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“Long weekend in Bath” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Ayrlington
Ranked #8 of 34 Hotels in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Long weekend in Bath”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

We stayed here after the Trip Advisor reviews. A really good B&B, excellent breakfast and really friendly staff. However you MUST pay the extra to have a room at the back of the hotel. The road noise is really disturbing at the front of the hotel (we asked to move after the first night) and for the extra £10 per a night we moved into the Garden Room which was really silent and much nicer. Overall, for a B&B and really good stay.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Helston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed her for two nights in October. We met friends. The staff were very friendly. The room was tired and lights were on outside our window all night keeping us awake.
The breakfast was ok but smelled a bit of chinese cooking.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Got back from a 3 day city break this morning after a snowy few days in Bath. The Ayrlington is situated in a lovely location for a stroll into the city and yes there is a little road noise to the front of the building but surely that is to be expected, however it was not imposing. The staff were very friendly, the owners very accommodating, and the room was actually quite charming.
Breakfast was very edible and cooked to order, the rooms were warm and cosy and we had no issues with hot water or a lack of hospitality.
True this isn't really a hotel, but speaking to the owners they do not claim it to be, however it is a hospitable guest house which I would be more than happy to stay at again. We had the 'Bamboo' room which spans the depth of the house and was of a good size and serviced daily.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Ayrlington is in a good location, less than a ten-minute walk from Bath's city centre. The grounds are lovely - a nice spot for a morning stroll. The breakfast was good and the dining staff were helpful and friendly.

On both mornings of our stay we had to shower with cold water. When we asked we were told that this was because the hot water had been used up and that we should wait for 15 minutes. We waited for 20-25 but the water was still freezing. Regardless, hot water should be available throughout the day and shouldn't be affected by other guests' consumption, especially for a hotel purporting to be 5 star. When we mentioned this to Audrey on reception as we were checking out she said that she would give us a discount. We were surprised when she offered us £8 off (from a total bill of £248), however we accepted this rather than getting into any discussion as to the value of the inconvenience, but suffice to say £8 is inadequate.

When we did have hot showers in the evening the room stayed steamed up for hours afterwards as the fan did not work.

The staff did not replenish shower gel, shampoo, etc for our second night's stay.

The bar is supposed to be open until 11pm. When I asked for two glasses of wine at 10.40pm, the receptionist asked me if I was taking them to my room or hoping to drink them in the bar, as she was in a hurry. Luckily, we wanted them in our room as we weren't getting the option to have them anywhere else!

Check-out is quite early, at 10.30am, so we requested a late check-out on our last day as our train was not until the afternoon. We agreed 12 noon with the receptionist but received a knock on our door at 10.40. Again, not a very relaxing experience.

WiFi was very poor in our room ('Poppy') and neither of our laptops, phones or iPad were able to connect.

The Ayrlington is most certainly not a 5 star hotel. As other reviewers have stated, it is very much a guesthouse feel.

Room Tip: Avoid 'Poppy'. It is extremely basic and the bathroom fan does not work. Cold water also an...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

We had a fantastic time at the Ayrlington for New Years Eve. The staff were friendly, but our room (Victrorian) was probably the most wonderful thing about the stay. Cosy, warm, comfortable bed, excellent bathtub, cosy chairs to relax in...

The hotel is relatively quiet, occasionally you might hear the road or some other guests but it was always within reason and did not stop us from having two good nights' sleep. Breakfast is delicious, with a choice of Full English or Vegetarian, smoked salmon or even champagne breakfast. The continental options are plentiful as well, with pastries, cereals, fruits, yoghurts and cheese. Coffee was ok, tea delicious.

The drawing room is an excellent place to rest and read, especially with the fire on.

Its close proximity to the city center (5 min walk) is an added bonus. We would and will come back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had a lovely time staying at The Ayrlington at the beginning of December. It started from the moment we were buzzed in by Audrey(Full of useful information about places to eat, shop & visit) through to us paying the bill with Ling as we left via very friendly cleaners and wait staff.

We had the delights of Iris for our room. We had the perfect view overlooking the rear garden across to the Abbey, just as I was told I would have in my confirmation email. Chocolates on our towels everyday and even our teddies(Yes , of course they come away with us too!!) were looked after being placed on top of the pillows awaiting our return everyday.

The breakfast was excellent(Included in the price) and kept us going most of the day. Wifi included too and all in all, a very good room rate. The best thing is that parking comes with the room, a godsend in Bath.

We will be staying here again and have told all our family and friends to use this beautiful hotel too.

Thanks to everyone involved in making our stay so perfect.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Had a wonderful stay at The Ayrlington last week. The staff were kind, friendly and helpful. We stayed in Poppy room; which was clean, very nicely furnished and ideal for our needs. Breakfast was delicious and included in the price, along with parking and wi-fi. Would recommend to anyone and will certainly stay again!

  • Stayed December 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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