Do you know those points in life when you feel run-down and desperately need to recharge your batteries? Well, that’s exactly how both Adam and I felt a couple of weeks ago so what did we decide to do? Do the real adult thing and treat ourselves to a night away at the amazing boutique hotel, No. 38 The Park of course! If you too are in need of a bit of an escape from reality why not come and join us on our dreamy evening away…
Situated just a ten minute walk from Cheltenham town centre, the hotel is perfectly placed for a quiet weekend away exploring the local surroundings. One of the main reasons we ended up choosing No.38 The Park was due to its close proximity to The Cotswolds which is an area I’ve always wanted to visit. The day after arriving we decided to do a little whirlwind roadtrip which saw us heading to Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Daylesford Farm and Moreton-in-Marsh all of which were ridiculously picturesque!
From the second I stepped through the grand doorway I just knew that I was going to fall head over heels for No. 38 The Park. With it’s sweeping staircase, impeccable decor and traditional features it was pretty much my idea of interior heaven so much so that I spent the entire 24 hours trying to come up with an elaborate plan which meant I could move in permanently…
My only wish is that we could have stayed for longer so we had the chance to really make the most of the gorgeous interiors including the beautiful sitting room which had stacks of interesting books, magazines and board games to keep you entertained as well as the impressively stacked honesty bar.
One of my favourite parts about the hotel is that the rooms are all decorated slightly differently meaning you could go back again and get a totally different experience which is an idea I love. We stayed in Room 4 which had a blue and yellow theme along with some very funky feature wallpaper.
When we were browsing for possible places to stay I had one absolute essential that I was looking for and that was a bathtub in the room. I can’t remember the last time I had a really nice bath so for our one night away of luxury it was a necessity. We really couldn’t have lucked out anymore with the set-up in our room as it included the most gorgeous freestanding bath at the end of our humongous bed and I can confirm it was well worth the wait!
Heading into the actual bathroom and things really did just keep getting better as I was greeting by the his and hers sinks, double waterfall showers and white, fluffy robes (an essential for any hotel stay). The decor was right up my street with its gorgeous navy coloured subway tiles and slight industrial feel.
It really did feel like as though they had thought of everything as you looked around the room, not only did they provide the essentials but they went above and beyond with delicious smelling body lotions, hand creams and even a cute little vanity kit. It’s the small things that can sometimes make a difference and No. 38 The Park had got them all sussed!
After arriving to the hotel at around 5 0’clock and having a quick explore, naturally our attention pretty quickly turned towards food and the receptionist was very helpful in laying out our options.
In the end we decided to head over to The Tavern which is also part of the Lucky Onion family. A friendly neighbourhood restaurant and bar it had a lovely chilled out atmosphere which was perfect for a Sunday evening. We weren’t feeling overly hungry so instead were in the market for some light bites. After perusing the menu we ended up plumping for the mac and cheese which was delicious, some triple cooked chips, croquettes and olives. It was the perfect amount of food and we left feeling very satisfied.
And now on to my favourite topic, breakfast!
Whilst we were checking in we were asked whether we would be wanting a wake up call, a newspaper or a delivery of croissants and fresh orange juice to the room in the morning. It was a big hell yes to the latter, I mean who on earth would refuse such a option?!
It was like waking up on Christmas morning with the promise of a breakfast delivery to the room and it definitely got our day off to the best start possible. I mean can you honestly beat sitting in bed in a fluffy robe on a Monday morning tucking into croissants?
After what could be classed as our starter we got up and dressed and headed down to the stunning dining room for breakfast. We were greeted by a delicious looking continental breakfast consisting of cereals, pastries, cheese and fruits of which we made sure to stock up on so we were well fed until lunch time.
Sadly it was then time to say our goodbyes and check out. The stay already feels like somewhat of a distant memory but I’m sure we’ll be heading back at some point in the future as it felt like such a luxurious treat and the perfect way to recharge our batteries!