Montpellier Chapter, CheltenhamPosted: February 8, 2013
On Saturday we took an easy train ride out to Cheltenham Spa, England. A town known historically for its healing waters, it boasts plenty of restaurants and shops to keep one busy but also offers some beautiful landscapes and fresh country air.
On A Lady in London’s recommendation, we stayed at The Montpellier Chapter for three nights and had a very nice stay. The building itself was charming and old but the finishes and updates were comfortable, stylish, clean and high quality.
Each couple had a room and each rooms had pluses and minuses.
I made myself at home. Some modern details in the courtyard. As I said, the balcony was a highlight, despite the frigid temperatures. Nothing a little wine or coffee can’t help.
The views were worth it.
The lowlight of the trip was definitely the fire alarm. As luck would have it, the alarm sounded as I was 5 minutes into a massage. I was not dressed to leave the building and ended up wearing both dad and Joel’s coats.
The spa gave me extra time with my massage and gave me a discount to make up for the inconvenience.
The final night we enjoyed a happy hour in the lobby followed by dinner in the restaurant. We all were amazed by the ipad ordering system in the bar. Dinner was fabulous and I savored each bite of my beet, truffle, honey, blue cheese and arugula salad. My lamb was perfectly done and I had to show real restraint to not gnaw the bones to get every bite.
For our last breakfast I took everyone’s orders for room service. After enjoying breakfast in bed I decided I liked the options in the restaurant better but it was a fun change. I also may have just been a little skeeved by the black pudding that made an uninvited appearance.
All in all, a great stay and I would definitely recommend the hotel. Thanks, M & D, for a wonderful few days.