Enjoy a restorative night’s sleep in a comfy and cosy bed and you’ll be sure to wake up refreshed, rested and ready to explore all of Bath’s historic sights and attractions. Rest up in one of Bath’s luxury spa hotels, unique boutiques, homely self-catering apartments or even a refurbished Shepherd’s hut. Here are our top recommendations for the perfect night’s sleep...
Bath Spa Retreats
For those looking to unwind a little…
Combe Grove’s idyllic and leafy grounds make for a blissful escape. The spa facilities include a swimming pool that looks out onto the most beautiful lawns, along with sauna, steam room and hydrospa bed. As well as it’s wonderful spa offering, Combe Grove also has a driving range, tennis courts and group workout classes too.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel
For when you don’t want to compromise on location over luxury, The Gainsborough Bath Spa offers five-star surrounds in the heart of Bath. Experience the Spa Village Bath and 'take the waters' in the natural thermal pools. Continue your spa circuit by unwinding in traditional and infrared saunas, a steam room and bracing ice alcove. Have a treatment that’s perfectly tailored to you with personalised aromatherapy oils.
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
If you’re looking for a luxe abode, look no further than the sumptuous Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. The five-star hotel stands tall in the centre of the world famous Royal Crescent, and opens onto beautifully tranquil hidden gardens. The state-of-the-art spa facilities include a Himalayan salt infused sauna and a vitality pool with massage jets.
The Bath Priory
A stroll through leafy Royal Victoria Park will lead you to the magnificent Bath Priory Hotel. The Garden Spa happens to be the only spa in the UK that is partnered with luxury skincare brand L’OCCITANE, using the finest natural ingredients from the provençal region of France. The grand Georgian property is nestled within acres of award winning gardens and is home to Bath’s only Michelin starred restaurant.
For those looking to soak up Bath’s culture…
No.15 Great Pulteney
Bath’s newest boutique hotel has opened on the fashionable Great Pulteney Street, just a short walk from Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths. No.15 Great Pulteney has the wow factor from the minute you step through the door. Every inch of the hotel is adorned with eclectic and stunning pieces of artwork, installations and displays. It really is like staying in your very own private art gallery.
Opposite the Canary Gin Bar and tucked away on a cobbled passageway, you’ll find the quirky Harington’s Hotel. A stay at the Harington’s is a real treat, and every bedroom has been carefully designed and fantastically furnished. All of Bath’s historic sights are right on your doorstep, and after a day of exploration why not unwind in the private hot tub with a glass of bubbly?
The delightfully independent Queensberry, located behind Bath Assembly Rooms, is a contemporary boutique hotel with a passion for fine food. Menus are always seasonal, always use the best local produce (which is in abundance in the South West) and dishes are a palette pleasing balance between traditional and modern.
For those looking for a peaceful retreat…
Huts upon a Hill
Bed down in an unimaginably cosy and snug Shepherd’s hut for a night to remember. The huts have been enhanced with all your essential facilities, including a log burning fire, king size bed and en-suite. You’ll live alongside nature, and can even go horse riding at the nearby Wellow Trekking Centre.
By Gemma Hayter