40. 8 in coach house, 1 suitable for disabled.
all year, cafe closed Mon, Tues (open for dinner Wed-Sat, brunch on Sun).
lift, lounge, bar, cafe, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), spa, small garden terrace, limited parking (charge), public rooms wheelchair accessible.
all day in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, bar, not in restaurant.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B £149 -£370. A la carte £24. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘There are chandeliers all over’ at Christa and Ian Taylor’s latest addition to the Bath hotel scene – the old Carfax, run formerly by the Salvation Army, now spiffed up to the nines, with the addition of a small spa. On ‘a really lovely street’, behind the classical Georgian facade of three town houses, it has ‘stylish, contemporary’ interiors designed in ‘a quirky, imaginative and creative way’ by and for the Taylors. Wherever you turn, your eye lights upon some artwork or curiosity – ‘shells, fans, musical instruments, hats, magic lantern slides…’ But there is substance too. From compact bedrooms on the (top) Artist’s Floor, some with an original mural, through smart Coach House accommodation, to the Hideaway Suite with a hot tub and steam room/shower, all have super-comfortable beds, an espresso machine, complimentary snacks. ‘We had a delightful room with excellent facilities. They are also very welcoming of dogs.’ Service is highly praised. In the café, Oliver Clarke’s short menus include such dishes as crispy beef cheek, Roscoff onion, bone marrow crumb. Breakfast delivers pastries, artisan meats and cheeses, eggs every which way. (Chris Savory, C and GJ)
Spa Retreat Special Offer
Taking the waters and relaxation has long been an integral part of life in Bath, which is why the new Spa 15 is focused on indulging all of your senses. Book a spa break – no minimum stay required – and as well as the best available bed and breakfast price for booking direct, there’s a 60-minute spa treatment each in Spa 15 (choose from a back, foot and scalp massage, an ila energising and detoxifying body scrub, an ila glowing radiance organic facial, a Natura Bisse skin rejuvenate, a Natura Bisse de-stress or a Natura Bisse skin recovery), alongside complimentary use of the facilities that include a hot tub, sauna and steam pod. Prices start from £283 per night based on for two guests sharing, subject to availability.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.