The Close Hotel
“Town centre hotel with a country house feel” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Even with its town centre location, The Close Hotel retains a country-house feel that has made this a favourite with many for years. Bedrooms are striking and well equipped, with thoughtful touches such as gowns, slippers and bottled water. The public rooms provide a choice of relaxing areas with log fires lit in the winter. In the summer, guests can enjoy the terrace in the attractive walled garden.
Facilities – at a glance
Electric vehicle charging
- En-suite rooms: 19
- Family rooms: 0
- Bedrooms Ground: 1
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 10
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £160
- Double room, minimum price: £190
- Open all year
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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