We stayed in this beautiful and luxurious hotel for one night, but would have happily stayed for a week! Upon arrival we were warmly greeted. We had a few questions about where to eat and also about evening entertainment in Bath, all of which were answered with friendliness and an impressive knowledge. We were then showed to our room (the Wellington room, room number 1). This is an impressive a room as we’ve ever stayed in. Importantly for me it was spotlessly clean as was the recently refurbished bathroom (check the pictures of both the room and the bathroom which I have uploaded to my album).
The room had a large super king size bed, dressing table, chaise lounge, wardrobe, extensive tea making supplies, trouser press, iron, flat screen TV with freeview, telephone and alarm clock etc. You could not have asked for more. All was tastefully decorated in the style of the house. The bathroom had recently been renovated to a high standard and included a delightful slipper bath and a seperate walk in shower.
The little things had been thought of too. Tissues, cotton wool pads, cotton buds were available in the bathroom and bedroom. Bottles of water (2 of them chilled in the rooms fridge) were included. A variety of magazines concerning the local area as well as the national press were available.
Staff in the hotel continued to be helpful and friendly. They were more than happy to call for a taxi and then enquire about our day. It really is these personal touches which set hotels such as these apart from ‘chain’ hotels.
At night the locale is very quiet and there was no noise from other guests at all. While we did not make use of the drawing room and the honour bar, it was readily available for us, and as with the rest of the house, was elegantly decorated with beautiful views of the garden.
For breakfast, the high standard of customer care and exceptional quality continued. A variety of juices, cereals and fruits were available in the buffet on arrival to the dining room. Soon after seating at a table by the window to overlook the garden, we were served by a very polite and professional member of staff. We both ordered the full English breakfast with toast. It was brought to us promptly, having been freshly cooked. It was delicious and another example of how this hotel provides things to a high standard. The quality of the food was excellent and there was plenty there to get you ready for the day.
As I said earlier, we would have happily stayed at Apsley House for a week. A sophisticated hotel with a truely welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Thanks to all at Apsley House who made our stay so enjoyable and we look forward to returning to you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A privately owned Georgian House built by the Duke of Wellington in 1830. Situated just over a mile from the city, free parking, garden, licensed bar and drawing room. En-suite bedrooms with Super-King Beds and Four-Posters, individually decorated with Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, hospitality trays and Molton Brown products. Freshly cooked breakfast served in the elegant dining room. A taste of Georgian Bath at its finest with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apsley Hotel Bath