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What We Love

  • Peaceful location on one of Britain’s most beautiful streets
  • Fresh flowers in the guestrooms
  • Taking a trip down the river on the hotel’s 1920's teak boat, the Lady Sophina

What To Know

  • Free WiFi and parking
  • It’s only a 10-minute walk to Bath's city center
  • Children 12 and under are not permitted in the spa


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Chic 18th-century townhouse hotel on Bath’s Royal Crescent, with a serene spa and afternoon tea lounge

The Lowdown

Located in the middle of Bath’s Georgian Royal Crescent, the Royal Crescent Hotel (made up of two honey-hued townhouses) is a masterpiece in British architecture. A doorman in top hat and tails, a sweeping staircase, roaring open fireplaces, and chandeliers set the scene. The 45 guestrooms range from Classic to Deluxe and are traditionally decked out with neutral tones, antique furnishings, gilded mirrors, roll-top baths and Penhaligon’s products. Swathed in mink-colored silk, the Dower House Restaurant serves both elaborate three-course meals and afternoon teas. Overlooking the garden, the bamboo-and-slate-clad spa provides a relaxing haven with a full list of treatments and a 32-degree heated pool.

In the Area

This is Jane Austen’s town as well as the set of many a costume drama, so try Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, tucked away at 14/15 John Street, which stocks beautiful and unusual books and has a special “Bibliotherapy Room.” Of course, Bath is also famous for its spas. Once you’ve tried the hotel spa, visit the ancient Roman baths, and then relax at the modern Thermae Bath Spa, where the open-air rooftop pool is fed by ancient springs. For a soak complete with wonderful scenery, visit at sunset as the town glows golden. Bath’s architecture is enough to make you swoon: Wander up and down the streets and you’ll see Georgian squares, mansions and townhouses. The best are on the Royal Crescent, the Abbey and the Circus.

How to Get There

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
16 Royal Crescent
Bath, BA1 2LS United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 1092 Reviews
Better than The Ritz!
Reviewed 4 hours ago

I had a wonderful treat at The Royal Crescent Spa and Restaurant today. Fantastic massage from Ellie, supremely relaxing spa followed by the best gluten free afternoon tea I’ve ever had! I was at The Ritz last November and it was tonnes better at The Royal Crescent.

Exceptional food & service
Reviewed 6 hours ago

Our first visit but certainly not our last. We were met by friendly concierge Mark who efficiently dealt with our luggage & valet parking, and from that point on our expectations were more than fulfilled. We were made very welcome, many staff addressing us by name. The food at dinner in the well managed restaurant was clearly up to Michelin standards, and beautifully served and explained by Sonia.The other staff we encountered, such as sommelier Luke & Liam in the bar, were a great asset to the hotel, striking just the right note between professionalism and informality. Breakfasts were equally enjoyable. We hope to return in the summer to take full advantage of the beautiful garden.

Pretty close to perfect
Reviewed 5 days ago

The hotel frontage is unparalleled and a wonderful photo opportunity.
We had a great 2 night stay here in a Heritage Room in the main building with a view looking to the rear of the hotel over the lovely gardens. The gardener is to be congratulated on beautiful planting and happily gave me tips on various plants.
Some bedrooms are in the former ‘mews’ or dower house building on the other side of the gardens looking back towards the rear sweep of the Crescent.
The hotel location is excellent and a manageable 20 minute walk to the centre to areas such as the Pump Room/ Roman Baths/ Abbey. There is a gentle hill up to the Circus but were not young and made it slowly! No1 the Royal Crescent is an excellent museum house to visit laid out in Georgian style with great guides and just yards away from the hotel.
Excellent hotel service from the moment you arrive. A warm welcome with an umbrella brought to the car as it was tipping down when we drove up. The concierge staff take you into the dry and unload and park the car for you. No extra charge for the parking.
The lounge is bright and beautifully decorated in a modern, fresh style entirely in keeping with the Georgian building.
All our meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner were tasty, beautifully presented and the service exceptional.
The public rooms are all stylish with a modern twist. Hotels of this standard sometimes let the side down with sub standard toilets but the cloakrooms are all spotless and the facilities have good quality modern fixtures.
Our room had been chosen to provide a walk in shower as we have some mobility issues. It was also near the lift. The bathroom was large and pristine. The bed very comfortable. There is an in room safe but no fridge. Iron etc can be delivered. A complimentary tray with kettle for coffee and tea is offered though the older power points do mean finding somewhere to plug in the kettle (and any other device that needs charging) is a challenge. Obviously there is room service and it’s prompt!
The furniture items in our bedroom were antique and fit the room but have some limitations and I would have preferred a chest of drawers instead of the small table to provide more and easily accessible storage.
The Spa / gym are modern and well kept. The swimming pool is certainly a good enough size and there’s a steam room and sauna too though with 3 recliners near the pool it’s not a place to linger too long ..... and there’s no reason to with the wonderful gardens, hotel and Exquisite City of Bath laid out before you.

A real gem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Weekend break in this beautiful hotel where nothing is too much trouble, the staff are all so friendly. We had a lovely room overlooking the gardens, so peaceful and the bed was divine, even provided a sleep spray beside the bed and for someone who struggles to sleep it was very thoughtful. Only downside was the bathroom with the shower being over the bath, my husband is very tall and struggled to get under it!
Breakfast was fantastic, so much choice of food and wonderful coffee.
Used the spa both days and after lots of walking it was very welcome. On checking out the car was brought right outside for us and door held open for me, something I’m not accustomed too but just topped off a fabulous weekend.

Day spa
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely place.
We came across this place on trip advisor and thought we would give it a try. We phoned first to see if they allow walk in without a booking which they do.
Upon arrival was greeted very nicely by the hotel staff who kindly directed us to the spa, again nicely greeted by spa staff and showed around the spa.
the facilities were all very clean the quality of everything was very high, it was a very nice experience very well maintained.
Only thing I could fault which was not a big deal is the jacuzzi was on a timer 10 mins on a 5 off rather than customer controlled, other than that a great experience, pool was warm and clean.
It worked perfectly I felt relaxed and was able to unwind.
I cannot comment on treatments I would advise booking those in advance prices are on the higher side for massage so I’m hopeful that they will be as good as the spa was when I return again.

Await my next review