Bath Lodge Castle
What We Love
- A charming English country stay in a historic castle, with breakfast and dinner on most nightsThe elegant, classically decorated rooms that combine modern comforts with historic charm
- Strolling the three-and-a-half-acre grounds and spotting chickens, goats and the hotel’s resident pet rabbit
- The delicious meals at the fine French dining room and option to stay in a suite
- Relaxing in the adults-only pavilion, with its outdoor hot tub, steam room and sun deck
What To Know
- Book afternoon tea for fresh scones and tea in the courtyard and gardens
- There is free WiFi but the connection is poor
- There's an adults only gym, hot tub and sauna
Step into the world of 19th-century nobility with a stay at Bath Lodge Castle, a protected historic building, dating back to 1806. The regal castle, complete with towers, battlements and an imposing iron gate, is set amid three and a half acres of landscaped gardens outside the city of Bath, in southwest England. Don’t let the hotel’s age fool you, though – this relaxing country hideaway doesn’t skimp on modern luxury, with its elegant, upscale French restaurant and adults-only hot tub, sauna and gym.
The stunning location, impressive castle architecture and comfortable guest rooms have recently earned this property a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Each of the last, which number 11 in total, is individually decorated, with tasteful décor and updated bathrooms, and provides views of the garden or castle. Nature walks and visits to the area’s many charming pubs await, or you can take a short drive to Bath’s many notable attractions, such as the namesake Roman Baths, Bath Abbey or nearby Longleat Safari Park.
Rooms and suites
Small Double rooms are a cozy 130 square feet, with a double bed, an en-suite bathroom and a flat-screen TV. The more spacious Annex rooms offer 175 to 200 square feet, extra-large beds and convenient access to the patio and gardens. Large Double rooms are even bigger, with 440 square feet and a small balcony for enjoying that refreshing country air. For a real special experience, go with the Suite, offering a private section of the battlements that’s accessible from the room and appointed with furniture.
Popular with hotel guests and locals alike, the hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, Le Chateau, offers a modern take on traditional French cuisine, using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Dishes range from Moroccan-inspired delicacies to duck breast to slowly-cooked lamb shank with red-wine jus. The breakfast menu is equally comprehensive, offering everything from the traditional full English breakfast to Anglo-Indian kedgeree.
Bath Castle Lodge, surrounded by beautiful farmland and woodland streams, is located just six miles from the city of Bath. The city, a World Heritage Site, is known for its Roman-built baths that date back to the year 60 A.D. Another nearby attraction is Longleat Safari Park, the first drive-through safari park outside Africa. Meanwhile, the immediate area around the castle is filled with walking trails, and the accommodating staff at the hotel is more than happy to provide directions to the most charming local pubs and restaurants.