Firstly I am going to start with the good aspects of this hotel. The location is lovely, next to the river and surrounded by beautiful countryside. This is the main reason I booked the hotel as I didn't just want a generic Premier Inn experience. The room was clean and had a new bathroom fitted and the staff were friendly. The breakfast was good: not greasy as you sometimes get, lots of choice of cereal and nice tea.
Now the bad. I booked through last minute so granted I was thinking of money so I wasn't checking perhaps as closely as I should have. Now I have checked my booking it says 'lodge double'. I have also checked the website and I can see no pictures of the lodge or any indication that it is completely separate from the hotel! The room was tiny - me and my boyfriend literally couldn't walk round the bed! And really hot! I am terrified of spiders and there are hundreds outside which made me not want to open the windows too much! We asked for a fan the second night which made it slightly better. The bed wasn't great - really hard and creaked whenever you moved! The breakfast was a bit of a joke, you only get one serving of hot food and we literally got a spoon size serving of egg. I have seen reviews on here and mentions from the management that hot food is unlimited, not sure if this is true as on the sign by the food it says "only one breakfast per person", so this implies that it is only one serving per person. They are obviously quite funny about health and safety here, not being allowed to serve yourself breakfast and there was also a man serving the toast who had a minor freak out if any guests tried to get some more! I think they should try and adopt a bit more of a relaxed approach to breakfast, you did feel slightly like you were at school. They were also playing Christmas music, weird.
I would recommend anyone staying checks the room they have been allocated, it wasn't horrendous - I have seen worse but I think for £150 you could do slightly better i.e. a Premier Inn! The location is lovely though so if you aren't bothered by room size/small breakfast then book away. There is a lovely pub across the river - great food and location.
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- Also Known As:
- Old Mill Bath
- Old Mill Hotel Bath/Batheaston