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In Cheltenham Magazine - The Big Sleep Hotel

In Cheltenham Magazine

2nd February 2009

The label of designer budget hotel is apt for The Big Sleep in Cheltenham: It is de-signed to be chic and comfortable, providing all the necessities in a colourful building in the Cheltenham town centre, with a price tag that makes it the perfect choice for a weekend getaway that won’t break the bank.

My partner and I drove into Cheltenham from Oxford on a Friday evening, and had absolutely no problems finding the hotel. Their ample secure on-site parking pleasantly surprised us, as they are located just within a stone’s throw of the Cheltenham high street and great local pubs, restaurants and nightspots.

And for being so close to the action, the hotel is blissfully quiet, being a bit tucked away. Upon check-in the staff were incredibly friendly and efficient, the process taking no more than a couple of minutes.

A stylish 24hr bar and a breakfast area flank the front desk (a complimentary breakfast is served every morning). A bright lime green seating area rounds off the clean, Swedish-design/1970s retro look of the first floor.

We made our way up to our room, and opened it to find a pink paradise awaiting us. We were in an executive suite, complete with a living room and desk area with a wall hung flat screen TV (standard in all rooms), and a tasselled divider separating the huge and comfortable bed from the rest of the room. Shag curtains - yes, that’s right, shag curtains! - completed the look. The bathroom contained a separate shower and large bathtub.

The room was truly impressive in being beautifully designed, yet minimalist and utilitarian. After settling into our room, we headed out for pre-dinner drinks at a bar just around the corner, and then off to a great Indian restaurant – all within easy walking distance.

The next morning we were off to Gloucester for a rugby match, and the quick trip made it clear that The Big Sleep would be a great place to stay if you’re looking for accommodation for a sports event. In addition to being perfect for a couple on a weekend trip, there are two group rooms with kitchenettes in the hotel for families or groups of friends, and a meeting room available for conferences, seminars and training events.

Overall, I cannot recommend The Big Sleep more for its location, attentive staff, incredible bespoke interior design, and value for money. Book soon! Reviewed by Kimberly Manning and Nathan Wiles

Free Hot Breakfast - Cheltenham

25th April 2014

We are pleased to be expanding on our breakfast selection which includes continental buffet items such as pastries & yogurts with added hot items bacon, sausage, hash browns & baked beans. Our new cooked items will be available from Monday 28th April 2014

Brand new meeting room now complete!

4th May 2013

The Big Sleep Hotel, a leading location for Cheltenham meetings and events, has added to their meeting spaces. In 2009, the hotel completed their first meeting room named The Malkovich suite after the famous Hollywood actor who has a financial interest in the group....

The Big Sleep listed on Good Hotel Guide

1st October 2009

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A Modern Way Of Exploring Old Town

22nd August 2008

WHEN it comes to providing a cheap, no-thrills base from which to explore a city or town, budget hotels are often a sensible choice. So for a weekend break in Cheltenham, a Regency town I'd only visited briefly before, The Big Sleep Hotel seemed...

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