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A tranquil hotel northeast of Bath city centre, offering a good spa with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna and steam room and handsome grounds with a grotto, temple and fountain.

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Location

Offering a peaceful retreat in its lush grounds, ideal for unwinding after a day of sightseeing, the hotel is nestled on a tranquil hillside just a 15-minute walk from the city centre. The nearby Holburne Museum is a short stroll away and showcases a rich collection of fine and decorative art within the charming Sydney Gardens.

Nestled in extensive grounds, a 15-minute walk from the city centre.

By car: around 3 hours from London, 4 hours from Manchester and 35 minutes from Bristol. There is free onsite parking.

By train: London Paddington to Bath Spa station takes 1 hour 20 minutes. The station is a 25-minute walk away (or 7 minutes in a taxi). Book trains to Bath.

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StylE

The Georgian mansion, dating back to the 1830s, boasts a grand entrance, charming terrace and fountain overlooking the gardens. The interiors, blending contemporary and classic elements, could do with a little rejuvenation. Great for a diverse range of guests, the hotel accommodates everyone from families to elderly couples.

Service & Facilities

The verdant grounds and well-lit meeting rooms add to the appeal. The hotel offers excellent facilities, namely a pleasant spa featuring a sauna, ice room, steam room and salt room. Staff are courteous and efficient and ground floor rooms are dog-friendly.

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Two swimming pools
  • Spa
  • Fitness centre
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Bedrooms

The rooms, adorned in silver-grey and brown tones, feature black and white photos of Bath and some have four-poster beds. Despite needing some TLC, they offer ample light through large windows.

Room types: Courtyard Double, Standard Double/ Twin, Deluxe Double/ Twin, Super Deluxe, Suite, Presidential Suite

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, hairdryer, Nespresso machine, TV, free Wi-Fi

Restaurants & Bars

Regrettably, the hotel's culinary offerings are not a highlight, but Bath's bustling dining scene provides ample alternatives. Guests can sip on drinks at the bar or head to the main terrace during warmer months.

Vellore: modern British cuisine, dishes include venison fillet and sea bass with puy lentils. Open daily 6-10pm.

Drawing Room: afternoon tea. Open daily 12-4pm. Tea from £30pp.

Colonnade Bar: drinks and cocktails.

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