Has Netflix’s Bridgerton inspired you to visit Bath when lockdown restrictions ease? We’ve gathered our picks for Regency-style places to stay in the city, from luxurious hotels to boutique guesthouses, letting you live out your period drama fantasy when it's next safe to do so.
We can’t promise a dashing Duke to welcome you, but you can expect luxury decor, decadent touches and first-class service!
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
The jewel in the crown of the Royal Crescent – the exterior of which features frequently in Bridgerton – is a five-star haven of elegance and tranquillity. Each room in The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is individually designed with sumptuous fabrics and furnishings, and many boast floor-to-ceiling views of the Crescent lawn from grand Georgian windows; we’re sure the Featheringtons would approve!
Master bedrooms are spacious, and Heritage rooms are decorated in warm, relaxing tones. For a special occasion, why not book one of the 11 suites? Choose rooms with four-poster beds, gorgeous living areas with sofas and armchairs, eighteenth-century desks, and glittering chandeliers. Family and dog-friendly rooms are also available (charges apply).
Hotel Indigo Bath
Hotel Indigo opened in Bath last year on South Parade, in the city centre. Consisting of 11 Georgian townhouses designed by the 1700’s John Wood the Elder, the 166 rooms are modern (perfect for an Instagram snap or two), while still sympathetic to the Georgian era. The Romance and Mischief-themed rooms are flirtatious and fun with a red velvet and playing card feel. Look out for other quirky design touches such as Regency portrait pictures on the walls, beautiful roll-top baths and vibrant carpets in bold patterns.
The 12 rooms at four-star boutique bed and breakfast The Kennard – originally built as a lodging house in 1794 – have been refurbished and individually decorated to a high standard. Spread across five floors, choose from a selection of superior, standard or snug doubles, two singles with a shared bathroom, a twin, or a triple room.
Every room in the original house had a different usage, which gives each its own individual style and character. Many look out onto the beautiful Georgian-inspired courtyard garden at the back of the property.
The Windsor is a traditional Georgian townhouse on one of the grandest streets in Bath, Great Pulteney Street. At the end of this chic thoroughfare is the majestic Holburne Museum, Lady Danbury’s manor house in Bridgerton.
Regularly receiving rave reviews for its friendly atmosphere, personal service and award-winning breakfast, all of The Windsor’s 15 rooms are elegantly styled with views over the street or the city from the rear.
Bailbrook House Hotel
Five minutes from the city centre (or a little more if you’re travelling by horse and carriage!) you’ll find Bailbrook House Hotel – part of the Hand Picked Hotels Group. Once a private residence in the early 1790s, the hotel is one of only two Grade II listed country house hotels in Bath and retains all of its eighteenth-century charm.
You’ll feel like you’re stepping into the home of the Bridgertons as you enter the Jane Austen Suite, with a cherry wood four-poster as the centrepiece, and a private entrance from the balcony above reception.
In the village of Batheaston, just down the road from Bailbrook, Poplar House, built in 1720, is a small and comfortable bed and breakfast with three double en-suite bedrooms. Refurbished in muted period colours or showing the exposed original stone, the rooms have a welcoming atmosphere along with a style befitting an elegant, original eighteenth-century Georgian house.
For a rural escape, the eighteenth-century Georgian property Waterhouse is three miles outside of Bath and features three acres of gardens and rooms with views over the Limpley Stoke Valley and countryside.
Decorated in a contemporary style, the bedrooms are in a modern block adjoining the period property, and beds boast Egyptian cotton linen alongside luxury bathroom toiletries in the en-suites. Waterhouse is also available for exclusive hire – perfect for a wedding or private Bridgerton-style ball!
No.15 Great Pulteney
Located on Bath's grandest thoroughfare, Great Pulteney Street, No.15 Great Pulteney is a boutique hotel perfect for living out your Bridgerton fantasies. The Holburne Museum, used in the series as Lady Danbury's mansion, is just a two-minute walk away, at the end of the street.
Their 40 bedrooms are all luxuriously decorated, featuring unique, bespoke art touches and homely comforts. From suites with street views – where you can gaze out and imagine horses and carriages – to cosy loft rooms, the hotel also boasts a restaurant and bar serving delicious food and drink, plus a hidden haven of a spa, with four treatment rooms.