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The Abbey Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   North Parade, Bath BA1 1LF, England   |  
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Ranked #14 of 32 Hotels in Bath
Bristol, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“not value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Stayed at this hotel on Saturday 29th December and paid £115.00 without breakfast.
Room was basic but clean toilet flush did not work my husband had to fiddle about to make it flush. Heating did not come on in the evening while we getting ready to go out phoned reception they promised me a heater which did not appear. Windows rattled all night and kept me awake so did not get a good nights sleep.Location was superb shame about the room.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We were lucky to get a booking in Christmas week in such a convenient location right in the centre of Bath. We are glad to say that Best Western have taken full advantage of the features of this lovely Georgian (1700s) building only a couple of hundred metres from the Abbey and within sight of the world famous Pultney Bridge, (smaller than the Rialto, but equally beautiful) . Best Western managed to bring the hotel up to modern standards of comfort and style without sacrificing the elegance that dates from the era of Jane Austin. Our room fronting onto North Parade was spacious, (however as this room is at the front light sleepers may prefer a room at the side or rear, the pub opposite had music until midnight, but stopped then and didn’t cause us any problems but worth checking beforehand), King sized bed comfortable, and as my wife commented, decent sized bath towels! They also included terry towelling bath wraps and slippers. Tea & Coffee facilities and flat screen TV, which these days is a given. We only had a single night stay and didn’t have the opportunity to sample the Allium Brasserie, (something we intend to do at a later date) especially as their new chef has a Michelin star to his name and they have already won the Bath Good Food award, which judging by the quality of our breakfast was well deserved. Proper dry cured bacon and local bread. The staff were all cheerful and friendly. For whisky drinkers, the bar has a fine selection, and a knowledgeable barman. All in all a very good find.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is fantastic, central to everything in this quaint Historic city. The food is fantastic, the staff are brilliant. The rooms are clean and comfortable and food enough for a city break. All in all a quality hotel that is deserving of a good review.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Just straight out of the train station, 5 min walk. Staff is hardworking, pleasant and all smiles. Fabulous food, great prices for all meals. Rooms are sufficient and quiet. It's perfect location for exploring the city. It is so central that my husband could take my packages back to our room, while I sat for a cup of tea in Sally Lunn bun house!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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6 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The location of this hotel is fantastic. You can walk to the shops & resturants and the Catherdral is literally a stones throw from the hotel. It was a prefect location for the Christmas markets. The hotel itself was ok. Downstairs they have a lovely bar area and whilst we didn't eat in the restaurant those that did gave postitive reveiws. The stairways and halls need a revamp - there is some ripped carpet as you go up the stairs and it does needs a lick of paint as it looks a bit tired. Our room was small but perfectly aduquate, as to was the bathroom. The windows are old sash windows; whilst they look lovely we were woken up early morning with the noise from outside. We stayed at the front of the hotel which had lovely views to the Cathedral and park. If your a light sleeper it may be worth requesting a room at the back of the hotel, although then you would miss out on the views.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stayed at The Bath Abbey Hotel during the Christmas market and holiday activities. The hotel is centrally located in Bath with restaurants, pubs, historic sites, and shopping just out the front door. Our room was small, which was okay. My partner complained to me about the quality of the mattresses. I would recommend this hotel if you are planning a visit to beautiful bath.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

Normally when visiting my daughter at Bath uni we stay at the Hilton or the Macsonalds bath spa, but as I was supposed to be travelling alone went for the cheaper option and booked a std double room, then my beautiful wife decide to tag along got to the hotel which in a great spot overlooking the abbey, when we arrived the chap on reception was very pleasant I asked if we could have a larger room and pay the extra, he duly upgraded us but !!!!!! At no extra cost how good is that in today's market place when most are out for every last penny.
Room was great good bed lovely original fireplace and a fantastic view of the Abbey, parking is about 5 mins walk which is normal in bath as very few hotels have parking but only £12.50 for overnight an all the next day
We will be back it's a good hotel and in. Great position for town.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Abbey Hotel

Address: North Parade, Bath BA1 1LF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 32 Hotels in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Abbey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Abbey Hotel is a privately-owned hotel in one of the best locations in Bath. Situated in North Parade, close to Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge, The Pump Rooms and the main shopping centre, it's the perfect base for exploring this glorious city, recognised as a World Heritage Site. The Abbey Hotel is also the ideal place to stay for rugby at Bath, and we are only minutes away from Bath Cricket Club and the Thermae Spa. Guided tour buses exploring the rest of Bath, including the Royal Crescent, Circus and Assembly Rooms, leave from outside the Hotel every 10 minutes. With 60 comfortable rooms, a lounge where you can enjoy coffee and drinks, and The Allium Brasserie selling drinks and meals throughout the day, the Hotel is a great place to unwind, whether you're here for business or pleasure. Watch the world go by from our pavement terrace over a cappuccino, light lunch or an early evening drink.Just opened: our brand new restaurant, The Allium Brasserie, created by our new former Michelin-starred Executive Head Chef, Chris Staines. It's set to become the most popular place to eat in the city.The Abbey Hotel is a member of the Best Western Group, so you can be assured the highest standards, with all the care and excellent service you'd expect from a privately-owned hotel. ... more   less 
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