Last February, my wife and I made a last-minute decision to book a room at the Priory Hotel in Bath. I had always heard good reports about this hotel so we decided to try it for ourselves. We booked a 'Romantic' package as a special treat and we got the last available room for the weekend, which wasn't an attic room or one situated next to the extractor fans from the kitchens, but a smallish, really beautifully decorated and maintained room at the front of the Hotel.
Running a Hotel must be difficult enough, but trying to maintain one with very high standards must be even harder, and the Priory did this with consumate ease. The room was lovely, the gardens were beautifully maintained and had glorious views over part of the city, the Staff were fantastic and the food was absolutely superb. The general atmosphere was lovely & relaxing and we had a wonderful stay.
Don't let comments about it's location put you off. If you are an average walker you can have the most glorious stroll into the city centre past (or through) Victoria Park, the Royal Crescent and the Circus, in a comfortable 20 minutes or thereabouts, and if it rains you can either take an umbrella or order a taxi!
Yes, this Hotel is expensive, but it really is first-class and we would genuinely recommend it to anyone. Save up, treat yourselves, and I hope that you have as lovely a time as we did. I don't know when, but we're definitely going to go back.
- 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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