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“Nice Place in Bath”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Ayrlington

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The Ayrlington
Ranked #10 of 35 Hotels in Bath
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“Nice Place in Bath”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed here for one night in July and overall was a pretty good experience. The room was adequately sized, and comfortable enough. The room does not have air conditioning, so the windows were required to be open. Since they don't have screens on the windows, some flies came in. They may want to consider putting screens on the windows to prevent this. Although the room was very clean, it's showing it's age and could use a renovation - especially the bathroom where there was some black mold in the grout of the tiles in the bathtub (Rose room). Not a big deal, but perhaps management could address it. These were relatively minor issues that really didn't detract our pleasant stay.
The hotel is in a fairly good location - within walking distance to most things. Breakfast was very good. Overall, we enjoyed our visit and would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for one night with my brother in twin room carnation , it's on the back of the hotel , really quiet overlooking the garden which is maintained beautifully. Only a short walk to the centre . Audrey was lovely and ALL the staff extremely polite & welcoming . The building is stunning and parking outside always a positive. A lovely breakfast before we left , would definately return . I do wonder if the previous scathing review was meant for a totally different place as we certainly couldn't find anything to fault.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stayed in a spacious room, appreciating having 2 comfortable chairs to sit in and watch evening TV in comfort, looking out to wonderful views to Bath centre. The bed was so comfortable that I had the 2 best nights' sleep that I have had for a year (I am not a good sleeper) and when we told the receptionist she told us that it was new. The gardens were beautifully well kept and we sat in them on both our evenings for a couple of hours enjoying the views with a glass of wine, very pleasant. The downside to the room was that the bathroom was shabby and the toilet needed a 'good clean'. There was plenty of drawer space but, as the furniture is old I would suggest that all the drawers need lining paper where there is none and replaced where there is some - I am rather fussy with my personal clothes. The nicely cooked breakfast was spoiled by either inferior or watered down fruit juice. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful and the public areas were spotlessly clean. We would easily stay here again as it is so convenient to leave the car parked safely and walk into Bath.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed in Victoria room and it was so filthy with facilities belonging to 1800 century, horrible bed, depressing bathroom, noisy, and they did not even have Freeview!!!! and receptionist with racist attitude (say no more) when I asked if the water from the tap in bathroom was drinkable (since In London it is not) she said "where are you from? we are not in a third world country" I am Persian and have lived here for 32 years and have travelled around the world, more than I can say for her! she was so rude and condescending I wanted to tell her if you travelled more often you would know better. The price is too high and the building must be the ugliest one in that road. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. none accommodating although they say on their website to put your request in, they do not provide you with any, they don't even have a luggage room and left our suitcase in the breakfast room when they told us we could not check out late in spite of advertising that they have. EXTREMELY POOR. YUK YUK YUK

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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OLDFIELDS_MANAGEMENT, Manager at The Ayrlington, responded to this review, August 7, 2014
Firstly, I am so glad that I am not the person who has tell Boris Johnson that it is not safe to drink the water in London hotels - good luck with that...

Filthy room? This room was checked by a senior staff member an hour before the guest checked in. If the guest had a genuine problem with the room and so many other issues, then why was no complaint made to management?

The television in the room does work and will show exactly the same Freeview channels as the other properties in Bath.

We are distressed by this guest's accusation of racism. On discussing this with the senior staff member (who is extremely well travelled) she thought that the guest was discussing water quality in a broader, international scope. No racism was intended or implied.

There appear to be a couple of lines missing near the end of the review and we deduce that they are on the subject of check-in and check-out times. Our check-in time is 14:00 with check-out at 10:30.
This guest arrived and expected to check in at 11:00. This was not possible so we offered to store her luggage whilst she continued on to Bath. Our available space for storage in the reception office is limited so, of necessity, we keep the "overspill" in the dining room. Luggage kept in the dining room is securely monitored both by reception staff and the CCTV system.

To be quite honest the entire management team are stunned by this person's review and can only wonder at the motivation behind it. The majority of our TripAdvisor reviews reflect a completely different story and provide us with valuable and effective feedback. This one is nothing more than a libellous rant from a traveller of supposedly 32 years experience who only now is making their first TripAdvisor review. WHY?
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

Recently stayed here to explore the delights of Bath & surrounding area. The Receptionist was friendly & welcoming & check in was effortless. The room we stayed in (SIena) is located on 1st floor of property, is spacious & tastefully decorated,only slight downside was the noise from the road outside but after a couple of nights it was not noticeable. Breakfast in morning was served in Dining Room, which overlooks the well kept gardens, The Ayrlington is approximately a ten minute walk from city centre & with the free parking the Hotel offers it makes it the ideal base to visit Bath & all it has to offer

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Our stay was absolutely perfect, from the kind helpful and informative lady at check in to the delicious breakfast on departure. We stayed for my boyfriends birthday and it was made so special. Every staff member we came across were lovely, the room was cute spacious and immaculately clean - we even had our own little gardens! Felt like we were on holiday. A wonderful place!

  • Stayed July 2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very nice and neat B&B. They also offered a great breakfast and had a gorgeous back garden. Easy walking distance into Bath and the various spots within the city. We only stayed for one night, but had a great experience. I also noted a free car park in the front of the hotel, which some may find useful.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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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:
#8 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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