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“A B&B that deserves its awards”
Review of Bay Tree House

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Bay Tree House
Ranked #48 of 156 Bath B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 May 2012

There's a reason that this B&B has won numerous awards, and as soon as you stay here you can tell why. A friend and I stayed here for the May long weekend, a choice based both on price as well as the array of positive reviews surrounding the accommodation. Although we arrived quite late on a Friday night Colin was there as soon as we rang the doorbell and he guided us to our twin room in a warm and charming attitude while giving us a brief lowdown on the property and Bath as well as answering any questions. After a long day of work and travel it was refreshing not to be bogged down with payments, a billion questions or a tired host. He asked us how our train trip was as well as confirming our requested needs so he obviously had taken the time to know about us. I will also make note that Colin is the man to see if you have any questions about attractions to see - we actually changed some of our plans based on his suggestions and were pretty happy with the result.

Our room was neat and clean (which I assume is a feature across all rooms), and the bedding felt soft and luxurious. There's plenty of room to hang garments (with none of those annoying coathangers permanently attached to the metal bar) and place bags. Although we didn't watch the TV, we did enjoy the iPod dock which allowed us to play some tunes. Nice touches in the room include a hair dryer, international power adapter, moisturiser, kettle, free tea, coffee, chocolate bars, and more. The bathroom was also kept meticulously clean, even though we shared with a double room, and had all the extras that you would expect of an expensive hotel. In summation, the entire house has been beautifully renovated and I would say recently too!

Breakfast, as the other reviews have mentioned, rates very high. English fry-up (with eggs cooked to your liking), vegetarian breakfast (also amazing as I tried it all), cereals, granola, muesli, yoghurt, juices, fresh fruit, dried fruit, porridge, toast, spreads, tea, coffee - there's nothing not spared and it's all freshly prepared and cooked. The dining room was also quaint and we got a chance to meet our fellow guests (we're in our 20s and the loveliest was a lady in perhaps her 80s who greeted us beautifully each morning we saw her, so it was nice to be around a range of people).

The walk into town is under 10 mins and it's beautiful! If you're super keen on a taxi from the train station I can't imagine it being any more than 5 mins or less.

If the owners wish for any suggestions on improving the 'experience' (not the service or rooms as both were great) it would be to perhaps provide an A4 page of 'What's on this week in Bath' and place it in the foyer. As non-residents of Bath I think this 'insider knowledge' would greatly help as well as serve to enhance the reputation of an already great B&B.

All in all, a great B&B in Bath. I have already recommended it to friends and would stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

Colin was so welcoming and charming, with good hints on what to do and what to see. The studio we stayed in was a lovely home for a few days. The bed was fantastic! Immaculately clean, it was also great to have fresh bread, jams, coffee, milk all provided. After the maddness of London, we could finally relax. We should have stayed longer.

Room Tip: The studio is a fantastic little hide-away - comfy and private.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

We stayed here in late February as a present for my other half and it was a nice B&B. The room was small but pleasent and perfectly adequate for our needs. The breakfast was great with a superb selection of cereals, fruits, yogurts and of course the traditional fry up. It's a nice walk into the city, especially if you go up to the royal circle. Overall a very good B&B with a lovely host.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Simon_Hartshorn
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

My girlfriend and I were given a two night stay at the Bay Tree House B&B for a Christmas Present so we cannot comment on value for money.

On arrival, we were greeted by the extremely efficient and friendly Colin, who was the perfect guy who you would want to check you in and tell you a little bit about the area as it was our first time in Bath. The map he gave us was priceless!

The room - generously sized with a lush bed with clean sheets (my girlfriend is particularly fussy about this!). Also plenty of drawer space and a wardrobe, with a TV and iPod docking station. The showeroom was good too with an extremely powerful and absolutely massive shower cubicle. Couldn't have asked for anymore with the room, all the little things like a box of tissues and coffee and tea facilities really topped it off. Only slight negative is the view of a car park but no noise issues at all and the black out blinds allowed for a great night sleep. Plus, we wern't in the room enough to really care!

The breakfast - on each morning we had a different cook! This showed that the breakfast was cooked in the personal style of each member of staff. We felt Colin cooked the better breakfast; he asked us how we would like our eggs and gave us a hash brown each; bonus! All the extras were just as expected, fresh tea and coffee, good selection of cereals, fresh fruit, juices and marmite/peanut butter/ketchup, etc.

Nothing we could really fault! The owners even let us leave our bags on the morning of check out else we would have had to carry them round all day (our train was at 4pm) which really helped.

I really recommend this B&B, only a 10 minute walk to the city centre, and no need for taxis.

The best points; room and breakfast.

If we could afford Bath prices, we would definately go back!!

Room Tip: I think the en-suite room is worth the extra money!
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2012

The well-equipped family room has a clean and well-renovated toilet. We were amazed that there are two basins in the toilet. Lotions, cotton wools and cotton buds are so thoughtfully placed in the toilet. It is located near the No.1 attraction- Royal Crescent and also near Victoria park. Our morning started off with the delicious morning breakfast perpared by Chef Colin, who also gives good advice on the best attractions in Bath. He is indeed another great attraction of Bath. Furthermore he has great fashion sense.

Stayed: March 2012
Thank toatao
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Additional Information about Bay Tree House

Address: 12 Crescent Gardens | Upper Bristol Road, Bath BA1 2NA, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 156 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range: $128 - $209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Tree House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Bay Tree House we aim to provide our guests with a comfortable and relaxing stay. Being on the doorstep of this beautiful City we are just 5 minutes walk from the Thermae Bath Spa, The Roman Baths, The Royal Crescent and The Circus, as well as the vast selection of shops! With an excellent choice of restaurants nearby, we are happy to help with recommendations and reservations. The train and bus stations are within 15 minutes walk or a short taxi ride. If you are arriving by car, we have two private parking spaces at the rear of the house, and can also offer free on-street parking for the duration of your stay. Our rooms are stylish and homely along with a friendly and professional service, with all the personal touches of a small family run business. ... more   less 
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