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Where to stay for this year’s Cheltenham Festival


120116High_Street,_Cheltenham_-_geograph.org.uk_-_454051When people think about the Cheltenham Festival, they instantly think of the Cheltenham Gold Cup race that ends the festival on the Friday. Most people just check out the Cheltenham Festival odds for the Gold Cup, but what you might not know is the Cheltenham Festival is really four days filled with 28 exciting races. With the racecourse situated in one of England’s most picturesque town, what better time to go to the races as part of a trip to Cheltenham this spring.

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most popular on the racing calendar, with hundreds of thousands of people visiting the course between the 15th to the 18th of March. The town and surrounding area are transformed by racing fever during the festival, so if you want to stay it’s best to book your accommodation well in advance. The latest Cheltenham Festival odds have been released over at Betway, so the town’s hotels and bed and breakfasts are only going to get busier and busier from now. Here are a few places we think you should stay during the festival.

If you really want to experience the luxury that Cheltenham has to offer whilst being close to the racing, then Ellenborough Park is the place for you. This manor house hotel in The Cotswolds has kept all the history and sophistication of the estates 15th century origins but with the added luxury of the 21st century. The race course is less than a mile away from the course via the hotels private driveway, so you can be back from the course to the hotels 3 AA Rosette Beaufort Dining Room within minutes. The hotel provides a number of quirky special treats on offer as well. You could even have fondue delivered to your room whilst you check the latest Cheltenham Festival odds on websites like Betway on your smart phone or tablet.

If you’re looking for a place closer to the town centre, then chains like Hotel Du Vin can also provide you with the luxury you’re looking for. Each of the hotel’s 49 rooms has their own distinct and unique style. The modern hotel is just a short stroll from the town’s fashionable shopping street, The Promenade and the town’s exquisite restaurant. Or you can just stay in and check the Cheltenham Festival odds in the hotels wine tasting room, soothing spa or even their snug cigar shack.

But if you’re just looking for somewhere to rest your head for the night, Cheltenham have a number of budget chain hotels like Holiday Inn and Travelodge just within a couple of miles of the race course. You could even save more money by renting a room off someone living nearby on website AirBnB. That way you can save more money to indulge at the races or bet on the races on Betway during the four day festival.

So whatever your budget, there’s no excuse to not go enjoy at least a couple of days at the Cheltenham Festival this March.

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