Heart of the Cotswolds
Based in the beautiful Cotswolds countryside
See the majestic Gloucester Cathedral
New Year's Eve Party!
Fun dinner dance party night with new friends
Welcome in 2023 with our 2 night break in lovely Gloucestershire, staying at the Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel. We will be joining the hotel’s New Year’s Eve ball, a great way to see in the new year!
Our charming hotel welcomes us with a Solos welcome drink followed by dinner in the hotel restaurant. Our Tour Leader will then host a fun quiz!
Today we head into Gloucester for a fascinating guided tour before free time to explore further. Once back at the hotel it’s time to let our hair down and get ready to join other hotel guests for the hotel’s Gala Dinner to take us into 2023!
Our last morning is for a leisurely breakfast in the hotel restaurant before we wish each other a fond farewell.
Set amongst 12 acres of beautiful Cotswolds countryside, this country retreat has a blend of traditional and contemporary style. Please note this hotel has no lift.
Relax in the hotel bar or grab a bite to eat in the restaurant. WIFI is available throughout the hotel and there is a small fitness suite that you can use. Complimentary car parking is available.
Bedrooms offer flat-screen TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, and complimentary WiFi.
The Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall is just off Junction 11A of the M5. Gloucester train station is just under 4 miles away. Complimentary car parking is available.
The dress code for during the day is casual. In the evenings the dress code is smart with gentlemen requested to wear a shirt and tie. The dress code for New Year’s Eve is Black tie & cocktail dresses. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended. Further details for New Year will be sent with you itinerary.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual.We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £10. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.
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Our tour leader Monica was exceptional! Had such a good time and will be rebooking with Solos. Thanks for a great holiday!
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