Last-minute places to stay during the Races in Cheltenham

PUBLISHED: 15:57 09 March 2020 | UPDATED: 16:13 09 March 2020

We've gathered some great last-minute places to stay during the Cheltenham Festival (photo: KatarzynaBialasiewicz, Getty Images)

We've gathered some great last-minute places to stay during the Cheltenham Festival (photo: KatarzynaBialasiewicz, Getty Images)

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If you’re planning a last-minute trip to the Cheltenham Festival, there is still some go-to accommodation available around town. Jo Moulds picks some of the best

- 81 The Prom

Luxury guesthouse accommodation in the heart of Cheltenham, 81 The Prom has one family room for Monday or Tuesday night for four people, B&B (£550); a Balcony room for two people B&B Monday (£350-£400, price available with discount if booking via Genius guest via, or Business Traveller); a double room B&B for Thursday or Friday night (£220), or a Family room for four people on Friday (£550). An advantage of staying is free parking in town.

Telephone: 01242 255776

- Bliss Apartments

In three locations around Cheltenham. Currently available is a one-bed apartment with a double and a single bed for up to three people Tuesday or Wednesday evening (£349); one-bed for Thursday evening for three people (£299) or Friday evening (£279). On Wednesday, there is a two-bed apartment that can sleep up to six (approximately £549), and, for Thursday, a two-bed apartment (up to six people, approximately £479) and Friday evening, a two-bed apartment (up to six people, approximately £449).

Telephone: 01242 223969

- Glenfall House

Just outside Cheltenham on the racecourse side of town, the beautiful Grade II-listed Glenfall House has space B&B in its Coach House, a twin room on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (from £250) including full English breakfast. In the main house, Kingsize double rooms are available (from £375). This is a lovely place to retreat after a day at the races.

Telephone: 01242 323889

- Central Studios, Hatherley and Gloucester Road

With a range of accommodation, the Central Studios' Group has one double room available on Monday evening (£39) or a five-bedroom house that sleeps up to 10 people in Hatherley on Monday evening (£500). There are also three single rooms on Monday (£51.92 each), one double (£59) or two family rooms that each sleep three people (£82.60). Booking via

Telephone: 01242 582172

- No.131

At the other end of the scale, No.131, part of The Lucky Onion group, has one, no-cancellation, double available B&B on Wednesday or Thursday (£658.35), and one of their Outstanding rooms, a double, for Thursday or Friday evenings (£932.66). This is a truly luxurious choice for the Races.

Telephone: 01242 822939

- Citrus Hotel

Very convenient for the town centre, the Citrus Cheltenham has one double or two twin rooms B&B for Monday evening ((£428.91); for Wednesday, there is one double and three twin rooms available (£348.81); for Thursday, there are six twins or doubles (£339), and for Friday night, there are six doubles, two twins (£244) and one suite (double, £276)

Telephone: 01242 696999

- Malmaison

Another very chi-chi choice, Malmaison has, for Monday evening, one single (£171 room only or £187 B&B), one Superior (sleeps two, £211 room only or £243 B&B), one Executive (sleeps two, £241 room only or £273 B&B). On Thursday evening pre Gold Cup Day, it has two single rooms available (£636 room only). These are all non-cancellable.

Telephone: 01242 370655

- Queens Hotel

A heady spot to be for Race Week with a lively atmosphere and a Grand Dame of the Cheltenham hotel scene, there are 10 doubles available B&B for Monday evening (£184.50). For Wednesday, there are six Superior rooms with Queen-size bed B&B (£659, room only). On Thursday, there are four doubles (£599, room only). Thursday also has suites available with a Kingsize bed (for two people, £749, room only). Race Week Full Breakfasts are available £12.50 per person.

Telephone: 01242 514754

- Hotel du Vin

Another popular choice, the Hotel du Vin only has two double or twin-size Superior rooms on Monday evening (£169, room only, or £197 B&B) or an Executive room (£179, room only, or £207 B&B). It has an excellent cocktail bar.

Telephone: 01242 370584

- Battledown B&B

Not far from the racecourse and 10 minutes' walk into town, The Battledown has one double or twin B&B on Monday evening (£300) and a single B&B (£150) and one double on Friday evening (£250). There is a warm welcome at this family-run B&B.

Telephone: 01242 233881

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