Where do I start? First impressions were ruined as we had to walk through a cloud of smoke as a man was standing in the doorway smoking. He could just about move out of the way, as he was deep in conversation on his phone, and we were not important. As we walked in we were greeted by smirking giggly front of house staff.
Got to our room, sorry box, after 3 flights of stairs and a maze of corridors, had to dodge the builders and cleaners en route. Our room was clean but the bathroom was very tired, no bin bag in bedroom bin or bathroom. No view just a frosted out window with a peep hole overlooking dismal walls and windows.
Every floor board from the bottom of the bed and in the entire bathroom made a terrible noise. TV was far too complicated when all we wanted was a basic picture.
Bar prices were beyond expensive. We had a "sharing" plate of cheese and crackers which consisted of 5 crackers, thin celery slices, 8 grapes and 3 minute slices of cheese.
Before booking this hotel please check that they don't have " The National Door Slammers Association" staying on your floor. The rooms next to us slammed their doors from 2000-2330. It shock our room.
I do have 3 nice things that make up for all the bad points.
1. The evening reception staff were lovely and so helpful
2. The bar manager was a gentleman
3. The bed was the nicest bed I have ever slept in.
- 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