The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath, Somerset

Here is an exemplary hotel, according to a discerning Guide Reader, ‘elegant and comfortable’, it has ‘an air of confidence’ that sets guests at ease. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Here is an exemplary hotel, according to a discerning Guide Reader, ‘elegant and comfortable’, it has ‘an air of confidence’ that sets guests at ease. It occupies two mansions at the centre of the glorious sweep of a Grade I listed Georgian crescent. Once home to intellectual and social reformer Elizabeth Montagu, who hosted the likes of Joshua Reynolds, and Fanny Burney, it was later transformed into a top-notch hotel, bought by the Topland Group in 2012. To the fore, a lawn overlooks Royal Victoria Park; behind is a secluded garden. Luxurious, individually designed bedrooms, in the main building and annexes, are supplied with Noble Isle toiletries, robes and slippers. A family suite occupies a pavilion across the garden. The staff are ‘friendly and helpful’, ‘only too happy to provide a service’. You can dine in the restaurant, the bar or alfresco. In the restaurant, David Campbell’s ‘outstanding’ menus include such modern dishes as roasted sea bass, Lacock pork and Everleigh Farm venison. He creates separate menus for vegetarians and children. Breakfast, spa, picnic hampers and a champagne tea invite you to indulge. ‘Not cheap but worth every penny.’

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, drawing room, library, restaurant, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, 1-acre garden, spa (12-metre pool), public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

in library and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed, not under 13 in spa.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, public rooms, not in restaurant or bar.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £330–£960. À la carte £72, tasting menu £82. Min. 2-night stay on Saturdays.

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Last updated: November 12, 2019