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“Wished we'd stayed longer at the quaint Villa” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Magdala
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Henrietta Road, Bath BA2 6LX, England   |  
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“Wished we'd stayed longer at the quaint Villa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

For 4 nights/days Villa Magdala was our home, and wished it was for so much longer. There is a warmth and cosy ambience throughout the Villa. We had a room overlooking Henrietta Park and we were happy our room, and all that the Villa had to offer. It was such a relaxing place to stay, everyone was friendly and helpful. Whilst not new or modern, it was charming and comfy. Our room was bright and cheery, we didn't want for anything and lovely to be able to make a coffee in your room. All in all we enjoyed resting and relaxing here, we slept well and it was not so much a hotel but an extension of home.The breakfast room has such a sunny feel about it, and such a pleasant way to begin each morning, overlooking the park, watching the day unfold. The eggs are the best we'd had in our travels, freshly cooked hot breakfasts to order and generous portion sizes. The produce is fresh and full of flavour, the tomatoes and the mushrooms. We could not have chosen a better location, within minutes we were in the heart of Bath, and to not have to worry about the car was a major factor in deciding to book Villa Magdala. Our warmest thanks to our gracious hosts Amanda and John, and their great team, who went out of their way to make us feel like family. We wish you all success and happiness as you welcome travellers from near and far, and we will be back, and stay for longer, We look forward to our return visit. We have been home a few weeks now and the memories of Bath and Villa Magdala are warmly embedded in our heart.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011 via mobile

A vey comfortable relaxing stay, in a gorgeous location only a few minutes walk into the town. The breakfast was delicious and filled us both up for the day. Would highly recommend staying here when visiting Bath.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheVM, Manager at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, July 20, 2011
Thank you for your kind comments!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

This is a lovely hotel in a brilliant location - only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Bath, yet very quiet and opposite a beautiful park. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the private car park, although small, was an added bonus. Our room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast was lovely.
The only criticism I would have that the room felt very warm indeed, the smallish window did not provide much air flow. A fridge in the room would have been nice.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheVM, Manager at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, July 20, 2011
We are considering fridges in the rooms, but are concerned about the noise of the motors at night and making a warm room even warmer. Thank you for your suggestions.
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Virginia
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2011

My husband and I stayed at Villa Magdala when we were in England for our 30th wedding anniversary. This was our favorite out of all the places we stayed. The rooms were lovely, the service was great and the food was wonderful.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheVM, Manager at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, July 20, 2011
Thank you - so glad you enjoyed your anniversary!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

We enjoyed a superb 2 night stay at Villa Magdala. The location is lovely and peaceful, and the standard of accommodation is excellent. The cleanliness of the rooms is particularly impressive. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the breakfast is also excellent.
We found the Villa Magdala to be great value for money and we would have no hesitation in staying there again whenever we visit Bath.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheVM, Manager at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, July 20, 2011
We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Bath!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

We spent 6 days at the villa in mid-june. The villa has much charm and is perfectly situated in a very quiet neighborhood, but within easy walking distance of the center of Bath. It is also easy from there to access the countryside by car. Very helpful staff. Delicious breakfast. The room was very comfortable. It was the perfect base from which to explore not only the city but the wonderful surrounding countryside. We highly recommend the villa.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheVM, Manager at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, July 20, 2011
We are glad you enjoyed Bath so much, hopefully you will visit again sometime soon.
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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

We have no idea why they would put a room there.....The room itself was fine, but of course the reception staff start at 7 am and also, the room was across the hall from the breakfast room, so we could hear every guest and everything they said......And that went on until 10 pm......The rest of the hotel looked nice, but we didn't see any of it, as our room was immediately after the front door and directly behind the reception desk.....

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheVM, Owner at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, July 11, 2011
We are so sorry that these guests did not enjoy their stay. Their room can suffer from the noise of other guests when the hotel is full- as it was when they stayed - but some guests are happy to balance this with the convenience of having a ground floor room. This should have been mentioned when the reservation was made - perhaps it wasn't which was an error on our part.

Again, our heartfelt apologies to these guests. We do hope they will come back again and let us make amends.
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Address: Henrietta Road, Bath BA2 6LX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 190 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Magdala 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a 5 minute level stroll to the centre of Bath with all its attractions, Villa Magdala is a handsome Victorian townhouse, set within its own gardens with an off-street car-park. So close to the heart of the city, yet the hotel is in a quiet road, opposite leafy Henrietta Park, so none of the usual late night city noise to disturb a blissful night's sleep. 20 stylishly refurbished bedrooms offer a 5 star rated boutique B and B experience, with heavenly Hypnos beds, all king or superking size, with feather light goose down duvets and crisp cotton bed linen. Well-equipped bathrooms include fluffy bath sheets, and luxury toiletries. Gourmet breakfasts are served in a light, airy ground floor dining room, overlooking the park, all freshly cooked to order from a range of quality locally-sourced ingredients. Marry all this with a team of friendly, quietly efficient staff, ready to recommend and book all kinds of entertainment for you - a truly charming and characterful place to stay. ... more   less 
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