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“Night time winter view of the Bath skyline while resting in 33 degrees water. Wonderful.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thermae Bath Spa

Thermae Bath Spa
Hetling Pump Room | Hot Bath Street, Bath BA2 6NH, England
01225 331234
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Ranked #24 of 73 Activities in Bath
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Owner description: Thermae Bath Spa is Britain's only natural thermal Spa and benefits from the warm, mineral-rich waters which the Celts and Romans enjoyed over 2,000 years ago. Located in the heart of the World Heritage city of Bath, Thermae is a remarkable combination of five historic buildings and the contemporary architecture of the New Royal Bath. Highlights include the open-air rooftop pool with wonderful views over the city of Bath, the flowing curves of the Minerva Bath, an innovative series of steam rooms and a choice of over 50 spa treatments and packages.
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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“Night time winter view of the Bath skyline while resting in 33 degrees water. Wonderful.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We found this a lovely treat. The unique view over Bath in the rooftop pool in the open air with really warm water and bubbles and subtle lighting is super.

The set up is not without one or two niggles as reported by others but relaxing in the rooftop pool at night in December is a wonderful experience.

We understand that sometimes there can be few people queuing for the straightforward 2 or 4 hour spa session comprising the use of the two pools and the steam rooms whereas there may be queues for the twilight or other packages. Others say that it is also fine in the rain too and there are fewer people in the rooftop pool. Might be worth considering to avoid crowds.

It is not really a place for swimming though. Just relax and enjoy the unique experience.

Visited December 2013
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“NOT TO BE REPEATED!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Well...not the spa experience I was expecting going by visits to other spas....

Booked the 2hr spa session, expecting to relax after a long tiring day of Xmas shopping instead I felt that I was at the local council swimming pool....way too many people were let in, far too noisy with people talking wherever you went whether it be one of the 2 pools of any of the steam rooms.

Full of foreigners with no respect for anyone else or the fact that they are somewhere where they should be quiet.

Oh and the life guards...too busy looking at their phones with no care or looking out for people who were getting amorous in the pools!! not what I want to see!!!!!

Visited December 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“An Excellent Afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Took our European friends out for the afternoon and they had an excellent time. As residents of Bath, my partner and I have been half a dozen times and thoroughly enjoyed each visit. Getting good feedback from a couple who regularly visit spas in France and Italy was a definite plus, as they moan about everything!

The rooftop views of Bath are splendid, and the pool is luxury on a chilly day.

The only (slight) criticism I have is that the ideal amount of spa time for me is 3 hours, and there's no 3 hour package - it's either 2 or 4.

Visited September 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Definitely Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Really amazing place, if your in Bath you must visit, after dark is especially cool on the roof terrace!

Visited December 2013
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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“Magical Twilight Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We enjoyed a 3 hour Twilight Package at the Spa, arriving at 4pm. We were welcomed by a friendly member of staff and received our robes, slippers and towels before entering the changing area. The pool was heated to 33degrees and very pleasant for swimming or just floating. We watched the sunset from the open air rooftop pool, enjoyed the aromatherapy steam rooms and. main course of sea bream in the restaurant during our stay. It was very relaxing after a stressful week and we would definitely return and recommend the experience to anyone whether or not they are swimmers.

Visited November 2013
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