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“An excellent hotel in a beautiful city”
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Royal Hotel
Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Sandown, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“An excellent hotel in a beautiful city”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The Royal Hotel is conveniently located, close to the Cathederal, Baths, shops, restaurants and the stations. Outside the hotel there is real buzz, inside the hotel our room was quiet, clean and a perfect sanctuary after a busy day of sight seeing. The hotel colleagues were friendly and knowledgable and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you.

  • Stayed May 2014
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PatronHandR, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
I am delighted that your stay with us at The Royal helped make your visit to Bath an enjoyable one.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

The Royal Hotel is right across the street from Bath Spa station so makes it the easiest hotel to find in Bath. The room was spacious and the furnishings were cute, the extra touches like the slippers, robes and free DVDs made our stay very comfortable. We walked to the Roman Baths easily, the pick up point for our trip to Stonehenge was right around the corner and there were many restaurants nearby. The hotel itself has a nice bar and bar menu, the staff were very pleasant and the free wifi is reliable. We would stay again if we travel back to Bath.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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PatronHandR, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for taking the trouble to post this review following your stay with us at The Royal.

I am delighted that you enjoyed the little extras which we provide in the bedrooms and that you found our staff and location to your liking.

We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion when you visit Bath.


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Caterham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Being a stone's throw from the train and coach station and being in the heart of the city centre, the Royal Hotel is great for a short break in Bath.

The staff are lovely and very helpful. The restaurant is fantastic too.

Only drawback is it could do with a little modernisation inside.

Can't fault the cleanliness and had a very comfortable stay.

Will definitely visit again, thank you.

  • Stayed May 2014
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PatronHandR, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post this review.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you plan to revisit on a future occasion. We look forward to welcoming you at that time.


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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Stayed at this hotel with a friend for a couple of days away to visit Thermea Spa. We were both very impressed especially as we both worked in the travel industry for years and have been to hotels all over the world. Staff were friendly and professional. Was worried the twin rooms may be a bit small but it was fine and had everything we needed especially the bottle of wine that came with the special offer. The food in the restaurant was well presented and good quality as was the breakfast where they offer a selection to suit all tastes. I have already recommended this hotel to people. One thing I was impressed with was that they don't charge stupid money in the bar for the drinks or bar snacks which you often find with hotels that do special offers, they get you there cheap then charge the earth for extras so Well done the Royal. Great hotel highly recommended.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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PatronHandR, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review following your stay with us.

As you both work in the travel industry you are more aware than most of our guests of the detail associated with providing a good hotel service and as such, in the nicest possible way, more likely to expect high standards – I am, therefore, delighted that we did not fail you.

Thank you very much also for recommending us so highly.


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South Wales
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

The Royal Hotel is ideally located for bus/train travel, and also within easy walking distance of Bath City Centre. We stayed for three nights and took advantage of the special offer on bed, breakfast and evening meal for two of the three. Our room was spacious and fairly classic in design, with an excellent shower. The food choice for breakfast was outstanding; the quality of the cooked offerings was reasonably good and good value for money. It's the customer service that makes the hotel really special though; nothing was too much trouble and everyone made us feel really welcome. We'll definitely visit again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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PatronHandR, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and I am delighted that you found everything about your visit enjoyable.

We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion.

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Waimea, Hawaii
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Had a lovely stay at the Royal Hotel in Bath. Right across the street from the train station and an easy walk to the Baths and Regency Bath, the Royal staff was wonderful from the point of first contact by email right through our departure. The hotel dates to the Victorian period and the lift is tiny and stairs are steep - I kept thinking about those Victorian ladies in the huge hoop skirts going up and down the narrow steep stairs and wondering how in the world they managed it - but the overall feel is charming. The breakfast is well done and tasty and we selected the dinner package for our first night, as we had been traveling for - literally - three days when we arrived and didn't want to be bothered with thinking about where to have dinner, and it was a very good decision and pleasant surprise.

We had a nice upper floor room that was reasonably sized and surprisingly quiet and had everything we needed for our stay. All in all, a really pleasant stay in beautiful Bath. If we come back again, we would stay here.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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PatronHandR, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for your review following your stay with us.

I am delighted that you enjoyed the food and the quality of our service and that you appreciate the charm which The Royal offers compared to more modern hotels.

We look forward to welcoming you back on a future occasion.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Hotel was very welcoming. Wonderful polite staff always had a smile and nothing was to much trouble.
We had a double room which was a good size. Bathroom had walk in shower which was perfect. Great tea and coffee facilities- even had fresh coffee!
Bar was cosy and bar staff friendly.
Breakfast was spot on, lots of selection from toast,cereal and fruit to a full English. Myself and my husband had eggs Benedict which were superb.
Thank you to everyone at the Royal for a wonderful stay. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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PatronHandR, General Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us.

I am delighted that you found everything to your liking and appreciated the complimentary fresh ground coffee in our bedrooms which is part of our hospitality tray in all of our rooms.

I note that you enjoyed our Eggs Benedict, which is one of our most popular dishes at breakfast.

I have been pleased to pass on your kind comments regarding our “smiling staff” who we are especially proud of.

We look forward to welcoming. you back.


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Property: Royal Hotel
Address: Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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