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“For a relatively cheap central hotel, in a relatively expensive city, this fitted the bill perfectly.”

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Loch Fyne Milsoms Hotel
Ranked #87 of 157 Bath B&B and Inns
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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“For a relatively cheap central hotel, in a relatively expensive city, this fitted the bill perfectly.”
Reviewed February 4, 2010

Ok, so we had a loose tap in the sink, and the decor was beginning to show signs of wear. But we loved it here. It was as central as can be, and with Bath being a small city, navigating your way around couldn't be simpler. The welcome was warm and if you like Loch Fyne restaurants then you're even more in luck. We didn't eat there on account of wanting new experiences on our visit. However, breakfast in the restaurant was terrific, and so different to the standard 'full english'. Was it noisy? Yes, slightly. But I've never understood folk who moan about this. It's in the middle of town! And with some fabulous real pubs in close proximity, a few hours in these meant that sleep was no problem! We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 1, 2010

This is a really handy hotel with fairly reasonable prices, but be careful which room you book. I had the advantage of looking arounf before we stayed and chose a lovely room (no 3) It was very large, tastefully and traditonally decorated with traditional features, lovely fireplace and gorgeous bathroom. Roll top bath and separate shower, huge. It was on the 2nd floor which made it quite quiet.
I was shown room 2 which was a bit of a shock for an English woman as the bathroom and TOILET were in the bedroom just behind a small screen. The bedroom was lovely, very large but I am quite reserved and would not have been able to go to the toilet, although my husband would have enjoyed it!
The rooms on the 1st floor could be slightly noisy as they are nearer the street and near reception.
We didn't look at the standard, (smaller rooms) as we like plenty of space and luxury. I think the superior rooms are well worth the slight extra.
The bed wasn't particularly comfortable but was big enough.
The breakfast was good.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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glos,UK
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Reviewed November 3, 2009

We stayed for one night in one of the large rooms (room 1). Huge bathroom with a roll top bath. The room was quiet & clean. The staff were very friendly and relaxed, but also very professional & we felt welcomed. Breakfast was good with properly hot toast & good coffee.

It is a bit quirky as there is no obvious front entrance. It's really a restaurant with rooms. We went into the restaurant on arrival & were greeted immediately. It is an old building, but it has character. We would stay there again, but would want Room 1 for sure.

Finally we had a main course of mussels before we went out, which was delicious.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Dorset
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2009

Stayed in one of the larger rooms which was very spacious but the decor was tired and seemed a bit grubby. The worse thing was the lack of hot water . There wasn't any hot water from the time we checked in at 5.30 p.m to the time we checked out the following morning . It really put us off staying again because having a cold shower after a long day wasn't the best of starts to a night out in a lovely city like Bath . When we complained the manager was very polite but did point out that we were staying in an old building and these things do happen and offered us £10 off our room , finally after us pointing out that we thought this wasn't enough he gave us a £30 discount off the £115 charge. Another annoying thing was the noise consisting of shop alarms going off all night long and listening to the people in the pub opposite . Came home to a hot shower and a good nights sleep in a nice clean house .

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2009

We stayed for two nights for the weekend of a family wedding. The welcome we recevied when we arrived was excellent and we were delighted with our room. The hotel was conveniently placed for us to walk to the wedding venue and to see the sights of Bath.

The breakfast served in the restaurant was cooked to order and was lovely. The staff were very attentive and made the whole experience enjoyable. Thank you.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Buckinghamshire
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Reviewed September 13, 2009

My husband and I stayed at Milsoms when visiting Bath for a wedding. The first hurdle we hit was parking - the hotel has none of its own and the recommended car park was full, so my husband had to run up and down the steep hills of Bath to move the car half way through the wedding reception. Charlotte Street car park is near enough for a few bags to be carried to and from the car and it was only £10 from about 4pm on one day until around midday the next, but it's busy and so spaces aren't guaranteed. That's not so much a criticism of the hotel and seems to be a general problem in Bath.

On arrival at the hotel, our rooms were not ready as it was only midday, but we were able to pick up keys and leave our bags before rushing off to the wedding. When we finally reached our room, just after midnight, our bags had been put in our room - which was as relief as it was up two flights of stairs. Milsoms is very centrally located, which is very useful, but also means that you're stuck with all the city centre noise - with people outside the nearby bars and walking home after a night of drinking making a lot of noise. Because it was a fairly warm day, we needed to have the windows open but that meant being constantly woken up by revellers.

The room itself was clean and nicely laid out, with period features preserved and other aspects brought up to date. The one thing that Milsoms has not done is to install decent flat-screen televisions, which isn't a problem for a one-night stay when you don't arrive until the early hours, but the outdated portable TV doesn't quite fit with the image that the hotel seems to be pushing for.

The bed in our room was comfortable and, with the windows open, the temperature was fine. Bottled water is provided, in addition to tea and coffee making facilities, and the toiletries in the bathroom were very nice, although the towels were getting a little raggy. The bathroom itself was not luxurious but the overhead shower was pretty good - the only downside was that the toilet did not flush at all, which was not so pleasant.

Breakfast was fine - no better but no worse. There was a choice of cereals and juices (although the apple juice had a fly in it) and the toast brought to us was freshly made and still very hot, which was quite a novelty. Cooked breakfast is included in the rate and the scrambled egg was not bad, although not outstanding. My husband's full English breakfast had to be redone as the sausage didn't look cooked, and they really took their time in doing that, although when the new breakfast arrived, it was good enough.

One thing that was a little odd was that the reception desk seemed to be manned for only a limited time. When we wanted to check out, we had to go back into the restaurant and do so at the bar. £85 is not bad for a room in a hotel in a city like Bath and when the manager heard about the problems we'd had with the toilet in the bathroom, he reduced the bill by another £10, although not without promting. However, he did not flinch when the idea was proposed and was very apologetic, acknowledging that such a situation is far from ideal.

Milsoms is not bad and certainly good enough for the money. Overall, it seems as though there are a few things that could be a little more polished, but it was clean and pleasant. When we did have a problem, the management was sincerely apologetic. As for the noise, that's not really something that can be blamed on the hotel, but it would certainly make me think twice about staying there, which is a shame.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Exeter
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2009

This was an ideal location from which to explore Bath. We found this hotel during a previous trip to Bath where we stayed in the Travelodge just down the street which was terrible and more expensive than Milsoms with alot less to offer!! Our room was at the top of the hotel so there were some steps to climb, however the room was well worth it. The bed was really comfortable and having a dual aspect room (No 8) it was possible to get a nice breeze through the room.
The Loch Fyne restaurant was excellent for dinner in the evening and the breakfast could not be faulted in the morning with a very good choice of cereal, toast and full english breakfast and other fish breakfasts. The tea, coffee and fruit juice was plentiful. I will certainly be returning although on my next stay I will definitly 'upgrade' to have a room with a free standing bath!!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Loch Fyne Milsoms Hotel
Address: 24 Milsom Street, Bath BA1 1DG, England (Formerly Milsoms Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #87 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
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Hotel Class:4 star — Loch Fyne Milsoms Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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