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.