The Ayrlington Hotel

, Bath, United Kingdom
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The Ayrlington Hotel

, Bath
5 star

Rooms: 14

24/25 Pulteney Road - Bath - England - BA2 4EZ - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | 44 01225425495
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Ayrlington Hotel

Great Place. Great Location. Terrific People.

from BA777
We stayed two nights at the Ayrlington and enjoyed our experience. Audrey, who checked us in & out was friendly and always helpful. We also met the owner, Simon, and quickly knew that he took great pride in his hotel. He has done a fabulous job. We would definitely return, if in the same area again.

Room IRIS: Very clean, nicely decorated and comfortable. Windows open. No A/C. Room size - approx 200 sq ft - comfortable for two people. Curtains cannot be closed, so the sunlinght will wake you up early in the morning; a plus or minus depending on your personal preference. Nice LCD tv, but only had 4 channels. The hotel was quiet at night.

Location: Excellent. 15 minute easy walk (flat, no hills) from the train station. Ideal for those who would like to be close to all the attractions (10 minute walk to restaurants, stores), but want quiet surroundings at night.

Breakfast: Choice of continental or full english. The coffee and the croissants were great.

Overall, a superior property that asks for, in my opinion, an appropriate above average room rate. Fabulous garden in the back that hotel guests can enjoy. WiFi internet access available, if you ask. We were very pleased with our stay and would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Excellent Location

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed for one night, the location of this hotel is excellent-5mins walk to the centre of Bath.The staff were very friendly and helpful but I was a little disappointed in the room size considering the rate(£125). The room was quite small but well equipped-TV, CD player and lovely crisp white bed linen.However the main light in our bathroom wasn't working(I did report the fault) so we had to shower in semi darkness. The view from our room was wonderful- and it is worth enjoying a glass of wine in the garden after a busy day of sightseeing!!

Zen paradise

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Ayrlington made a very good first impression and just kept getting better and better. We stayed in the Empire room, on the second floor overlooking the garden. The room was large, spotlessly clean, and beautifully appointed. After staying in a cramped hotel in London for several nights, we were delighted by the large and well-equipped bathroom. The hotel is a five to ten minute stroll from the center of Bath. There are two routes to the center of town, both passing over bridges spanning the Avon river. Next to the hotel is a bowling green and behind it is a large, green park. The staff was unfailingly friendly and helpful. We also enjoyed the traditional English breakfast in the morning. The best part, however, was the absolutely stunning garden. I'm typically more at home in a pub than a garden, but this tranquil space was a real treat -- very relaxing. We stayed two nights, but didn't want to leave. We hope to return for a longer visit, and we recommend the Ayrlington highly.

Perfect Place

from A TripAdvisor Member
Very beautiful small hotel. Close to City center but quiet. Nice rooms, good breakfast and caring staff.

Romantic Break at the Ayrlington

from Lee71
We stayed at the Ayrlington recently for a 2 night romantic weekend in the Victorian room.

We were greeted by friendly staff who provided us with maps and information. The rooms were clean, airy and retained plenty of character. The breakfast was tasty and very filling. The location was superb, an easy 5-10 minute stroll into the city.

The gardens and views were stunning and our weekend in Bath was fantastic. All in all, we had a very positive experience and would recommend this hotel to others who were looking for a memorable & relaxing weekend away – we couldn’t fault it.

Would also recommend the Moon & Sixpence restaurant for some excellent food.

Thanks to Simon, Audrey and the staff for a great stay.

Lee & Suzy

t wait to go back!

from NALondon
My girlfriend and I have just returned from the Ayrlington Hotel for the Easter weekend. We actually looked for hotels on tripadvisor and managed to miss this one because for some unknown reason it is number 30 on the popularity list. I own a Hotel in London myself and know exactly what it means to have good and bad reviews written about your hotel.

