As experienced B & B users, we found The Ayrlington lacking in most areas that we consider difference-makers between B & Bs and Hotels. The Bed was comfortable and The Breakfast was good, but, other than the fine reception staff, all of the little things were missing. We never met the owner, there was zero interaction with the other guests, there was a charge for cheap wine and no snacks, like peanuts or chips. Our room, though spacious and looking out at the beautiful garden, was separate fm the rest of the house and felt like an afterthought, had zero European or British character, no air conditioning (at least not that we could find), no tissues, no bar bath soap (only body wash), some obvious maintenance issues, and a crummy hair dryer compared to other places we have stayed. The saving grace was the location, which was a short walk to Bath Centre, and the staff, especially Chris, who went above and beyond our expectations, assisting us in getting takeaway dinner, and early bfast and transportation the next morning. The Ayrlington could be a very nice option for enjoying the wonderful Bath experience, but needs to get on board with the special touches that make B & Bs so special. We would NOT stay at this place on a future visit to Bath.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Ayrlington Hotel Bath
- Ayrlington Hotel Bath
- Ayrlington Bath