Apsley House Hotel

, Bath, United Kingdom
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Apsley House Hotel

, Bath
5 star

Rooms: 10

141 Newbridge Hill - Bath - England - BA1 3PT - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 01225336966
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This small hotel has a nce upmarket feel

from BlueBoxsa
Staying in this hotel was a pleasant experience. It is nicely furnished with a blend of 'antiques' and reproduction furniture and for the most part generates a great ambience. Our room was one of the smaller ones in the hotel and was if anything somewhat over furnished, too much of the furnture was big and there was so much of it! None the less it provided a very comfortable place to stay.

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 House

from BrianMoroney
Having just returned from a 'long weekend' break in Aplsey House Hotel I can vouch that this is a superb hotel in an 'elegant' city. From the moment of our arrival until our departure Claire and Nick Potts made sure our stay was simply perfect. Each room in this hotel is tastefully designed to make you feel special. I cannot praise this hotel enough and would certainly recommend it to those travellers looking for something a little above the ordinary. For the animal lovers among you keep an eye out for Coco, another 'point' in favour of Apsley House!

Elegant old-world well run hotel

from AC_London
We really enjoyed our weekend in Bath staying in the Wellington Room of the Apsley House Hotel. The hotel has been thoughtfully renovated to retain a historic feel without sacrificing the modern comforts that you would expect - our room had all the usual amenities including a good shower in the bath. The bed was a little short for my 6'3" husband, but we're used to that and it was otherwise very comfortable.

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 House

from snailboy
Although Apsley house is more expensive than the hotels we usually visit, we decided to treat ourselves to a couple of nights there. The hotels website portrays the hotel pretty accurately although the walk to the city centre is a good 40 minutes not 20 as the site suggests. We stayed in the garden room which is dominated by the huge four poster bed which we found very comfortable but maybe too hard for some. Be warned though if you are intending your visit to be a romantic getaway there was no door on the en-suite bathroom! Being a basement room the room has no windows which could make the room uncomfortable if it is a warm night, the door is split so the top half can be opened on its own. The breakfasts were very good with a large selection to choose from including fresh fruit, cereal, full english, smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and pancakes with maple syrup. The service was friendly and efficient throughout.

Lovely House for a lovely time in Bath

from Danaura
We just returned for a weekend in Bath where we stayed at Apsley House. Our room was the Garden View room mentioned in an early review. It was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. This house has gorgeous gardens and architecure. It also has a great history. The owners were very friendly and there dog Coco was also adorable. Breakfasts were delicious!

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 Apsley

Just returned from a weekend break at the Apsley House Hotel in Bath. From booking to leaving the service was excellent. We stayed in The Wellington Room which has a superb view. The room is large,well furnished, super shower which is always a bonus for me! The bed is also one of the comfiest I have slept in. Breakfast choice is also the best I have encountered in a hotel, nothing is too much trouble. Special mention for coco the resident dog who made leaving ours at home a little easier. Would have sneaked her in the car!!

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 Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
This Hotel was in the perfect location for us, just outside of the city centre. We were given a warm welcome and were made to feel very much at home during our stay. Our room was beautifully furnished and very spacious. Breakfast was delicious and there was a lovely selection of hot and cold food.
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 fun

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Apsley House is a beautifully maintained and tastefully decorated Georgian home. I read the reviews and chose this place based on everyones raves. I thought it would be worth the expense.The breakfast was superior and the service impecable....But the "Garden View" room is in the basement,no windows, the bed is hard as a rock, there is no door on the bathroom( and it really is a BATH room ...No shower). It is way too far to walk to the center of Bath and if you try be warned. The walk is ugly , along a busy road and it is all uphill on the way back. I think there must be something closer to town and more moderately priced.

Beautiful, elegant hotel in Bath

from laurag007
We recently spent 2 nights at the Apsely House Hotel. We had a beautiful room on the basement floor. The room was huge with a beautiful 4 poster bed, elegant antique furniture, a very large bathroom and French doors leading out to the garden.

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 homely

from Ringraider
Just returned from a short stay at Apsley House.

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 - ?

Top Local Tips for Bath

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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