Cotswolds, United Kingdom

No 38 The Park

Rates from (inc tax)$116.55

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 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP115.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.


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.

Smith Extra

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One bottle of 100 Acre body wash to take home


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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 $116.55 (£96), excluding tax at 20 per cent.

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 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (GBP115.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include Continental breakfast and Bloody Marys or Buck’s Fizz; cooked breakfast is an additional charge (from £5 for à la carte or £14 for a Full English). Room rates also include a taxi to No.131 for guests dining there.


Indulge in an in-room organic 100 Acres spa treatment; just ask for details on arrival.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, free on-site parking. In rooms: Apple TV, Bose iPod dock, WiFi, Nespresso coffee machine and 100 Acres bath products.

Our favourite rooms

All rooms are individually decorated, have beds bedecked with Three Thieving Magpies 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 refurbished 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 £20 a night, your canine companion will get a special bed, bowls and treats. 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, and there’s a ‘pharmacy’ jar with an assortment of hangover cures by the DIY Bloody Mary bar. 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 part of the restaurant; it’s lit by refurbished factory pendant lamps and has and deep red diner-style swivel bar stools. At breakfast you’ll find both the Monmouth 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 front of the hotel for free.

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

Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning The Tavern (+44 (0)1242 221212) 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 (+44(0) 1242 573449) 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 (+44 (0)1242 226229, 37 Bath Road) 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 (+44 (0)1242 234779 10 Cambray Place), 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 (+44 (0)1242 263646) on Suffolk Parade. In warmer weather, go for a cone of seasonal gelato or sorbet from Milkbar (+44 (0)1242 228896) 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 (+44 (0)1242 702270 1–3 Montpellier Villas). Have a dram or two of whisky, or a few glasses of wine if that’s more your style, at John Gordons (+44 (0)1242 245985 11 Montpellier Arcade) whisky and wine bar. Book ahead if you want to take part in a guided tasting.


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this boutique hotel in Cheltenham and unpacked their farm-shop preserves and hand-made welly liners, a full account of their luxury Cotswolds break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside No. 38 The Park in Gloucestershire…

With its knitted tea cosies and hot-water-bottle covers, richly-hued Three Thieving Magpies woollen blanket and just-edgy-enough reclaimed industrial lights, No. 38 The Park’s Excellent Room is indeed that. Plonk a big-enough-for-two roll-top tub in the room, too, and you might not want to budge. But an honesty bar that would make Gatsby proud and the roaring fireplace await downstairs, so you’ll be well rewarded for venturing beyond your boudoir. 

In the morning, make like lord and lady of the manor as you survey the impressive collection of modern British artwork before sliding into a racing-green booth to wake up with a mug of Monmouth coffee or a generously poured Bloody Mary. Cheers to the cheeky weekend break!

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, 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

General feel, appearance and atmosphere of the house. Pittville Park is close by and good for a walk/row if you fancy burning a few calories.

Don’t expect

Too much surrounding the hotel.


Stayed on 12 Aug 2016

We loved

The cool interiors, super comfortable beds, all the little touches in the rooms, delicious breakfasts and little surprises here and there. We went to their sister property No131 for supper - great food and atmosphere, only a 20 minute walk away. The next night we went into the countryside and stayed at another beautiful Smith hotel - perfect escape: a bit of town and a bit of country. 

Don’t expect

To be disappointed


Stayed on 27 Jul 2016

We loved

Comfortable room, beautiful decor

Don’t expect

Restaurant, central location


Stayed on 8 Jul 2016

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