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.
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Fantastic place to stay, great location, lovely staff who where very helpful when we had a booking issue. We really loved the charming and unique decor. The view from the room was amazing. The room was spacious and very comfortable.
Stayed at the sister hotel The Bird, called in for a cocktail and was delighted with the service and the drinks.
Excellent venue and well designed bar.
Worth a drink and a snack any day of the week.
Hotel itself fairly expensive to stay, but judging from the bar and surroundings it’s would be a worthwhile spend.
Right in the centre with a easy 10min walk to get to all the local attractions and restaurants.
Gorgeous street with wide pavements and a slow bustle of life along it.
We were given an I-escape voucher as a gift & this hotel was one of a handful in the UK which catered for wheelchair users so we booked the room through them. Their accessible ground floor room, number 26, is at the end of the hall & is a cool, quiet room located at the rear of the hotel overlooking a small car park.We were lucky enough to get the last car parking space on the main road at the front of the hotel &, as a Blue Badge holder, could park there for as long as we needed. The receptionist was very helpful in providing a ramp for the two steps up from the pavement into the front entrance. The room was a little on the snug side with just the width of a bedside table at each side of the very comfortable bed. We had to reposition a floor standing fan, & the only chair, in order to be able to accommodate our wheelchair. Storage is limited - no wardrobe, just a set of pegs from which a few mismatched coat hangers hung. There was a chest of drawers the top of which housed the complimentary tray; a Dyson hair drier; a Magimix coffee maker; a kettle & a large lamps so not a lot of room to unpack onto. I ended up using the window sill. The room had an elegant feel to it but we really didn't like the very amateurish art work which seemed to clash with the chandelier & other furnishings. The en suite wet room was small too - one of those where the shower is so close to the loo (& there's no screen) so everything ends up soaking wet. A non-slip mat & stool were provided & there were suction grab rails on the wall. We were there for a Saturday evening & booked to eat in the lower ground level restaurant accessible by lift. We enjoyed a pre-dinner cocktail in the ground for bar which isn't that big. Quite a few of the unoccupied tables had been reserved so we got the last available table. Cocktails were excellent. Dinner was very impressive too & we'd eat there again regardless of which hotel we were staying at. Breakfast too was really excellent. The 2nd floor larder contains complimentary goodies such as pretzels, popcorn, flapjacks, fruit, sweets, milk & ice cream was a lovely touch. The hotel, once down the entrance steps, is a level walk into town. All the staff were very good.