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“We're in Bath: we can, so we will: wallets open, please”
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Queensberry Hotel
Ranked #12 of 35 Hotels in Bath
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London, UK
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145 reviews
67 hotel reviews
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“We're in Bath: we can, so we will: wallets open, please”
Reviewed 10 November 2009

The Queensberry is a perfectly nice hotel, but nowhere near as cool/boutique/luxurious/special as it would like to think. It has the great good fortune to be in Bath where, as it would if it were in London, Oxford, Cambridge, York, Edinburgh or Stratford, it can and does price-up to gouge the foreign and domestic tourist alike. Yes the rooms are nice. Yes the cosmetics are quality and the towels are fluffy (the beds are too soft). But it ends there and to charge £170 for a bed for the night plus breakfast, plus an additional fee if paying by AMEX when you are not a full-on full-service hotel - and the Queensberry is not; there isn't even a front desk to speak of - is gouging and make no mistake. But there are few hotels in this above-mid price but not very expensive category in Bath and so the owners will continue doing what logic suggests they should do - charge like the Light Brigade. You choose whether to support them. One tip: do not accept a room at the front if you are any kind of light sleeper, at least over the weekend: Russell Street is a major conduit for p1ssheads going home in the small hours.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 November 2009

Do the managemant not read these reviews? Put a kettle and beverages in the rooms! It's so basic, and everyone mentions it. We were told that complimetary tea and coffee was available only in the lounge...but we were on holiday and didn't want to have to dress and go into the public areas just for a simple cuppa. The room was lovely, the fake dusty flower arrangement wasn't. Nice garden and public lounges. Friendly barman and staff. Car valet service is brilliant - such a help. Bath is pretty expensive anyway, but with just a bit more effort the Queensberry could be had and shoulders above other hotels. As things are at the moment, it isn't.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Queensberry Hotel for 3 nights in late September 2009. We booked a Classic Double and were in Room 14 overlooking Russel Street. The location was perfect for us. The street was quiet, but walking distance from great restaurants and all the sights in Bath. We walked from the train station with our luggage, but I recommend taking a taxi since it is somewhat uphill. Our spacious room was appointed with an eclectic mix of modern and antique furnishings in subdues tones. The double bed seemed like a queen and was very comfortable with wonderful linens. The room was classy and relaxing. The large marble bath was airy, with a window to the street. We rented a car, and had no trouble parking since a valet quickly parked it for us or brought it up front whenever we needed it. We enjoyed daily tea and coffee in the lobby in late afternoon. We had dinner at the Olive Tree Restaurant, and it was pricey but fantastic! We enjoyed the continental breakfast at the Olive Tree Restaurant, which was 10 pounds a person. It was delicious with toast, pastries, breads, jams, fruit, cereals, 3 juices, cheeses and cold ham, tea and coffee, and milk. We also had a great meal at The Hole in the Wall Restaurant. We loved the Queensberry, and definitely recommend it. We plan to stay there on our next visit.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 November 2009

We stayed here for one night, our first room was on the ground floor and there was noise which I believe was from an extractor fan, I complained to reception who said that in however many years no one before had ever complained! Anyway, all the rooms like ours (standard) were booked so we were moved to a superior deluxe which was huge and beautiful! Dinner in the restaurant was good and the bathroom toiletries (White Company) were lovely. Only thing that lets this hotel down is that there is no bar! otherwise highly recommended!

Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2009

Only stayed for one night but wished we'd stayed longer. Great location, cute boutique hotel elegantly decorated - we loved our room - very plush - and loved that we had our own staircase that led to our bathroom. We had dinner in the restaurant which was delicious, but perhaps a little pricey. Would love to go back.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2009

Having read a particularly negative trip advisor review in advance of our stay we were very sceptical. However, we found the entire experience exceptional. Staff and management were cheerful and enthusiastic with the room exceeding all expectations. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2009

We spent two nights at The Queensberry and compared with other hotels in England during this vacation found it worth the money. The hotel is clean, quiet, and well-run, even though the newly-installed computer system failed as we were checking out. We were surprised to find the hotel charges a credit card transaction fee. When we made the reservation we were aware that there would be no elevator to our room, and I advise those with physical handicaps to rely on hotel employees to get your luggage to and from the room. The service is good and you should be able to arrange this. Our room was well-furnished, and had nice view. The bedroom was large and the bath was enormous. It is a nice walk from the hotel to the Pump Room and other attractions in "downtown" bath, but the walk back is uphill and you may want to stop along the way. The Olive Garden is one of the best restaurants in Bath, but it is pricey and I don't think 20 pounds for breakfast for two was worth it.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Queensberry Hotel
Address: Russell Street, Bath BA1 2QF, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #12 of 35 Hotels in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Queensberry Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Queensberry Hotel occupies four Georgian town houses in the heart of the city. The entire team is dedicated to giving each of our guests an outstanding experience. Guests can expect excellent standards of service, luxury bedrooms and delicious award-winning food. The Queensberry has held a Red Star rating for exceptional standards of service for ten consecutive years. This accolade is given by The AA, the organisation responsible for allocating star ratings to hotels and guest accommodation. ... more   less 
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