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“Excellent Guest House”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cranleigh

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Cranleigh
Ranked #14 of 160 Bath B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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London
1 review
“Excellent Guest House”
Reviewed May 22, 2007

We stayed in Room 9 in the Cranleigh.

The room (and the rest of the guest house) was spotless. Our bathroom was excellent with a good shower and a bath with tons of (really) hot water. The breakfasts were high quality - some of the best we have had. The room was comfortable and spacious with a tv/dvd combo.

Although it is a bit further out from town the quality of the guest house really makes up for. It doesn't take long to get to town (20-30 mins) and you can go past Royal Crescent on your way in. Or a short taxi journey for around £6.

Thoroughly recommended.

  • Liked — Great service, great breakfasts, really clean and comfortable
  • Disliked — Distance from town
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2007

We stayed in the best possible accommodations we have ever found for our family of five. The Cranleigh is beautifully decorated, and incredibly clean. Our large room was on the second floor with one double and three single beds with room to spare. The bathroom was equally large and included both tub and stand-up shower. Breakfast was included for all of us, as well as a surprise tea and goody left in our room - all for 135 pounds per night. Only downside is the walk into town, but it's worth every step!

  • Liked — Overall charm and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Walk into town
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
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Reading, UK
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2007

Stayed here for two nights, and have absolutely no complaints about the B&B - lovely room, comfortable bed, super breakfast and very friendly staff - everything you want from a B&B really! You should be
aware that it's a little out of the centre, but is walkable on a nice
day, albeit much easier if going downhill into Bath - we however travelled into town by taxi (there were 4 of us) for about £6 or £7.
This shouldn't reflect badly on Cranleigh though, and it's a great place to explore Bath and the surrounding area from - thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
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Thank gth101
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Englewood, Colorado
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Reviewed March 19, 2007

Cranleigh Guest House is an elegant Victorian B&B located near the city of Bath, England. You can walk from the B&B to the center of Bath or take a taxi or bus (bus stop is within easy walking distance of the B&B).

The B&B is located in a quiet residential area and restaurants can be found nearby within a somewhat easy walking distance. Although there are some pubs within 1/4 mile, the nicer pubs are probably a mile away and are not in the city of Bath but closer to the B&B.

The rooms are very nice, the owners are extremely helpful, and the Full English breakfast is one of the best. They also have a free parking area (car park) behind the B&B.

While staying at Cranleigh, you will find many sights in the city of Bath itself as well as day trips to view churches such as Wells, Salisbury and Winchester. Note that Stonehenge and Avebury are also somewhat close by car, or you can use a coach service that will take you to Stonehenge, Avebury, Castle Combe, and Lacock as part of a day trip.

There are plenty of restaurants in Bath as well as the major attractions such as the Roman Baths and many others which can be seen probably within one day. The river Avon runs through Bath and makes for beautiful photos. You should also cross the bridge to the other side of the river when looking for a restaurant. Note that Bath has many pubs in the city so there's no excuse for having a dry throat.

The Cranleigh Guest House is close enough to the city of Bath, minus the noise of course, and close enough to major highways to visit other areas near Bath. The Cranleigh Guest House makes an excellent home base for visiting the many sights in this area of England and also makes for an excellent stop if heading towards southern Wales.

  • Liked — Proximity to Bath without all the noise and parking issues.
  • Disliked — No complaints.
  • Stayed June 2005, traveled with family
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2007

I wholeheartedly agree with previous postings. This B&B is very comfortable, clean and welcoming. The hot tub is a great extra, situated in an enclosure in the garden with summer house and minibar. Breakfast was very nice and hosts were very friendly and helpful.

Only drawback being that it takes 30 mins to walk into the centre of Bath. This is an OK walk if you intend to stay out all day but could get a bit wearisome if you like to pop back to your B&B throughout the day. There is a park and ride stop within a 5-10 mins walk from the B&B costing £2.20 return which may be a good option or a cab costs approx. £6.

Stayed January 2007
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Toronto Canada
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45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2006

We spent 2 nights at the Cranleigh and were very pleased with the accommodations and quality of service. What you can expect : spacious and attractive rooms, friendly and attentive service, great breakfast experience. The B & B is about a mile from town, so you can either use the park and drive , take a bus or take a cab into town. The Cranleigh has three 3rd floor rooms, which is a bit of a climb - so it's worthwhile clarifying your preference for a 2nd floor room prior to arrival if stairs are a problem . Two rooms had problems with hot water while we were there - also worthwhile asking owners about . The owners recommended the Globe pub/restaurant to us during our stay and we highly recommend it - great quality food, non smoking environment and pleasant staff.

  • Liked — Large, well appointed rooms.
  • Disliked — Stairs to 3rd floor
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with family
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2006

We stayed at this lovely B+B for a long weekend, to celebrate my birthday. This is a B+B which could easily be mistaken for a hotel, way above average for what we expected to find for a B+B. We stayed on the first floor in a four poster bedroom, which had lovely views to the back of the garden and avon valley. Breakfast was absolutley delicious, you could smell the freshly baked croissants every morning. I recommend trying the pancakes with maple syrup and strawberries, delicious.
On sunday we booked the hot tub which is located in the garden, next to it you'll find a summerhouse with a minibar, very useful, and we had a great time in the hot tub!
Cranleigh is situated on top of Newbridge hill, which makes for lovely views, and don't forget to have a sunday roast at the riverside pub The Boathouse, which is in walking distance. the Owners will be happy to let you know directions, as they are very friendly indeed. Bath is a lovely town and the surrounding countryside is stunning, all in all we had a lovely weekend in bath and this B+B, and a well needed break from London. We''l be back asap.

  • Liked — attention to deatil and the breakfast, views everything really
  • Disliked — distance to bath city centre, if I had to choose something at all
  • Tips/Secrets — check out the riverside Pub 'The Boathouse'
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank lucien
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Additional Information about Cranleigh

Property: Cranleigh
Address: 159 Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3PX, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 160 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cranleigh 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Denise, Colin & Tim welcomes you to Cranleigh, Bath our tastefully restored Victorian styled home. Offering a friendly & informal atmosphere with plenty of local information and advice on tap. Located in the quiet suburb of Newbridge with easy access to the city centre and on-site & on street parking available free of charge. Range of individually styled and well equipped with Free Wireless Internet in all guest rooms, Fantastic Breakfasts. ... more   less 
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