed.


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No 38 The Park
No 38 The Park, 38 Evesham Road,
GL52 2AH
United Kingdom


From Bristol Airport it’s two hours by car to the hotel; arrange a transfer for two people for £80 each way. Heathrow International Airport is also two hours away; transfers for two cost £85.


Trains from London, Manchester, Bristol and Bath pull into Cheltenham Spa, five kilometres from the hotel. Arrange a transfer or grab a taxi at the station for under £10.


Guests exploring the Cotswolds by car can park at the hotel's car park or in front of the hotel for £10 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

Cheltenham Racecourse is only a few furlongs down the road; don your fanciest fanscinators and dandiest top hats for a day at the races. If you prefer a slower pace, Pittville Park is practically on the hotel’s doorstep. For an idyllic afternoon, take your beau or belle rowing on the lake. Admire local modern art at the Wilson Gallery on Clarence Street, or catch a concert or comedy show at Cheltenham Town Hall

Local restaurants

The Tavern on Royal Well Place follows a ‘nose to tail’ philsophy, using locally sourced ingredients in everything from small plates to sharing dishes. It also has a wide range of craft beers, cocktails and wines from across the world to go with the modern British fare. It’s not exactly a looker from the outside, but Le Champignon Sauvage on Suffolk Road is the long-standing favourite for French cuisine in Cheltenham. It’s helmed by award-winning chef David Everitt-Matthias, has a seasonally changing menu and does not allow visible phones. Prithvi serves up seasonal and beautifully presented modern Indian fare; save room for desserts such as the cardamom-infused doughnuts with pistachio kulfi. Meat-loving Smiths can get their protein fix at The Ox, where it’s all about the steak, ribs and charcuterie sharing boads. Start with a gin-based Silver Bullet apéritif and choose from the red-heavy wine list for your meal. For British dinners with a twist, book a table at Lumière on Clarence Parade; its kitchen is run by Blumenthal-trained, Somerset-born Jon Howe.

Local cafés

On cool days, grab a take-away coffee at the Scandinavian Coffee Pod on St George’s Place before heading into the park, or sit, sip and chat inside family-run Moka on Suffolk Parade. In warmer weather, go for a cone of seasonal gelato or sorbet from Milkbar by Cheltenham Town Hall. Next door, Swallow Bakery has coffee, cakes and light bites.

Local bars

For a classic Cotswolds pub experience, complete with garden seating, pull up a chair and order a round at the Beehive. Have a dram or two of whisky, or a few glasses of wine if that’s more your style, at John Gordons whisky and wine bar. Book ahead if you want to take part in a guided tasting.


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Alice Tate

Anonymous review

By Alice Tate , Globetrotter

As soon as you arrive at boutique hotel No. 38 the Park in leafy, gracious Cheltenham, you know you’re never going to want to leave. From the sweeping staircase in the hallway, to the comfy sofas in the lounge, strong edit of coffee-table magazines, and – when we visit – classic Christmas decorations draped around the fireplace, it all just feels… well, lovely. The thing that really strikes me is that No. 38 doesn’t feel like a hotel at all; it feels like a home. Not necessarily my home (if only), but a wealthy aunt’s perhaps — one with impeccable taste. She’s a great host and I truly do feel like she’s thrilled I’m here to visit.

My partner and I arrive at No. 38 late on Thursday after a slow journey from rush hour-riddled London. Once we’re inside though, the hotel’s warm and buzzing — a Christmas party is taking place in the dining room — and instantly, I’ve forgotten about the drive. There’s no check-in desk per se, but a cabinet in the lounge with bits and pieces that do the trick. I like the informality here. For regular travellers, it’s sure to be refreshing. We’re shown around the ground floor, which is comprised of a large lounge, dining room, kitchen and conservatory, before being led upstairs to our room.

At first I’m confused as we’re ushered to one of several open doors on the landing. I assume this is perhaps where the tour continues, but in fact, this beautiful suite, complete with a bath tub at the foot of the bed, is our home for the weekend! In my head I’m doing my happy dance.

I skip around the room in glee, then do the same in the bathroom, in which there is actually room to dance… Host a disco, even. We’ve got his and hers sinks and his and hers showers. So over-indulgent, but I have zero complaints. The honeycomb-shaped tiles on the floor and emerald tiles lining the walls make it Pinterest gold, and I’m busy taking visual notes to add to my dream bathroom wishlist.

