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Abbey Hotel

Abbey Hotel

Historic yet modern, the Abbey Hotel occupies a Georgian building that has been a hotel since 1890. It spent a period as military offices during World War II, before being renovated into the hotel it is today. Well located on one of Bath’s main streets, the property is filled with bright and often innovative artworks. From the 3D picture of racing cyclists in the restaurant to the bold architectural prints in the corridors, the hotel’s art selection makes simply wandering through the property a pleasure. The hotel’s ground-floor restaurant, Allium, is one of the most popular in Bath.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

Rooms feature fresh, white decor with vibrant accents. While notes like the simple crystal chandeliers are evocative of the hotel’s heritage, the rooms are full of modern amenities such as free Wi-Fi, plush cashmere bedding and iPads to book hotel services. En suite bathrooms feature calming, neutral tones and luxury bath products. Front-facing third-floor bedrooms offer views over the city and beyond, while the back-facing rooms look out over Georgian rooftops.

Location

The Abbey Hotel sits along one of the main streets in Bath, North Parade, which is lined with fashionable shops and restaurants. The hotel is close to some of the major historical sites of Bath, right around the corner from the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.

Food and drink

With a Michelin-starred chef at the helm, the hotel’s restaurant, Allium, has become one of the most popular places to dine in Bath. The menu consists of old standards enhanced by modern twists, and you can choose from a pre-set or à la carte menu. The ArtBar offers more relaxed, lighter dining as well as afternoon tea.

Our opinion

A bright and lively hotel, ideally located in the heart of Bath, this is one of our firm choices.

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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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      Georgian and Roman Bath walking tour

      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.

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    • Stonehenge Lacock Avebury tour
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      Stonehenge Lacock Avebury tour

      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.

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