No.15 Great Pulteney
What We Love
- A new boutique townhouse hotel with art-packed interiors – includes breakfastCuriously creative cocktails, like the Lobster Fashion, made from bisque, vodka, tonic and a raw prawn
- The "luxury for the curious" vibe that spills into all areas of the hotel
- Admiring the one-off touches throughout – no hotel clichés here
What To Know
- You'll find complimentary ice cream, chocolates, soft drinks, fruit, popcorn, candy, and more in the 'larder room' which is open till 11pm
- Guestroom tea and coffee supplies are stored away in decorative dollhouses
- Free WiFi works well
History is writ large across this newly opened hotel, which was once home to an eclectic array of characters, from money-laundering admirals to commissioners of police. No.15 Great Pulteney commands a grand presence on one of Bath’s loveliest streets and received great fanfare when it debuted in 2016. Owners Ian and Christa Taylor had already made their mark operating two other top local hotels, giving this latest gem an impressive pedigree.
Inside, you’ll find a diverse collection of curios, from antique apothecary bottles to a “lost earring chandelier,” to accompany the glorious views over Bath’s parks and stately rooftops. Sticking close to the history of the building, interiors include chalky pastels and carefully sourced contemporary art. Everything from the pillow-soft beds to the chemist’s shop units in the café has been chosen to add something to the overall feel of No.15 – kick back with a cocktail or afternoon tea and get to know the history of this intriguing hotel.
Occupying a prime location, No.15 is a short stroll from a number of Bath’s landmarks. You’ll want to get out and discover the imposing Bath Abbey and steaming Roman Baths, as well as the city’s excellent shopping thoroughfare. Dinner can be found at a number of restaurants in the surrounding streets, while the hotel’s substantial full English breakfast will more than set you up for a day of exploring.
How to Get There
A top place for afternoon tea in Bath. Where to start? Freshly made finger sandwiches, little savoury tarts, warm curranty scones with jam, yummy cakes and even a delicious chocolate mousse – all beautifully served on a traditional silver cake stand. Luckily we had skipped lunch! Too full to finish everything, but our friendly barman even offered to wrap up the rest so we could take it home. So we did!
We thoroughly enjoyed our short break in Bath, No.15 felt like a real part of the city, the staff are professional and friendly, the hotel facilities are excellent and the decor beyond beautiful. Our room was large and very quiet as it overlooked the park. My only problem was that our bathroom wasn’t heated, but soaking in the massive bath was still lovely, I’m sure the problem will have been resolved.
Super hotel, central, friendly staff, breakfast was yummy, great service, check in great, camera on the car park, nice larder with free sweets, cans and milk, decorations fantastic and really quirky. All over great