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“Worth a visit if you like really history, not the sanitised version”

Bath Hotel and Spring House
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US$83.50*
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Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Charlestown
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Owner description: Visitors can see the ruins of this grand 18th-century hotel and spa.
North Wales
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Worth a visit if you like really history, not the sanitised version”
Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

If you visit on a tour given by a knowledgeable local, you will get an understanding of these baths. Yes there is the history, but more importantly, with many people in the area being very poor, these baths provide them with a means of keeping clean. They aren't very big, but then neither is the island! Some of the previous comments are quite frankly inane - talking about them being overgrown and run down like the whole island etc ... What are they expecting to see? Why not stay home safe and cosy in their clean, 'hygienic' houses. Seriously, if you want to chat and mix with the locals, absorb some history both old and new, visit the baths.

They are by the way lovely and hot but not recommended for anyone with heart complaints, nor should you stay in them for over 10 mins.

Visited May 2013
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atlanta
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Interesting history but worried about cleanliness?”
Reviewed 9 May 2013 via mobile

While it is an interesting story about the Bath Hotel and hot springs, the water and pool just didn't seem clean/sanitary to me. I stuck my feet in for a few seconds. Definitely HOT! Others in our group wouldn't touch the water! It wasn't very big and several locals were in it. The whole place is run down and overgrown as most of St. Kitt's/Nevis is. Too bad. I wish they had the ability to restore and maintain their historic sites.

Visited May 2013
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Runnemede
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The baths are very warm”
Reviewed 21 January 2013

I was given a tour of the Bath Hotel and Spring House by a good friend who works there. The old building from the 1700's has a lot of history including being the first hotel in the Caribbean. The actual working bath is so hot I could only get my feet in, so I can't verify claims that it heals your aches and pains. They are widening the hot spring coming down from the volcano/mountain. This much warmer than a hot tub.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Thermal Water”
Reviewed 23 May 2012

Locals use it to relieve muscle pains and aches.
Tried it, it actually works if you can stand the heat.

Visited May 2012
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Thank 4UGordon
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Scarsdale, NY
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“very cool”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

you only need a few minutes to try the hot springs. we didn't go into the hotel, but it was one of the first hotels in the Caribbean.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Elizabeth W
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