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“Perfection in a small quiet friendly hotel”
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Apsley House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Bath
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“Perfection in a small quiet friendly hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at Apsley House last weekend. We received the warmest of welcomes from the manageress Gillie and Raphael the manager. Nothing was too much trouble. They were friendly snd courteous and made the stay one to remember. If you want a relaxed peaceful stay in Bath with superior service, look no further than Apsley House.

  • Stayed October 2013
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ApsleyManagement, Manager at Apsley House Hotel, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Dear Sharon,

Thank you so much for your kind and personal feedback here on Trip Advisor.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and your review has already helped other people make their decision.

We strive to maintain a friendly yet peaceful environment, so we are delighted that this was the experience you had here.

Thank you again.

Gillie
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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

We spent two nights at the Apsley House for our honeymoon. They are such friendly people and it was so nice to have the opportunity to stay there. We had heard rave reviews and can now be included in those. We were arriving very late so they were nice enough to accommodate that. The breakfast is delicious. The rooms are so cozy. There is a beautiful view from where you eat. Free wifi. They are a bit of a walk to the downtown area...but if you are up for a bit of a walk its a very nice one :) Overall a great stay! I would recommend this hotel to anyone in that area.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ApsleyManagement, Manager at Apsley House Hotel, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Dear Ashley,

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Especially when you have travelled so far, from Canada, it is great to hear that we have lived up to your expectations, and you enjoyed your stay here.
It was a pleasure meeting you both, and we hope to see you again sometime.

Warmly,

Gillie
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

We stayed at the Apsley House in mid-September, at the beginning of our trip throughout England. The place is just beautiful…from the lovely breakfast room and sitting room, to the elegant stairway and the tastefully furnished rooms. We stayed in the Salamanca Room, which required a two floor climb, but was bright, roomy and had great views of the garden. The room had a very comfy bed and a hilariously large modern bathroom with slipper tub and separate shower. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The full English breakfast was EXCELLENT.
The Apsley House is in a very nice neighborhood location, but it is quite a walk to downtown Bath. Even with a shortcut though the park, it was at least a 25 minute walk. We loved the place but wished it had been closer to town.

Room Tip: We loved the Salamanca Room, but all of the rooms looked lovely. We got to peek inside most of them...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ApsleyManagement, General Manager at Apsley House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your kind feedback and comments here on Trip Advisor.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, especially the breakfast, which we pride ourselves on!

Every piece of feedback helps, we really appreciate it, thank you.

Warm Regards,

Gillie
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Me and my wife stayed at Apsley for a two day break to Bath .
We stayed in the Wellington room on the first floor .The room was superb with lot of character and lovely old furnishings ,A really comfortable king size bed and great bathroom , The room was very spacious and had a lovely view of the garden and hills beyond.
Breakfast was first class with a great choice , plus daily chef specials.
Staff we're always pleasant and very helpfull .
All in all a very enjoyable stay and highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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ApsleyManagement, General Manager at Apsley House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your kind feedback.

We always pass on the feedback from here to the staff as well, as it really helps to keep them motivated and give them a sense of reward for the work they put in.

We really appreciate your review and hope you come and visit again in the future.

Gillie
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

This is great place. It is ran like a B&B. There is 12 rooms to stay in. We had room 6 at the very top looking out over the hills. There is one self contained suite. The breakfasts were excellent and a good variety of food and they would meet your dietry conditions. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and helpful. it was about a 40 minute walk into the city of Bath. A car would be recommended. We used the local taxi service which was good and it would cost 7.50 pounds for the ride into the city area. There is also the bus system that went by house that you could take. Dollar value was good. Would stay there again. The house itself was build for Lord Wellingdon and it was where his Mistress lived. A lot of history in Bath. Great place to visit.

Room Tip: We liked room 6 at the top of the house looking out onto the hill lands.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ApsleyManagement, General Manager at Apsley House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a view on here, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the "sunny Salamanca" room.

All your feedback really does help, both us and others make a considered decision about Apsley House, so thank you again.

Warm Regards,

Gillie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

I booked Apsley House based on all the previous reviews and was not disappointed. My husband and I had the Mornington room for 2 nights and it was a good size, clean and had access to the garden. I would say the bed was a little lumpy and maybe a mattress change is needed, but the pillows were comfortable. The garden is beautiful. The bathroom was lovely with a good selection of Molton Brown products. No need to worry if you forget your shower gel, shampoo or conditioner as they have them all.

Another thing to note is that there is a school behind the hotel so if you are staying during the week expect to be woken up by screaming children early in the morning.

Breakfast was superb. As previously stated, the food was exceptional with nothing being too much trouble. They were happy to make anything to your requirements. I came down with a cold on our first night there and Raffael steamed me some milk even though the kitchen was closed and gave me a pot of honey and lemon for the morning. I added a brandy to the hot milk from the honour bar. The way the bar works is on complete trust, which coming from London is novel to me, you help yourself to a drink and write a little note with what you had and your room number and leave it on the bar. Wonderful!

A cab into town costs between £7 and £8. The bus is expensive, more than in London, £2.70 for a single journey.

What makes this hotel so special is the people that run it, David, Steff, Gillie and Raphael. They are fantastic. I left my PJ’s there by mistake and they posted them back to me at no extra cost, which I am very thankful for.

I would definitely recommend staying here.

Room Tip: from what I could tell all rooms are lovely
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ApsleyManagement, General Manager at Apsley House Hotel, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Dear Tia,

Many thanks for taking the time to submit a review, and for all your useful feedback.

We are going to look at the mattress and consider a new one, as per your suggestion.

Hopefully your PJs have arrived by now.

We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future.

Many thanks again,

Gillie
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

When We phoned to book this hotel we told by the manager a price of £90 per room for a double including breakfast . But when we phoned back to confirm numbers I was told they had nothing for this price and they had doubled the price per night . If that's the way they treat people I'm glad we did not stay here .

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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COCOPOTTS, General Manager at Apsley House Hotel, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
Dear Reviewer,

We are very sorry about your recent experience enquiring into staying at Apsley House.

There had in fact been an error on LateRooms and our rooms were not meant to be advertised at £90 per night (as you will probably know this is considerably less than the usual rate).

When you spoke to one of the Managers, and you pointed out that the rooms were on Late Rooms at £90, he had been willing to honour what was advertised. When you had called back later, and spoke to our receptionist, there had been more bookings made and those rooms on offer were no longer available.

We can only apologise for the confusion, but hope that you (as well as other people reading this) will understand that our manager acted fairly, and in fact, this is an unfortunate circumstance which in no way indicates that we do not treat people well.

We would be happy to welcome you here, and show to you we are fair and respectful.

Warm Regards,

Gillie
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Property: Apsley House Hotel
Address: 141 Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3PT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bath
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bath
#1 Family Hotel in Bath
#2 Business Hotel in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Apsley House Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A privately owned Georgian House built by the Duke of Wellington in 1830. Situated just over a mile from the city, free parking, garden, licensed bar and drawing room. En-suite bedrooms with Super-King Beds and Four-Posters, individually decorated with Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, hospitality trays and Molton Brown products. Freshly cooked breakfast served in the elegant dining room. A taste of Georgian Bath at its finest with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 
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