We were drawn to Dukes by the restaurant reviews, looking for a venue for a small wedding lunch. As soon as I saw the private dining room I knew we had found the right place, and we took the opportunity to look at the rooms, and chose the Atholl , spacious and beautifully furnished with a four poster bed and a large bathroom with a huge bath and shower, plus fluffy white towels and robes.
Sayuri and Robert took over the lunch plans, and on the day the room and table looked so elegant everybody gasped as they went in. The guests had pre-ordered from the a la carte menu and the three courses were brought out correctly at exactly the right time. The quality of the food was outstanding, many people saying it was one of the best meals they had ever had.
The little courtyard was a perfect spot for pre-lunch drinks and photos.
Breakfast is served to order in the dining room, with an imaginative choice of alternatives to the full English, should you wish.
The only problem is wi-fi reception, which is patchy, but I heard that this was being upgraded the following week, and there is a PC and printer in reception you can use if necessary.
It is rated a 3* hotel, and I can only assume that is because it lacks some of the trimmings such as fitness centres and lifts, but take no notice of that - this is a 5* hotel in charm, decor, location and friendliness. Look no further.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dukes stands on Great Pulteney Street - one of the finest boulevards in the Heritage City of Bath. Built over 200 years ago, Dukes comprises of two very generously proportioned town houses and has been engaged as a hotel and guest house for over 100 years. Whether it is the high ceilings, sash windows or hand crafted Sanitan bathroom suites, each of our rooms uniquely reflects on an era of craftsmanship, Georgian elegance and charm. Being less than a 10 minute flat walk to the centre, as a guest you can easily access all the attractions that Bath has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dukes Hotel Bath