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“Nice relaxing place”
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The Boathouse
Ranked #91 of 154 Bath B&B and Inns
Edinburgh
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24 reviews
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“Nice relaxing place”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We have just come back from a couple of days at the Boathouse an it is a very relaxing place. Situated a few miles outside Bath but right next door to a park and ride it is perfect as it is pretty impossible to park in Bath. The food is of a very high quality without being expensive and the room had a great view of the river. The staff are very friendly and helpful

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

Went to the boathouse after booking a table on a hot summer's evening. We were given a table in the greenhouse - we tolerated the heat for five mins before moving ourselves. It was unbearable. Went to sit near the bar. Understandably noisy, but closer to some fresh air.

We ordered a sharing plate for five of us. After a significant wait, one board arrived, but only two pieces of bread. A platter clearly aimed at two.Puzzled, we requested more bread. Two more pieces arrived. So two members of the party ended up sharing one piece of bread. In quick succession, whilst we were still eating starter, our main course arrived. Even if we hadn't delayed by requesting further bread, we still wouldn't have finished. When the main course came back, it had clearly been kept heated. My 'fresh summer veg' was cooked to limp sogginess, and the salmon crunchy and hard on the top from a grill. We requested a dessert menu. When we were still waiting for a waiter to come back 15 minutes later, we gave up, paid and left. A nice looking place, but doesn't cope with a crowd on a Friday night. Not impressed.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Michaelde81, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Hi There,

I have just read your review for The Boathouse and I am very sorry that you experienced the venue at this level. I have just started as General Manager at The Boathouse in June and I'm looking at reviews such as yours to make sure that your experience does not repeat here. Have you got a private email you could get in touch with me? I'd love to discuss your review to understand it completely, and also hope to get you back down to The Boathouse to experience the venue under my management.

Kind Regards,

Michael
General Manager
The Boathouse
boathouse@sabrain.com
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Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

Went to the boathouse on Thursday August 1st sat outside by the river as it was a lovely evening had a lovely time as it was my granddaughter 2nd birthday and also her mums the staff were very friendly but do not order a chicken ceaser salad if you are a bit hungry I had one there was about six bits of chicken and a bowl of lettuce leaves but I must say the fish and chips looked very nice

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Budapest
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Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for our five year anniversary. We asked for a balcony room and were given Room 4 which was the biggest balcony. The room itself was clean, light and roomy and excellently presented. The restaurant served delicious locally produced food and we could not fault the service. Staff were warm and welcoming, friendly and extremely helpful. I would recomment anyone to stay here. Its location is perfect (particularly on a sunny day) right by the river and is next door to the park and ride in to Bath which runs every 15 minutes. An absolute gem of a place to stay.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

This was an excellent hotel with restaurant to stay for those special occasions with easy access into Bath town centre via the park and ride which is right outside the hotel. Room 4 has fantastic views overlooking the river, with balcony for watching the world go by after a busy sightseeing day in Bath. The restaurant is good but needs a bit more choice on the menu, the breakfasts are very good. Would recommended to friends and family for a great weekend break!

Room Tip: Room 4 has balcony overlooking the river with excellent facilities and en-suite
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a lunchtime sat in the garden and had ploughmans which was good value,the garden is very welcoming and very pretty with plenty of room to stroll. Overall a lovely place to stop and relax for an hour.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Portsmouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Went with a large group of ladies and was so impressed with everything, especially the staff who were very welcoming.The location was ideal, right next to the park and ride, which is only a 10 minute trip into the centre of Bath. It is set on the river bank with a very large outdoor seating area.
We took five of the nine rooms and each one was immaculate. Huge bathrooms with a beautiful rainforest shower complimented by massive fluffy towels! Beds were extremely comfortable and despite the hot weather, the rooms remained cool overnight. Impressive facilties including an iMac with Apple tv, free wifi, high quality hairdryer and a stunning cheval mirror (perfect for getting ready for a night out!)
Breakfast was excellent, there is a menu but you can basically choose whatever cooked items you want.
I would definitely recommend this, but book well in advance as it is very popular!

Room Tip: Room 6 has the big balcony over looking the river. Room 5 is the bridal room with a larger balcony...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Boathouse

Property: The Boathouse
Address: Newbridge Road, Bath BA1 3NB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #91 of 154 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Boathouse 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With landscaped gardens and picturesque views over the River Avon, this pub offers individually designed guest accommodation. Parking is free on site, and there is free Wi-Fi throughout the building.The Boathouse has a large raised deck with scenic river views, and the garden leads down to the water. Outdoor seating is available for al fresco dining in beautiful and peaceful surroundings.Guests can enjoy a range of real ales, and there is a carefully selected wine list. Hearty food is available in the restaurant, made from high-quality local ingredients. A full English breakfast is also available each morning.Central Bath can be reached in under 10 minutes by car. The Roman Baths are 3 miles from The Boathouse, and Bath Spa Rail Station is a 5-minute drive away. The Newbridge park & ride is right next door with direct buses into Bath centre every 12 mins 7 days a week ... more   less 
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