My husband and I have just returned from an overnight stay at The Francis and we would readily stay there again when we next visit Bath. I chose this hotel mainly due to its very central location and good reviews, and I am pleased to say I was not disappointed in any way. Check-in was very friendly and efficient and we were helped from the hotel car park with our bags. I would note that some of the parking is quite tight, so if you have a large 4 x 4 then not all spaces would be suitable. We had booked one of the feature rooms and we were given a room on the third floor which I was pleased about in case we had had creaky floorboards above. The room was very spacious and comfortable with lots of quirky touches. The carpets were very thick and plush, as were the wonderful bath towels which were some of the most luxurious I have come across.
The city centre is literally a two minute walk and after a wander around the Christmas market we headed back to eat in the lovely Brasserie Blanc adjoining the hotel. The food and staff were wonderful, even when my husband set light to the drinks menu with the candle by mistake! We thought the meal was extremely good value for such quality. We then rounded off the evening with drinks in the hotel bar which was comfortable with a nice atmosphere.
The bed was extremely comfortable with good quality bed linen, however as this is a city centre it was quite noisy at times with late night revellers and then traffic from about 5.30 am, so be aware. Breakfast was very tasty with speedy service and checkout was swift and straightforward.
As with all my favourite hotels, it is the staff that make the difference between an average or very enjoyable stay and I am pleased to say that the staff in both the hotel and the Brasserie Blanc were extremely friendly and very good at their jobs. It was a real pleasure to stay in The Francis and I will be recommending it to others.
- 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