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The Story So Far

The history of the Hotel is just as important as its future. Lindsey was drawn to the Hotel because of the history, and aims to make sure that each step towards refurbishment and redevelopment is respectful of the history as well as taking advantage of the technology that we all have come to utilise daily.

History of Cleeve Hill Hotel | Accommodation Cotswold Way Cheltenham


Cleeve Hill Hotel was built at the beginning of the 1900’s under the ownership of Mr Petty and family. At the time, Cleeve Hill was considered a ‘resort’ having been created by the leading businessmen of Cheltenham as an area to relax, away from the hustle and bustle of Victorian Cheltenham. There was a tram to bring visitors up from the Pump Room to ‘take the air’ on Cleeve Common.

Adjacent to the current site of the Hotel were the Geisha Tea Rooms, the original business opened by Mr Petty. Their success led to the Hotel being built with it’s design echoing the style of the tea rooms.

When Mr Petty died, his family continued with the Hotel for many years before eventually selling the business.


Today the Hotel is owned by Lindsey Holland, purchased in December 2017. New beds, tv’s, linen, towels, bedding, a boiler and a whole review of the food and drink offerings has led to where Cleeve Hill Hotel is today. 

Some rooms have seen refurbishment, whilst others are awaiting re-modelling ahead of refurbishment. Technology is being incorporated where possible and infrastructure put in place to expand it in the future.

Proprietor of Cleeve Hill Hotel | Accommodation Cotswold Way Cheltenham
Floor Plan - Cleeve Hill Hotel | Accommodation Cotswold Way Cheltenham


With a planned improvement and refurbishment programme in place the Hotel has already seen vast changes. Ahead will see more infrastructure improvements followed by a full but sensitive refurbishment from top to bottom.

Lindsey is keen to restore the Hotel as much as possible to the original build with a hint to the classic Edwardian décor Mr Petty deemed perfect for Cleeve Hill Hotel.