Bath is a UNESCO city, but where to stay in Bath? You could stay in the city centre, the heart of everything. Or maybe a little further, where you get enough peace to enjoy quiet time but near enough to visit the city? Or maybe somewhere further, away from all the tourists!
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In The City Centre
The city centre is great if you only have a little time. You reduce transportation time (although Bath is tiny). Everything is within walking distance and it is easy to spend 2-3 days in the city centre. You can also take the river cruise to explore the area further out from the city.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Bath was the place to be outside of London. It was where the socialites and royalties gather and party. One of the reasons for that is because of the natural hot spring in Bath. Today, you get to live like the royalties at The Gainsborough Bath Spa!
Like many other Georgian townhouses in Bath, The Gainsborough Bath Spa was built in the 1800s. The unique benefit of this hotel is the access to the natural thermal, mineral-rich waters. It is just next to Thermae Bath Spa, so you can spend the day enjoying the bath with the natural mineral water.
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The Royal Crescent Hotel
The other iconic must-see in Bath is the Royal Crescent. Imagine houses lined up in a crescent-shaped semi-circle. That is a common architecture layout in the city. The Royal Crescent Hotel is located in the middle of the royal crescent, the place where the English royalties land their helicopter when they visit Bath! Elizabeth Montagu used to live in the house before it became a hotel.
This luxurious hotel highlights what Bath used to be, the party central for the high-net-worth individuals. The staff had impeccable manners and the design is gorgeous. What I highly recommend is the afternoon tea in the English gardens. Complete the royal experience in Bath with freshly baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, with other pastries and cakes.
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City Centre, But Away From Tourists
The city centre in Bath is small and can get very noisy with the tourists and people. If you prefer some peace and quiet, I recommend you to stay outside of the city centre. It is close (20min walking), quieter and more affordable.
Bath Boutique Stays
If you are in Bath during the week, you NEED to stay here. It is REALLY value for money. The weekday prices are from £99 per night and you get a 5-storey house with a furnished kitchen and 20 beds. It’s 20min walking from the city centre and you get the entire Georgian townhouse to yourselves. It is also perfect for parties and business meetings.
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Another place outside of the city centre is Percy Place. It is also a Georgian house with a rich history. The place is hosted by Simona who knows the area very well and can recommend you places to visit. The places of interest nearby: Larkhall Village, Alice Park, The Kennet and Avon Canal and Kensington Meadows.
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Bye Bye Tourists
Do you really dislike the masses of tourists? I recommend you to stay further, in Bathampton. You can take the river cruise up from Pulteney Bridge to Bathampton and brings you to Bathampton, an area away from people.
Wee Grange (in Bathampton)
Wee Grange is located beside the famous bridge of Bathampton. It is a tiny road that has a rich history. The bridge is owned by the community and was used to collect taxes from people who pass the bridge. The place is conveniently located and comfortable room with well-equipped facilities. Because it is a little far, you might have to take the cab home.
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The Old Mill
The Old Mill used to be a flour mill and was refurbished into a hotel, restaurant and bar. The location is just by the main river. On a sunny day, you can spend time kayaking down the river and explore the area. The restaurant and bar are also great if you are too lazy to explore the city. It’s great to spend a night here if you have more time in Bath.
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Personal Favourite in Bath
Where to stay in Bath? There are many options above, but I prefer Bath Boutique Stays if you are there during the week. It is super value for money, plenty of rooms for a party and fully equipped with a basement and smart TV. The kitchen is also huge and equipped with all types of equipment.