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.
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.
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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.
A truly deluxe property in the heart of Bath with wonderful views and excellent service.
Places & hotels on the map
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.
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.
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.