Famed for its Georgian architecture, the thermal hot springs first exploited by the Romans, and a vibrant cultural scene, Bath is a great option for day trips. However, it is an increasingly popular destination for weekend breaks. For those needing overnight accommodation, here are a selection of the best Bath hotels available.
The Royal Hotel is one of the best located hotels in the city, overlooking the River Avon while also being adjacent to Bath Spa Train Station. The Roman Baths and 18th century Pump Room are also a close walk away from this hotel, as is Bath Abbey and the picturesque Pulteney bridge. The hotel's 32 en-suite bedrooms all feature satellite television and DVD player as standard, and start from under £140 a night for weekend breaks.
For guests after a more lavish and traditional hotel, the Royal Crescent Hotel, situated in the heart of the Royal Crescent itself, is a superb option. Part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Royal Crescent Hotel features a stunning courtyard, period dining rooms, and comfortable bedrooms with all modern fixtures and fittings. Rooms at this exclusive hotel start from just under £300 a night at weekends.
For a more relaxing weekend stay, the MacDonald Bath Spa is located just over a mile from the very centre of Bath, and is a five-star countryside retreat with all the amenities of a town hotel. Set in an ornate Georgian stately mansion in landscaped grounds, the MacDonald Bath Spa features a recently upgraded candle-lit spa, an outdoor hydropool, indoor swimming pool and thermal suite. Double rooms are available from under £255 a night for weekend breaks.
Bath also has a wide range of B&B's which remain a solid, affordable alternative. Bath hotelsappeal to every budget and taste, whether you are after a luxury spa break, or simply bed and board. Wherever you choose to stay when in the city, enjoy your trip.
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