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“A birthday treat” 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A birthday treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I recently stayed at the Villa Magdala with my husband for my birthday. What can I say, it was an absolute treat. I only wish I could have stayed longer. The room was beautiful and the bathroom huge. It's a lovely quiet location overlooking a park and it's also really close to Bath. We both slept extremely well in the very comfortable and spacious bed. Although I have to say that the best thing about my stay was the wonderful breakfast. Bucks fizz and kippers, which were absolutely fantastic. It's a great place and I'd love to go back.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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TheVM, Owner at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Yet more praise for our kitchen team - thank you! The kippers are good - and we serve them in pairs! So pleased you enjoyed your birthday - there's always next year? We'd love to see you again.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Geelong, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We have recently just stayed one night with Villa Magdala. This magnificent Boutique Hotel/ B&B, is located an easy walk to the centre of Bath, close to the RomanBaths and shops, and has on site parking available, important if driving as parking is really tight in the city. We were given an upgrade on arrival and our room was delightful. Generous with a super comfy king bed and lovely ensuite. We were offered cake and tea on arrival and given some information and suggestions for dinner. The staff were all exceptionally polite, helpful and friendly. We recommend Sotto Sotto, Italian Rest for dinner, delicious, but unless you are planning on a very late meal like us, then book! It's impossible to get into.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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TheVM, Owner at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
So pleased you enjoyed staying with us! We loved having you here! And, yes, Sotto! Sotto! is great - we send lots of our guests there and they all seem to love it too! Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review!
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Toronto, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

The Villa Magdala was one of our favourite places to stay on our 2 week trip across Britain!!!

We walked through their doors on a rainy day and I’m not sure if we could have felt more welcomed- they took our coats, sat us in the dining room, offered us cake and gave us hot tea to help warm us up. Their English hospitality made a cold gloomy day bright and sunny!! Our room was very posh, beautifully decorated, and the bed was AMAZING. In comparison to most that we had stayed at, it was a great size with every amenity that we could need. The only downside was the size of the washroom- although unbelievably clean, it was the size of a closet and difficult to move around in. All of the staff were very charming and were happy to help us in any way. The location was great, 10-15 minute walk to the centre of Bath, the rooms were lovely, stylish and comfortable, the owners and staff were friendly, always smiling, and our experience as a whole was wonderful. Not to mention their little dog that was as sweet as pie!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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TheVM, Owner at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Thank you so much for writing such a positive review. We're glad you found the bed comfortable - we have Hypnos beds in all our rooms, either king size or superking size depending on the type of room you book. One or two of our rooms do have smaller bathrooms but we try to make our guests aware of this before their stay and, of course, this is reflected in the room rates we charge.

Please do come back when hopefully the sun will shine!
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Richmond, Virginia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We stayed 5 nights at the Villa Magdala. Bath is a great town in itself, but is also a good base for exploring the surrounding area by car or train.
Villa Magdala was an excellent place to stay. The room was large and comfortable, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the breakfasts outstanding. The location of the hotel was just the right distance from the city center and we found it easy to get in and out of town with our rental car. They have a car park.

Room Tip: Our trip faced the street, but since it is a residential section, that was not a problem.
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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TheVM, Owner at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Our car park is one of the reasons guests choose us initially - and then hopefully love everything else! New visitors to Bath do find that driving in the city can difficult and finding a car-parking space even more so! We look forward to seeing you again one day on your next trip!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

The Villa Magdala is a perfect place to stay while in bath. The staff were friendly and welcoming and very accommodating. Our room was beautiful and clean with very good facilities. The breakfast was delicious and service was fantastic. I would recommend staying here to anyone visiting bath. I can't wait to go back.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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TheVM, Owner at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Come back soon! We were so pleased to receive your review - thank you!
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Just back from a lovely weekend at Villa Magdala myself and my partner wanted to get away from the city for a few days. We had such a friendly welcome and the tea and cake was a nice treat. Room was clean and very well presented. The breakfast was exceptional and a great start to the day. Thanks for a lovely weekend we definately will be back.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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TheVM, Owner at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review - and comments about breakfast which pleased our kitchen team! We look forward to you coming back again soon!
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Having just returned from Villa Magdala I feel compelled to share my experience with everyone. This place is wonderful. Its clean, tastefully decorated and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. I wish we could have stayed longer just so that we could have tried everything on the breakfast menu because it all looked so good. We asked for our room to be ready as early as possible as we were going to Bath racecourse and when we arrived at 12.30 we were shown directly to our room - perfect timing for us to freshen up before our afternoon out. I have to say about other reviewers who complain about having to pay for the breakfast if you book via an agent. If you look carefully when booking if it doesnt say breakfast included - then its not. I noticed this and then booked direct with Villa Magdala for the same price! you can also get to use their car park for free if you book direct. Thanks Villa Magdala for making our stay in Bath extra special - you may well see us again.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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TheVM, Owner at Villa Magdala, responded to this review, August 26, 2012
So pleased we could have your room ready for you - it's not always possible but if guests let us know in advance, as you did, we'll always do our very best.

And thanks for the reminder to other guests to try to book directly - we sell Room Only through Booking.com and other agencies. Their websites can be quite confusing which is why we follow all third party reservations up with an e-mail to explain this.

And parking is free if you book directly which can save guests around £20-25 per day in car parking fees if you use the public car-parks.

We do hope you'll come back again! Thank you for taking the time to write a review!
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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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