Abbey Hotel

    Slap bang in the centre of town, Christa and Ian Taylor’s ‘ambitious’ city hotel has much to like: ‘cheery’ staff, stylishly refurbished bedrooms, a ‘lively’ bar and ‘smart’, much-praised restaurant. More

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    Abbey Hotel
    1 North Parade
    BA1 1LF
    01225 461603
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    Hotel information




    all year.


    lift, bar, restaurant, private dining area, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, terrace (alfresco meals and drinks).

    Background music

    all day in bar.


    all ages welcomed.



    Credit cards

    all major cards.


    [2016] per room B&B from £190, D,B&B from £250. À la carte £45. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

    Good Hotel Guide Review

    Slap bang in the centre, Christa and Ian Taylor’s ‘ambitious’ city hotel has much to like: ‘cheery’ staff, stylishly refurbished bedrooms, a ‘lively’ bar and a ‘smart’, much-praised restaurant. ‘It’s got flair to spare,’ says a Guide inspector in 2016. The Taylors have made many improvements since taking over the once-outmoded hotel; today, it’s appreciably modern, its public areas bright with ‘varied, interesting art’. ‘The staff are an asset: upbeat, super-friendly, helpful.’ The hotel occupies a conversion of three Georgian town houses; bedrooms are ‘reached via hallways and various flights of stairs’. ‘My standard room overlooking a quiet cobblestoned lane had a comfy bed with excellent directional bedside lights, glossy magazines, posh toiletries, an iPad loaded with local information.’ Upgrading continues; in the meantime, ask for a ‘properly “boutique”’ refurbished room. ‘Ours, on the top floor, was spacious and spotless, with lovely fixtures. A caveat: it faced the road, and we could hear the Saturday-night revellers.’ Wake to an ‘exemplary’ breakfast in the ‘jolly’ restaurant: ‘restorative home-made smoothies’, ‘a fine buffet with pastries piled high’; ‘pillowy pancakes, local bacon’. (Susan Duffy, and others)

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    Abbey Hotel
    1 North Parade
    BA1 1LF

    Guest comments

    'We were given a night at the Abbey Hotel as a wedding present. They allowed us a very early check-in, and laid out some congratulatory cupcakes. Room 309 was spacious and spotless, with lovely fixtures and fittings and a very comfortable bed (it faced the road though and was quite noisy with Saturday-night revellers). Breakfast was great, with lots of cooked and continental type choices, including some restorative home-made smoothies. Staff were always very helpful. ' - Susan Duffy - April, 2016
    'The staff were consistently friendly and helpful. The welcome was cheery. The renovated rooms are in sharp contrast to the ones, like mine, that have not yet been updated. But it was quiet, with a comfortable bed, excellent bedside lighting and an ipad loaded with local information. Breakfast in the handsome Allium brasserie was exemplary. ' - A S - April, 2016

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