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The Abbey Hotel
Ranked #16 of 31 Hotels in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 June 2013

Finally we have found another good one.
The only problem here is depending on your arrival time you may well have to park away from the hotel, because it's so wonderfully central, a LOT of tourist busses pull up out side and you are not allowed to stop.... However there is a long term car park just around the corner as the hotel doesn't have private parking.
Don't let this put you of. This is a great hotel. Old outside, modern inside, great decor.
Big bedroom, big bed, big tv, lovely new carpet, good fittings, good bathroom, a great restaurant, and often full house.
Bath is a city made for walking and looking, but 1st do the City Bus Tours (2) it's really worth it. The bus stops right outside the hotel..how easy is that? There is a pleasant outside sitting area
Where you can watch the comings and goings. We really enjoyed our stay here, would happily come back, and recommend it to you all.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

Fantastic location. Friendly staff. Amazing triple sized bed which was very comfy. Different to other reviews it appears that the owners continue to work hard to update the hotel as all corridor and hall carpets we saw were fairly new. Breakfast was lovely...I had granola with yogurt and properly poached eggs on toast...delicious. We didn't eat in the restaurant but wish we had because it looked lovely and nicer than where we went.

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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!!
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.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
  • 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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Additional Information about 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:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Bath
Price Range: £110 - £273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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