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Devonshire House
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   143 Wellsway, Bath BA2 4RZ, England   |  
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Ranked #59 of 187 Bath B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“a wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed at Devonshire house for four nights and it proved to be an excellent place to stay. The staff were very nice and extremely helpful and provided all the personal touches which make a stay so enjoyable. The breakfast was lovely and chris remembered what we had in the morning and brought more out for us, as well as our fruit bowl in our room being topped up every day. Chris was very welcoming and very helpful and we went to all the places he recommended and we were not disappointed. it was a very relaxing place to come back to after a long day and the room was very clean. we would definitely return to bath again and stay at the Devonshire and would 100% recommend it to anyone visiting bath

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Louise F, Owner at Devonshire House, responded to this review, September 18, 2012
Thanks for your positive feedback, glad the recommendations suited you both. Best regards
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

My friend and I spent two nights at the Devonshire House after our previously booked B&B was sold due to the owner taking ill. They graciously took us in with only 2 weeks notice of our arrival, and made us feel at home. The room was lovely, and the location was convenient to downtown Bath via a 15-20 minute walk. The walk back was very much uphill - but helped us to work off our cream tea from earlier in the day. :-) If it is raining or you have luggage, definitely take a cab. The owner was incredibly friendly and offered us some helpful recommendations for site-seeing. The B&B is located across the street from a pub, which provided our dinner the first evening there. Breakfast was simple but good - very filling. I would highly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aubenas, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We made one night in this B&B, and we were a family for 4 person. room was Clean and with good bed. This Breakfast was for french people, but you have to pay £5 to have a full english breakfast .......

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed at the Devonshire whilst attending a family wedding and it proved to be a great place to stay. The relief manager was most jolly and helpful and we enjoyed our stay very much because of her. We had two rooms for us and our son and daughter in law and although it was a very busy weekend with family wedding, it was a nice quiet place to return to 'chill out', I think, however, that for the price, a full English cooked breakfast should be provided as standard like most other places in this country.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunstable, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Had lovely time in Bath. It wouldn't have been possible without having a great place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The staff were friendly, room was very clean, the breakfast was nice and not too far from the city centre. I would definitely stay here when we visit Bath again in the future.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

While my mother is visiting me in London (from the States) we made a last minute decision to turn a day-trip to Bath into an overnight. I couldn't find a place in Bath center, so decided to try Devonshire House. I knew from reading the reviews that they were a bit out of town and up-hill, so knew that I would have a couple of taxi rides to pay for. But it was really no problem. We got a taxi right in front of the train station when we arrived that took us to the B&B for 7 GBP. When we arrived, our host told us that the Roman Baths are open until 10 in the summer. We walked (down hill) into town with no trouble and spent almost 3 hours visiting the Roman Bath Museum. After a late supper we called a cab to take us back to the B&B.

Bedroom was immaculate, with posh linens; bathrooms are completely renovated with good pressure and soft towels and nice soaps.

Breakfast is buffet style including cereal, fruit, toast, crumpets, jam, peanut butter, marmite, nutella, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, tea, coffee... Chris stopped to chat and answer my mother's questions.

They said we could leave our bags with them after check out, but suggested leaving them at the youth hostel right down the road from the train station to save another taxi trip. This worked very well, saving time and money.

Devonshire House isn't only a lovely B&B, the hosts really helped us make the most of our 24 hours in Bath. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Rooms are quiet, refurbished and comfortable. My mother and I shared the "family room" wh...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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La Habra, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Located them on the internet and booked. The hosts were very helpful and friendly. All arrangements were made for our early check in as we were driving into Bath.The room for a family of 4 was surprisingly spacious with an attached(en-suite) bath facilty...which of course was on par with a good hotel. The food was also good and the host family were very proactive in keeping in touch with us over email regarding our booking and arrival dates/ timing to make the necessary arrangement for our arrival. Highly recommend this property and intend to stay again there.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Devonshire House

Address: 143 Wellsway, Bath BA2 4RZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 187 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Devonshire House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our family run B&B used to be a Victorian Grocers shop, but now offers individually furnished, ensuite bedrooms, including a family room, twin bedded and double rooms. Thirty years of combined hospitality experience ensure the service and standards are both professional and friendly. ... more   less 
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