New for 2020, The Portland is providing luxury accommodation in the centre of Cheltenham whilst operating as a social enterprise. The Portland is just over an hour in the car from the centre of Banbury and provides an ideal location for Cheltenham and the Cotswolds alike. Free breakfast and free Wi-Fi in public areas are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. All 7 individually decorated rooms feature free Wi-Fi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with digital channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee to enjoy with their homemade room treats.
The guesthouse occupies a regency, Late Georgian building built in 1836. Retaining many of the period features you’ll feel at the height of luxury in your room and for breakfast in the impressive dining room. Newly renovated in late 2019, they will be taking the property full circle to its original purposes of a Guesthouse and ‘School’. The Portland is giving back to the community as a project of Gloucestershire based charity, St Vincent’s and St George’s Association. 2020 will see the guesthouse train vulnerable adults with skills to succeed in the hospitality industry. Undertaken on site the training will eventually lead to a nationally recognised qualification for the service users to put on their CV and find permanent employment in the industry.
Back to the accommodation and with ensuite for every room; bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided, and housekeeping is offered daily. Following a good night sleep guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access as well.
Each room boasts its own style and décor from the ‘Honeymoon suite’ gold room to the light and welcoming twin room. Five bedrooms comfortably host king size beds, with two twin rooms completing the quota. Rates range from £98 – £135 per night (two people sharing, single occupancy discount available) with full breakfast included.
So, if you are looking for high-quality accommodation whilst providing life changing opportunities make sure you consider The Portland in Cheltenham. For more information and booking details visit their website, www.theportlandchelt.co.uk.