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“A charming hotel set behind a glorious Georgian façade right in the centre of Bath. Individually styled retro or traditional rooms with contemporary bathrooms are the ultimate treat. Kick-off your evening in the quirky 'Art bar' followed by a mouth-watering dinner in the French-styled Brasserie.”

“A charming hotel set behind a glorious Georgian façade right in the centre of Bath. Individually styled retro or traditional rooms with contemporary bathrooms are the ultimate treat. Kick-off your evening in the quirky 'Art bar' followed by a mouth-watering dinner in the French-styled Brasserie.”

Hotel Review

The honey-coloured 18th-century Georgian façades of Bath are famous and the Abbey Hotel enjoys centre stage at the west end of North Parade. On entering, friendly staff welcome you to the reception area which belies the traditional exterior with punchy artwork and retro furnishings. The quirky ‘Art Bar’, well known for its unique gins and house cocktails is the perfect backdrop for exhibits from locally acclaimed artists. Suspended decanters, vintage wine glasses and creative paint-splashed tables add to the theme. The retro-style continues in the Superior Rooms of the hotel with leather headboards, decorative film spools, and vintage wall lights. More traditional décor in other rooms, all with comfy Hypnos beds, slick tiled bath and shower rooms with luxury 'Energise' toiletries. The pièce de résistance is the Parisian-styled Brasserie, with globed lighting set against dark walls hung with tasteful prints. This first joint venture from two culinary maestros - Pierre Koffman and Marco Pierre-White - is already becoming a local sensation. Starving hungry or just a little peckish, the menu has mouth-watering options from Marco's delicious signature steak to grilled aubergine à la niçoise, all good value and the only dilemma… What to choose? FOMO is definitely an issue. Breakfasts are a must if you’re going to be on your feet all day. The staff are helpful, friendly and interested in your touring plans, with a view to making your stay as memorable as possible. If location is top of your list, then you’re right on point. Here, you are in the centre of all the city’s top attractions, from the iconic Bath Abbey and Roman Baths to Pulteney Bridge and the familiar picture postcard of the River Avon weir.
Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and the Jane Austen Museum, and don't forget to try the famous Bath Bun!
  • Foodies
  • First joint venture from Pierre Koffman and Marco Pierre-White - Culinary giants in both French & English cuisine.
  • City Style
  • An art-filled hotel right in the heart of the city within walking distance of many major sites.
 

Written by Colette Bett

Recommended For

  • Local exploring
  • The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and the Jane Austen Museum, and don't forget to try the famous Bath Bun!
  • Other Activities
  • A unique subterranean vaulted roof space - 'The Escape', is available for any celebration or event, please enquire.
  • Foodies
  • First joint venture from Pierre Koffman and Marco Pierre-White - Culinary giants in both French & English cuisine.
  • Cooking classes
  • Keep an eye open for foodie evenings with culinary maestros - Pierre Koffman, Marco Pierre-White & top chefs
  • City Style
  • An art-filled hotel right in the heart of the city within walking distance of many major sites.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the city's famed Roman Baths & Bath Abbey just a short walk from the hotel.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Head into the city centre to splurge in the numerous designer stores.
  • Learning
  • Take a tour of the fascinating Jane Austen Centre.
  • Golf
  • Play a round at the scenic Bath Golf Club.
  • Museums
  • Close to nightlife
  • Historic
  • The Georgian facade is designed by John Wood who initiated the beginning of our postal system.
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are welcome in the bar & lounge area and dog friendly rooms are available.
  • Child friendly
  • Family rooms for up to 4 people and cots are available.
  • Restaurant
  • French Bistro styled Brasserie - excellent menu
  • Wedding license
  • For small private wedding ceremonies
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Good wine list
  • Family Suites
  • Luxury
  • Contemporary
  • Traditional
  • Chic
  • Boutique
  • Artworks

Facilities

  • Bar
  • A city cocktail hub where locally acclaimed artists exhibit - look out for the exterior Ski Bar from the end of November.
  • Parking
  • There is a 20 min loading bay or a Car Park in Manvers St BA1 1JN and Southgate Bath C.P BA2 4AF
  • Meeting Room
  • Two stylish rooms are available for Presentations, dinner parties or drinks receptions
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are welcome in the bar & lounge area and dog friendly rooms are available.
  • Child friendly
  • Family rooms for up to 4 people and cots are available.
  • Restaurant
  • French Bistro styled Brasserie - excellent menu
  • Wedding license
  • For small private wedding ceremonies
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Private dining room
  • Good wine list
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Family Suites
  • Wifi
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Room service

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • A unique subterranean vaulted roof space - 'The Escape', is available for any celebration or event, please enquire.
  • Cooking classes
  • Keep an eye open for foodie evenings with culinary maestros - Pierre Koffman, Marco Pierre-White & top chefs
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the city's famed Roman Baths & Bath Abbey just a short walk from the hotel.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Head into the city centre to splurge in the numerous designer stores.
  • Learning
  • Take a tour of the fascinating Jane Austen Centre.
  • Golf
  • Play a round at the scenic Bath Golf Club.
  • Museums
  • Close to nightlife

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The Abbey Hotel

This is a stylish, art-filled base bang in the middle of Bath city centre, a short stroll from the Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa. The hotel has a good restaurant, enticing places to drink, and attractive bedrooms that have iPads preloaded with local information.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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