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.
- 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