We booked this hotel for a relaxing weekend wanting excellent service, food and wine and this is exactly what we got.
We arrived midday and as soon as we pulled into the drive area we were greeted by a member of the reception team who came to welcome us and collect our luggage. We were shown into the hotel and didn't see our luggage again until we got to our room. We were given a tour of the hotel and the man explained to us were the resturant, spa and drawing room were etc. We were then taken to our room which was called Bluebell.
Our room had a four poster bed with antique styled furniture with a bow window overlooking the front of the hotel including beautiful curtains and pelmet etc. The bathroom was very modern and clean with fluffy white towels and Molton Brown products. There was also a turn down service but no tea and coffee making facilities, but we enjoy a pot of tea being brought to our room each morning. Our second day was our anniversary and we spent the day shopping in Bath City Centre. When we returned mid afternoon our room had been decorated with candles and rose petals and red roses in vases, together with a card, this was a lovely touch and this kind of caring service makes your visit extra special. The only negative we can give about the room was was extremely warm and there was no air conditioning.
We had a spa treatment booked, which was excellent and priced with its range for the hotel.
We used the Drawing Room for afternoon tea and pre dinner drinks, again decorated with antique furniture, large pictures and large lamps etc. It was very relaxing in here as this room overlooked the garden which was stocked with lots of plants and trees. We understand that the Head Gardener will give you a guided tour which we only found out the morning we were leaving. There were plenty of newspapers to read and free wifi.
All of the staff at this hotel could not do enough for you, they make you feel very special and try their best to please and offer excellent service. Yes this hotel is expensive but you get what you pay for and its worth paying to get those extra touches which make your stay enjoyable.
We did use the resturant - see the seperate review.
We would recommend this and can't wait to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled within four acres of mature award-winning gardens and spacious terraces, The Bath Priory sets itself apart as a peaceful haven in a bustling city. The Georgian house of honey-coloured Bath stone enjoys a tranquil location just a short walk through Royal Victoria Park to Bath’s city centre and is proud to hold the city’s only Michelin Star for its exceptional cuisine. The award-winning spa has a selection of luxurious treatments, an indoor pool, pool-side sauna, elliptical steam pod and shower. From the moment you enter The Garden Spa by L’OCCITANE, fragrances transport you to Provence; the escape begins with scent. Every gesture, every ingredient, every ritual is drawn from a page of the L’OCCITANE grand herbarium, a resource of hundreds of essential oils and natural ingredients. Steeped in Roman history, the city of Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Roman Baths, Pump Rooms and Theatre Royal are noteworthy highlights alongside the city’s architectural merits including the Royal Crescent and The Circus. ... more less
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