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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Bath
- Bath Best Western