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“Great hotel, location and staff”
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Dukes Hotel
Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Colchester
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“Great hotel, location and staff”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

My husband and I stayed for a couple of nights and were delighted. It is a lovely building, the staff were very attentive, the breakfasts very good and the free parking a major benefit. The location couldn't be better, close to the centre but still quiet. We would definitely recommend.

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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Thank you for writing a lovely review. We greatly appreciate your very affirmative ‘definitely recommended’ statement of support. With thanks.
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 July 2013 via mobile

Great location as its only a 5 minute walk to the town centre. The room we had was spacious and the bed was very comfortable. As others have said the breakfast was very good, with plenty of choices.
All the staff were very helpful and polite and made us feel at home.
With breakfast and parking permit included in the price the hotel offers fantastic value for money and we will definitely be coming back.

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Thank you for the very positive review. In particular thank you for highlighting the ‘fantastic value for money’ that you believe Dukes delivers. Our intention is to keep the experience as simple and enjoyable as possible – we happily provide complimentary tea and coffee in the room along with bath robes, bottled water and toiletries. We seek to serve a breakfast that will ‘set you up’ for the day and enable guests to fully enjoy all that the majestic city of Bath has on offer. Thank you.
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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay at Dukes. It's a huge Georgian home on a neighborhood street corner. We had a very large room with great a/c and with a comfortable bed and large bathroom. Its location was close to many of the sights in Bath. The breakfast was ample and cooked to order. Most of the staff were proficient, with one particular gentleman who was very warm and helpful. We would highly recommend the Bizarre Bath comedy walking tour (which was a hoot!) and the Mayor’s Walking Tour (which, thanks to Jack our guide, was perhaps the best historical walking tour we’ve ever taken!)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Exactly as you highlight Dukes is a great ‘base camp’ from which to manage a visit to Bath. The Georgian proportions of the townhouse offer up numerous spacious rooms with high ceilings and sash windows, alternatively we are able to offer more compact, functional rooms for the business or more budget conscious traveller. Either way we pride ourselves on delivering to guests the best ‘bed and breakfast ‘ experience that we are able to offer. Thank you and I am pleased that you enjoyed a humorous and informative visit to Bath.
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

This lovely Georgian house has a long history of hospitality, which is still carried on today. Carol is a lovely host and David such fun, making us feel very comfortable. Our room was large, nicely appointed and decorated, plus a very comfortable bed. Breakfast has plenty of choices to set you up for a full day sightseeing in Bath. The location is great, just an easy walk to the city centre and sightseeing attractions. Travel light if you can, as the hotel does not have a lift. Also there is no car parking at the hotel, so you need to rely on street parking in nearby streets - however the hotel will provide you with a permit for unlimited, free parking.

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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2013
Many thanks for taking the time to write a kind and very generous review. Our intention has always been to help people ‘feel at home’ and focus on enjoying the full magnificence of Bath. Our location offers a very easy, level walk along one of the finest boulevards in Europe; a graceful and elegant introduction to the splendour Bath has to offer. With thanks.
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Redwood City, California, United States
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

We loved our stay at Duke's - the property is a beautiful old Georgian building a short walk from the center of the city, with beautifully decorated rooms. The staff went out of their way to be helpful, lining up various day tours for us. Bonus was the breakfast, which far exceeded our expectations (no offense to English cuisine!). Great stay.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very passionate about the ingredients we use within our breakfast. Fresh fruit salad, pastries baked each morning and a hot breakfast cooked to order; not to mention our gently smoked poached haddock and poached eggs…………exceeding expectations is indeed a compliment that we welcome and appreciate. Enjoy the rest of your trip – with thanks.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

What more can you ask for. We somehow managed to grab a weekend away without child and wanted somewhere central in Bath but peaceful too. We had a superior room right at the top of the hotel with a lovely view of the cricket ground (just a shame Somerset weren't playing but we got a good view of the croquet!). Very warm and helpful welcome despite being early and we secured instant access to an essential parking permit. Breakfast was excellent - plenty of variety and well cooked. Would happily recommend Dukes to others.

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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2013
Thank you for the review and your very generous recommendation. Whilst it is a bit of a climb up to the top of a Georgian townhouse the rooms ‘up in the mansard’ do have great appeal. One has the feeling of being tucked away and as you note, the Leinster and to a lesser extent the Roxburghe, offer tremendous views across to the mansion of Ralph Allen and the Somerset hills beyond. Thank you.
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

This is probably one of the finest hotels that my wife and I have stayed in, (We have stayed in a few!) and as it was a Wedding Anniversary treat it made it all the more special! Thank you to Carole, Mike and all of the staff for a truly wonderful and memorable experience. We will be back!!!

Room Tip: Go for the best one there, the Buccleuch!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this review, 4 July 2013
Thank you for a very generous review and your strong endorsement. The Buccleuch is indeed a superb room as it combines the splendour of a four poster bedroom with being somewhat peacefully tucked away. Delighted that as a team we were all able to enhance your Wedding Anniversary stay in Bath. Many thanks
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Property: Dukes Hotel
Address: 53-54 Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DN, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Bath
#4 Business Hotel in Bath
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Dukes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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