I find the five star rating highly dubious for this lodging.
The guesthouse is in urgent need of repair and a fresh coat of paint inside. Similar comments could be made for the wardrobes and beds. The cushions looked slightly moth-eaten. It looked like that once upon a time, the house may have looked better. There were lots of Chinese and other Asian antiques scattered around the place, some of which were of great quality, but the place looked very tired. The breakfast was the least impressive I've ever had in England in lodgings of similar price ranges - the toast was charred black, the scrambled eggs looked like they'd been air-dried - very much in keeping with the rest of the ambience.
Having said that, the toilets were fairly clean, and the gardens large and pretty. It's winning streak is it's location, at very walkable distance from city center.
Service is polite and friendly, but five stars would be pushing it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built of golden Bath stone, The Ayrlington is a large and handsome English Heritage listed building set in a splendid walled oriental garden with exceptional views of the City and its medieval Abbey. Bath's magnificent historic sites, speciality shops and excellent restaurants are all just a five minutes level stroll away. The Ayrlington's elegant and tranquil interior is a graceful blend of English and Asian antiques, artwork, fine fabrics and Egyptian cotton bedlinen - all 18 bedrooms have an individual theme and are beautifully furnished, some with four poster beds. The emphasis is on creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in the centre of Bath's vibrant city centre. The Ayrlington has a licensed residents' bar, secure on-site private parking and is entirely non smoking. We do not accept children under 5 years of age. The Ayrlington's ongoing commitment to quality has brought some well deserved and hard earned awards - five stars from The AA and Visit Britain, AA Premier Collection, a listing in The Good Hotel Guide and multiple Bath in Bloom garden awards. ... more less
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