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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Bay Tree House Hotel Bath