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Dorian House
Ranked #19 of 157 Bath B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 April 2012

We spent a long weekend at the Dorian House, and loved it. It's a little bit of an uphill walk from the town center, but not a serious problem. We had one of the rooms with a four-poster, it was lovely and the bed was large enough for me (I'm 6'6") and incredibly comfortable -- it was hard to prise ourselves out of it to go sightseeing! The breakfast was also delicious. All in all, highly recommended and we'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Easy walk into the city, very clean and comfortable room, though very small for a twin room.
Staff very welcoming and helpful. Great breakfast.

Stayed: March 2012
Thank Sallytompkins
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Reviewed 27 March 2012

I like to stay at slightly boutique-y style hotels as a preference, and did a lot of looking around at potential hotels for our long weekend in Bath. This looked very well styled in its website photos, and the price was very good. Luckily, it didn't disappoint. The large house is beautifully and interestingly done, and the rooms are simple but stylish, with all you need. We had the smallest room at the top of the house, and it was great as a base, bearing in mind for a city break you tend to be out and about a lot. Breakfast was very nice, in the conservatory, and the whole place has a good, relaxed vibe. There is lots of information at the hotel about what to do in Bath, and the owners are helpful if you have any questions. They also greeted us very well when we arrived and at breakfast both days.

It is a little way out of the city centre, but really only a 10 minute walk, and as you approach the hotel up a hill it gives you a nice view over Bath, and places it in context (it's surrounded by hill ridges on most sides).

Overall, great value for money and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank blondetraveller
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

My partner and I have just returned from our stay at Dorian House. We stayed there for two nights (Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th) as part of our trip down to do the Bath Half Marathon.

Rob, the manager, was very friendly and welcoming. He took the time to sit us down and give us maps of the area and a list of nice local restaurants. He was also very helpful when it came to giving us tips about the restaurants.

The rooms were nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. The bed we had in the Ravel room was incredibly comfortable (which was great for us to rest in after running the 13.1 miles on Sunday). We had a lovely view of the garden. The rooms were peaceful and we never heard any other guests.

There was a great selection at breakfast and the service was good. The cooked breakfasts were delicious.

Location wise, it's only a short walk to the town centre.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay. We were made to feel very welcome and had a lovely stay. We'll definitely stay again next year when we run the Bath Half.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rayleigh_Em
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Reviewed 6 March 2012

We spent three nights at Dorian House and for the most part it was a wonderful stay. We had a warm welcome on arrival, and indeed, the staff were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay.

The house is comfortable and warm and has been decorated and furnished to a high standard. Good quality bedding, towels and toiletries plus complimentary water, chocolates, biscuits and the beverage tray all lived up to the standard we have come to expect. The breakfast spread is awesome, one of the best we have experienced, and it's as well that there is an an opportunity to burn off some calories walking down to and up from the city centre.

So are there any downsides? After all, in my view tripadvisor is all about giving a balanced picture. Our quibble is with the cost of the room in relation to the size of the room. We paid £85 per night for the Solomon room which had no bath, no chest of drawers and I had to crouch down on my side of the room - as befits an attic room, the ceiling slopes so you risk banging your head. There is a rudimentary cupboard, which appears to have been an afterthought and tacked on to a spare wall ... it has 3 coathangers which have to be turned at an angle, as the 'cupboard' is not as deep as the width of a coathanger. This may sound niggardly, but we've paid this price in other places and had much more. But we've tried to balance this with two facts: one - it's the Bath Litfest this week and accommodation is at a premium. The Bath central Travelodge wanted £135 to stay on the same Saturday night we were at Dorian House, and there is simply no comparison between the two! Secondly, we were able to leave our car at Dorian House and walk to and from the city. This saved us a considerable amount in parking fees. However, there is no overlooking the fact that a double bed has been squeezed into what is ultimately a single room.

Please don't let this put you off staying at Dorian House, it is wonderful, but it might be as well to consult with them first what facilities each room provides.

Room Tip: Check with Dorian House first to check which room you will be allocated. The rooms at the front hav...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: One Upper Oldfield Park, Bath BA2 3JX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #19 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range: $178 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Dorian House 5*
Number of rooms: 13
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