We drove around Bath looking for a hotel (bed & breakfast/guest accommodation ...whatever you want to call it) and visited many hotels which are placed higher on the popularity list and some would only offer continental breakfast and they were all in the same price range as the Ayrlington (in my opinion they were of a lower standard). Once we pulled up to the Ayrlington we were greeted by a lovely receptionist who was happy to show us the last room which was available on Easter Sunday. As soon as we entered the room we new this was what we were looking for.

We stayed in the Ivory room and had a lovely view of the garden and the cricket field; later that afternoon the sunset right in front of us.

Immaculately clean room, Jacuzzi bath with power shower and vanity care, tea/coffee facilities, hi-fi and flat screen TV, iron and ironing board, a safe and you also get a plenty of storage space. When we had a peak at another room, ours seemed a bit smaller but a perfect size for 2 people.

The next morning we were lucky to get a table in the breakfast room (partly are fault for waking up late). We had a choice between continental and full English. Since this is a family run hotel, the owners and their children were walking about and that gave it a really warm feeling. There was only one waitress, so we had to wait a while to be served but this wasn’t a problem since we had a wonderful view and the whole atmosphere was so calm. Breakfast was lovely; I had the vegetarian option and was more than happy with the size of the portions and the veggie sausages, mind you the pork alternative looked yummy. We were pleasantly surprised by two Easter eggs hidden under our napkins.

(My Girlfriend’s Opinion)

If you are looking for somewhere to relax and get away this is the perfect place! There is a serene ambiance throughout the whole hotel, with paintings of the Chinese empire, standing Buddha’s and incense burning throughout the air. As soon as you walked through the lobby you can distinctly tell there was a mix of two cultures. On one side you had the English antic furniture and dressing table and on the other side stood a grand painting of the most beautiful Chinese empress. These two blends of cultures made the hotel feel very majestic yet at the same time very peaceful….

What more do you want!

Lovely memories!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We booked the Abbey room for one night so we could have a day and night in Bath, then move on to the Bath and West Show the following day.

On arrival, we were a little concerned when we found a lot of building work to be going on, but in the end it made absolutely no difference to our stay.
The staff were helpful and friendly, the room was beautiful if just a little 'tired' in places (mainly the bathroom). The bed was wonderfully comfortable and the breakfast was delicious, if perhaps a little small for my husband's appetite, more than enough for mine! The only negative remark I would make is that we were initially disappointed to find the hotel had no restaurant service (which I knew before I booked), but as the hotel is only a short, very pleasant walk from the city centre, we actually found this to be a very enjoyable evening out.
The weather was appalling while we were in Bath, but we enjoyed every minute and are planning the same trip again this year, staying at The Ayrlington.
We could well become regulars to this hotel!

Fantastic stay, very welcoming and hospitable

from A TripAdvisor Member
I have just returned from a stay at the Ayrlington and would like to highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for somewhere to stay in Bath.
The hotel is a short walk from the centre, in easy reach of the Roman Baths and shops.
The hotel was welcoming and some of the rooms have beautiful views over Bath Abbey.
I was surprised to see a comment about the food, the breakfast was plentiful and tasty.
I would definately return to this hotel again.

Dont go there if you are hungry in the mornings...

from A TripAdvisor Member
2Nights stay in BATH
My first visit to Bath.

My boyfriend and I were disapointed with the interior of the bedrroms, they did not have a four poster bed - and the TV was far from the bed so we coudn't even see it - and you would expect in Bath that we would have had a bth tub in the room and not a POWER SHOWER. For the money that we paid for the room - we were expecting something a little more special.

The location of the hotel was perfect, and the staff were friendly - although the breakfasts was a letdown. There was a communication barrier between the waitress and I because her native Language wasnt English.

We were never greeted by the hotel owners, who kindlt woke us up every morning with his loud sports car!!

The continental breakfast was very bland , and the supposed "FULL ENGLISH" WAS fit for a 12 yr old - as the portions were minimal!!! I had to ask for double everything the 2nd morning!

