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Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Bath

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Occupying the middle of the historic crescent from which it takes its name, the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa boasts a broad view of Bath’s skyline and is close to the city’s main sights. Decorated by a local interior designer with elegant furnishings in a country-manor style, this grand property is upscale in every sense and featured in a BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. The 45 rooms are either traditionally designed or more contemporary in style, yet all are luxurious and generous in size.

Uncommonly for a hotel in the heart of the city, the property has a garden. Lavender beds and hidden seating areas create an outdoor retreat, with hammocks to laze in. In the summer, you can enjoy your meal or afternoon tea from the property’s award-winning restaurant there.

Our rating: Deluxe

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All large, luxurious and individually thought out, the rooms at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa are decorated in pastel shades with floral accents in a country-manor style. Some are traditional while others are more contemporary, and all are different in their decor. Suites have views overlooking the Royal Crescent or the property’s private gardens and are named after well-known figures such as the fictional hero Sir Percy Blakeney and local architect John Wood.


Set in the middle of the Royal Crescent, one of Bath’s best examples of Georgian architecture, this hotel offers a sweeping bird’s-eye view of Bath’s skyline. No.1 Royal Crescent, a museum that showcases the styles and tastes of the Georgian era, is next door. Bath’s other main sights, including the Jane Austen Centre, the Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa, can all be reached on foot in 5 to 15 minutes.

Food and drink

For afternoon tea and dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients, you can dine at the Dower House Restaurant, whose culinary expertise has earned it a triple AA Rosette award. In summer, you can opt to eat out in the private gardens. The Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge offers all-day dining as well as award-winning drinks crafted by a master mixologist.

Facilities and activities

Several spa facilities are available at this property, including a gym, sauna, steam room, pools, and spa treatment rooms. The hotel’s private gardens have ample room to unwind in with a drink, have a meal, or simply take in the scenery.

Our opinion

A truly deluxe property in the heart of Bath with wonderful views and excellent service.

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    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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