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Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sydney Road, Bath BA2 6JF, England   |  
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Ranked #15 of 31 Hotels in Bath
Kent
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic place to go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with some friends. It was such a nice hotel great service and the food was wonderfull. We even had a game of crouqet on the front lawn. I would return here Again. There are Lots of things to do and the hotel is situated close to Bath centre.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stayed here in March 2012 and it was a trip to propose to my girlfriend. The staff were very helpful in leaving a bottle of champagne in the room - luckily she said yes.

The hotel is nice and good location to explore Bath but the issues we had is you have to pay £10 a day for parking which on top of the expensive breakfast which wasn't great with a lot of other guests complaining about the standard.

Spa is great and hotel in general and rooms but would not class it as a 5 star hotel. Little things let it down.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thornton Cleveleys
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We were generally pleased with the hotel especially with the excellent evening meals and service in the restaurant. On the downside the hotel was a bit 'tired' in places and the breakfast experience was very unsatisfactory - the cooked breakfast and the service (for breakfast) was poor.
Excellent base for exploring Bath - only 10 mins pleasant stroll into the centre.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

This is our second visit to this hotel in a year and we will be booking again. The staff are always so helpful and friendly and will go out of their way to make your trip outstanding.
The rooms are clean and tidy. We've had treatments at the spa twice and again would recommend it. We always receive a warm welcome from the staff. If your looking for a relaxing break in a beautiful city in a beautiful hotel look no further. We have always booked when special deals on to help cut costs but still received 5 star treatment. Thank you to all the staff wonderful as always.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed here for an early valentines night away. We stayed here mid week and get a brilliant deal on the internet. We couldn't have afforded their full prices. The hotel is set in large grounds in central but out of the way location. We arrived mid morning to make the most of the spa which you can use before check in and after check out. The lobby is elegant and inviting and the reception staff were very helpful and friendly. You have to pay £10 for parking. If you could be bothered, then you could park on the road and walk back up the driveway to the reception. We didn't bother. Our room was beautifully decorated with luxurious bedding and cushions. The room felt very special and perfect for a romantic night away. The bathroom was also up to scratch. There were dressing gowns and slippers to take down to the spa with you. The spa was fantastic. Certainly the best in any hotel I have stayed in. The swimming pool wasn't that big, as is pretty normal. However, there was an outdoor pool. You entered indoors and then entered through to the outdoor section. This pool was very warm and there was plenty of room to sit outside in it, with bubbling water. This was particularly lovely in the dark. There were also tables and chairs around the pool to be used in summer. Then we visited the sauna and steam room area. Here there were 5 rooms to use including an ice room, which was refreshing after the hot rooms. There were also two specialty showers which were also great between hot rooms. We ate in the hotel, in a lovely dining room. The deal was for 3 courses or £50 for two of us plus drinks. This was good value for the type of food and meal, both being elegant. We would definable stay here again on a similar deal. The hotel is not fa from where we live, but a million miles away. It was just what our relationship needed. We didn't have breakfast as we didn't want to get up early for this but did have a lovely lunch.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I stayed at the Bath Spa hotel for a week. They got my bookings wrong and they were very rude with me while it was not my fault in the end. The cleanliness of my rooms (I changed 3 rooms) was from poor to average. The rooms were beautiful and nicely decorated. They have a nespresso machine as well! The breakfast was great though and the restaurant staff very friendly and helpful. I am very disappointed I was expecting more from this 5 star hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Me and my friend visited the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel in December. Just what we needed after visiting the Bath christmas markets. I've been to lots of hotel spa's and this is by far the best I've been to. It's just pure luxury. It's got everything you would want from a spa and more. There is a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam rooms, a salt room and an ice room. There are also massage showers and my absolute favorite the outdoor hydro pool. I will definitely be returning!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel

Address: Sydney Road, Bath BA2 6JF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Bath
#6 Business Hotel in Bath
#8 Family Hotel in Bath
#9 Luxury Hotel in Bath
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly situated in the heart of historic Bath and within walking distance of the major attractions and city centre, Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel is one of the leading five-star hotels is this popular destination. With years and years of history behind its wall and rich in character, the history is subtly complimented by modern facilities and amenities such as a relaxing spa and outdoor hydrotherapy pool. The food at Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel is simply outstanding and awarded two AA rosettes for quality and service in the popular Vellore Restaurant. Unwind overlooking the fabulous grounds with stunning views over the city. For that extra special treat, consider booking an Imperial Suite with its very own butler service, one of the best ways to stay in historic Bath. ... more   less 
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