The Edward Hotel backs onto the grounds of the Gloucester Royal Hospital. There are two entrances to the main part of the hospital. The A&E and Out of Hours departments have separate entrances as does the Children’s Department.
The closest entrance from The Edward Hotel is the Gloucester Royal is the London Road entrance; it is about 200 paces from the hotel car park. Turn right out of the hotel car, left into Hyde lane then cross the service road and go straight on between the gap in the buildings. Once through the sliding doors turn left down the corridor signed towards the Edward Jenner Dept. then after only 5 metres or so take the double doors to your right. This leads directly to the main reception. This entrance is open most of the day but does close in the evening after which you need to use the main entrance.
The main entrance to Gloucester Royal Hospital faces Great Western Road. To walk there turn right at the end Hyde Lane cross over the service road and follow the path which passes the Children’s Wards. The path bears left and you will see the entrance to your left.
Avoid hospital parking charges. Hotel guests can arrive early on the day of arrival and make use of the car park. Likewise cars can be left in the car park all day on day of departure. Some of the current parking charges at both Cheltenham General and Gloucester Royal Hospital are fairly steep.
There is a very good public bus connection between the two hospitals. At Gloucester Royal Hospital the No 99 bus stop from the hotel is just 50m from the end of Hyde Lane, to the left. At Cheltenham General the bus stop is at the College Road entrance just beside A&E. The No 99 bus is a direct nonstop link between the hospitals therefore the journey time is short even compared to the very good Gloucester to Cheltenham No 94 Gold bus service. During daytime the 99 leaves every 30 mins whereas the No 94 leaves every 10 mins.
The No 99 continues onto the centre of Cheltenham then to the Cheltenham Racecourse
Visiting times at both hospitals for general medical and surgical wards are as follows 3pm – 4.30pm 6pm – 8pm.