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“Mostly Excellent But a Bit Worn”
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Apsley House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 November 2009

Enjoyed a one night stay here in the Wellington Room. Other than the bed mattress dating from the time of Wellington, this a charming place to stay. A bit difficult to find, so if you are not familiar get good directions. The proprietors are exceptionally welcoming, and justifiably proud of their city. Very pleased with their advice on sites and restaurants.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2009

Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the very welcoming staff, who were also very knowledgable on the area. The room we opted for was the garden room with four-poster bed, the room was absolutely stunning and all facilities excellent. I had read some negative reviews about this room as there is no shower, however, the roll top bath more than makes up for this and is an excellent feature. You also recieve a lovely breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2009

I may have been expecting more, due to the glowing reviews over the years. No, this is not the Four Seaons, but its homey and the more nights we stayed, the more we enjoyed this wonderful house and its innkeepers. Its old, though our bathroom (we stayed in the most expensive room) was modern and quite nice. The 4 poster bed quaint with modern TV mounted on the wall. The carpet could have been a bit newer, but I would certainly reccomend this inn to those who wanted to drink in some of the charm and uniquely English pleasures that accompany foreign travel. If you seek modern and new, this is not the place for you. I would suggest having a room that overlooks the very relaxing garden in the rear rather than the street at the front of the house.

As many have stated, the inn keepers are wonderful and do everything asked of them and more to help you enjoy this interesting area.

The distance from town was actually greater than I had thought, and we ended up with cabs and taking the bus which worked well. I think the walk a bit long especially if the weather takes a turn for the wet! The location puts you close to 2 very nice pubs with better than acceptable food and many wonderful brews. We sampled them both and didn't feel we were missing out.

3 nights were not enough. We spent one traveling south ending up at Stonehenge and returing in time for a short rest before heading down to the pub.

We have fond memories and am sure you will too.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2009

This is excellent accommodation. On the outskirts of town so nice and quiet. We had a large bedroom and large ensuite with the a view across the back garden. Room was beautifully furnished. Bed was very comfortable. Spotlessly clean. House has a sitting room with bar for guests to share and meet. Breakfast was magnificent - plenty of choice, beautiflly cooked. Hosts were very welcoming and provided ample information on places to go and directions. Gardens were very well maintained. Off-street parking available.

We only had one night in Bath which is not enough to visit this lovely town. Plenty of shops, places to eat, city bus tours, river cruises, historical buildings and the Roman Baths (which were excellent), not to mention day spas.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2009

One of very few bed and breakfasts throughout England that combines traditional English elegance with modern day service and a genuine concern for their guest in all aspects. They are a shining beacon in a murky sea of decidedly ordinary B&B's / A forward booking is a good idea as they are naturally popular

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2009

This was our first night on a vacation to the UK and it was a great way to start the trip. Everything about the house was very nice and the staff went out of their way to make us feel at home and provide useful information about the area. They even helped us plan our next day and reserve accommodations for our next stop in our travels. The breakfast was excellent and we were even given a slight upgrade since the first room we requested online was booked.

A wonderful place!

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 September 2009

If you like to eat out at different restaurants for dinner while on holiday but like a little luxury where you sleep, this is the place for you. The house was built for the mistress of the Duke of Wellington and is set in lovely grounds overlooking the hills around bath. Our bedroom with a large four-poster bed was set at the back of the building with a small set of steps leading up to the rear gardens and lawn where we could take tea in the morning or afternoon sunshine. Our bathroom - modern and luxurious - contained luxury Molson Brown toiletries. Anything we used in our suite would always be replaced at the next service time. The dining room was beautifully situated, also overlooking the gardens and hills and the manager/chef cooked the most delicious breakfasts to order. Service in the dining room was always prompt, accurate and polite.

As for the manager couple, they seemed genuinely interested in both the welfare of their guests and the guests themselves and were so helpful and friendly. This B and B is a 5-star accommodation and it rates it. Not cheap but if you want to spoil yourself and enjoy your holiday this is the place for you. By the way, if you arrive at an awkward time, they will prepare a light meal in the evening.

Location provides easy access to the centre of Bath.

If you want a recommendation for the BEST place for dinner in Bath (again not cheap) try the Bath Priory.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 Luxury Hotel in Bath
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bath
#1 Family Hotel in Bath
#1 Business Hotel in Bath
Price Range: £145 - £218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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