Our welcome and registration at the Edgar was quick, polite and efficient rather than warm and welcoming. We were however extremely grateful that our heaviest bag was carried up the 5 flights of stairs without us asking for help. Our room was on the small side but, as we never spend much time there, was large enough. We were concerned that as the room faced the main road and being just off the city centre there would be a lot of night time traffic noise. We were wrong! There was very little noise at night and sleeping with a window slightly open was no problem at all. The breakfast menu had a variety of cereals, fruit and yoghurts along with plenty of toast and the usual full English. A choice of teas and decaff coffee also available. The domestic staff were all very friendly and helpful but one or two sometimes seemed to srtuggle with strong accents. As shown in my title the whole house was spotlessly clean and our room was serviced every day with a change of bed linen on the third night. Parking is a different matter. Parking permits are readily available from reception but parking spaces are not ! We spotted a car driving out of the side street near the guest house and were lucky enough to grab the spot before anyone else got there. I could not see another space anywhere so the car stayed put for the duration we were there. Not a problem for us as we prefer to use public transport when away from home. The big plus point is that the house is within 5 minutes walk of all that Bath has to offer. For a 3 star establishment I feel the price is a little on the high side but this is Bath and Bath does carry a premium. My rating is perhaps a liitle harsh. A "good" rating would be more fair but I do not consider the Edgar to warrant a "very good", hence average.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- iption: The Edgar Townhouse is a small friendly guest house located on Great Pulteney Street in the centre of Bath. The house was designed in the classical Georgian style by the architect Thomas Baldwin, and lies on the former estate of Sir William Johnston Pulteney who developed the land and gave his name to the street.The Edgar Townhouse is named after King Edgar who was crowned the first King of England. Edgar was crowned in Saxon monastery, which was destroyed and is now replaced by the abbey, which is a short walk from the guesthouse.When UNESCO designated Bath a World Heritage site put Bath on a par architecturally with the great beauties of Florence and Rome.Great Pulteney Street one of Europe's most magnificent avenues designed by Thomas Baldwin. At one end of Great Pulteney Street is Pulteney Bridge, which was modelled by Robert Adam on the famous Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Walk over this bridge and you are in the centre of Bath, close to the Roman Baths, the pump rooms and the famous Royal Crescent and Victoria Park.Bath is a city of all seasons. ... more less
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- The Edgar Townhouse Hotel Bath