The Bath Priory Hotel & Restaurant
Reviews - The Bath Priory Hotel & Restaurant
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Bath Priory Hotel & Restaurant
Wonderful stayfrom Anne050
As we were staying for 3 nights and the menu changes just slightly each day, on our 2nd night they presented us with an alternative menu for our 3rd night. This was very thoughtful and we really appreciated it. It might not suit everyone as you need to order in advance so they can order in the ingredients that are not part of the main menu but it worked very well for us.
We had a lovely Premier Deluxe room on the second floor (Heather) with a great view of the gardens, although it should have been lovely at the price we paid! We noticed fans in the corridor and in our room which made us think that in hot weather it must get rather too warm when the hot air rises up from the ground floor, through the first floor and then to the top floor.
My mother came with us and had an equally good room (Lilac)with a generous discount for single person occupancy which was very welcome.
Most of the rooms are on the first floor and you can go onto the hotel's website to see floorplans and look at photos of many of the rooms so you can request a particular room by name. This is a really helpful service if, like me, you're fussy about the decor and general ambience of your room.
We stayed at Lucknam Park recently too and would rate their beautiful public rooms a little more highly than the Bath Priory but preferred the Bath Priory's bedrooms.
The manager was very helpful when we were planning a day in Bath and recommended a route through the nearby park, taking in the Royal Crescent and a quirky little shop called Hansel und Gretel where you can have strudel and coffee in their tiny cafe.
A lovely memory - We shall return.from AlfamaleHampshire
We arrived for Sunday lunch. The lunch was excellent, well cooked and presented with compatible ingredients (not always the case with some of the more extreme chef offerings in top level kitchens!) Also impressive was the advice of the Somelier, not steering automatically towards the more expensive bins, but offering solid recommendations to accompany our meal. For cheese freaks, the cheese trolley was THE best I have ever come across, anywhere.
The suite we had booked was every bit as good as described. Spotlessly clean and well supplied with good quality towels, robes, hospitality tray etc. A nice touch - during the course of the afternoon/evening a member of the hotel staff had realised we were on a celebration and we returned to our room later to find candles in the bathroom!
We were unable to return last November but have every intention of returning this year.
Highly recommended and good value for the level of luxury and detailed attention provided.
Simply wonderful!from OhmMelody
The place itself is gorgeous: a beautiful old building that has been sensitively restored and very sumptuously decorated. Our room was lovely and large, with a 6 foot four-poster bed, supremely comfy! The separate dressing room and bathroom allowed for a very spacious feeling; much appreciated as we were staying for 3 nights.
The public areas are also very relaxing, with plenty of over-stuffed couches, fresh flowers and warm fires. The food was amazing, each course was a work of art in itself. As vegetarians, we appreciated a separate menu, and while we were a little concerned that the portions were going to be small (they were), somehow, we ended up thoroughly full and satisfied!
We started off with yummy nibbles with our pre dinner drink and between that and an unexpected "amuse bouche" and the wonderful selection of home baked breads, we were completely satisfied. Mind you, it is very rich food, so I don't think you would want to eat there every night, as it might just be too much.
I could go on and on about all the little touches and the things we enjoyed there, but suffice it to say, it was a fantastic experience. I shudder to think how much my kids paid, but it was most thoroughly enoyed.
If you can afford the rates, let me assure you it is top class. Over the years, I have stayed at some very expensive hotels, some good and some quite frankly overpriced. The Bath Priory is expensive, but it really delivers on every level.
5 Star Bliss and Relaxation!from Karen7
We stayed on a discount winter break but were upgraded free to a deluxe room overlooking the magnificent gardens. We read newspapers over coffee in the ornate lounges and swam in the quiet indoor pool and just chilled out after Christmas shopping in Bath! Wonderful, thank you to all there. We shall return!
Lovely hotel but word of warningfrom Roaming_far
However, a word of warning. Don't let them put you in the Briar room. It's a beautiful room and when we saw it we thought it was an upgrade on what we booked. BUT, it's right above the kitchens. The noise starts around 7am and doesn't stop until midnight, so getting to sleep before then was not an option. The hotel were very gracious in not charging us for the night, but it was clear that they knew this room suffered from noise and they put us in there anyway. Presumably they just hoped we wouldn't complain.
So overall an excellent hotel, but make sure your room is at the end of the hotel away from the kitchens.
Very high class!from TracyJerram
Real class!from Mattfx
What a treat...from hellsheaven
Superb, child friendly Hotelfrom sdh1412
Horrible stay!from ontheroadsurlaroute
Aside from the beautiful surroundings, service was terrible! If you like to wear jeans on the weekend, and if you have children (even if they are very well behaved), stay away from this hotel, it was one of our worst experiences ever! We've stayed at much higher end places and we've never been treated like this!
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