With the new year fast approaching, now is the perfect time to start planning your 2020 trip to Bath. Whether you want a romantic retreat or a family celebration, have a read of our guide to finding the accommodation that suits you. Whatever kind of trip you’re planning, you’re sure to find somewhere that ticks all the boxes…
Feel Refreshed on a Wellness Retreat
Starting 2020 on a health kick? Bath could be the perfect place to meet your goals. With spa hotels aplenty, many with their own fitness centres and restaurants offering healthy and delicious food, start your year as you mean to go on in Bath.
The stunning eighteenth-century manor house of Combe Grove, set in 76 acres of woodland, boasts a leisure club and spa, meaning there are lots of opportunities to either get active or lie back and relax.
As a spa city, there is, of course, no shortage of spa hotels in Bath. Bathe in natural, thermal waters at The Gainsborough Bath Spa, recharge in The Royal Crescent Hotel’s Vitality pool, or indulge in a treatment at The Bath Priory, home to the only L’Occitane spa in the country.
Celebrate a Special Occasion in Bath
Whether it’s a milestone birthday, a well-earned retirement or a romantic rendezvous, make your celebration even more special by booking a stay in Bath.
Set in the centre of Georgian Bath, The Queensberry Hotel offers an elegant city retreat. For an experience to remember, check in to their suite with a custom-made, seven-foot, four-poster bed and go all out with a sumptuous five-course seasonal tasting menu and wine pairings at the Michelin-starred Olive Tree Restaurant.
For a luxurious stay which feels a little more private, book a self-catering Dream Stays apartment. Filled with characterful details and quirky extras their bright and spacious city centre pads offer an inviting bolt-hole for two, a family-friendly haven or accommodation for a large party of guests.
Enjoy a Luxury Self-Catering Stay
Historically, Bath was the ultimate place to come for an indulgent break, and the city still holds that reputation today. Treat yourself to a relaxing stay in stunning city surroundings, with beautiful accommodation to match.
For luxury self-catering accommodation, choose from seven Grade I listed Halcyon Apartments in the city centre, which offer everything from the latest tech to organic breakfast hampers.
With all the comforts befitting a five-star luxury hotel, Circle Luxury Stays' three modern self-catering holiday lets offer beautiful furnishings in the heart of the city, and Bath Holiday Rentals have a stunning selection of four- and five-star self-catering properties, allowing you to find the perfect place to stay.
Book an Independent Break
With so many independent guesthouses and hotels, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to one-of-a-kind experiences in Bath.
A boutique townhouse tucked away behind Bath Abbey, with eight bedrooms and eight dishes on the menu, the aptly named Eight is the perfect base for exploring Bath’s independent shops, cafés and restaurants.
Home to a restaurant run by culinary legends Pierre Koffmann and Marco Pierre White, Abbey Hotel is every foodie's dream. Koffman & Mr. White's serves up delicious English and French dishes whilst the rooms are individually designed with breathtaking views over the city.
Plan Your Travel
Whilst looking at where to stay in Bath, why not consider Great Western Railway as your mode of transport? With links right across the south and west of the country, including regular high-speed services from London Paddington taking just 90 minutes, it couldn’t be easier to travel to the heart of the city. Bath Spa train station is located right on the doorstep of Bath’s shops and attractions.