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.
How to Get There
I didn't leave this feedback before, because I didn't want to dwell on a terrible experience. The owner is untruthfully repetitive and persistent in her comments. Mendacious, to say the least. Her emphasis is that this is a 'REAL' Castle. It is NOT. it is only a 19thC Gatehouse Lodge built in the copied Medieval Gothic Revival style. These type of remarks are misleading and should be scrutinised and removed from replies to Guests Comments on this page. It is a good looking building from the outside. Do not enter though, or you will be subject to abject negativity as far removed from hospitality as 'Fawlty' was from reality, but without the humour! We were subject to a dirty room, (see pictures of cobwebs), inexplicable rudeness, (see welcome notes on wardrobe door), very poor food & drink and 'mine-host' arguing very bombastically with a former guest on the telephone. An experience we could have done without. My advise is if you feel you must stay here, wear a Tin Hat, take your own food and ear-muffs or you are in for a bumpy ride! Good Luck.
We stayed a couple of nights in a spotless en suite room complete with a shower that two could have easily fitted into and a toilet and sink that were both situated in a circular turret (which was rather novel) we also had the whole castle roof as our own personal balcony, complete with a turret in each corner! This property is a B&B and has an interesting history, great architecture and a lovely little walk that takes you down to a river through a pretty wooded area. There is also plenty of private parking in the grounds and tables with parasols, chairs and loungers are provided on the lawn and large paved patio area. Everything you could want is available on the hot and cold breakfast buffet. You can even boil your own eggs the way you like them. There is a constant supply of ice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate from machines on the ground floor and thanks to a relaxed and easygoing atmosphere we could have used the readily available cutlery, crockery, ice buckets etc and taken our own takeaway or wine back to the property had we wanted to. Luxurious robes, flannels and towels were provided for our use and we each had a complimentary pair of slippers. We loved our stay. The weather let us down a bit but we would have loved the opportunity to have caught a few rays while lounging on sun loungers on our lovely balcony. This property is on the side of a busy road and, yes, there is road noise if you are on your balcony, but it certainly didn't spoil our stay in any way and we would love to go back and visit one day. We loved it. Thank you Bath Lodge Castle for one of the most quirky and relaxing breaks we've ever had at a time when we really needed a bit of R&R. Lovely!
We stayed at Bath Lodge Castle for the first night of our honeymoon. The room we had booked was in the side annex rather than the castle itself, but the staff very kindly upgraded us to a nicer room in the castle. The room was lovely and very nicely done, and the breakfast was delicious. We ate outside on the terrace which was great, and enjoyed walking in the grounds of the castle. Thanks for a lovely stay!
We recently visited for our wedding anniversary. The hotel was beautiful and the staff were really helpful. The room was stunning and the bathroom was fantastic, huge bath !! Definitely will be visiting again.
This was a Standard Travel Lodge room with no frills, we booked the room the same day for £85:00p - We ended up with a family room. You can’t get a cooked breakfast though, but there are some cafes across the road which do a good breakfast