The Royal Crescent
Lonely Planet review
Oozing charm and style, and dripping in period character, Bath's grandest hotel is located on England's most magnificent crescent and lords over the elegant city below with the understated air of true refinement.
Once you step through the door of the Royal Crescent Hotel, a languid sense of calm descends around you, and the graceful proportions and sumptuous furnishings transport you back in time. Eighteenth-century grandeur is lovingly recreated here with incredible attention to detail (the cleaning staff are dressed in traditional uniform with starched white aprons). The hotel is spread out over six buildings surrounding a secluded central garden, but the most magnificent rooms are in the main house. Here, you'll find paintings by Gainsborough and Reynolds, high ceilings covered with elaborate plasterwork and massive suites with imposing four-poster beds. Some rooms have working fireplaces and most have majestic views over the crescent and the lawns below. Rooms in the other buildings are smaller and not quite so grand, but retain the period styling, antique furniture and magnificent bathrooms.
Our independent authors have visited The Royal Crescent and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Bath.
Services & facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Non-smoking throughout
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Pets allowed
- Free parking
- Breakfast in the room
- Internet services
- Free Wi-Fi
- Airport shuttle
Description provided by property
Important informationChildren under the age of 12 years are not permitted in the spa. Please note that extra beds are limited and subject to availability. Please note that renovations are taking place at the property and it is now in the final stage. There is scaffolding out the front of the hotel. Works are currently anticipated to end by April 2014. The expected end date may change. Disruptions will be kept to a minimum during this time. The hotel advises to reserve treatment times. Please also note that due to space limitations guests will be required to book in advance for meals. This information can be added within the Special Request box when booking.
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