Good Hotel Guide Review
Behind a Grade I listed Georgian facade, new owners Guest House have had designer Martin Hulbert refresh the interiors of this characterful, family-friendly, dog-friendly hotel, playing with ideas of Jane Austen’s Bath. There are bedrooms to suit everyone from Fanny Price to Mr Darcy, from bijou attic rooms to the Hideout, with its own steam room and hot tub. Some rooms have wallpaper screen printed with a hand-written inventory of a Georgian house’s contents, others have a four-poster, a view over Henrietta Park. A converted coach house with crenellated parapet and quatrefoil windows is home to further rooms, two with working fireplace and large bathroom with freestanding bath and rain shower. Light bites are served all day, while at dinner the self-described ‘wild British food’ menu includes dishes such as line-caught sea bass with lentils, spring greens and hedgerow oil; Old Spot shoulder steak with crispy pork belly. ‘The change in ownership has not resulted in any reduction in quality,’ wrote trusted readers on a return visit. ‘We would continue to thoroughly recommend this hotel.’ (Chris and Erika Savory)
13 - 15 Great Pulteney Street
37. 8 in coach house, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year, restaurant Mon–Sat, Sun lunch.
lift, bar, restaurant, private dining room, in-room TV (Freeview and Chromecast), spa (treatments), small garden terrace, pre bookable small private car park, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all day in bar and restaurant.
all ages welcomed, extra bed free but breakfast charged for.
allowed in some bedrooms (£25 per night), bar, not in restaurant.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £195. À la carte dinner £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.