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Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have just returned from a stay through Secret Escapes and have had to write a review to say what a fabulous time we've had. Everything was perfect. Especially the staff. Liam behind the bar who worked his socks off on his own due to a large wedding being held in the other building and the restaurant manager, whom I didn't obtain his name, sorry! But was Portuguese, was absolutely professional and excellent at his job. So very pleasant. The bar manager was a sour puss just by looking at her face! But had no dealings with her! Will definitely be returning and would highly recommend.

Couldn't fault the hotel for service, food or price. The only issues we had were the room was quite hot with no air conditioning. Also there was a loud machine sound coming from above the ceiling somewhere.

We stayed here on our way to Cornwall. Nice hotel very friendly, good clean rooms. Had an evening meal in the restaurant which was very nice. Breakfast was a typical buffet style plenty of choice but cooked well in advance.

Great setting and plenty of parking. Large room but no lift. Dinner was mixed with the fish being very good but the pork was overcooked. The dinner prices were fine but the drinks are overpriced. The buffet breakfast was excellent.

Lovely place set in lovely woodland. Friendly welcome. The afternoon tea was delicious. Good selection of finger sandwiches, cakes, tarts and scones. Selection of teas. Good service. Great value for money. Nice treat.

We booked here on a whim when we got an Accor Hotel deal through on e-mail. We had never visited the Gloucestershire area and decided "why not" Arriving we were welcomed warmly and efficiently checked in. The communal areas are stunning and well designed - obviously a lot of care and attention has been applied during the refurbishment. Our room was up on the top floor - no lift so be warned!! And as it is in the eaves there is only a tiny window and it felt very stuffy and dark. But the decor was lovely and nice to have a proper wardrobe and bedside cabinets The staff were so friendly and nothing was too much bother for them, and they seemed to care that you were being taken care of and everything was being done to make your stay successful The bar provided some very tasty cocktails which we sampled each night after we returned from Gloucester. Breakfast was fresh and well organised. Water pressure good. Wedding that took place on Saturday had no impact on other residents of the hotel

Disappointing stay. Place was very tired looking and resembled a nursing home. Worn carpets and decor leading to even less impressive rooms. Had to go all way back to reception (top floor no lift) for missing towels, cup, milk etc.

Did not book a room so review is based on the day only, lovely situation & nice decor, was here for my niece's wedding, food was good but asked for horseradish to go with my roast beef & was told they had none only for another waitress to bring me some ( don't think first waitress knew what I was on about) as in a previous review staff seemed not very well informed about the food etc, but for me the one big no no was waiting staff at a wedding serving in JEANS!!! yes they all had the same shirts & aprons on but JEANS!!! at a wedding, what a let down, I have never been to an occasion do where the waiting staff wore jeans, if I had been paying for it all I would have had something to say about that, set a really bad impression, you don't expect that from a place like this, drinks were expensive too, such a shame otherwise a very enjoyable day

We have stayed at Bowden Hall a few times, the large advantage being the Accor hotels group and the fact that we can take our dog with us. He really enjoys the walks in the grounds (although we try to keep him out of the lake at the bottom. The breakfast is pretty good - its a lot better when the hotel is busier and a buffet service is presented - but that's hit and miss when you book. The accommodation is improving as they refurbish more rooms.

Another memoreable visit to this charming hotel. Recent refurbishment successfully refreshed the face of the venue . Great mixture of modern and vintage furniture and a tasteful art pieces combined with experience. Staff, never fails to make you feel like at home, creating welcoming athmosphere. I visited Comedy night - Fawlty Towers Dinner Experience. Absolutely hilarious evening and the great food as usual. Also Breakfast contains delicious local products and freshly made berry pots give you right "kick" for walks around beautiful green hills . Will be back again. Thank you .

Bondend Lane Upton St Leonards Gloucester England

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Upton St. Leonards, Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre and within a 10-minute drive of Rococo Gardens. This 72-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. City Museum is also nearby.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee.


Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel's 72 rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. LED TVs come with digital channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests of Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and conference space. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in and express check-out.

Room options

Classic Room (Classic)

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Classic Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Privilege, Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 813 reviews