We recently chose The Dukes in Bath because of the great reviews. We stayed on our 2nd to last night of our 6 week trip away so we could meet up with friends who travelled up from the South for a get-together. I emailed a couple of days before to enquire about leaving our bags at the hotel as we would be arriving a few hours before checkin time. I got a prompt & positive response from David. After managing to grab a parking spot that became free we left our bags with the very welcoming gentleman on reception (which was actually a large desk in a lovely room - so much better than having someone hide behind a high reception desk) and we also got to meet Carol, the owner. It was lovely to meet her and to know she was the owner. When we arrived back to check in, our bags had been carried up to our room and the room was massive and immaculate and the bed was so comfortable and we were able to leave our window open all night without any fear of being woken up by noise (there was a heatwave in UK when we stayed). The hot breakfast was very good (albeit a bit smaller than other breakfasts we had at other hotels, but actually quite sufficient) and the young lady who served us was very friendly and efficient. We were checked out by David who once again was so charming and friendly and we had a good laugh with him. That's definitely the positive of staying in a smaller boutique hotel. Carol told us they had recently taken over the hotel since we had booked and I really got the impression she was very passionate about the building, and ensuring people who stayed really loved their stay. We didn't meet Christopher her husband, but Carol told us his name, and that too makes a big difference. My only regret was that we didn't stay longer. NEXT TIME!!! If you accept that you MAY not get a park really close by and pre-prepare yourself for this then I know you wont be disappointed if you appreciate good service, staying in a character filled room & being just a 5 minute stroll from the gorgeous shops etc in Bath.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dukes Hotel Bath