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The Abbey Hotel
Ranked #17 of 34 Hotels in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

We stayed in the Abbey Hotel over the bank holiday weekend, normally stay in Travellodges so not used to luxury but decided to stay in a nicer hotel this time. Booked the room online, don't remember booking a small double but looking at other reviews and judging by the size of the room that's what we got! It was very small but I guess we wernt planning to spend a lot of time in the room so it was fine. It had a brand new carpet so maybe they are in the process of doing the rooms up. View of the fire escape but again we didn't plan to spend the weekend staring out the hotel window so can't really complain!

Breakfast was included in the room price, have stayed in Mariotts before and was expecting a buffet type thing but it was a tiny buffet (just cereal and what looked like tinned fruit in a bowl, a few bits of meat and cheese) and the cooked stuff you ordered off a menu. Would say it was better quality than normal cooked breakfast but the waitress seemed so concerned that we 'didn't have to order exactly what was on the menu' that I ended up with a random breakfast that wasn't what I actually asked for! No offence but it might have been a bit of a language barrier.

As everyone else has said the location was perfect - walking distance to everything so no money spent on cabs even in the evening.

Another random thing was that the room seemed to have an old analogue tv and no freeview! Not that we wanted to spend the weekend watching tv but the picture was fuzzy and it's good to have a few music channels. I didn't even think you could get away with not having digital these days - weird!

Room Tip: Check if you're getting a 'small' double becasue they are very small!!
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Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

We chose the hotel purely because it was one of the better looking dog friendly hotels in Bath City. Having not visited Bath before we weren't sure of the location but it turned out to be excellent. It's very close to the train station, the centre of town and of course the big attractions the Abbey and the Roman Baths.

The hotel is going though a period of refurbishment and unfortunately our room didn't quite look like the pictures look the ones on the website, but saying that it was well appointed with views over the square at the front.

The service was very good especially the breakfast staff who very welcoming and friendly. Breakfast is great with good choice of of Al a Carte options.

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Our room was barably okey, but bathroom need a desperate upgrade. Previous work must have been done by uncertified joiners and plubers. However the beed was excellent. Buffet breakfast was good, with a big pluss to the south African female reseptionist and the male bar tender that gave good advise on what to see in the area.

Room Tip: Avoid room near kitchen and kitchen exhaust ducting
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 May 2013 via mobile

Was a bit differcult to see as I was looking for a large Best Western sign rather than the abbey. The staff were extremely helpful. The hotel was clean. I was in one of the rooms in the basement, sounds bad but was actually quite pleasant as there wasn't numerous people walking past looking for rooms. Would certainly stay again if I was staying in Bath

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Reviewed 13 May 2013

The location of The Abbey cannot be better. We had a wonderful view across Bath and the hills. The hotel upgraded us to a larger room and it was large and the bed very comfortable. Nice and clean. Yes the carpet in the corridors and stairs are a little dated, and the lift is very small, but overall it was a good experience. The breakfasts were very good with a good selection of cold and hot options.

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Reviewed 11 May 2013

A stylish hotel in the town centre. Rooms are fairly basic and can be small but the communal areas and restaurant are top class. The breakfasts are great and the service is professional, the Alium restaurant is one of the best in the city. Recommended for business or pleasure.

Room Tip: Ask for a big one!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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abbeyhoteloperations, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review, 13 May 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Abbey Hotel. we appreciate your comments regarding the rooms and would mention that we do also have a variety of larger rooms (many with different layouts)

Our interest is in offering a warm welcome and ensuring that our guests have an enjoyable stay. Thank you for your helpful and honest review and we look forward to seeing you back at the Abbey Hotel.

Kind regards
Nicola Harvey
Revenue Manager
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Reviewed 11 May 2013

This is an older hotel which could use some refurbishment, but the location is fabulous and the staff outstanding. Also outstanding is the restaurant - one of the best meals I had in a recent 3 week trip to the UK.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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abbeyhoteloperations, Manager at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review, 13 May 2013
Thank you for your review, which we appreciate you taking the time to write.

As you comment we are fortunate to be offering accommodation within three superb 200 year old Georgian townhouse properties situated in the heart of Bath. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to enjoy a meal in our Allium Brasserie, which is, we are proud to say, included in the top ten restaurants in bath.

I very much hope that you will visit again soon.

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Additional Information about The Abbey Hotel

Property: The Abbey Hotel
Address: North Parade, Bath BA1 1LF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Abbey Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Abbey Hotel is a privately-owned hotel in one of the best locations in Bath. Situated in North Parade, close to Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, The Pump Rooms and the main shopping centre, it's the perfect base for exploring this glorious city, recognised as a World Heritage Site. The Abbey Hotel is also the ideal place to stay for rugby at Bath, and we are only minutes away from Bath Cricket Club and the Thermae Spa. Guided tour buses exploring the rest of Bath, including the Royal Crescent, Circus and Assembly Rooms, leave from outside the Hotel every 10 minutes. With 60 comfortable rooms, a lounge where you can enjoy coffee and drinks, and The Allium Brasserie selling drinks and meals throughout the day, the Hotel is a great place to unwind, whether you're here for business or pleasure. Watch the world go by from our pavement terrace over a cappuccino, light lunch or an early evening drink.Just opened: our brand new restaurant, The Allium Brasserie, created by our new former Michelin-starred Executive Head Chef, Chris Staines. It's set to become the most popular place to eat in the city. ... more   less 
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