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“very nice B&B - would gladly stay here again”
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Devonshire House
Ranked #35 of 157 Bath B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

A warm welcome, a warm room, a super 'Continental breakfast' (but I think they sell themselves short calling it a continental breakfast), my husband and I were very glad that we booked this B&B. Louise is a lovely host and the bottle of Bristol cream in the breakfast room nook was a nice way to close off the evening. The B&B is located a little bit outside of Bath's center, but we enjoyed that we could park our car on the street and not think about it for 2 days. it's an easy walk down the hill to reach all the classic sites and take a taxi back up the hill at night. If we ever go back to Bath, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Louise F, Owner at Devonshire House, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014

Thanks for your kind feedback. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.

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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Good place to stay: room comfortable, quiet, clean and modern. Breakfast: good buffet-style variety - loved the crumpets and English muffins. Very friendly, professional hosts. Location very good for our purposes, we enjoyed the walk into town, good exercise!

Room Tip: our room was at the back and was very quiet.
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Louise F, Owner at Devonshire House, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2014

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and the continental breakfast. Now we have had our kitchen extension completed we are returning to offering a cooked breakfast, so any added calories can be burnt off on the walk into town.

Hope to have you stay again.

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Louise

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is exactly as others have described - a traditional B&B with really helpful, professional hosts who run the place like a well oiled machine and who offered good advice to the first time visitor. I loved the continental breakfast as I am not a bacon and two eggs person. The place is inauspicious from the outside being, in part, a former shop on a very busy road and I would never have selected it without Trip Advisor, but it provided everything we needed. Having breakfast in the former shop was slightly odd and a little cool. The bedrooms are furnished with traditional antiques, not posh ones, if you know what I mean, but everyday 20th century brown furniture, which make it feel homely and gave it a bit of substance. Don't read boutique hotel into this description, though, it's not that. There was a great selection of reading in the room suitable for a quick browse, a nice touch. The bathroom was simple but spotless. The walk to town is indeed a good stride and it took half an hour to get to the far side of central Bath and 20mins to the near side, but once we had the measure of the distance, it helped us work up an appetite and feel virtuous. We are not unfit people, though, and you would need to drive or get the bus or a taxi if you were not someone happy to stride around a town. I noticed someone said in their review to avoid the front rooms because of noise, well the road is busy, but our room had triple glazing and was fine. Nonetheless, if you are sensitive to noise, I would ask for a room at the back. The price is acceptable given that for anywhere near central Bath you are paying a bit of a premium, but it's not cheap or super value. On balance, though, I think it is worth paying the extra to be within walking distance, because traffics is bad in the town and it is brilliant to be able to park outside the B&B and walk in. Parking on the road outside the B&B was fine for us, by the way, free and very easy. The one taxi we took from the middle of Bath cost £7 and that was also the price to park for about 6 hours. Bath itself was fantastic and we had a lovely few days doing the sights.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Louise F, Owner at Devonshire House, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2013

Thanks for giving such comprehensive feedback, it is always so useful for future guests. Hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Louise

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

From the moment we step in the house, we could feel as we were at our own home. We had a warm welcome from Judith that also kindly explained us all the attractions and amenities of the area.The room was nice and clean as well as the bathroom and the bed was big and comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful and fresh, ask for those delicious warm croissant!
The building is in a quite area, at a 20 minutes walk from the town center with a good bus service to and from the bus station.
Me and my fiancee spent the weekend in this B&B also enjoying the convenient SPA package which entitled us of a complementary bottle of wine.
Last detail, with the room you get a card which gives you discounts in a large selection of restaurants and shops around the town.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Louise F, Manager at Devonshire House, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and Bath, Judith is a great manager who always looks after our guests when we are away, so will pass your comments onto her. Kind regards Louise

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We travelled with friends for a 2 night break in Bath and stayed in the 2 double rooms both of which were lovely. Comfy beds, nice furnishings and breakfast served up to 9am which isn't the case in some B&B's we've stayed at before. Great choice of food - nice extra touches like warmed croissants and home-made muffins. We also enjoyed the complimentary sherry on our return one evening! Little touches like this are the things you remember about a place along with the lovely hosts. Couldn't ask for more. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Louise F, Owner at Devonshire House, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

It was lovely having you all stay and thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments, hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Louise

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

A wonderful find of a small, friendly B & B in Bath. Someone was always on hand if any assistance was required, not that we needed any as everything we could possibly need had already been thoughtfully provided. Our room was clean and beautifully appointed and had a new, spacious en-suite. The breakfast was plentiful and had enough variety to suit everyone's needs. There is a beautiful scenic walk into Bath through a local park with spectacular panoramic views of the city. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Louise F, Owner at Devonshire House, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

It was great having you stay too, glad you enjoyed it and hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards Louise

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed in this B&B for two mid-week nights. Everything was really good. Our room was clean, warm and comfortable and the description of the bathroom as 'compact' was accurate.
Breakfast was really good, lots of choice and all very fresh. Chris and Louise were welcoming and very knowledgeable of the area. The walk down into bath takes about 20 mins. The walk back is steep and takes longer but taxis are easily available.
Really nice place and would recommend it to anyone looking for well priced, slightly out of town B&B.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front may be noisy
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Louise F, Owner at Devonshire House, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Glad you enjoyed your trip to Bath and thanks for spending the time to feed back.

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Address: 143 Wellsway, Bath BA2 4RZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
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Ranked #35 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range: $106 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Devonshire House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our family run B&B used to be a Victorian Grocers shop, but now offers individually furnished, ensuite bedrooms, including a family room, twin bedded and double rooms. Thirty years of combined hospitality experience ensure the service and standards are both professional and friendly. ... more   less 
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