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The Ayrlington
Ranked #8 of 34 Hotels in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“One night stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

The look and feel of the Ayrlington was nice though I must admit the decor was a little confusing (buddha statues out in the staircases) Overall we were happy with our one night stay, the room was comfortable and well heated. The breakfast is lovely too as they had vegetarian friendly options.

I couldn't remember the name of our room but I did find the bed we slept in to be too soft. Nevertheless I was able to sleep through and it didn't bother me much since we were only staying one night. I do think that they need to have someone to help with the luggage, I was able to bring up our suitcases but I imagine that it would be difficult for some people.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

My husband and I were looking for an Hotel to stay in for two nights in the city of Bath. We wanted to stay on the university side of the city as we were visiting our Grandaughter who is at Bath Uni. We also wanted a secure parking area where we could safely leave our car! So as you do you look up on google or safari "Where to stay in Bath"and up comes a list of hotels . The Ayrlington seemed to answer our needs. A 5 star luxury hotel nr the Uni with car parking at a reasonable price and as we had tried several more 4/5 star hotels that were fully booked we duly booked the Arylington.
Well when we arrived and went into the so called reception area we couldn't believe our eyes, but we only needed 2 nights so we would wait until we saw our room before passing judgement. My husband asked for a porter to take the luggage to the room as we had one heavy suitcase as we had been away for 2weeks visiting relatives. They said they hadn't a porter so I said ok we'll take it up in the lift. " oh there is no lift" was the reply. You will have to take it up 4 flights of stairs yourself. We complained bitterly and duly climbed the 4flights. A young lady eventually took up our case as my husband had hurt his hand badly and couldnt lift at that time..Fortunately the superior room we had booked was ok and so we made the best of it. The breakfast next morning was served in a very dull and dreary dining room that looks like it hasn't been refurbished for years.and the breakfast we were served was very disappointing. When we complained about it not being a 5 star luxury Hotel the receptionist said they had tried to take it off the Internet and it wasn't them who had put it on. If you all look you will see it being called a 5Star hotel over and over again. It is actually a bed and breakfast place.
The other complaint was their car park. They say there is room for all cars IF everyone parks straight . When we arrived there was no parking space for us and only afterwards did we find out that the staff park there and owner takes up most of the space with her 4x4 .that says it all to us, the guests come last. The only consolation was that on reception there was a VERY nice girl who was most apologetic and did her best to help. All in all if you are looking for a 4/5 star hotel in Bath give this establishment a BIG MISS.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Leiden
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

We had a comfortable stay at this B&B, but at 110 pounds for a small double room (only a queen size bed) we felt it was overpriced.
The room was clean, but rather shabby, with threadbare curtains, and a visibly dusty wall above the shower in the bath. The bath was chipped.
Breakfast was fine, but totally standard. The kitchen door was kept open while we were eating, which made the dining room very noisy.
Public rooms downstairs are spacious and well-decorated.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room at the back of the house to avoid traffic noise - and there are good views...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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cakeamatsui
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed one night at the Ayrlington Hotel. I liked the fact that it had free parking and was a quick walk over the bridge into Bath. However, the room we had was at the top of the steps facing the parking lot. I don't know how the staff drag everything up and down those steps, kudos to them.One poor guy was lugging water cases up to a storage closet and I felt I should help him. It is no fault of the hotel that road work was being done outside, and those Brits start early and finish into dark! However, the room was very warm, couldn't close window due to the noise from outside. Would never book this hotel in summer weather. We were warned by the hostess that the tiling in the bath was falling off and needed repair so to be careful they were trying to get it fixed. Personally I won't have rented the room till it got done.We didn't take a shower because it was really grossly dirty looking with the tile hanging off and the tiles really looked like they were half way of the wall. Also several lights in the room didn't work. Room really needed some good reading light near the bed. Not the most comfortable room, chair was wobbly, mattress worn. However, the rest of the hotel was really quaint. Reading room downstairs was very nice.The breakfast was very good, staff very pleasant. I loved the convience of the hotel to Bath, however, too pricey for the room. In the three weeks we spent in England we stayed in some major places, and they were cheaper than here.

Room Tip: Avoid parking lot view, noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cakeamatsui
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Headed to Bath for a couple of nights and drove past this hotel, Chris at reception welcomed us and showed us a couple of lovely rooms. We checked in, went in to Bath city for dinner and had a night cap in the lounge at the Arylington the a very peaceful nights sleep. Woke up to a tasty breakfast served to a high standard overlooking the beautiful rear garden.

Comfortable and very clean. Highly recommend it if you are staying in Bath.

Room Tip: We had the Garden Room, quite and peaceful, just lovely, we were to move to the Empire Room, but had...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TroyS1970
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

I had the pleasure of staying at The Ayrlington a few weeks ago and can highly recommend it. We were impressed from the start, when a charming chap asked us about our trip, showed us to our rooms and demonstrated all the features. I loved the quaint little nick-nacks which really gave the room a romantic 18th-century feel. The view outside was stunning - overlooking the oriental garden, and beyond that the rugby pitch (luckily for my boyfriend, he got a good view of the match playing!)

I enjoyed all the free tea, coffee, biscuits, hot chocolate etc, and free toiletries, although the shower was a little tricky to get the hang of at first, and the whirlpool bath mechanism didn't seem to work. I also enjoyed the lovely sitting-room with complimentary papers and magazines. The breakfast was lovely - a full English with all the trimmings, and all locally sourced food.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hannahhamish
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Great location, friendly and obliging staff.
Nice and plentiful breakfasts.
Unfortunately, there were some less positive points. Our standard room was not at all clean, but won't go into that because the kindly gave us an upgrade to the garden room.
The bed was far too soft, the bathroom had black water stains in the shower and behind the taps. The light fixtures were not all working. Basically, the room and hotel was quite tired, old and outdated and needs a nice make over.
The ironing board had big burn marks and there was only one robe.
Spacious room but tired. If it were three star we would rate it as great. But for 5 star prices you hope for five star quality.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Ayrlington
Address: 24-25 Pulteney Road, Bath BA2 4EZ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ayrlington 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built of golden Bath stone, The Ayrlington is a large and handsome English Heritage listed building set in a splendid walled oriental garden with exceptional views of the City and its medieval Abbey. Bath's magnificent historic sites, speciality shops and excellent restaurants are all just a five minutes level stroll away. The Ayrlington's elegant and tranquil interior is a graceful blend of English and Asian antiques, artwork, fine fabrics and Egyptian cotton bedlinen - all 18 bedrooms have an individual theme and are beautifully furnished, some with four poster beds. The emphasis is on creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in the centre of Bath's vibrant city centre. The Ayrlington has a licensed residents' bar, secure on-site private parking and is entirely non smoking. We do not accept children under 5 years of age. The Ayrlington's ongoing commitment to quality has brought some well deserved and hard earned awards - five stars from The AA and Visit Britain, AA Premier Collection, a listing in The Good Hotel Guide and multiple Bath in Bloom garden awards. ... more   less 
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