First up I want to say that I did speak with Karen before I left so she is aware of the suggestions I had concerning room 1 in which we stayed. I think it is important and fair to voice one's opinions to the owners BEFORE coming on TripAdvisor to tell everyone else. Her response was positive and taken on board.
These comments only refer to Room 1. Other visitors have stayed in other rooms and obviously had different experiences so bear that in mind when reading this review. Room 1 has no ensuite - we knew that when we booked so it wasn't a surprise. The bathroom is just across the landing and is exclusive to room 1. The shower was OK but a large person - let's say someone of a stout composition - may be pushed to get into the shower. The bed was not king size and we felt was probably beyond its sell by date. The mirror just needs turning around so that one can sit at the dressing table rather than standing up to dry one's hair or do the make up. Karen explained that room 1 will probably be renovated this year and a king size bed moved in with the possibility of an ensuite added - if the house's plumbing allowed. We just felt that £100 a night was a trifle overstretching for this room.
Breakfast was first-rate and leisurely - fresh produce cooked to order.
The town centre is a good 20 minute walk downhill and I suspect few would really relish the walk back up after a day's trekking around Bath. The good news is that a bus stops right outside Bloomfield House every 15 minutes and drops you in city centre in 5 minutes later. A return ticket costs £3.40. The last bus back at night is at 11.23 so you're covered for most evening entertainments, meals or theatre. Car parking can be an expensive and troublesome business in the centre of Bath (and centre Bath hotels) so Bloomfield House does give you the benefit of free parking and easy access to the town.
So, for the most part, a thumbs up and the owners - as one can see from their responses to other comments - are reponsive to positive suggestions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elegant, unique, Georgian family house with romantic four poster bedrooms, half testers and a cosy south facing single. We serve mostly organic and fair traded breakfasts until 11.00am. The guest house has a friendly relaxed atmosphere and is situated in a quiet elevated location with about a 20 minute walk down to the city centre. Please note for those with allergies that we have a dog and several cats – reception areas only. We accept pets but like to know that they are coming. We are sorry but Saturday nights are generally only available as part of a two night booking. Our cancellation terms are a full 72 hours notice required. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bloomfield House Hotel Bath