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The Ayrlington

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#15 of 34 hotels in Bath
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Built of golden Bath stone, The Ayrlington is a large and handsome English Heritage listed building set in a splendid walled oriental garden with exceptional views of the City and its medieval Abbey. Bath's magnificent historic sites, speciality shops and excellent restaurants are all just a five minutes level stroll away. all 19 bedrooms have an individual theme and are beautifully furnished, some with four poster beds. The emphasis is on creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in the centre of Bath's vibrant city centre. The Ayrlington has a licensed residents' bar, secure on-site private parking and is entirely non smoking. We cannot accept children under 5 years of age. The Ayrlington's ongoing commitment to quality has brought some well deserved and hard earned awards - five stars from Visit Britain, a listing in The Good Hotel Guide and multiple Bath in Bloom garden awards.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Greek and 2 more
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NikNikP wrote a review Feb 2024
Aylesbury Vale, United Kingdom11 contributions2 helpful votes
On the surface this hotel had much going for it but, unfortunately, once you dig a bit deeper you find a hotel that doesn't live up to its hype and is in need of TLC. Good points - great location, friendly staff and excellent breakfast Bad points - whilst this hotel offers (paid) parking, it is a tiny car park and, once full, you have to park on the road (the hotel will generate a permit for you). The room itself was large and spacious but actually very shabby. Multiple plugs did not work (some even looked to be a safety hazard), the mirror was broken, the toilet roll holder was broken and the paintwork was seriously in need of a fresh coat. The room was also extremely hot and the valve on the offending radiator was broken so we could not adjust the temperature of the room. Overall this hotel, unfortunately, does not represent good value for money and needs some money spending on it.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Steve. wrote a review Jan 2024
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Beautiful hotel lovely location, clean very well equipped and comfortable, the staff were lovely especially Kara,she made our visit special when she found out it was our 46th wedding anniversary, so bubbly and cheerful, the breakfast was very tasty and beautifully presented, can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is OK £10 per night, but that's not bad for a city, and the walk was 10/15 minutes either...
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London72 wrote a review Jan 2024
London723 contributions7 helpful votes
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Booked 2 rooms for son's Birthday treat as he wanted to see the Roman Baths and explore the city. Location was an easy walk into Bath which was great. Having to pay for parking at the hotel not so great. One room booked was spacious and well appointed. The other double was on the top floor (Geese wall paper) and was very cramped around the bed area. Whilst at 1st glance everything looked fine, it soon became apparent that this room had a lack of care, maintenance and attention to detail. 1. Left bedside lamp had no plug attached to an exposed cable. 2. Main ceiling light which hung over the twin beds was missing 2 working light bulbs so it was hard to read at night. 3. Multiple insects were hanging off the main light and as it was over the beds I had to clean it before sleeping. 4.The bathroom was a lovely size and I looked forward to taking a bath but there was no bath plug. 5.The bath on arrival also needed hairs removing from it. 6. Getting into bed, my son and I realised that both beds had not been made properly - neither bed sheet reaching the top of the bed and neither even tucked in all the way round. I made the beds both days. 7. We used the 2 mugs provided for a hot drink on the 1st day. As one had many scratches all over it it was easy to identify. Housekeeping clearly just rinsed these mugs in the bathroom sink and put them back on the table. Not ok. 8. The bathroom window had a notice stuck on it advising that it was 'awaiting repair'. The level of cobwebs and dead insects on this window suggested that it had been 'awaiting repair' for quite some time. 9. One bedroom window did not shut properly and another bedroom sash window was missing its second insulating / noise reducing layer. The noise being on a main road was therefore loud at night and even louder on the 2nd night with a party going on at a nearby property. Breakfast waitress/service very good, swift and friendly - couldn’t do enough to help which was much appreciated. Afternoon/evening reception lady also couldn’t do enough to help - very helpful and went above and beyond to replace absent bath plug and provide another bedside lamp that worked on our 2nd day. She was very efficient and professional. Could be great but attention to detail was missing and that’s a manager’s job (whoever they are). Clearly their eye was not on detail of rooms and level of comfort experienced by guests. The chef should not be heard shouting whilst guests are eating their breakfast. Location great - within easy reach of all activities / sights of Bath. Housekeeping/cleaning let the guest house down overall as did a lack of a Manager’s eye which was a shame. Won't be booking again.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Joost D wrote a review Dec 2023
