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“Comfortable Bed In Bath!” 4 of 5 stars
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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 31 Hotels in Bath
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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“Comfortable Bed In Bath!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

It wasn't the first time we have stayed at The Abbey, just never wrote a review of it. But I have to say that although we enjoyed our previous stays, this one was the best! Before we had a rear bedroom which was fine but just a courtyard view. This time my wife specified an upper front room, so that we overlooked the square and river. It turned out to be a third floor room, a lift is available. The bed was really comfortable, an extra king-size it seemed. A nicely laid out room and shower room, Sky TV, free wi-fi and tea and coffee making facilities which were in a convenient position to use. So many are tucked away and awkward to use put anything down! The large windows did indeed overlook the square and river. It was a lovely vista to look at in the morning. The breakfast choice and quality is excellent, with polite service even when we arrived a bit close to finish time. In fact all the hotel staff are very helpful and polite. Another area where a lot of hotels fail. The Abbey is close to the lovely main town shops and restaurants with Sally Lunn's Tea Shop about 100 yards away. The river, bridge and gardens are easily accessible. Downside? You have to add currently, £12 a day for parking in the 24 hour open car park just round the corner. But we will certainly stay at The Abbey on our next trip to Bath!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I spent four wonderful days at the Abbey Hotel from December 23- 27, 2012. The hotel is in the best location across from the river and just around the corner from the majestic Bath Cathedral. The Bath tour buses stop right outside the door. The reception staff goes out of their way to be helpful and genuinely friendly. The breakfast was fantastic especially the choices on their hot food menu ( scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, pancakes with maple syrup ) I was in a single room , small but with a large bathroom with a bath tub. The large double bed had a great mattress and the sheets were high quality cotton. One nice touch was the iron and ironing board in the room. Lovely lounge area where you can get a coffee, wine or a cocktail.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

My daughter and I were looking for a place to stay very late on Sat 19th Jan. and we were offered a very good rate at the Abbey hotel. Lindsay on reception was just wonderful to us and got us checked in very quickly. We were too late to get hot food, but Lindsay suggested a very good restaurant just around the corner. Breakfast was excellent the following morning. Due to the bad weather we ended up staying a 2nd night and had a wonderful meal in the restaurant. I would recommend this hotel as everything about it was just perfect. The staff were very friendly and the hotel was very clean and supplied wonderful toiletries!! I will definitely return . Thank you to all the staff who made a difficult time very bearable.

Room Tip: The rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter for a week end stay.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

this was a christmas pressie from our children. lovely hotel. we have stayed here before and would definately go back.
no parking whihc is such a shame but we knew this.
room 101 ideal at the front of the hotel good view, although the down fall was curtains had to be pulled at all times if you were in the room.

we had the best ever hotel towels they were so white and fluffy.

there was not of breakfast choice, but what was there was fresh and of good quality.
i had scrambled eggs and salmon whihc was delicious.
if you are going to bath, this hotel is worth a visit location is great as 2 minute walk to the roman baths.

our visit included the therma baths, what a treat.

Room Tip: perhaps have a room at front but not on the first floor
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Northern California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We were welcomed by very friendly staff at the front desk who even allowed us to check in early. The location is fantastic and the hotel looks like a great old hotel, not at all like your average Best Western. The hotel is a short five minute walk to the Roman Baths. Our room was comfortable, with a good bed and nice bathroom. Occasionally the rooms were a bit thin but overall would highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Three of us stayed at The Abbey over Christmas. Staff were all very efficient and friendly - nothing but praise for them, especially the restaurant manager. The food offer too was first class and I can see why The Allium Restaurant is so well regarded. The flavours, presentation and quality were all excellent for the Christmas lunch and dinners. Breakfasts were not so great - hot food decent enough, but the buffet selection underwhelming, however again the staff were very attentive.

The hotel changed hands in January 2012 and I understand that the new owners come with a good pedigree from the Cotswolds, which bodes well. They have a big task on their hands as the hotel is in need to serious investment. Understandably the public areas (lounge/bar and restaurant) were renovated first and are quite pleasant. We had two apparently refurbed bedrooms overlooking the Abbey. Good views but the rooms, especially the 'small double' my Mum was in, were not the best given the money we paid - lacking in the 'little touches' and not very cosy. The top of the wardrobe in our room was covered in a thick layer of dust. I know that sounds fussy but for £1600 for three nights (accommodation/meals and some wine) I hoped for better and the decoration was tired. The bathrooms were clean and in decent nick but again in need of refresh. The water pressure in our room was very poor, possibly as we were on the top floor. A member of staff explained that a three month plumbing project begins in January, which should hopefully do the trick.

The hotel doesn't have parking but I parked in SouthGate (£13 per day). I'd been a bit concerned about leaving my wheels in a multistorey over three days but it was fine and I would recommend this car park as it has CCTV.

Overall it was the food, staff and location that made our stay. I would definitely eat in The Allium again and thoroughly recommend it, but as a hotel to stay in I would suggest waiting until the investment has turned this grand old stager into what it promises to be in a few years, a beautifully situated and comfortable bolt hole with a fantastic restaurant.

Room Tip: Rooms on higher floors at the front of the hotel have beautiful views over the city and, at least at...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Andover, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We only had a one night stay, but we thoroughly enjoyed it, the rooms were spacious and clean and beds were very comfortable, service was first class from all staff we spoke to especially the chap on the desk, who was superb. Breakfast was excellent as well! We would definately recommend this hotel, especially with it's location being so central in Bath.

  • Stayed December 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 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 31 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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bath
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