The hotel is central, pleasantly furnished and everything works. Whilst one can be grateful for that it is not a particularly special characteristic. The special thing for us about Dukes Hotel is the quality of the service. This is not just being friendly and helpful, you can occasionally get that elsewhere too. Here it means anticipating requirements before being asked: enabling an early check-in, going outside to see if we had parked in a permitted area, suggesting alternatives to their own restaurant, asking if they could look after our bags and extending the validity of the parking permit on the final day.
Yes, you do have to climb a couple of flights of stairs and the hotel is expensive for what it is (this being Bath). But the level of service makes it all worthwhile – oh yes, and there is free wi-fi! All in all, an enjoyable stay – we would go again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dukes stands on Great Pulteney Street - one of the finest boulevards in the Heritage City of Bath. Built over 200 years ago, Dukes comprises of two very generously proportioned town houses and has been engaged as a hotel and guest house for over 100 years. Whether it is the high ceilings, sash windows or hand crafted Sanitan bathroom suites, each of our rooms uniquely reflects on an era of craftsmanship, Georgian elegance and charm. Being less than a 10 minute flat walk to the centre, as a guest you can easily access all the attractions that Bath has to offer. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Dukes Hotel Bath