Apsley House

Rumoured to have been built for his mistress by the Duke of Wellington, although less imposing than its Hyde Park Corner namesake (aka No. More

Contact details

Apsley House
141 Newbridge Hill
Bath
Somerset
BA1 3PT
England
01225 336 966

Hotel information

Bedrooms

12. 1 on ground floor, plus 1 self-catering 2-bedroom apartment.

Open

all year except 24-26 Dec, 6-10 Jan.

Facilities

drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 1/4 -acre garden, parking, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

Classic FM in drawing and dining rooms.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

only guide dogs allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £99-£250, double £99-£280. 1-night bookings refused Sat in peak season.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Rumoured to have been built for his mistress by the Duke of Wellington, although less imposing than its Hyde Park Corner namesake (aka No. 1, London), this is a fine Georgian house, run as a B&B by Nicholas and Claire Potts. Elegant bedrooms offer a range of options. Several have an ornate four-poster, such as The Beau, accessed from the garden, while Waterloo has a bathroom with slipper bath and walk-in shower. Copenhagen, recalling the Iron Duke’s horse, can combine with Mornington as a family suite. ‘Most rooms have views across Bath to the hills beyond.’ It’s all managed by the ‘delightful’ Miroslav Mikula and Katarzyna Kowalczyk. The ‘spacious and comfortable lounge’ is beautifully proportioned, furnished with antiques, paintings, a grand piano and perfectly coordinated Chesterfield. Here a fire burns on cold days, and guests can help themselves from the honesty bar – a proper counter, not just a sideboard tray. Breakfast, served in the lofty, light-filled dining room at tables laid with white linen and silverware, embraces locally sourced eggs, sausages and bacon. On fine days, a drink in the south-facing garden is a singular pleasure. More reports, please.

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Apsley House
141 Newbridge Hill
Bath
Somerset
BA1 3PT

Guest comments

'Managed by a delightful young couple providing helpful service. Adequate parking, a must in a city where space is at a premium. Only five minutes by car, bus or taxi to the centre. It has comfortable, well-proportioned rooms on several floors, each tastefully decorated; most look across Bath to the hills beyond. Throughout the interior objets d’art and pictures provide interest. A spacious lounge, with honesty bar, looks across an attractive rear garden. Breakfast is taken in an adjoining room, also overlooking the garden with surrounding hills forming the horizon. It was excellent: cereals, croissants, fresh fruit, etc; sausages, bacon from a local farm, cooked to order. ' - Ron Grreenman - January, 2016
'We could not fault it. The room opening on to the garden was first class. Service superb, staff excellent. Perfect, freshly prepared breakfast. But it took us (70 years old) 50 minutes to walk to the centre. ' - Kenneth & Mary Moore - August, 2012

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Tourist attractions

  • The Roman Baths

    A magnificent temple housing a Roman thermal bathing complex.

  • Pulteney Bridge

    Now a Grade-1 listed building, this bridge is one of only four in the world to have shops along its full span on both sides.

  • The Jane Austen Centre

    A permanent exhibition telling the story of Austen's experience in the city of Bath.