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“Box room!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Abbey Hotel
Ranked #16 of 34 Hotels in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
South East England, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Box room!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

This is the fourth time I have stayed here. It is in a great location and the staff are all excellent. This time, a birthday treat, I was very disappointed with the room. It was so tiny we had no wardrobe, one bedside table, one drawer, a liable we had to wiggle to get to work and a shower that dripped all night. I have stayed in travel lodge budget hotels that are much more spacious and a fraction of the price. I don't think Room 318 should not be sold as a double! Having to climb over your partner to get out of bed in the middle of the night is not something I would have expected for this price!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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abbeyhoteloperations, Owner at The Abbey Hotel, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Dear MillahA

Very pleased to hear that you are a regular visitor to Bath and the Abbey Hotel, but so sorry that on this visit the room did not meet your requirements.

Our cosy doubles are just that, cosy, and I hope that we explained this at the time of booking. For your next visit we will be sure to note that a larger category of room is preferred.

Hopefully we can welcome you back again soon, many thanks once more for your feedback.

Kind Regards

Ian Taylor

Proprietor
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

I recently stayed at this very centrally located hotel. The room was very very small but featured whit all I needed and nicely decorated. The room and all the common areas very clean and tidy. The breakfast was good and the restaurant staff attentive and smiley. The reception staff is efficient with some receptionist very friendly and available and others less. Overall a pleasant stay and a very good standard for a 3 star hotel.

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

This hotel is great value for money and the rooms are spotless, we didn't eat here in the evenings as with the whole of Bath within walking distance we could pick and choose. The staff are very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Lots of stairs though so not for the faint hearted! Would return here without a worry.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

I spent one night here recently on a break from London and found it very pleasing indeed. There seems to be a wide variety of rooms on offer, and some are better than others- but there is a clear sense that the hotel is looking to stay modern and stylish. I though the quotations/illustrations on the frosted glass of windows with undesirable views was a creative touch.

Service was excellent overall. The lift being broken, we were offered the option of having our bags brought to our rooms. Admin was handled efficiently and helpfully and the reception staff took an interest in our stay. The restaurant, in the evening, was utterly delicious: really quite modest portions, though, so I'd recommend going 3-course. Breakfast there the next morning was also slightly on the modest side and the food, while still tasty, seemed more hastily prepared. Service at breakfast was also slightly less sharp, but still fine.

A comfortable bed, quiet night's sleep and a good shower (always a crucial factor) ensured a lovely stay. Will definitely come back here next time I'm in Bath.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Great location for a night in bath. Reasonably priced but what made it extra special was the kindness from a lady on reception called sylvana. It was our first night away since our daughter came along and she went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay and breakfast in bed which was amazing. She was friendly through out our visit and made us feel tgat nothing was too much trouble. More people like you needed. We will be back.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2014

Excellent location. The room was really well presented as were the communal areas. Only thing that slightly let it down was the poor shower pressure. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Secure bag store offered when you have checked out.

Room Tip: We had a cosy double and this was completely adequate.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

Excellent location. Welcoming and professional staff. The quality of the food in the restuarant and at breakfast was impressive. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Tha hotel is being refurbished. However this shouldnt deter anyone from staying as does not detract from the overall positive experience.I would definitely return to this hotel again.

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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:
#11 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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Also Known As:
Best Western Bath
Bath Best Western

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