The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
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
During a recent visit we discovered that we had lost a passport somewhere on arrival in the UK.
The staff could not have been nicer or more helpful in helping us to sort this out. I think they are routinely excellent a what they do, especially Isabel, the manager.
And the hotel is lovely.
I joined friends from the Cotswolds for afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent. The service was lovely and the grounds are gorgeous! Tea was perfect - delicious and relaxing. It made for a perfect afternoon.
I took my mum here as a special treat for a Spa Day, treatment and afternoon tea.
The grounds, hotel and Spa were lovely.
The Staff at the restaurant and gardens very helpful and friendly. Most of the Spa staff were friendly but one could have been more approachable given that it is a lovely Spa which should have a certain level of customer service and friendly air!
I was disappointed that when I phoned to book and check if we could have afternoon tea outside and in our dressing gowns , I was told that was not possible and that we had to dress up. Only to find that after rushing to get ready after our treatments for our afternoon tea, that we could in fact sit in the Spa garden for afternoon tea which we would have done. I flew all the way from Edinburgh for this treat so I would have liked to be more relaxed and enjoy the experience and my elderly friend would have enjoyed it more too.
The afternoon tea was delicious and offered a great selection. I was especially pleased being gluten free to have a wide selection of delectable flavours and choices. Thank you. Also the staff did accommodate me and make up a special salad without hesitation.
Lovely surroundings but try have time to relax and enjoy them as you need extra time to get served as its freshly prepared.
Also be aware that the service charge for the Spa Days are extra on the day.