I was actually visiting Bath, but I stayed in Frome, which is an hour south by bus. The bus station is right outside the hotel for drop off from Bath, and the station going to Bath is right across the street. It's walking distance to the Frome Museum, there is a large outdoor mall with a department store, produce store, and many restaurants and fast food shops, and a tea room up the street. There is a Barclays Bank atm across the street.
The main business of the George is the pub. They rent out rooms, which are clean, with ensuite bathrooms with bath/showers.
The noise from the street is minimal, and the rooms are up from the pub, so there is minimal noise (I had no pub noise in my room at all, but I was up two floors from the lobby). The price is excellent, and even including round trip ( they call it "return" ) fare (6 pounds) to and from Bath, it's still much less than staying in Bath. Plus, you get a nice view of the countryside on the hour trip to Bath and the benefit of a small village atmosphere. It's got a nice atmosphere to it, the staff is friendly and helpful. The carpets are a little old, but they are in the process of renovating as time and revenue allows.
I wish, however, that they'd have told me to check in at the bar, not the locked hotel entrance. the free WiFi is not available in the rooms. You have to go to the pub. That having been said, they had the most comfortable bed I've experienced in the whole of my one month trip.
It's a nice place to stay if you want to drive to Bath or to Longleat, both of which are a short distance away. It's less expensive than the larger cities around there. I didn't have a car on this trip (it was winter, and I wanted to take public transport in order to see the countryside and not have to worry about any snow/rain/ice on the roads). Next trip, I rent a car!
For the benefit of the survey, they didn't have a swimming pool, nor fitness center. I'll forgo those, as I get good exercise walking. The city of Frome (by the way it's pronounced Froom), has a fine walking tour, and you can get info from http://www.askwhy.co.uk/frome/07frometour.php.
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