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Apsley House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 31 Hotels in Bath
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Fabulous B&B”
Reviewed June 12, 2011

We stayed here for 3 nights June 1-4 at the end of a 3 week auto tour. Apsley House in Bath was easy to find especially with the SAT NAV and GPS. The House is beautiful with ample parking in front. We were greeted by Devon the owner upon our arrival. He was so personable and eager to suggest points of interest and day trips from Bath. We booked the Wellington Suite on the 2nd floor. It was a fabulous room; large, comfortable and well represented. We had a king size bed, chase lounge, vanity desk, chiffrobe and dresser. The bathroom was very nice, large and modern with bath and shower. Loads of Milton Brown bath products. The view from our window was of the hills of bath and the very large and delightful back yard with patio furniture where you could take your coffee and tea in the morning or bask in the sun with a good book. Breakfast was scrumptious and also offered a daily special besides the usual English breakfast or pancakes. There is no lunch or dinner so you will need to make other reservations for that. You can sit in the drawing room in the evening and have wine or cocktails until 10:00 pm. There is a good selection to choose from and it is on the honor system. Just jot down what you use. There is a small grocery store a few blocks away on Chelsea St. along with a pizza take out and moderate Indian Cafe.
The walk to the city centre is a good hike. We did this the first day there and back and decided to take a taxi after that. Taxi fare is about 8GP. We spent the first day doing Bath with the Hop on Hop Off and the Bath House. It was very interesting and a great time for the end of the trip. The next day was spent driving the area around Bath. Salisbury Cathedral, not much else there and Stonehenge. Do Stonehenge early because the traffic is bad.
We drove back to Heathrow Airport to stay the last night in England and visited the Avebury Stone Circle on the way out.
Apsley House was a perfect end to our trip and a beautiful place to stay. Devon and company are fabulous hosts and we felt like we were actually staying in their private home.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms are very nice.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2011

I stayed here the night before & the night of my wedding, and our stay couldn't have been better. If you want a relaxing, romantic and charming place to stay in Bath, this is it.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Reviewed June 10, 2011

This is a lovely little boutique hotel and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

On checking in we were greeted by a warm and friendly woman who took the time to fully explain to us how to get into the city of bath and where all the major attractions and best restaurants were.

We had booked 'Salamanca' which is on the second floor with a lovely view over the countryside. The room is full of character with sloping ceilings, but surprisingly spacious. There are some lovely extra special touches such as a magazines in the room and a teddy bear on the chair. The bed was extremely comfortable and we both slept like logs!

The bathroom to this room has a slipper bath and a freestanding shower in a marble tiled bathroom which is very luxurious.

The breakfast the next morning was superb with a good choice of fresh fruit and cereals and a choice of hot options cooked to order. The food was all very good quality and well cooked.

Overall I would thoroughly recommend this hotel and will definitely be returning!

The hotel is located about a half hour walk from the centre of bath, on the way into bath its very picturesque but the walk back is up a steep hill and quite tiring! However there is a long stay car park in bath if you want to drive, and a bus stop opposite the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2011

As you would expect with Apsely House everything possible was provided in our 2 bedroom converted coach house. A full kitchen, eating area, washer/dryer, and a separate lounge. The fridge was stocked with eggs, bread, butter, milk and juice, more than enough for our 3 days stay, with cereals, jams, etc, in the cupboard.

It is quite close to the city centre with parking available closer to the city. There is also a small supermarket conveniently close by.

I do secretly wish that the decor reflected more of the historic nature of the coach house, but that would have just been my prefence.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

Stayed two nights with another retired couple. We were in the Wellington room, probably the best in the house. Very large room with quality furnishings throughout. Bed was quite comfortable. The marble bath was clean and well done with a super shower and slipper tub. A nice view of the gardens to the rear of the house. Parking was tight but ample. Owner Nick was quite helpful with directions and places to eat as Apsley House serves breakfast but no dinner. Our hosts were a little more formal in keeping with the elegance of the house and its size than some of the smaller B&B's we stayed in throughout the Cotswolds but this was certainly not a problem.
It is quite a long downhill walk to town but the receptionist gave us good advice about a public parking lot just a few blocks from the town center so we drove. The first night we ate at a pub a short walking distance from the house. The second night, we asked if there might be a good pub going the opposite direction from town and were told there was one a few miles away. It was a rural pub with great atmosphere and the food was good....the beer better.
After returning from dinner the first night, we each had a drink from the honor bar and had a relaxing chat in the lounge area before retiring. Breakfasts were quite good and prepared to order.
Website photos and descriptions often promise more than they deliver but with Apsley House, the opposite was true. The stay there exceeded our expectations./

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

My wife and I stayed here on May 31st to June 1st 2011, and we have no hesitation in recommending the Apsley Hotel to anyone visiting Bath. We stayed in the Wellesley room, it's next door to the dinning room and next to the reception. It was a truly lovely room and tastefully decorated.

It's a little further out of Bath than we've stayed before, but as others have said the walk through the park, and the grave yard (by accident) is very pleasant, and then you get to walk past the Royal Crescent on to the Circus. I recommend the Circus Cafe on the way, bear in mind they stop serving lunch at 3pm. We did get a taxi back, about £6 from the city center if I remember correctly.

Breakfast was very nice, and the coffee was great too.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 31, 2011

Excellent hotel - well positioned on the edge of Bath in the Newbridge area of Bath. The walk into the city via Vicky Park and the Royal Cresent is one of the best one could wish to have as an introduction to the Roman City. The bus back #17 dropped us at the door to the hotel!

The hotel itself is well run by the staff and owners. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The served breakfast were varied and tasty. This hotel is worth every recommendation it receives.

Room Tip: Top floor for the views, if two flights of stairs.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Apsley House Hotel
Address: 141 Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3PT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Bath
#1 Family Hotel in Bath
#1 Luxury Hotel in Bath
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Apsley House Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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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