We stayed one night at The Plaine for our 12th wedding anniversary. We booked Room 1 with the 4-poster bed and weren't disappointed!! Check-in was at 5pm but we were early as had a reservation at the Thermae Spa - Steph greeted us in a professional friendly manner and accommodated us by letting us book in early so that we didn't have to lug our bags around with us! Room was stunning, yes the floor was a little creaky and the bathroom needed a little updating but I love old houses and the quirks that come with them so it wasn't a problem in the slightest - afterall, we were only planning to sleep in the room - not stay for a week ;)
Steph made us feel like extended family - she was so helpful in helping us find a car park as close to the Spa as possible, recommended restaurants to try etc, nothing was too much effort. Breakfast the next day was delicious, plenty of coffee and toast re-fills too. Relaxed check out process and spent time chatting to Steph before we headed off into Bath.
Good points? Lovely old house, lots of character and with only a few rooms, feels very personal. Steph is lovely, a great host and made us feel relaxed and comfortable straight away.
Bad points? Car parking wasn't ideal - we ended up parking on a side street as couldn't get in the car park. The shower could do with updating - the fixing only allowed the shower head to move up and down not swivel round, so I struggled to wash properly without taking the head completely off the fixing! Water pressure was excellent though! Individual toiletries are not provided in the bathroom, however there was a decent shower cream dispenser on the wall of the shower and we'd brought our own so it wasn't a problem anyway! Road outside b&b is surprisingly busy, especially first thing in the morning (we stayed Sunday night) - luckily the rooms are large and have high ceilings so weren't stifling at night but with the windows open the road noise was very noticeable. All in all though I would still say that the good points outweigh the bad and I'd def be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Minutes away from Bath City Centre, this 16th Century Guesthouse offers traditional charm, privacy and comfort. The beautiful Norton St Philip Village is quintessentially English and boasts England's Oldest Inn 'The George'. The Plaine is centrally located for Wells, Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Bath. The Plaine offers affordable luxury with rooms having Four Poster en-suite bedrooms. There is a regular Bus Service into Bath with Golfing, horse riding, walking, scenic and historic trails close by. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Plaine Guesthouse Bath/Norton St Philip