The picturesque city of Bath is filled with stunning Georgian architecture and how better to enjoy it than in one of these beautiful boutique hotels, says Emma Dunn
1 The Royal Crescent
In the heart of Bath lies this elegant historic hotel, which perfectly combines heritage with modernism. Built between 1767 and 1775, the crescent, in which the hotel is located, is one of the most famous in the world.
This magnificent Georgian architecture is formed of 45 bedrooms, each uniquely designed and creates the perfect tranquil setting. It also includes 11 exceptional Georgian decorated suites if guests fancy being spoilt with luxury and relaxing in their own private living room.
Sit back and unwind in the spa or surrounding gardens and enjoy award winning dishes in The Dower House Restaurant. The iconic hotel’s attention detail and extra flourishes will make for the perfect stay.
Where: 16 Royal Crescent, Bath, SOM, GB, BA1 2LS
Cost: Rooms start from £330 per night. To find out more and make a booking, visit royalcrescent.co.uk.
2 The Queensberry
Situated in terraced Georgian town houses the Queensberry is a blend of boutique and unique. Each of the rooms have a different beautiful design for guests to enjoy a stylish stay. It has a slightly eccentric layout full of traditional gems and brightly coloured upholstery.
Just below the hotel sits Bath’s only Michelin star restaurant, The Olive Tree. The award-winning head chef serves up sensational, inventive dishes to be enjoyed in an informal fine dining environment.
It is proudly independent and unique with a set of witty rules to set the tone of its friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Book now for a luxurious stay like no other.
Where: The Queensberry Hotel, Russel Street, Bath, BA1 2QF
Cost: From £99 per night. Visit thequeensberry.co.uk to find out more and make a booking.
3 The Roseate Villa
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Bath, the Villa radiates character from the Victorian features of the building. It houses 21 rooms decorated with bespoke features, including goose down duvets, for a luxurious stay.
Guests can dine in the Henrietta dining room which overlooks the vibrant green views in Henrietta park. Enjoy a beautifully British breakfast or afternoon tea in a light and airy setting.
The Villa are delighted to house friendly canines so there’s no need to worry about having to leave a beloved companion behind. They even have their very own hotel border terrier – Muttley – to show guests in.
Just a short walk from the delights of Bath’s historic streets the Roseate Villa is a gorgeous place to relax.
Where: Henrietta Road 1, Bath, SOM BA2 6LX
Cost: Rooms from £99 per night. To find out more and make a booking, please visit roseatehotels.com/bath.
4 No.15 Great Pulteney
Oozing elegance and personality this boutique townhouse hotel is positioned on the grandest street in Bath.
The hotel rooms are collaboratively designed with Martin Hulbert Design (one of the stars of the UK interior design team) and local interior designers Rossiters and Woodhouse and Law to ensure the rooms are unique and creatively decorated.
Each of their 40 rooms have each been carefully individually designed ranging from bespoke wall murals and ambient lighting to grand suites to suit each guests style.
The hotel offers laid back dining and serves up simple food with a No.15 twist. Guests can dine in a unique dining room filled with beautiful antiques.
Take a break in the cosy spa, featuring a cedar wood hot tub and a barrel-shaped sauna, and fully relax in front of an open fire. With curiosities around every corner it’s an unforgettable stay.
Where: No.15 Great Pulteney, 15 Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4BR
Cost: Rooms from £114 per night. To find out more and make a booking, please visit no15greatpulteney.co.uk.
5 The Bath Priory
This up market country house hotel welcomes guests with open arms to a tranquil spot just a short walk from the city centre.
The Georgian house has gorgeous honey-coloured stone walls and acres of award winning gardens to stroll around. Each room is named after a flower and uniquely designed classically and stylishly.
Guests will be greeted by homemade biscuits and mineral water in their room and a Vispring bed to ensure the perfect night’s sleep. Be served up unforgettable modern French dishes in the hotel’s 3 AA Rosette restaurant while gazing upon the magnificent gardens or treat yourself in the Garden Spa by L’Occitane.
Where: The Bath Priory, Weston Road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2XT
Cost: Rooms from £140 per night. To find out more and make a booking, please visit thebathpriory.co.uk.
Words by Emma Dunn