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4.6
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court
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Babysitting
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Bevwilliams wrote a review Feb 2024
Penarth, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
Having just left this beautiful hotel, after visiting for over a decade, I feel the need to write a review. I just LOVE Babington House and everything about it. The rooms, the facilities, the spa, the food but what makes this place different from the rest is the staff. They are all so friendly but professional. We were a family of 7, including a baby and toddler and received the warmest welcome (from gorgeous Manisha on reception) and best customer service from all who work there. We are currently on our way home with full hearts - having made memories to cherish.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Asolab wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom36 contributions31 helpful votes
Seen a few reviews recently of the negative tone, so wanted to leave one. Stayed here multiple times recently the staff have always been helpful, and the majority of them have been good at their jobs. Food has been excellent, especially the cakes / atfternoon tea selection (which is free for members by the way) Coffee's good, faculties clean and spacious. Room - Only stayed in walled garden rooms and they are just like a mini house, with wonderful biscuits, comfy bed, great interiors and a lovely ambiance. cowshed staff are great. Only downside I've found some of the waitresses/waiters in the oraragey useless, out of I think maybe 6 meals there every single time I've had drinks not delivered lol. Anyway, room service and breakfast is good, fast and fairly priced. Location is beautiful No complaints, would go back every weekend if I had the time. Only thing I'd love to see updated is the changing rooms for the pool, some things not working/needing updating but yeah. Cheers
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Nathalie wrote a review Jan 2024
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
Ended up in the best three rooms of the house (and garden-the Cabin - WOW!) and they really were...absolutely gorgeous! So glad to see that Babington remains at the same quality after not having been for over 5 years. Excellent service of course, fantastic food, sumptuous decor and surrounded by the usual lovely and friendly staff and guests. Privacy is still enormously respected and the grounds are looking even better than before. Thank you for a truly brilliant stay, it was like returning home after all of these years :)
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Izzy1 wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
Left Babington House very disappointed after a two night stay which we were all in need of and were really looking forward to. We are a family of 3 with one well behaved 11 year old girl yet we felt unwelcome for the whole time we stayed. Despite clearly targeting families with bunk bed rooms and facilities like a kids club, they don’t want families there but I would guess they feel they have no choice because of the income these rooms generate. After all, most of the clientele are very young and probably not spending very much whilst visiting. We were barely allowed to use any of the facilities, which were empty of other people most of the time. We were not allowed into the bar areas and had to sit in a separate deli area for dinner because we didn’t want to eat at 6pm. And then on the last morning we were told we didn’t actually need to do that and could have eaten in the restaurant?? Babington House should probably be adults only. There is little to no management of staff and everything seems chaotic. On more than one occasion we were given incorrect information from reception staff, like what times we could eat and use the pool facilities etc. Food is average and the menu rarely changes. We were bored by the second day. Food arrived cold and the pizzas were usually burnt on the times we ordered them. Following our stay I made a complaint to the manager who sent a lukewarm response and clearly couldn’t care less. The rooms are beautiful and the spa service was fantastic but that is the only parts of the stay I feel positive about. Don’t waste your money at Babington House, it’s an expensive disappointment.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Not suitable for families
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JJR wrote a review Oct 2023
Bath, United Kingdom15 contributions15 helpful votes
Really underwhelmed by babbington house. The reviews that state a mean girl vibe by reception are a 100 percent accurate. They are unfriendly and unwelcoming for sure.The team seemed stressed. Woke up to cleaning staff sat in hall way staring at phones waiting for rooms to become vacant. Room was cold, no home comforts like biscuits in your room unless you paid for Pringles or nuts or booze. The food is average. And the air of entitlement by young wannabe guests just makes the atmosphere poor. There are far better places to stay at 1/2 the price. I couldn’t wait to leave
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Date of stay: October 2023
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SWCSW14 wrote a review Oct 2023
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom285 contributions108 helpful votes
Just returned from a short and enjoyable break. Spa - excellent, even though it was a very busy time. Bar - nice cocktail selection, nice area with music and lighting constantly monitored to keep a good hotel bar atmosphere Restaurant - all dishes we had were excellent at dinner. At breakfast the full English was a bit odd, loads of overly crunchy bacon and two small overcooked mushrooms but not a disaster. Also having just one janky self-service domestic toaster seemed a strange choice. Grounds - beautiful Pool - very welcome on a bright October afternoon Overall a really nice stay. I can see how some people would be put off by some of the other guests, the mixture of entitlement and people trying really really hard to demonstrate that they are important or cool or important and cool will rub people up the wrong way but that doesn’t massive bother me unless people are actively intruding on my privacy which didn’t happen.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nicolas T wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom28 contributions48 helpful votes
