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Gainsborough Bath Spa

Gainsborough Bath Spa

Bath, UK

The centrally located Gainsborough Bath Spa sits within walking distance of Bath’s major sights. Built in the 1800s, this grand hotel’s Georgian and Victorian façades reference the property’s historic character. Marble floors create a grand interior, coming together with modern elements to create a contemporary yet classic style.

The hotel’s spa, the Bath House, has exclusive access to the natural thermal, mineral-rich waters of Bath and also contains saunas, a steam room, and an ice alcove. You can also get a supply of the waters in the bathrooms of the Bath Spa rooms and the Bath Spa Suite.

OUR RATING: Deluxe

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The only hotel in Bath with access to the city’s hot thermal waters, this is a fantastic option if you want to relax as well as explore.

Rooms

The rooms and suites at the Gainsborough Bath Spa were conceived by award-winning Champalimaud Design, in a contemporary yet classic style. All the rooms include complimentary minibars and coffee makers, and some have views of Bath’s skyline. An iPod docking station, flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi all come as standard in every room. Access to the natural thermal waters of Bath is provided in the bathrooms of the Bath Spa rooms and the Bath Spa Suite, an amenity that’s exclusive to this property.

Location

The Gainsborough Bath Spa is within walking distance of the major sights of the city. The Roman Baths can be reached on foot in less than five minutes, and the Thermae Bath Spa is visible from the hotel.

Food and drink

Cuisine inspired by seasonal ingredients is served for lunch and dinner at the Gainsborough Restaurant, while all-day dining and afternoon tea are available in the hotel’s Canvas Room. The Gainsborough Bar is a good on-site option for afternoon or evening drinks, serving traditional drinks as well as modern, bespoke cocktails.

Facilities and activities

Bathed in natural light and decorated with cool marble, the hotel’s Bath House features three natural thermal-water baths, multiple saunas, a steam room, an ice alcove and a 24-hour fitness room, which guests can all use on a complimentary basis. You can also book spa treatments.

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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.

    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.

    • Georgian and Roman Bath walking tour
      Roman Baths, Bath

      Georgian and Roman Bath walking tour

      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
      Stonehenge

      Stonehenge Lacock Avebury tour

      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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