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The County Hotel
Ranked #30 of 155 Bath B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 July 2012

As a Seasons member my advice is to avoid at all costs unless you can be sure of a decent size room. Ours was on the top floor - 4 flights of tricky stairs with no room to pass others coming in the opposite direction. The room was small, cramped, claustrophobic, hot and stuffy - and being on the front of the building was extremely noisy day and night. Overlooking a busy through route we endured sirens, buses, taxis, boy racers and in the small hours an unending stream of HGV's slowing, changing gear and accelerating from the junction. The wooden furniture was heavy and tasteless - I damaged my thigh on an unmoving corner getting into bed there was so little room. No room for chairs so nowhere to sit except the bed. The ensuite facility must have been fitted with dolls house sanitary ware it was so small.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank LeFarge
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

Despite the torrential downpours in between nice weather, we had a great time. The County was much better than expected which is always a nice surprise when you arrive somewhere. We were thinking it would be a bit like a B&B with missmatched bedding and curtains etc.Our room (16 ) was nice and larger than we expected with a little dressing area and a view of the bowling green next door. The staff were exceptional and very kind and went above and beyond the call of duty to get me a phone charger when I realised that I had forgotten mine.( Also the O2 shop in the Southgate centre were very kind and let me unplug one of their phones on display so that I could at least check for texts from the children. My own service provider ORANGE couldnt have been more uninterested in helping, so go to the O2 shop if you are in Bath and want to buy a phone!) I wholeheartedly recommend that you take up the next offer from Seasons that comes through £50 over Jubilee weekend couldn't have been more of a bargain. Use the tour busses, the ticket is £12.50 and lasts 2 days and really helps you orientate yourself around Bath we went about 4 times as it's something that you can do when it rains or shines and there is only so much tea that you can drink.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Jackie G
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

We recently enjoyed a weekend break at the County Hotel and I can only give excellent praise for the way we were looked after by the staff. A warm welcome was offered us and for all of the staff that we met that weekend, nothing was too much trouble.
The double room that we had on the 2nd floor was immaculate and extremely comfortable and there was no problem with any noise that has been mentioned by other reviews.
I would recommend this hotel to anybody who was wanting to visit Bath as its central location was perfect for walking to any central location in the city.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Howard J
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

After having booked a weekend break through Seasons (we own at Clowance in Cornwall) a few weeks back, we then came across reviews here for the County suggesting that only the rear rooms on the first floor were any good. When we arrived to find our room was on one side of the top floor we were a little apprehensive.
We needn't have worried. Yes there is no lift (I imagine the property is listed and wouldn't lend itself to having a lift installed anyway) but on the basis you only really walk up the stairs a couple of times a day, they weren't that much of a problem. As for reports that there was very little room to walk around the bed, again unfounded. Admittedly the room wasn't massively spacious, but we hadn't booked a suite (they don't have any suites) and the room was more than adequate for our needs. Plenty of room to walk around, a decent bathroom with large walk in shower, but as stated elsewhere, no real place apart from the bed or dressing table stool to sit. That said, there is a downstairs bar area (appeared very quiet), a conservatory, reception/lounge area as well as some seating outside the front door - even the bowls club next door has a sun trap seating area that I used one afternoon to take some sun and read the paper in a quiet spot!! We had also read that the walls were paper thin, but unless the people next door didn't turn up all weekend (and we were told that the hotel was fully booked) then we didn't hear a think and we're not disturbed in the least - and my wife is a light sleeper.
So long as you appreciate that the rooms are not expansive with loads of seating, and can manage a few steep stairs (which you are warned about before you book) a couple of times a day, then this hotel is welcoming, clean, tidy and very well placed for the city of Bath and all it's sights and restaurants.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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16  Thank Roger W
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

As Seasons members we have stayed in the County Hotel a couple of times and always had a lovely time. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The breakfast, both cooked and continental are very good with plenty of choices. It only takes 5 or 10 minutes to walk into the city centre with it's wealth of sights and things to do. My only gripe would be that the climb to the rooms on the top floor is quite steep and the rooms are rather small.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Catravello
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

We stayed here last weekend as guests of Seasons members. It was excellent all round and the breakfast was delicious.The staff were really friendly and helpful when we experienced some difficult personal issues.The rooms were spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable.

Room Tip: If, like us you live in a bungalow, request a room on a lower floor.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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9  Thank Berringtongardener
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

We stayed at the County Hotel last month in conjunction with the timeshare group that we own in. Having read previous reviews we made sure we selected first floor room at the back and it was a lovely room. Had everything we could want. Minor maintenance problem fixed promptly! Although there didn't appear to be many staff! Maybe because of off season - were very helpful but seemed to be same two members of staff. We didn't use bar so can't speak for that. It is owned by The Seasons Group so if you stay there and aren't members I imagine they'd like to introduce themselves. We attended a 45 minute per-booked appointment and didn't find them pressurising at all. All in all I'd definitely recommend hotel. It's so well located also. Parking provided free and didn't need car for the duration.

Stayed: April 2012
10  Thank Carol S
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Address: 18-19 Pulteney Road, Bath BA2 4EZ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 155 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range: £102 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The County Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The County is situated just a gentle stroll from Bath's "World Heritage Site" attractions, with splendid views over the city's famous Recreation Ground, Bath Abbey and beyond. The County in Bath has the perfect location! It is located just minutes away from the vibrant city centre and offers high quality standards and service. ... more   less 
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