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Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel 4 stars

Customer review rating 4.3/5 4,774 reviews

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Hotel extras

  • An ALLSAFE Clifton Environmental certified hotel

  • Grade II listed building with original features

  • 12 acres of parkland and lakes filled with local wildlife

  • Within three miles of Gloucester railway station

  • Wedding facilities which can accommodate 200 guests

Hotel location

Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel

Bondend Lane
Upton St Leonards
GL4 8ED gloucester
united kingdom

Tel: +4401452255012

Fax: (+)01612342819

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 11h00

  • By plane

    BRISTOL AIRPORT At 80.62km / 50.1 miles

  • By train

    GLOUCESTER STATION At 6.11km / 3.8 miles

GPS :51.834147, -2.188742

Hotel services

Brasserie at Bowden

The hotel's friendly, professional team make sure dishes from the Brasserie Menu are served just the way you like. Order afternoon tea with scones and tempting snacks from the lounge menu, or take advantage of room service 24 hours a day.

Services in the hotel and nearby

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In summary

  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Well-being
  • Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
Catering services
  • One Restaurant
  • One Bar
  • Breakfast
    • Buffet Additional charge
  • Room service
    • Cold snacks
    • Hot meals
Meetings/Events
  • 5 Meeting rooms
Hotel Services And Equipments
  • Hotel informations
    • 72 rooms
    • 2 rooms for people with reduced mobility
    • No family room
    • No connecting room
    • 72 non-smoking rooms
    • 5 floors
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Lounge
    • Waiting area or lounge
  • Laundry / Valet Services
    • Dry cleaning / Ironing
  • Wi-Fi
    • High Speed WiFi
    • WiFi in the communal areas
    • WiFi at the hotel
    • High Speed internet
  • 100% Non Smoking Property
  • Check In & Check-out facilities
    • Late Checkout
    • Express check-out
    • Express check-in
  • Luggage storage
    • Luggage storage
  • Desk equipment available
    • Umbrellas
    • Plugs and converters available on desks
  • Iron
    • Iron at reception
  • Safe deposit box at reception
    • Safe deposit box at reception
Access to property
  • On Site
    • On site
    • Private
Well-being
  • Fitness Suite
    • On site

Our accommodation(s)

All bedrooms feature a flat-screen TV and complimentary high speed WiFi. In privilege and superior rooms you'll enjoy a Nespresso coffee machine, newspaper, robe and slippers. Upgrade to our superior room with lake view, and lounge around whilst brow sing the morning papers or flicking through complimentary magazines. Please be aware that rooms are only accessible using stairs.

Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 6

  • Maximum size: 209

  • Maximum capacity: 250 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 200 people

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Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel

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ALL Rating 4.3/5

4,774 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating 4.0/5

1,346 reviews

2021 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of excellence 2021

came away with Covid

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Dave Couples - 22/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

stayed one night to attend a wedding reception, room generally very tired, carpet very dirty with some nasty looking stains to the left hand side of the bed nearest the window, bathroom shower leaked through the bottom of the shower screen resulting in a huge puddle in the corner of the bathroom. Bathroom sink didn't look clean and had what looked like scum marks all around the basin, this may have been down to the basin being old, didn't try to investigate anymore than needed. Went for a drink in the restaurant bar before heading into the function room, again felt that general cleanliness and Covid security weren't great with not much in the way of sanitisers etc on obvious display, we didn't mix too much with the wedding party as we only knew a few people but having had a few drinks and then checking out prior to breakfast the next morning I tested positive on the following Tuesday as I believe did a number of other guests who attended the evening

The location was convenient for exploring Gloucester and the grounds of the hotel were extensive, well maintainied and pleasant to walk in.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

David B. G. Couples - 22/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Comfortable room, good service and good location.

Needs a refurb

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Peter B. Couples - 22/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The Hotel is looking sad and needs a complete refurbishment, the reception in particular is extremely unwelcoming. The staff were very good and the food good enough, breakfast not brilliant.

Excellent Hotel

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Mark B. Couples - 21/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent stay. Check in very efficient. Good Room and a high standard meal and breakfast in the restaurant

Lovely hotel

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Mrs B. Couples - 20/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Room was clean and fresh. Staff very polite, friendly and accommodating. Room was quite a climb up but we had not said there were any issues with stairs so can't really complain. The thought on the hotels part was to place us away from a wedding party, which was very thoughtful of guests needs we were actually part of the wedding party but had not stated this so they weren't to know. A really nice stay and food was lovely.

Fantastic all round

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Jane E. Couples - 20/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

From the minute we stepped in the staff just couldn’t have been nicer and more welcoming. Our little dog Peggy was completely catered for. The food was wonderful. Thank you guys.

Birthday treat.