Had I read the reviews below, I never would have made a reservation. I am glad I didn't and that I did! We had a quick mid-week, one night stop-over and our experience couldn't have been more different to the negative reviews immediately below. As we approached the house, down the long drive, everything was immaculate. The Georgian facade of the house is beautiful, without being over-powering. The lawns were all freshly "striped" and meticulously maintained. The welcome by the young staff was bright, helpful and friendly. Nothing seemed too much trouble. We had chosen a room in the main house, which was stunning, equipped with everything we might need. Huge comfortable bed, spacious room with a luxurious bathroom. A door on the loo was the only missing but desired item! We took (complimentary) tea in the garden and then walked the grounds. Yes, the clientele was young(ish), many with small children, but there were no issues or lack of space, as everyone was quite spread out over the property. Dinner and breakfast in the Orangery were both first class. The food was up to London restaurant standards and the service prompt and helpful. Net, net, we had a short but wonderful stay. While hopefully things are on the up, a gentleman was complaining about a broken A/C system in his room and cold food, as I was checked out, so a few kinks still to work out!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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highstandardsuk wrote a review Jul 2023
Sleaford, United Kingdom172 contributions115 helpful votes
Fur Coat no Knickers. I totally concur with the other recent reviews. Diabolical service, poor to average food, arrogant wannabe staff, no sign of Management. I think I did see the General Manager on one day, and I would be amazed if he doesn't know things are in a poor state. Very odd place to stay. The men all dress like Mark Zuckerberg, and seem to think baseball caps look very cool. Zuckerberg might be a billionaire but fashionable he is not. Room was lovely, very small but lovely. The pool area looked stunning... totally trashed by 60-100 sub 25 years old's thinking it's Ibiza with dance music. Didn't even go in it once, it seemed far too stressful (I consider myself to be a youthful 45 year old). Onto the service, seriously Nick Jones and his team should be considering special measures if this represents their brand. I was sighed at for asking a waitress to clear the plates away 25 minutes after we had finished eating. The dining room is a disaster zone, staff were crying, no one is in charge, plenty of staff by the way but no structure. Total Chaos. The food was garbage. Medium Rare Steak was well done and luke warm. The Fish was so boney it was inedible and soaked in liquid. The more casual outside dining food was nice, service just as bad but better food. They did refund most of the meal, but you can't get your time back. Total bill for 2 nights for 2 people, Lunch x2, Dinner x2, £1500 so it's not cheap enough to be this poor. It's a very young age group there as guests too, quite unexpected. Lots of rich kids spending their parents money.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Vikki R wrote a review Jun 2023
London, United Kingdom44 contributions33 helpful votes
The service continues to be atrocious! I’m only leaving this review in the hope that management do something. The poor staff can’t seem to keep up with demand. There’s no management in sight! - over 20 minutes to be served - wrong order came to our table 3 times - plates not cleared up within 30 minutes, I put the plates on the floor in the end - nobody came to bring our bill, had to walk to the bar to pay If only the service was a good as the ambience. Please do something !
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Dining at babington is over rated, however the pool is lovely and the grounds.
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Josyper wrote a review Jun 2023
Bath, United Kingdom24 contributions32 helpful votes
As a member for many years, I found Babington used to be a magical place. I’m not sure what’s happened in recent years. I rarely go these days as know I’m likely to be disappointed. The last time I went and met a friend, the drinks order was wrong, and when the bill came had someone else’s drinks on it. No apology. The time before that the pizza was black on the bottom, I should have sent it back. Today our friends food came 10 minutes before ours, and the pizza was luke warm when it came. 2 extra drinks put on the bill and the server arrogant and said ‘it happens all the time’. No apology. Plus, is a medium glass of Chardonnay really worth £13.50 (inc service charge). The ‘sandwiches’ for years now on the menu only consist of fried cheese and tomato sandwich, burger and fries, and fish bap! Babington need to up their game on service and choice/quality of menu.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Babington House
Which popular attractions are close to Babington House?
Nearby attractions include Tucker's Grave Inn & Campsite (3.9 miles), Alexandra Park (4.5 miles), and Nunney Castle (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Babington House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Babington House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Babington House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Babington House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The High Pavement, Castello Restaurant, and Castello.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Babington House?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Babington House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Babington.
Are any cleaning services offered at Babington House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Babington House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Babington House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Babington House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Roman Baths (9.0 miles), Shepton Mallet Prison (6.9 miles), and Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre (8.9 miles).