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Bath, England has a rich history dating back to the Iron Age and Roman times, and the city is also very present in Jane Austen’s novels. It continues to hold charming appeal thanks to its spas and its iconic Georgian architecture.
With such a focus on well-being, it is no wonder that there are so many luxurious boutique hotels to choose from in Bath.
The Best Boutique Hotels in Bath
Price: From $130
The Apple Tree is a refined boutique experience in Bath, only a short walk from some of the best sights in town, like Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths. The Apple Tree treats all its guests to 5-star accommodation.
In the mornings, guests can choose between a full English breakfast or a continental-style buffet. En suite bathrooms are in every room, as is a flat-screen smart TV. Bath products are provided by White Company, and fresh cotton linens are also provided. Fast broadband is available to guests throughout the property.
Extras can be added to the experience when requested prior to arrival. Same-day laundry or Thermae Spa tickets can be arranged, and beauty treatments can be received on-site. This great location is a huge bonus when visiting Bath and gives guests easy access to the main sights.
Price: From $215
Bathen House is a luxurious boutique option in Bath. Housed in a building that dates back to 1910, this hotel is known for its opulent, spacious bathrooms and the refinement it offers to guests.
On-site parking is available, and a complimentary bottle of Prosecco is awarded to direct bookings that last over 2 nights. Late checkout is optional for those who find it difficult to leave this amazing location.
Accommodation options include deluxe and superior king rooms, as well as junior and luxury suites. Each room has a TV and a highly comfortable bed, as well as access to Netflix and Amazon Prime catalogs. Snacks and a minibar are also provided in every room. Each bathroom includes a glass chandelier, an oversized wall mirror, a roll-top bath, and separate walk-in shower, and plenty of space to enjoy.
Price: From $194
Brindleys is a quaint and peaceful boutique option in Bath. It can be found in a quiet residential area only 5 minutes away from the historic center. The hotel offers personalized service in a lovely bijou location with elegant rooms.
Each room has an individual design, and they all include a comfortable bed with goose-down duvet and pillows, premium linens, exquisite power showers, plush towels, and deluxe toiletries from Caroline Henry, a local business.
Guests are treated to breakfast in the dedicated light-filled breakfast nook. There is a choice between continental or traditional English breakfast, as well as some à la carte options. Everything is cooked to order from local ingredients whenever possible.
Guests will also be glad to know they won’t have to face any steep hills when walking into town from the hotel.
Price: From $189
This amazing location is enhanced by the quality of service and the luxurious design at Eight. The on-site restaurant can be found on the ground floor and reaches into the cellar, which is more than 500 years old and was initially used as a refectory.
The sophisticated rooms at Eight are divided between 2 townhouses, both with plenty of historic charm and modern conveniences. The most spacious rooms with the most impressive high ceilings can be found on the first floor, while the top of the house includes the best views at the cost of space.
The secondary location at House of the Green has the rest of the rooms, including a superior option.
Price: From $133
The charming Grays Boutique is an elegant location in Bath. Housed in a Victorian villa that is over a century old, Grays can be found in a peaceful residential area that offers plenty of quiet and comfort. Guests are encouraged to walk the leisurely 15 minutes to the city center to better enjoy the atmosphere.
Guest areas welcome visitors with fresh flower arrangements. The attention to detail is remarkable and makes Grays stand out as a boutique option. On-site parking is available, as is a gourmet breakfast served daily to guests. Unfortunately, no children under 12 can stay at Grays, but there are accommodations suitable for small families with older children to share while in Bath.
The refined décor focuses on relaxation and sophisticated coziness, and each room at Grays has a comfortable bed, along with plush linens and towels.
Homewood Hotel & Spa
Price: From $238
The Homewood Hotel & Spa is an opulent country retreat just outside Bath. This is an ideal location for guests really looking to treat themselves and fully unwind. This eccentric Georgian country house is an amazing sight and has sprawling grounds full of art pieces.
The spa offers various wellness treatments, and the heated outdoor swimming pool is perfect for relaxing. Fine dining is available on-site and features sharing platters and classics with local ingredients and a Mediterranean twist. Guests can dine either inside or on the terrace, depending on the weather.
The sophisticated rooms at Homewood are split between the main house and the Mallingford Mews building. Each room on the property is unique and filled with character and charm. Amenities include statement art pieces, a Dyson hairdryer, and a Smeg coffee machine. Many of the rooms feature stunning views over the Somerset hills and the grounds of the country house.
Electric vehicle owners can benefit from Homewood’s partnership with luxury brand Porsche. There are several Porsche destination chargers available for complimentary use.
Price: From $120
When discussing the best locations for boutique hotels in Bath, one can’t ignore the Kennard. This refined option can be found in a Georgian building that dates back to 1794 when it was initially established as a lodging house for those looking to spend the season in the city. The quiet residential surroundings make it feel disconnected from the city, but it is within walking distance of the main attractions and shopping opportunities.
The Kennard has gone through several renovations and now features refurbished rooms with individual designs. All rooms have an en suite bathroom, along with a writing desk, a smart TV, and a tea and coffee tray with homemade biscuits.
The hotel includes a snug sitting area and an honesty bar. Guests are treated to award-winning breakfasts every day, with a choice between a cold buffet and freshly cooked options with local ingredients.
The Yard in Bath
Price: From $203
The Yard in Bath is an ultra-sophisticated boutique experience right in the heart of the city. It gives guests great access to the Circus, the Royal Crescent, and the Roman Baths. A stay at The Yard in Bath ensures that guests are within reach of the main attractions in Bath at any time.
The Yard in Bath started out as a coaching inn but has since been restored to become a high luxury boutique hotel with unique rooms. The historic courtyard is perfect for basking in the atmosphere, and the coffee area and wine bar add even more welcoming spaces.
The character-filled rooms are split between 3 floors. Traditional fabrics made by local creators are used in every room and restored historic accents have been kept in each one, setting them apart from each other.
Every room has a king-size bed, a rainfall shower, premium designer toiletries made by REN, a Roberts radio, a minibar, a Nespresso coffee machine, and a flat-screen TV with Netflix access.
Visitors to Bath can treat themselves to extended sessions at the Thermae Bath Spa, where they can take advantage of the mineral-rich water that made the city so famous. After that, they can stop at the Roman Baths Museum to step back in time and learn about the city’s history.
Of course, photos of the Royal Crescent are a must, as is indulging at the many elegant eateries in town.
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