Although the Abbey Hotel’s roots as a hotel date back to 1890, it is thoroughly modern and provides its guests with contemporary comforts and luxury along with outstanding service.
No.15 Great Pulteney
Set in central Bath on one of the city's most fashionable streets, No. 15 Great Pulteney offers lavish lodgings with great personality. A quirky, individual style runs throughout the hotel from the dollhouse reception desk to the playful contemporary art, cabinets of curiosities and carefully-curated design.
All this artistry however, is set against the elegance of the historic building with its high ceilings, large windows and decorative moldings and the eclectic rooms seamlessly blend period grandeur with modern design.
The intimate bar serves Bath's best cocktails in an elegant Georgian setting with a whimsical modern twist, while Café 15, the hotel restaurant, offers seasonal, local dishes in a room where hundreds of old apothecary bottles line the walls.
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Each of the elegant and inviting guestrooms at No. 15 Great Pulteney is unique and decorated in an individual style. Accent walls featuring bold contemporary art are set against pale, crisp linens and textiles, a themed choice of furniture, antique dollhouse tea sets and playful lighting. All rooms have flat-screen TVs, high-speed Wi-Fi and a coffee machine. The bathrooms are spacious and luxurious, equipped with a clawfoot bathtub and a walk-in shower. Additionally, guests are encouraged to feel at home and stop by the snack room for some late night bites.
Just a five minute walk from the city’s central streets, No. 15 Great Pulteney is perfectly situated to enjoy the city’s hustle and bustle and then retreat to a quieter and more peaceful location for the evening. Nearby are two of England’s most ancient sites, the mysterious stone circle at Stonehenge and the lesser-known Avebury monoliths.
Food and drink
A wide-ranging buffet breakfast as well as a la carte dishes are served in the basement breakfast nook which continues the hotel's artistic design with an elaborate display of spoons. For brunch, lunch or dinner, Café 15 is an intimate option decorated with artistic flare and serving dishes from around the world. Afternoon tea is also available.
Facilities and activities
The hotel has a complimentary snack room (known as ‘The Larder’) that has fruit, snacks, sweets and soda.
The hotel does not have disabled access, although it does have a lift that goes to all floors.
No. 15 Great Pulteney is an artistic gem just outside the very heart of Bath and offers a completely unique and quirky stay while remaining classic and elegant.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Dating back to 1890 but modern and historic in style, the Francis Hotel spans seven Georgian townhouses in the heart of Bath. The property is close to the main sights, yet situated in a quieter residential area.
Positioned in the heart of Bath, the historic and grand Gainsborough Bath Spa boasts contemporary yet classic furnishings and exclusive access to the natural thermal waters of Bath.
Lucknam Park provides every modern comfort, from luxurious spa treatments to Michelin-starred dining, housed within the beauty and charm of an 18th-century country manor.
The Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel is an elegant property that prides itself on its excellent service, cuisine and extensive spa facilities. It’s also a convenient base for all the main historic sites of Bath.
The Manor House welcomes guests with both comfort and luxury in the charming Cotswolds style. The hotel is well-located for both quiet retreat and access to the nearby city of Bath.
Connecting up four Georgian townhouses, the Queensberry Hotel is a contemporary property with warm, vibrant rooms and suites. It also boasts a lounge, an award-winning restaurant and gardens.
A luxurious option within the historic Royal Crescent, this property is just a 15-minute walk of the main sights of Bath. Unusually for a centrally positioned hotel, it boasts private gardens.
The Villa at Henrietta Park provides small touches that make a big difference. This 1868 mansion provides a laid-back retreat near the heart of historic Bath.
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.
The Roman Baths and the Royal Crescent are among the sights on this full-day guided walking tour of Bath. You tour the baths first built by the Romans to tap into the local hot springs before visiting some of the meeting places for Georgian high society.
Explore England’s long history, written in stone. Your private guide takes you to the ancient stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury, with a stop at Lacock Abbey, a former nunnery turned stately Tudor home.