When we visited Ellenborough Park Hotel and Spa near Cheltenham last fall we thought it was one of the nicest hotels we'd visited in recent years. Yes, luxury hotels are always a treat but this hotel, we thought, went a step further, getting everything just right with a great deal of charm.
Now it turns out that thousands of TripAdvisor travelers agree. They've voted the hotel number three in their list of the top 25 hotels in the United Kingdom in their Travelers Choice Awards for 2013.
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