Apsley House Hotel, Bath
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Apsley House Hotel
This small hotel has a nce upmarket feelfrom BlueBoxsa
The breakfasts were great with an excellent choice of fruits and cereals followed by a cooked breakfast - try the scrambled eggs & smoked salmon, very nice.
The hosts are very welcoming and very knowledgeable.
The only real downside was the distance to the town centre. A long walk of some 20-30 minues mostly downhill (and with an extra 10 minute detour, take in the Royal Crescent) but get a cab back - cost around £5-6.
Wonderful Apsley Housefrom BrianMoroney
Elegant old-world well run hotelfrom AC_London
We found the owners and their staff friendly and welcoming and very willing to make bookings, recommendations and helpful suggestions.
The breakfast was exceptionally good: served in a pretty room overlooking the garden, it was generous and varied, from smoked salmon scrambled eggs and pancakes to the traditional English breakfast.
Clearly the debate will continue about how far the city centre is from the hotel! but for the record Mrs Potts thought the 'scenic route' would take us 40 minutes, but it actually took more like 20. It's a pretty walk through the parks and the Royal Crescent to Bath centre, a good introduction to the city for the first-time visitor.
We also had a delicious if slightly haphazard meal on at the Olive Tree, where we'd happily go back.
I'd certainly recommend Apsley House Hotel to anyone I know visiting Bath.
Apsley Housefrom snailboy
Lovely House for a lovely time in Bathfrom Danaura
The bathroom was very tasteful, but it did not have a door. This was not a problem for us, but I could see how it might be for others. Also, this particular room has a gorgeous roll top bath, but no shower. Again, this was not an issue for us, but may be for some. The owners would be happy to tell you which room does not have a shower.
Though the house was a little far from most central activities in Bath, there is a bus right across the street. It cost 3 pounds to get to the center, but cabs (which the owners called for us) were never more than 5 pounds. We used cabs mostly, but the walk would be do-able.
We really enjoyed our stay in Bath, and staying at the Apsley was a large part of that. It was nice to come back to such a calm and peacefully decorated room. We would definitely come back. I know it is a little pricey, but it is worth it for a splurge.
We had a lovely dinner at the Priory, and recommend it highly!
Great Time at Apsleyfrom WIZZLEHEN
The walk into Bath isn't too far we walked the road way & canal which took about 20 mins. Did us good walking off breakfast! Caught the bus back after all that sightseeing. Taxi's were £6.10 Each way in the evening. We dined at Browns & The Firehouse Rottisserie And highly reccomend both. We will definitely be back & will tell all our freinds.
Wonderful Hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I would highly recommend this hotel as a base for Bath. It is also close to Longleat, which we visited on our trip.
Too far for funfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Beautiful, elegant hotel in Bathfrom laurag007
The house itself is absolutely beautiful and exquisitely decorated. The owners have excellent taste. The breakfast room was lovely, with 20+ foot ceilings, big windows, and white tablecloths. The breakfast was delicious, and the coffee was excellent!
The owners have a very sweet dog, CoCo, who is very well trained to stay out of the breakfast room, so she sits quietly at the doorway!
While we loved the hotel, we did find it to be a bit far from town. They claim 1 mile, but our cab driver told us 2.5 miles, which sounded about right to us as we walked it and it took us close to an hour at a reasonable pace. The bus does come frequently and is right across the street. The hotel is well suited for those with a car. A cab from the city is about 7 GBP ($10), which adds up quickly.
This was our favorite place that we stayed during our 10 day trip to England. I would highly recommend it!
P.S. We had a great meal at Hole in the Wall, which we would highly recommend for a nice dinner out (a little on the pricey side, but worth it for a splurge). We had a terrible meal at Walrus & Carpenter. They claim to be famous for their burgers, which we thought were terrible! There's also a great pub on the main street leading to the hotel with excellent hand pulled ales (the Hop Pole).
Elegant but homelyfrom Ringraider
The builing is an elegant house about a mile and a half out of Bath. I imagine it predates the surrounding houses as setting is a little less grand and the grounds are not as extensive as one might expect.
The house is really rather enviable, elegant but at the same time comfortable. One imagines it must have been a considerable investment to start up, but also given the prices and the popularity that it must now be a raher successful business.
We had Room 10 in the basement. An urn in the lightwell is a clever touch to disguise an otherwise unattractive feature and lack of view. The celing is a little low in parts (doorway, shower) but this did not cause any problems.
I had feared the decor would be rather too chintzy but whilst it wouldn't be how I might choose to decorate my own house it was very tasteful.
Overall, the room was excellent.
Breakfast the next morning was no disappointment with the full range of options, using good quality ingredients (e.g. the sausages). It was a little disappointing to see pancakes available (and taken up) for the American visitors, who really ought to be gently steered away from their country's dubious cuisine and towards the rich delights Europe has to offer... When in Rome... wear big stonewashed jeans and a nylon cagoule and eat pancakes, it would seem. An opportunity - surely the best of opportunities - missed to convert the heathens, I think. A respectable version of chips, chips 'n' chips on the Costas - ?
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Transpotation The Apsley house is a little way out of the town but there is a regular bus service outside the hotel gates but it might be better to walk towards the town to the roundabout and catch the bus from here, the buses are more frequent. When catching a bus be sure you are standing at a Bus Stop, we were so close to a stop and flagged it down but the driver gestured to the bus stop and didn't stop for us! TAXI fares from the station are about £6, but slightly cheaper into town. It is possible to walk into town but it is about 2 miles.
Taxis cheaper than buses into Bath If ther are more than three people its cheaper to use a taxi rather than a bus!
Driving in Bath If you are driving be prepared to get lost or confused. There are many one-way streets, currently quite of bit of road construction and limited public parking. Fortunately downtown is walker-friendly.
Other names for Apsley House Hotel
- apsley hotel bath
- Address: 141 Newbridge Hill - Bath - England - BA1 3PT - United Kingdom
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