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Jm Couples - 19/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Arriving early at Bowden Hall the Receptionist could not have given us a warmer welcome. We walked into Gloucester centre (about 5 miles in the whole flat walk) and had a fabulous day before returning and booking in. Room was big and spacious. Only let down by pillows that should have been thrown away months ago as completely useless head support and lumpy. Bed could have done with a topper mattress as basically two beds zipped together down centre, and zip very apparent when lying on it. Strange there was only one pack of two biscuits rather than either none or two as two of us were staying in room, as this came across a bit penny pinching. Popped down to bar for drink. Bar area layout was spacious but did not feel comfortable and welcoming in layout, rather just chairs and tables spaced out here and there in large hall. Some thought to layout to make it feel more welcoming would be good. Would have been nice to have piped music in bar area, rather than just what drifted through from restaurant area. Sleep apart from mentioned bed issues was excellent and room was quiet overlooking front gardens which was pretty pawned area down to pond. Bathroom had one light not working, and could have been cleaned much better around bottom of bath/shower gkass as big grubby brown marks on bath by pivot point of glass. Reported at checkout hopefully done by time next guest's checked in. Breakfast was timed start slots which worked well as very busy restaurant. Breakfast selection was excellent and cooked well. On the whole a few niggly let down points on hotel, but overall a fabulous stay.

Wonderful stay. Stay exceptional.

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Paula C. Couples - 19/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Room was delightful. Food exceptional. Staff 10/10.

Good stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Kelsa Couples - 19/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Lovely stay, fab staff and food but the hotel looked a little tired in places.

Great staff, good food and excellent location

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Andrew M. Couples - 19/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We spent three days at Bowden Hall and it lived up to expectations. The food was very good although there was a limited dinner menu for gluten free meals. The staff were excellent and very helpful. I would single out the maintenance manager who helped me with charging my electric car. Nothing was too much trouble. Downside was our bathroom which had seen better days and presumably is in line for modernising in the not too distant future.

Excellent stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Brendan B. Couples - 19/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The staff, the food and the room were all excellent! We had a wonderful stay at Bowden hall.

Good Stay, Excellent food and staff

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Phil B. Couples - 19/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We had a lovely two night stay at your hotel, staff very helpful, clean rooms would highly recommend the hotel.

very enjoyable stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Hh Couples - 18/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Rooms was very spacious and the bed very comfortable. The young staff were well trained, helpful, very pleasant people

Great stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Michelle Friends - 18/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

This was the first time staying at the hotel, although I have visited a few times for conferences. The room was lovely, an enjoyable stay as I was attending an event. Nathan was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you.

Cotswolds Break

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Gail Solo - 18/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I arrived the day before the main group holiday was due to start. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had a large room and good facilities. I probably wasn't so happy that I found that I would have to search out things like coffee/milk, towels and toiletries owing to staff shortages! I enjoyed the breakfasts as they were 'serve yourself ones', and my food preferences were catered to for the three course evening meal. The hotel stands in a really lovely setting and the staff were extremely polite/friendly! I arrived without a car and I found that the taxi drivers would charge between £12 and £15 to the nearest town of Gloucester. All in all I had a good stay and the hotel provided a good base for my touring holiday!

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Mike Couples - 18/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

All the staff were very friendly and obliging. We were pleased with the room, very comfortable lounge area. The day we arrived, we booked a table in the restaurant for 8pm. But we're told at the restaurant there were no tables free owing to 2 coach parties and we would have to eat our meal off a coffee table in the lounge. The coffee tables were very low. We were not happy at all. We ordered our food and eventually the manager found us a table, by the time we started our meal it was 9pm. So the next evening we booked a meal for 8pm, we were promised by reception that this was guaranteed, however the same situation happened again, and we were found a table later. We were very dissapointed as these 2 days was for a special occasion. We consider this poor management.

Excellent stay again!

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

brendanb898 17/10/2021 TripAdvisor review

This is our third stay at this lovely hotel and we will definitely be back. You are made to feel so welcome by the friendly staff and nothing is too much trouble for them. The rooms are clean and tastefully decorated and the beds are really comfortable. The food is excellent and the waiting staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a lovely setting with beautiful grounds and is also just a short drive from Gloucester. Highly recommended!

Thank you for your great review it was a pleasure to welcome you back hope to see you again soon

Excellent location for nearby towns and sites

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anonymous Couples - 16/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Pleasant welcome. Comfortable room and enjoyable meal.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Families - 16/10/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We all as family and friends enjoyed our stay at the hotel staff were very helpful polite and friendly however getting together to celebrate the wedding of my brother ,at least 15 of us have tested positive for covid we do hope that you and staff are well

It's okay but I will not stay there again. Staff is great.

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

thebipedtrotter 29/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

For the price I paid, I've ha better hotels. Room is too small and no aircondition. It was late summer but it's a bit hot. Breakfast is good - usual english breakfast, cereals, fruits, tea, coffee, and pastries. No lift. Hotel is old. Our toilet was the old style of pump. You must wait until it gets full before you use it. I've stayed in Ibis and Novotel before and I couldn't complain. It's my first time with Mercure and experience was not good. So maybe I'll stick with Novotel or Ibis next time. I am going to give 5-star to staff though. They were helpful. Just hotel is not good.

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