Cheltenham is much more than an agreeable place to lay your head of an evening, though...
It's got regency splendour, a packed line-up of annual events, chic shops, fantastic restaurants and a bevy of beautiful gardens. There's also Cheltenham Festival, the top draw of the jump-racing season and a mecca for those who love to place a flutter on the horses.
Hotels in Cheltenham are in huge demand during this annual event. Book early if you plan to cheer on your favourite, or be sure to avoid the Gold Cup to get the most out of your stay in Cheltenham without the crowds.
Sitting prettily on the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, and with tourist favourites Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and London, within easy reach, Cheltenham hotels are often packed with global tourists who make this pleasant town the centre of their tour.
Also known as Cheltenham Spa, the great and the good once flocked here to heal, rejuvenate and find eternal youth in the waters. Medical thinking has moved on since then, but visitors still find plenty to smile about in Cheltenham. Chill out in a cool pavement café surrounded by modern shops, or take afternoon tea amid the charms of a regency building - past and present weave beautifully in this town.
Whatever it is that attracts you to the area, be sure to book your Cheltenham hotel as far in advance as possible to secure a great rate. You can compare prices on the best hotels when you use TravelSupermarket's search tool.