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.
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.
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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.
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.
A bright and lively hotel, ideally located in the heart of Bath, this is one of our firm choices.
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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 favourite 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.
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.
Playfully artistic yet elegantly refined, No. 15 Great Pulteney blends historic sophistication with contemporary design. With remarkable attention to detail and a bold individual style, the hotel manages to pamper guests while making them feel warmly welcomed in a home from home.
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.