The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath, Somerset

The sweep of honey-stone buildings that form Bath’s Georgian crescent is home to two majestic mansions which combine as one hotel, beyond which lie a leafy garden and atmospheric spa. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The sweep of honey-stone buildings that form Bath’s Georgian crescent is home to two majestic mansions which combine as one hotel, beyond which lie a leafy garden and atmospheric spa. With chandeliers, antiques and oil paintings, it’s very smart, but is far from snooty. A trusted reader praises the personable staff. Families are welcome, while pet-friendly rooms have garden or courtyard access. Palatial suites might come with a four-poster or ornate ceilings, but even the least-expensive rooms are justly termed ‘deluxe’, with contemporary styling, queen-size bed and Noble Isle toiletries. In the restaurant, David Campbell’s short menus include dishes such as saddle of venison, haggis croquette, poached pear and mulled wine, or wild-mushroom arancini. The beautifully tended garden, hidden behind the hotel, is the perfect place to relax, as is the Georgian spa, with its 12-metre pool, church-style windows and a Mediterranean-style walled garden. Breakfast – in bed, if you like – brings real OJ, pastries, tea-soaked Agen prunes, local pork sausages, free-range eggs, waffles or what you will, while the afternoon teas are legendary.

Hotel details

Address

16 Royal Crescent
Bath
Somerset
BA1 2LS
England

Telephone

01225 823333

Bedrooms

45. 10 in Dower House, 14 in annexes, 8 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, bar, lounge, library, restaurant (vegetarian menu), in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, 1-acre garden, spa (12-metre pool), public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet, EV charging, parking.

Background music

in library and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, under-3s free, extra bed 7–12s £50.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, public rooms, garden, not in restaurant or bar (£35 per stay).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £330. À la carte £72, tasting menu £82. Min. 2-night stay Sat.

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Last updated: October 15, 2021