We stayed for two nights over Easter 2014. The hotel is very conveniently located on South Parade in Bath and is just a short walk from both the railway station and the town's commercial centre. Reception staff were very helpful and were happy to provide us with a map and suggestions for our stay in Bath. We stayed in room 217 at the back of the hotel and although there wasn't much in the way of a view, for a city centre location it was very quiet and we were not disturbed once by noise from outside.
Pratt's hotel is a beautiful Grade 1 listed building and dates from about 1743... which might well have been the last time it was refurbished! At the risk of echoing other reviewers, the stairs, the corridors, the floors in the rooms all creak. Our room was dark and dingy with a decades old dark green patterned wallpaper, peeling in places and the space only lit by some dim antique floral wall lamps. The walls and ceiling sported quite an impressive collection of cracks. The bed had a table at one side only, leaving me to put my things on the rather uneven floor. There was no clock. Whilst it was clean, characterful and reasonably comfortable with such mod cons as a flat screen TV and WiFi to remind us that we were in fact in 2014 and not 1954, it wasn't a room either of us felt we could spend a lot of time in. Most of my wrath is reserved for the temperature, which even on a cool night was uncomfortably hot and made any prospect of a decent nights sleep completely impossible.
Breakfast was adequate but not all the food tasted fresh and we felt might have benefited from a little more selection. I can't comment in value for money terms because my stay was a generous gift, and there are far worse places you could stay. You could look at it as a nostalgic throwback to an age you thought had long gone, but I'm afraid it just felt a bit tired.
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