I’m not even that big on taking baths, but the novelty of having one in the bedroom turns me into a super-fan. Before long, I’m knee deep in bubbles while Mr Smith watches Sky Sports on the TV. It’s s paradise for us both, and it’s just a bonus that it happens to be contained within the same room.

We miss last orders at No. 131, The Park’s off-site sister restaurant, which is a pain – but we settle for a quick dinner at the local Thai. We don’t mind, more time in the room is only a bonus, especially when there’s that pour-yourself-a-nightcap honesty bar downstairs. However, it’s worth noting that No. 131 aren’t hesitant to close the kitchen a little early if it’s quiet, so be sure to book ahead.

When we wake up the next morning our requested tray of croissants and orange juice is waiting outside our door. What a treat! A pre-breakfast breakfast which, for someone who likes a lie-in, but also snacks, is completely perfect. Not long after, breakfast in the dining room doesn’t disappoint. There are the most wonderful pistachio pastries, as well as cheeses, hams, fruit and even a Bloody Mary station. From the hot menu, order eggs, if just to witness the brightest yellow yolks.

Later, we trundle into Cheltenham town (a mere 10-minute walk away) and return to accidently snooze in the lounge. Whoops! But that’s how homely we’re talking… It’s all just so relaxing.

One of my favourite things though, possibly the simplest of all, is that all the doors to the vacant bedrooms are deliberately left open. This not only satisfies a Nosy Parker like me, who wants to see not just my room but everyone else’s, but really makes No. 38 feel like a home over a hotel.

When it finally comes to checking out, we’re reluctant, but paying up is a quick, simple job and we’re packed on our way with bottled water and snacks — it really is like we’re at my Aunt’s house...

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in No 38 The Park ’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The relaxed vibe and stylish interiors. Use the free taxi service and eat at No 131 in town – great cocktails and food.

Don’t expect

A big room, even in the Excellent category. Room 4 for the money had very limited space, and storage was at a premium. A lie in, we were told on arrival we had to have breakfast before 9.30am on a Sunday. When I questioned this, they said they had a brunch event on and it was fully booked. Sure enough by 10am they were taking the furniture out of the dining room around us, while we finished breakfast. Not the chilled out, lie in and papers over breakfast environment we'd expected.


Stayed on 26 May 2018

We loved

We booked a stay at No 38 The Park for our anniversary weekend and were really pleased with our choice. The hotel is in a beautifully restored Regency home right on Pitville Park which is perfect for morning or afternoon strolls. The room we stayed in was gorgeous and we loved all the little luxurious touches that the hotel provided such as a morning newspaper delivery to our room along with 'pre-breakfast' juice and croissant tray. The breakfast buffet was varied and stocked with home made muesli along with various sweet pastries and savoury cheeses and ham. We didn't even bother with the cooked breakfast (which you pay extra for) as the buffet was so delicious! The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed leisurely afternoon coffees at The Dispensary and The Scandinavian Coffee Pod. We also had great burgers and beer at The Bottle of Sauce.

Don’t expect

Wild nights and an action packed weekend.


Stayed on 6 Jan 2018

We loved

The service and extra touches.


Stayed on 25 Nov 2017

We loved

Our upgraded room, No. 3. The ridiculously large double shower and super comfy bed. Cute extras like organic products. Full on English breakfast. The honesty bar was my husband's favourite plus we were in walking distance of the race course. A day at the races is great. The hotel recommended The Spice house restaurant but we were not impressed with the food.

Don’t expect

Lunch or dinner on tap.


Stayed on 27 Oct 2017

We loved

The beautiful tiled hall floor, our big and elegant bedroom, the 'pre-breakfast' delivered to our room, the friendly staff, the dining room... It was a short walk away from Montpellier and the lovely gardens. We were there for the Literature Festival, and it was great to be so close to the action.

Don’t expect

The huge bathroom had an enormous double shower, but we could never work out how to stop it flooding the entire room!


Stayed on 11 Oct 2017

We loved

Everything; it was absolutely perfect. The staff, food, room and grounds are all magical. This is how a hotel should be run. 

Don’t expect



Stayed on 24 Sep 2017

We loved

The feeling of being private and secluded, the amazing bath, great breakfasts, relaxed, helpful staff and the easy comfortable luxury of the place. Great location – town is walkable but this is a leafy suburb. Hesitant to recommend only because we would prefer to keep it to ourselves! Can't wait to plan a return visit. We enjoyed a properly 'bucket-list' lunch at Le Champignon Sauvage – truly the most exquisite meal we have eaten in a long while.