The cab driver was right when we first arived at the 'hotel' - it is more like a GUESTHOUSE!!!
Management Response from A TripAdvisor Member
We are of course always disappointed to see a negative review.I would however like to respond by correcting a significant number of both factual and misleading comments made by this particular reviewer.

1)A number of our de-lux rooms do have 4 poster beds in them.The Siena room that this reviewer stayed in is a superior room.There are detailed pictures of all rooms on our website.

2)During last year we upgraded the TV's in all rooms to the latest Philips 17" widescreen LCD model.We also added digital radio and CD Hi- FI systems.The TV in the Siena room is less than 4ft from the bed.

3)With the exception of the Siena room, all the other rooms have showers and baths;the de-lux rooms having spa baths.Because I wanted to protect a pretty little listed fireplace in the Siena bathroom we fitted a large shower cubicle.This is pointed out to all guests when they book this particular room.

4)Some of our breakfast waitresses are indeed Chinese girls studying either management or engineering degrees at Bath University.Their standard of English is high.Thankfully,the vast majority of our guests are sophisticated and experienced travellers who understand that we all now live and work in a multi cultural society.

5)Although I do live on the Hotel premises, with 14 rooms,I don't always get the opportunity of meeting each and every guest when they stay with us.To ensure that we can offer a high and consistent level of service to all our guests,we employ receptionists and nightporters who are both professional and friendly.

6)I'm sorry that this particular reviewer apparently resented my Maserati sports car which is never used early in the morning.All rooms at the front of the hotel are double glazed and we have never previously received complaints about noise.

7)All breakfasts are cooked to order for guests and our full english breakfast consists of locally produced bacon, sausage,eggs, mushrooms, beans,tomatoes,potatoe cake and fried bread.We also offer vegetarian options

We have learnt from experience over the years that our guests simply do not like a loaded plate of 'truck stop' type fry up plonked down in front of them.

8) Finally,The Ayrlington, has consistently over many years won the highest awards and ratings.We we work hard to offer a high end boutique type of small hotel experinence.Perhaps the cab driver (if he actually existed) was a moonlighting hotel inspector but somehow I doubt it!

This hotel grew on me!

from bevldavies
On first impressions the hotel was disappointing although this was largely down to the extensive building work being carried out. The car park was filled with builders vehicles and the frontage of the otherwise impressive hotel marred somewhat by skips etc.

Without exception however the staff were friendly and the room was spotlessly clean and our room at the back of the hotel was very quiet with lovely views over the gardens. The only improvements could be to the bathroom which had some cheap fittings not expected in a five star hotel i.e. a very cheap bathroom cupboard, a tired looking bath and plastic loo seat! Also the smallest TV I have ever seen in a hotel room! This is however being perhaps overly fussy as the comfort and service made up for these minor frustrations and the rates even for the deluxe rooms seem reasonable compared to what else Bath has to offer.

Breakfast was excellent and the tomato ketchup is the best I have tasted (no Heinz here!)

Top Local Tips for Bath

Bath Ideal location for 1-2 night stay or good location to base for all surrounding areas and attractions such as Longleet, Stonhenge etc. With this in mind look for Hotel with car parking available. Do visit the Thermae Spa and walk the city trail. Further afield, visit Castle Combe - not too far away by car, this is a beautiful old village. Be careful with choice of Hotels as some appear to be rather uphill. Lots of variety in restaurants and shopping.

Parking Always try and book a hotel with ample parking including in the price as there are very few parking spaces around the centre of Bath although , if you are lucky enough, you may find an available meter! The Ayrlington has complimentry parking and is ideally located.

Stonehenge A side trip to see Stonehenge is a good idea. It is one hour away from Bath and there are small group excursions leaving from Bath. Check with the Tourist Information Office near the Bath Abbey.


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  • Address: 24/25 Pulteney Road - Bath - England - BA2 4EZ - United Kingdom
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