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We planned to stay on saturday 16th dec 2023 but my wife got very ill on our trip and we were obliged to travel back to Belgium. Not only our trip was ruined but we were uncomfortable with the fact that we have to pay in full for the unused room. Even the 10 pounds for the parking. We know that’s how it is stipulated at the time of the booking but a little empathy would have been helpful in this unfortunate incident. I didn’t know 72 hours in advance my wife was going to get seriously ill. Neither did she for that matter. We've send a mail with our grieves but never got any answer.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kev Weatherall wrote a review Dec 2023
Sheffield, United Kingdom2 contributions
Just stayed in Rose a double room i would not class this hotel 5 star expensive for what you get, first time stayed here wont be staying again we come to Bath regular for Rugby ,not a bad place but for price they charge you would think everything in room worked (tv) shocking couldnt get a picture at all had to watch you tube or ipad we took with us , one thing very good was breakfast
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Date of stay: December 2023
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wynne941 wrote a review Nov 2023
Chepstow, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at the Ayrlington for two nights in late November which coincided with the start of the Christmas market. We had a lower ground room with amazing views of the garden and the Abbey beyond.The view at night was stunning as the Abbey was lit up.The bed was really comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious. However the main thing that stood out for us was the fantastic team of staff working at the Ayrlington. From the staff at reception, to the breakfast team and housekeeping, the service they provided was second to none . We would have no hesitation in recommending the Ayrlington to our family and friends, and have already started spreading the word . Thank you for a wonderful few days.Special thanks toTeri, Menita, Zen and Paula.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LightPacker741023 wrote a review Nov 2023
Harlow, United Kingdom95 contributions57 helpful votes
Perfect position for visiting the centre. Only a few minutes walk and you were in the centre. Distance away meant hotel had a car park. The room was clean and tidy, and lovely view of the abbey, all lit up every night. Breakfast was gorgeous with all local sourced food. All the staff were very friendly, would visit again..
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Devonmum83 wrote a review Nov 2023
Barnstaple, United Kingdom47 contributions7 helpful votes
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We have just stayed in this lovely hotel and were very impressed. We had the Garden Room. Clean and spacious with a nice walk in shower. However, lost a star because the lighting was dim making it tricky to get to ready and the room also smelled damp, it feels like it needs a good air/more air circulation. There were no signs of mould but we could definitely smell the damp and it was high humidity. The service was exceptional, all the staff were so helpful and polite. Really lovely. Breakfast was nice but my husband and I ordered the same thing yet they gave him a bigger portion which was a bit odd. We would definitely stay again but probably ask for a different room next time. Thanks for making our stay lovely.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jenny_ianWalsall wrote a review Nov 2023
walsall54 contributions26 helpful votes
Could not fault this hotel for our short break to Bath. We stayed in the Abbey room and enjoyed a fabulous view of the fireworks from our window. Lovely decoration, comfortable bed, friendly, helpful staff and excellent breakfasts made for the perfect stay. We paid for parking and didn’t need to move the car as the Ayrlington is near enough to Bath centre to walk easily.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SLHSLH2015 wrote a review Nov 2023
Southampton, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
This was a great location for exploring Bath. Overall it's a lovely guesthouse, perfectly clean and warm with a well equipped bedroom. The reception, bar staff and waiting staff were all very friendly and helpful. We were very disappointed with breakfast on both mornings of our two night stay. The full English breakfasts were served on very cold plates, the food was cold even before it reached our table. We did feedback to the waiting staff, who agreed with us and said other guests had said the same?!? I'm wondering if they are reluctant to feed anything back to the chef, as there was a constant stream of shouting and profanity from the kitchen both mornings.....perhaps he was channelling his inner 'Gordon Ramsey', but I very much doubt that Gordon Ramsey would repeatedly send out hot food on stone cold plates.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ayrlington
Which popular attractions are close to The Ayrlington?
Nearby attractions include Krowd Keepers: Magic Theatre (0.3 miles), Active Reality (0.1 miles), and Pulteney Bridge (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ayrlington?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Ayrlington?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ayrlington?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ayrlington?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cappadocia Mediterranean Restaurant, Sotto Sotto, and Ponte Vecchio.
Is The Ayrlington located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Bath.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ayrlington?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, Russian, Greek, and Romanian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ayrlington?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Roman Baths (0.4 miles), Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre (0.3 miles), and Bath Abbey (0.3 miles).
Does The Ayrlington have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.