The Francis Hotel, Bath
Reviews - The Francis Hotel
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Adventurer
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Francis Hotel
Excellent locationfrom ches1963
Great Valuefrom Chorleyreview
t everything!from Steve1001
However, I wouldn't go much further than that with the compliments.
We had a room in the "new" wing, and if new means done in the last 20 years then it was very nice. They decor and furnishings seemed fairly similar to the old wing from what I could see.
To sum up my main concerns: huge crack in the sink, dirty toilet, mistakes with my bill (overcharge for wine, charge for car park I didn't use), fairly miserable staff, and finally breakfast - a shambolic affair.
Not sure where to start - a 20 minute wait for tea/coffee/toast, a badly stocked buffet, a supervisor being openly hostile to some of his staff, and as for the cooked food - well, there was a section of the menu that proclaimed "from the kitchen:" - maybe in other macdonald hotels, not in this one - a vat of bacon, sausages, etc and just fried eggs as part of the buffet. And should you want a different type of egg, or if you're feeling particularly brave, haddock&poached egg as I did then good luck.
10 mins to get someones attention and 25 mins after ordering I got a blatantly cooked from frozen chunk of haddock and a poached egg that made me gag it was so vinegary. But then I guess the chef isn't getting much practice at his poached eggs.
For £12.95 I expect a bit more than that.
Would I recommend this hotel? Not if you want breakfast in the morning!
Fine location, and air conditionedfrom brachiopod
Location and characterfrom mag1calspider
Great location, good value three star hotelfrom torridonians
We arrived early, and were pleased with the friendly staff, who took care of our luggage, and let us check in two hours early.
The rooms were neutrally decorated, clean, and comfortable - consistent with three stars, but most of the hotel could do with a lick of paint - especially the swirly carpets in the main corridors.
However, we got a good deal from lastminute, and had dinner and breakfast included. Dinner was excellent - I am vegetarian, and there was a good choice. The restaurant is attractive, and has a resident pianist. I was impressed.
I would recommend it as a good value three star. It's not the place for high class luxury, but for a short break on a reasonable budget, it's ideal.
perfectly placed but looking jadedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Our first impressions were of a character hotel well placed in a very fashinable area of central Bath. However we found the decor of this hotel in great need of redecoration both in many public areas and probably many bedrooms. Paintwork and soft furnishings in our bedroom and the hotel sitting area were well overdue attention. Our bedroom carpet was stained and several seats in the public area were jaded or marked. Our bedroom was a small attic type room, rather camped . Although we complained about a broken window blind this was returned unmended during our stay. By comparison, the dining room was large and the food on our first night was excellent. We did however cancel our meal booking on the second night as no alternative vegetarian dish was available. Levels of service in general were adequate.
Given the cost and class of this populatr hotel , we feel the Mcdonald group need to be less complacent and give this hotel the attention it derserves,
We would nt recommend this hotel until improvements are made.
Lovely hotel in a beautiful settingfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Location, location, locationfrom tiger178
Good locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
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GREAT RESTAURANT! The Hole in the Wall is a lovely restaurant on George Street, 5 mins walk from The Francis Hotel. Good service, lovely food and romantic interior. We paid £74 (with a glass of wine) for two of us but was worth every penny. My steak was a little underdone so sent it back to be cooked a bit more and the chef offered us 2 free side dishes to say sorry. Not at all necessary and was much appreciated.
Other names for The Francis Hotel
- mercure bath
- francis hotel bath
- bath francis hotel
- accor francis bath
- Address: Queen Square - Bath - England - BA1 2HH - United Kingdom
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