Don’t expect

Enough hanging/storage space for clothes. Nightlife – but we chose No 38 for peace and privacy and it completely delivered.


Stayed on 17 Sep 2017

We loved

The team was friendly; the room was nice; and there is also parking space. But we expected more after reading reviews. But that is personally.


Stayed on 1 Sep 2017

We loved

The lounge, honesty bar and breakfast room decor. Friendly staff.

Don’t expect

Fresh flowers, chocolates or biscuits, enough coffee for two, enough earplugs for two, a shelf in bathroom, lots of wardrobe space, any drawers, a glass with early morning orange juice, a glass in the bathroom for cleaning teeth.


Stayed on 3 Jul 2017

We loved

Excellent but unobtrusive service, spotlessly clean throughout, extensive breakfast choice. Quirky in nice ways, mini croissants and fresh squeezed orange juice delivered to your room pre-breakfast and hot chocolate and cookies waiting at bedtime. Big comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms adding to a wonderfully restful couple of days! Try Grill 49 on Rodney Road for great British food, well presented, pleasant service and reasonable prices.


Stayed on 27 Jun 2017

We loved

Large modern room, great WiFi and great location.


Stayed on 15 Jun 2017

We loved

The rooms are wonderful, as are the trays presented outside the bedrooms first thing, which include fresh squeezed orange juice and croissants. This is not to be confused with breakfast, which is served downstairs, unless of course you prefer to have it served in your room. The fresh yogurt with fruit is scrumptious. No 38 welcomes dogs, which I love. All the dogs belonging to people who work there are absolutely adorable, as are the staff.

Don’t expect

The pastries served at breakfast are sadly not as good as the smaller, tastier and fresh croissants served to your room. The cheese and ham selection could also be more fresh for the price you are paying. They looked a little sad.


Stayed on 16 May 2017

We loved

Really good attention to detail, nice little touches and very good staff.


Stayed on 1 Apr 2017

We loved

I have just arrived home from a weekend at No 38, and I miss it already. Sure, part of that could be due to the fact that my room is about a sixth of the size of the stunning Room 1, but most of all it's because of the amazing service we experienced. The weekend was a surprise for my boyfriend and from the moment we entered the hotel, every member of staff made it feel very special. The room was literally breath-taking, the bar was perfect, and the breakfast was amazing. The turn down service, ugh, so good. and the little leaving goodie bag. Honestly, I can't thank you guys enough. In a nutshell, this stay was worth every penny and more. I will recommend it to everyone i know and hope to be back myself one day not too far away. Definitely try to hire a car and visit all the amazing villages in the Cotswolds. I thought the Upper and Lower Slaughters were particularly amazing and had a lot fewer tourists. Also try and book into The Wild Rabbit for lunch. SO good. Thank you so much for helping make my boyfriend's birthday surprise so amazing.


Stayed on 24 Mar 2017

We loved

The welcome, the room, the ambience, the attention to detail, the location.

Don’t expect

A restaurant or manned bar.


Stayed on 12 Mar 2017

We loved

The quirky decor, helpful staff and complimentary taxi to the restaurant for our evening meal. The Tavern, a sister restaurant, was a posh burger place! The cocktails were sublime and the food very tasty!

Don’t expect

Cheap minibar or to be cold! The hotel is super-warm!


Stayed on 19 Feb 2017

We loved

Attention to detail and comfort, very friendly, super staff. Go to the Chapel Spa for a massage and lunch, Number 131 for dinner.

Don’t expect

Rather dim lighting, not much storage space for cases and clothes.


Stayed on 5 Feb 2017

We loved

The hotel and staff were fantastic - decor was beautiful and comfortable - rooms very large and attention to detail was wonderful. Loved the books and magazine selection. Staff were on hand if you needed them and attentive but in a wonderfully quiet and discreet manner. They organised a taxi to the restaurant and made local reservations. Pet friendly with dogs regularly around which was nice. Very relaxed and informal - loved the honesty bar which you could access any time and the hot chocolate and cookies waiting for you when you arrive back after dinner. Very thoughtful. We look forward to our next visit! No. 131 and The Ox had excellent food and service.

Don’t expect

A restaurant on site. Large outdoor space.


Stayed on 7 Jan 2017

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