So the boyfriend and I went to Bath for the weekend of his birthday and we managed to book this place via lastminute.com. We were really, really impressed.
Location: so the location is pretty much *perfect*. You literally walk down the street and voila! City center! - It's also only about a 15min walk from the train station. The road and pavement it was on is are both very wide so very comfortable to walk down, had beautiful surroundings with a museum at the other end of the road. We had both bought City Sightseeing tickets and there is a bus stop taking you on the Skyline tour 1 min walk away (cross the road, walk a few steps and there you are). But since it isn't smack bang in the city centre it is thankfully very quiet at night. The view from the lounge in the morning is also stunning.
Our room: was smaller than I was expecting, but a good size. There was a TV at the foot of our bed, just far enough to not make you feel uncomfortable at the proximity but also close enough so you can see clearly. We had a couple of nice nights in, chilling on the bed watching a bit of TV after a busy day. The bathroom is also a very good size with shower, sink, toilet. They provided fresh, clean towels and cleaned our room daily which was really nice :) I wasn't expecting such pro cleaning considering it was a family-run hotel so twas a very pleasant surprise.
Only thing is, our room was basement-level and street-facing. I desperately needed a nap when we first arrived and just simply couldn't sleep as it was so noisy. If someone walks in through the front door of the hotel, you can hear it very, very clearly. Thankfully in the evening noise wasn't much of a problem. The view was also a bit crap from our room, awh well :(
Breakfast: yum. There are a wide variety of choices (no kippers though, if you were hoping for that) and we had the full English for all days we were there. Tea, coffee, hot choc, juices, cereal, fruit and yoghurts are all a given that you can help yourself to. You order toast and your hot breakfast. They're very flexible in orders. Both the boyf and I didn't want bacon so we were allowed two other choices as substitutes (instead of two slices of bacon). I also recommend swapping fried eggs (you get two) for scrambled but that's personal preference :9
Service: can't complain. They were very friendly and went above and beyond expectations of a 3* hotel. We were allowed to leave food in their fridge and when we wanted to eat it, the staff heated up our food for us as well has providing us with napkins, plates, cutlery and anything else we needed, as well as having a friendly chat with us to keep the atmosphere light and warm.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this place :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- iption: The Edgar Townhouse is a small friendly guest house located on Great Pulteney Street in the centre of Bath. The house was designed in the classical Georgian style by the architect Thomas Baldwin, and lies on the former estate of Sir William Johnston Pulteney who developed the land and gave his name to the street.The Edgar Townhouse is named after King Edgar who was crowned the first King of England. Edgar was crowned in Saxon monastery, which was destroyed and is now replaced by the abbey, which is a short walk from the guesthouse.When UNESCO designated Bath a World Heritage site put Bath on a par architecturally with the great beauties of Florence and Rome.Great Pulteney Street one of Europe's most magnificent avenues designed by Thomas Baldwin. At one end of Great Pulteney Street is Pulteney Bridge, which was modelled by Robert Adam on the famous Ponte Vecchio in Florence. Walk over this bridge and you are in the centre of Bath, close to the Roman Baths, the pump rooms and the famous Royal Crescent and Victoria Park.Bath is a city of all seasons. ... more less
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- The Edgar Townhouse Hotel Bath