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“Decent place to stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dene Villa

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Dene Villa
Ranked #97 of 192 Bath B&B and Inns
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Decent place to stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2007

This is an okay place to stay in Bath. It is about a 20 minute walk from the town center- buses run frequently, but my wife and I chose to walk. Walking back to the hotel after dark was fine for us since I'm a big guy, but I can see how single women may not want to do this walk at night (especially through the park).

As for the hotel itself, the host was not present when we arrived, so we had to just park and walk around for 45 minutes or so until he returned. Once the host returned, he was friendly and helpful. The room had two beds and some chairs, so it was very crowded and tough to find a place to set my suitcase. I think the host noticed we were crowded because he kindly moved on of the chairs out of our room without our asking him, which was appreciated. Cleanliness was in the lower 1/4 of the eight B&Bs I stayed in on this trip around England. There was nothing disgusting in the room, but everything felt a little run down and old (also slightly smelled like cigarette smoke).

This B&B served its purpose as a place to sleep, but don't expect any luxury.

Stayed November 2006
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2006

We decided to come to Bath for the weekend, and we choose Dene Villa because of it's web-page, it looked beautiful. When we got there, the hosts were extremly friendly and helpful.

The rooms were of excellent quality and the power shower was great.

It is 15-20 mins walk from the city centre, there is a nice park to walk through.

I have recommended my friends stay here when they visit Bath.
I would definitely return to Dene Villa again.

Thanks again Josie and Brian for your hospitality.

  • Liked — The cleanliness of the rooms
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank jonesLondon
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2006

The hosts were nice enough & offered a typical English breakfast, however we found our room somewhat shabby. A tear or 2 in the bedding & the toilet didn't flush properly. They'd crammed a queen size bed & a single bed into a room that would have been better with just the one bed.

Location not too bad - about 15 minutes walk from city centre.

  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank DesignDiva
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Texas
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2006

This bed and breakfast is a great value. The Dene Villa is located in a nice neighborhood on the outskirts of town, within walking distance of Victoria Park, the Royal Crescent, and the Circus. Other tourist attractions, such as the Abbey, Roman Baths, and Pulteney Bridge/Gardens, are just a few minutes away by bus or car. The well-decorated room was small, but very clean, and contained a TV, an electric fan, and a hair dryer. Owners Brian and Josie were wonderful hosts, and the breakfast was first-rate. For such great service at an incredibly low price in Bath, this bed and breakfast is highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank tx_travel_man
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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2006

We stayed here right after Christmas. We picked them because they had the cheapest rate for a single, and my husband's brother was with us. Brian also gave us great directions for getting there, since we got lost driving in. Both of the rooms were quaintly decorated. We had a power shower, which I really appreciated. Brian's wife was unavailable when we stayed, but Brian made a good breakfast for us each morning. We never walked to town, just took the bus, which is about a 2 minute walk and a 5-10 minute ride, very cheap. There's an indian restaurant very close to the bed and breakfast with good tandori chicken, but skip the desserts.

  • Stayed December 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank lanoneus
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Japan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2005

I stayed this guest house in the end of August with my 13 year old daughter. It was very hard to find a good place to stay for only one night in weekends in summer. Many other B&B said they couldn't have us as we needed an accommodation just on Friday.

Although we have to walk for about 10-15 minutes to get to town centre from Dene Villa, we were so happy to stay in this peaceful and colm area especially in the night. We got a very good sleep.

The owner and his wife were reallykind and friendly. We enjoyed staying with them, and would love to stay more if it was possible.

We have recommended this guest house to my friends, and I am so glad that one of them has alredy booked and visit them soon!

When I visit Bath next time, I off cource will stay at Dene Villa again for some days.

  • Stayed August 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Lira
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2005

Dene Villa guest house was a great place to stay while we had our weekend in Bath.

The hosts (Brian and Josie) were really friendly and they helped us plan our day-trips. The rooms were nicely decorated and they were extremly clean and tidy.

I would recommend this guest-house to everyone who comes to Bath.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Additional Information about Dene Villa

Property: Dene Villa
Address: 5 Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3PW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer Bed & Full English Breakfast. All rooms are en-suite. We are 1 mile from the centre of Bath. A walk through the park will take 20 minutes. On local bus route. Free Car parking and Wifi. Our correct Post Code is BA1 3PW for those with satnav. ... more   less 
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