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Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, Bath

Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel

The Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel is a luxurious property, conveniently located in the heart of Bath. It’s situated just a 15- to 20-minute walk from the historic Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. The hotel is elegantly decorated and features a spa with multiple pools, a thermal suite, and an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, so you can enjoy the outdoors regardless of the weather. In the evening, you can dine at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, enjoying traditional and modern British cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients. Afternoon tea is served daily in the grand drawing room or outside on the hotel’s beautifully landscaped grounds, which sweep down toward the city.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

All the rooms have been elegantly designed and furnished. The Imperial, Executive, and Presidential Suites feature exclusive amenities such as a private butler service, a complimentary minibar and nightly champagne and canapés. Executive Suites also offer skyline views of Bath. All rooms have en suite marble bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and come with complimentary access to the spa.

Location

The Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel is located in the middle of Bath. It’s a five-to ten-minute walk to the Holburne Museum (the city’s first public collection of art) and Sydney Gardens (18th-century pleasure grounds). The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey are a 15-to 20-minute walk away.

Food and drink

The Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel creates its dishes with locally sourced ingredients, wherever possible. The hotel’s high standards in food and service have earned its restaurant, which serves traditional and modern British cuisine, a double AA Rosette award. Afternoon tea is served daily in the grand drawing room and outside in the hotel’s grounds. There are two bars, which serve lighter fare as well as drinks.

Facilities and activities

The hotel prides itself on its luxurious spa, featuring multiple indoor and outdoor pools, a thermal suite, an outdoor hydrotherapy pool and a gym. Access to these facilities is complimentary for guests. The spa also offers a range of signature services at an additional cost. After treatments, you’re invited to unwind in the relaxation room. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

Our opinion

The Macdonald Bath Spa has fantastic facilities, which create a haven of relaxation within walking distance from the heart of Bath.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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