We stayed at the Francis for 2 nights across the weekend to celebrate our 10th Wedding Anniversary. Having read the reviews here, I was expecting good things. The overall experience still managed to surpass these high expectations.
Check in was polite, efficient and we were delighted to be informed we had been upgraded which was an unexpected treat. As a bonus, we had arrived at 1145hrs and our room was ready for us!! On arrival in the room, we had received a note & some chocs from Karen Bassett, the Hotel Manager, wishing us a pleasant Anniversary which was a delightful personal touch. The room was fantastic - beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and with all the special touches (Nespresso machine, four poster bed the size of our whole bedroom at home, fluffy gowns) to make us feel very pampered indeed.
The hotel's location was one of the reasons we had initially booked here (actually booked pre-upgrade) and we were not disappointed - 5-10mins walk from pretty much everywhere in Bath that we wanted to see. I can't imagine a better, more convenient location. We were also able to park in the car park (note to fellow reviewers - it's abundantly clear from the reviews here that parking costs £15 per night - please do stop acting surprised/indignant about this, it is pretty well publicised!!). We had no issue with noise at all, though with the bed as comfy as it was, not much would have dragged me from my slumber.
Breakfast was included in the rate I had paid, so can't comment on the cost for that, however we had 2 very pleasant breakfasts. The eggs benedict were perfectly poached, the hollandaise rich and flavoursome. The choice on the cold buffet was superb - pastries, cold cuts, cheeses, berry smoothies - easily enough to fill me several times over. Service was the perfect balance of discretion and attentiveness, and very polite at all times.
Overall I feel very lucky to have chosen the hotel for our special weekend, as it really made us feel like we were treating ourselves, and I would gladly return to the Francis next time we return to Bath.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the historic city of Bath, this historic Regency style 4 star townhouse hotel, a member of the MGallery collection boasts 98 individually designed bedrooms, many with four poster beds and views over the city. Our stylish bar and lounge offers a haven of tranquility after a day exploring the many attractions of this world heritage city. Enjoy dining in Brasserie Blanc which adjoins the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Francis Bath
- Bath Francis Hotel
- Mercure Bath
- Francis Hotel Bath