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The Bath Spa Hotel
Hotels in Bath in general
Member Name: Bridgend boy
Hotels in Bath in general
Date: 24/10/01, updated on 24/10/01 (214 review reads)
Advantages: Very comfortable, Walking distance to the city centre
I've stayed in the Bath Spa quite a few times over the past year and a half. A five star hotel, set in grounds, overlooking glorious Bath. The hotel has supposedly been voted British hotel of the year twice in the past few years.
The hotel is an old manor house and was used by Churchill to plan some of his war tactics. Inside is very grand, from the foyer, with its great open fire place to its corridors, resturant, drawing room and the bedrooms themselves. Last year it went through a major refurbishment and all the rooms now have large TV's/CD and radio/Spacious, luxurious bathrooms etc etc. All you would expect from such a classy establishment. The bath robes are so soft and fluffy, you could sleep in them, with no need for a bed.
It has a health centre attached with a well equiped gym and good sized pool. It also offers spa treatments for the ladies (or men if you're that way inclinded).
The hotel prices are of course, reassuringly expensive, and for this reason, it's usually full of old Americans annoying everybody with their foot long cigars and blue rinses.
The standard rooms start at £155 per night and go to £225. Suites begin at £285 per night. Standard breakfast is £12.
Spa treatments start at around £25 and go up to however much you feel like spending.
The hotel will park your car when you arrive, clean it for you while you "relax", book theatre tickets and arrange this, that and the other. All the stuff you'd expect from a hotel of this nature.
However, the hotel has recently been taken over by the MacDonald group (it was previously Heritage Hotels) and I have noticed a slight drop in standards since. Nothing serious. The toiletries have changed to your bog standard hotel rubbish, they take slightly longer to check you in and book you out etc. Like I said nothing serious, but when the something was so good, you notice even the smallest drop in standards.
However, all in all and excellent hotel. Slightly too snooty for me but when work pays for you to stay in luxury, why argue?
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