Accommodation - where to stay for the convention

There are plenty of hotels and bed and breakfast establishments in Cheltenham. However August is the height of the British summer and holiday season, and places can get booked up quickly. However if you book soon it should not be a problem, and you may well not have to pay any money until you actually arrive, though many do.

Hotels can be pricey. If you are willing to share a room, be it a twin or a family room however, the price drops significantly. Explore the options on the on-line booking facilities, or call the numbers. Note the prices are per room, not per person in most instances. Put two people in a room the price halves.

All prices are correct at time of writing - June 10th 2010.

IMPORTANT [Edit]

If you are trying to sort out accommodation do join the convention list – grandtrib@yahoogroups.com or email CJ and ask to be added.

STILL NEED ACCOMMODATION? [Edit]

http://www.laterooms.com/ still has plenty of accommodation available.

HOTELS IN CHELTENHAM [Edit]

Name: Holiday Inn Express Cheltenham
Address: Dunalley Street, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4AP
Telephone: 01242 548 200
Web site: http://www.hiexcheltenham.com/
Pricing: You can book now, payable in full at single £64.40 a night for the room; twin room same, double bed +double sofa bed same. Note prices per room not per person, and have already increased once.
Distance from venue: very close - 5 minutes walk
Notes: This becomes a much more expensive option (£89 per room per night) if you leave booking till nearer the time. Neil, Sheila and Laura are staying here.

Name: The Big Sleep, Cheltenham
Address: Wellington Street,Cheltenham, GL50 1XZ
Telephone: 01242 696 999
Web site: http://www.thebigsleephotel.com/home.asp?hotelid=3
Pricing: From £55 per room per night including continental breakfast. Nice rooms if you are sharing.
Distance from venue: close - one mile, ten minutes through town on foot.
Notes: We may be able to get a group booking discount if we can get 15 or so people together.It's probably worth discussing this on the yahoogroup. Nice hotel I guess.

Name: The Central Hotel
Address: 7-9 Portland Street,Cheltenham,Gloucestershire, GL52 2NZ.
Telephone: 01242 582172
Web site: http://www.centralhotelcheltenham.co.uk/rooms.php
Pricing: Singles from £32 per night, doubles from £50 per night, Triples from £55
Distance from venue: very close - six to seven minutes on foot, by The Cotswolds pub.
Notes: Check with people who have stayed here before?

Name: Travellodge Cheltenham
Address: Golden Valley Roundabout, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham, GL51 6TA
Telephone: 0871 984 6202
Web site: http://www.travelodge.co.uk/search_and_book/hotel_overview.php?hotel_id=84
Pricing: A good sharing option, from £42 a night
Distance from venue: 2.1 miles
Notes: It's a good way from the venue, but doable.

Name: Premier Inn Cheltenham Central
Address: 374 Gloucester Road,Cheltenham,United Kingdom
Telephone: 0871 527 8224
Web site: http://www.travelodge.co.uk/search_and_book/hotel_overview.php?hotel_id=84
Pricing: £108 for a twin room for two nights, so £54 per room per night
Distance from venue: Under 2 miles. This is where Sheila and Neil and others stayed in 2008.

Name: Cheltenham Thistle
Address: Gloucester Road,Cheltenham,GL51 0TS
Telephone: 0871 376 9013
Web site: http://www.thistle.com/hotels/united_kingdom/cheltenham/thistle_cheltenham/index.html
Pricing: Doubles or family rooms currently available at £65 per night
Distance from venue: A short (5-10 minutes) drive, but not practical on foot.

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