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“Splendour,excellence and attentiveness”
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Dukes Hotel
Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 January 2014

The Dukes is an excellent place to stay if you are visiting Bath,ideal location with only are short walk into the city.The hotel his full of Georgian splendour and a team of excellent,well trained and attentive staff that go with it.Well done to the owners who take part in every day running of the hotel,so nothings left to chance.Full marks.
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No lift and breakfast only

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2014

Our location on Great Pulteney Street offers guests a spectacular Georgian walk into the heart of Bath. Thank you for the ‘full marks’; we rely on a team of fifteen professionals, committed to showing Dukes off at her best and ensuring each and every guests has a great time. As you note our Grade 1 listing prevents the introduction of a lift; please request a room on the lower floors if required. We pride ourselves on offering guests a freshly cooked breakfast of the very highest standard, using an array of fresh high quality distinctive produce.

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Stayed for 2 nights 3rd and 4th of January, This is a really nice hotel with lovely rooms , ours had views along Great Pultney st, The room was well equipped and cozy warm, The breakfast is cooked to order, and is very nice, The staff go out of their way to help you and make you feel at home . We are walkers, and we did the Bath skyline walk Thanks Mike for finding us the route details!,
A very enjoyable time was had by us both, can't wait to come back!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Thank you for the very positive review. Delighted that we were able to ensure that 2014 ‘moved off’ in a very pleasurable and enjoyable manner. We look forward to welcoming you both back to Bath.

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

As a treat for my boyfriends birthday, we decided to go to Bath and doing some research, this seemed like the nicest hotel for in my price range. Upon booking, I spoke to a very helpful lady who gave me some lovely suggestions on what we could do in Bath.
When we arrived we were greeted by Mike who was EXTREMELY helpful and he really made this hotel something special for the both of us. He was very kind to give us a map and note down the best places to eat - his knowledge of Bath is outstanding. We did have lunch at one of his suggestions (Hall and Woodhouse) to which we were most pleased.
The room was wonderful - lovely amounts of space and the bathroom was a good size too.
There is only a couple of things I would note: for those who may be hard of walking is that there is no lift - and if you are on one of the upper floors - it may be a bit of a climb. This is not a problem for us however despite being on the 4th floor. Also car parking isn't guaranteed - you are given a permit among arrival but there may not be a space - as we found when we left for the day and then came back again meaning we had to park in a couple of streets away. However due to the location - everywhere is easily in walking distance.
Breakfast was also wonderful - plenty of choice and the blueberry pancakes were lovely.
Mike was extremely kind to us - and I do hope if we were ever to return to Bath he would be there still !
Travelled January 2014.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a very generous and considered review. As you note Dukes resides within two, six storey antique Georgian townhouses. Whilst magnificent, we do not have the benefit of a lift and our Grade 1 listing prevents any alteration. We are always more than happy to assist with moderate luggage and will always endeavour to find guests rooms on a lower floor if requested. From a positive perspective ‘the climb’ may be seen as part of the experience and insight into living within a Georgian townhouse. With regards to parking we have access to over 600 on street bays; as you note one is normally able to park with reasonable ease however when the city is particularly busy; with an event; one may need to park on a neighbouring street. Very pleased that your bedroom and breakfast were wonderful and that Mike extended considerable kindness towards you both.

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Having tried unsuccessfully to book the MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel where we've stayed previously, we found a review for Duke's Hotel and decided to book it. Well-what a lovely hotel, with such friendly and helpful staff. Mike was especially nice. As it was near Christmas, Bath was the most perfect place to be for Christmas shopping and being together as a family. We were amazed one morning to go down for breakfast to find a Christmas parcel for each of us at the table! Mike was so generous in giving us a gift-he didn't know it but my Mother had just died and so this was a very touching and kind thing to do as far as I was concerned. We stayed in the Athol room with a huge four poster bed and my daughter had her own fold away bed which was very comfortable she said. The cotton sheets were very soft and it was great to have a proper big bath and everything was spotless. It's also so close to the centre of Bath-fantastic to get around with a tired child! Having a booked permit to park our car was what sold it to me too-definitely an asset for the hotel to be able to provide. We will definitely stay again when next coming to Bath from Essex.

Room Tip: The bed in the Athol room is much bigger than it looks in the photos.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Bath is a truly beautiful city. For the attentive, nearly every street holds a little gem of antique design and construction. The city prides herself on a wonderful ratatouille of independent retailers tucked down historic streets and pedestrian lanes. These independents enhanced by the Christmas market stalls are a pleasure to behold. Delighted that you all shared such a relaxing and refreshing time in Bath. Many thanks.

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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

Myself and 3 friends stayed here in January for some shopping, good food and the spa.

We arrived Saturday morning to be welcomed by Mike who was so friendly, welcoming and made us feel right at home. Mike gave us some great advice on what to do and where to go locally, supplying us with maps etc.

We have honestly never been anywhere as friendly as this hotel - a lot of places could learn something from here.

Situated just a 2 minute walk into Bath - I think the most perfect location!

We had no problems finding a space outside the hotel - we arrived midday on a Saturday.

Our room was lovely, a little creeky but the building is old so what do you expect - loved the robes in the bathroom.

Breakfast was lovely - ate so much!

Will definitely be returning to Dukes in my new fav city Bath!

Would highly recommend for couples, friends and families! If you go to Bath you must stay here - great value for money!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Many thanks for a very energised and ‘highly recommended review’ – the spa was clearly a refreshing experience! Delighted that you all found Mike and the team particularly helpful and friendly. We feel that Dukes is a spectacular Georgian property and we delight in sharing her charms with our guests. Our location on Great Pulteney Street is treasured and as you note offers a brief though very impressive walk into the heart of Bath. We look forward to your return when next in need of a little pampering.

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Centrally located with a car parking pass if you book it ..(like gold in Bath)
A really welcoming place - we were allocated the Wellington suite with small little sitting area with tv! larger bedroom with tv and bath room with shower over bath. Perfectly kitted out with lovely linen and thick towels
The breakfast was excellent and staff very helpful.
I would totally recommend this hotel !

Stayed: January 2014
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Thank you for the ‘totally recommended’ commendation.

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Reviewed 1 January 2014

I arranged for two nights away to celebrate the New Year, for my other half as a Christmas present. From my first initial enquiry, the service I received was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble,& both Mike and his colleague David offered their knowledge and advice, to help make it a wonderful stay. Upon arrival, the hotel was everything we could have asked for. Although we were only in a standard room, it was beautifully decorated, and very quiet. Breakfast was absolutely superb, the best scrambled egg I've ever eaten, & during our stay we met both the owners, Carol & Chris who were very welcoming, & always asked if there was anything else they could do for us. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff.The hotel was in a lovely location,& so convenient to the city centre. I will definitly never look to stay anywhere else when we visit Bath again, which I hope will be sooner rather than later.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2014

Delighted that we appear to have delivered a successful Christmas present ! We have a superb team who all work to deliver Dukes at her best. From our genuine and charming ‘front of house’ team through to our breakfast chef who served up ‘the best scrambled eggs’ you have ever eaten – we do our best and it is wonderful to be appreciated – thank you.

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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: £96 - £165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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