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Dukes Hotel
Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 11, 2013

Bath – Dukes

Our two-day stay at Dukes Hotel in Bath was one of the highlights of our UK trip, and we dream of returning. The staff was excellent, warm, and always welcoming (Mike, especially, is a personable gem!). Our room (the Argyll) was beautiful, with great windows and an utterly comfortable bed. The bath and shower were terrific. We were delighted to park our car and be able to stroll Bath’s elegant streets, as the hotel is quite conveniently located. The staff also gave us great recommendations for evening meals--some of the best food we had the pleasure to enjoy on a fun, food-filled journey. We have recommended Dukes to friends in the UK and US, and we will visit again someday.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Thank you for the comprehensive applause and appreciation. Mike is indeed a 'personable gem' with an innate ability to welcome and help place guests immediately at ease.
In particular thank you for generously recommending Dukes to an international audience – welcome back!

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Reviewed December 11, 2013

We stayed here for one night to visit the Christmas markets, and we were delighted with it. It's a lovely hotel in a very handy location for Bath city centre. Our room, Somerset, was really well thought out with a very comfy sofa, and the bed was very comfortable. The room was also really quiet and had glimpses over the parapet of the lovely hills in the distance. Our only slight comment was that the bathroom could do with a bit of sprucing up - but nothing major. A real high was the cooked breakfast which was by far the best I have had in many years. All the staff were very friendly yet professional.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Thank you for the very positive review. We agree with the bathroom requiring a little sprucing up. Somewhat akin to the Forth Bridge we always have another door, bathroom or window frame to decorate. Our decorator visits regularly and your room is next on his agenda – very pleased that this did not detract from the enjoyment of your stay. Thank you for complimenting our breakfast, we are passionate about sourcing high quality ingredients, cooking them with care and serving them professionally.

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Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

we booked this hotel last minute based on the review and was not disappointed. We felt very at home and the staffs were very attentive. even prior to arriving, mike has been giving links to websites of things to do with kids in bath.

we were given baby chair for our son during breakfast and was also provided toddler meal.

location was within walking distance to the centre.

would definitely stay here again next time we are back in Bath.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Mike has a comprehensive knowledge and appreciation of Bath and the resources the city has to offer. I am delighted that all three of you enjoyed a successful visit. As you note our location on Great Pulteney Street really does make for a very easy level walk into the heart of Bath. What an inspiring walk for a toddler!!

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

What really made our stay at Duke's memorable was the staff. Everyone who dealt with us, whether at reception or in the breakfast room, was very professional but also went the extra mile to give personal attention to guests. We booked the spa package, which included a 2-hour session at Thermae Bath Spa, and the loan of bath robes, slippers and towels for the visit (which otherwise would have had to be hired from the Spa, at cost). On hearing that we were celebrating a birthday, further little touches were provided by Dukes, including a card, special candlelit breakfast! - and a bottle of wine, all of which made us feel really special. We're very grateful to Carole, David and all the staff for making our visit so enjoyable.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Given the opportunity we would like all our guests to ‘feel special’. We have the good fortune to enjoy the support of a superb team who are always happy to welcome, help and advise. Equally we clearly appreciate those who simply wish to be offered a quiet resting place and hearty breakfast. Thank you for your kind review and we trust that your trip was a complete success.

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Reviewed December 10, 2013

I booked 1 night here for my daughter and son in law as a gift for his 30th birthday and Christmas. I can't praise the hotel enough. Before their stay the communication was excellent via e mails. They knew it was for a special occasion and left them a complimentary bottle of champagne. They stayed in a Superior room and they said it was wonderful, with a big bed, nice shower and good view over Bath. The hotel is 10 minutes from the train station and is close to the historic places and shopping. They had plenty of choice for breakfast the next morning and could not fault the hotel.
They said the staff were brilliant and I can't thank Mike enough for all of his help.
I hope that my husband and I will enjoy a visit to this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

Sharing in a birthday celebration is a very enjoyable ‘over night stay’ to organise and help deliver. We too think we have a ‘brilliant’ team and Mike is a superb ambassador for what we feel Dukes and indeed Bath has to offer. We are all very pleased that we managed to ‘deliver your birthday gift’. Many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you to Bath.

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Reviewed December 7, 2013

I booked this hotel as a present for my parents, they were greeted upon arrival and instantly made welcome. The room was beautiful and spotlessly clean. They were able to park their car outside and as hotel within 10 mins walk of Christmas Market, the car was not needed for the rest of their two day stay. Carol, the owner, is a lovely lady who even telephoned me to confirm my parents had arrived at the hotel. The breakfast was delicious with more food than anyone could wish for. My parents will certainly be returning and I think I will book myself in for a break in the New Year. Thanks Again, Dukes for making my mums birthday a very special one - Amanda Horgan

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2013

From our perspective we are delighted to be chosen as ‘a gift’. We feel that Bath is a beautiful and memorable destination. Whilst chuffed to have been selected we share a tremendous desire to wholly satisfy the recipient. Thank you for the very generous and informative review and we are very pleased that we managed to ‘deliver’ your birthday present in the manner you would choose. We look forward to welcoming you here in the New Year!

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Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Brilliant and charming hotel set in a beautiful area only 5 minutes walk from the centre of Bath. Fantastic staff who are so helpful and friendly. Room was luxurious and very clean. Can't wait to go back and it will be in the very near future.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ChristopherCameron, Owner at Dukes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2013

Thank you - we look forward to your return !

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Additional Information about Dukes Hotel

Address: 53-54 Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DN, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Bath
#4 Business Hotel in Bath
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bath
Price Range: $130 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dukes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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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