The Royal Crescent

5 star hotel


16 Royal Crescent BathSee nearby area


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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.

Description provided by property

Situated in Bath's Royal Crescent, this magnificent 5-star hotel offers a fully equipped gym and a stunning spa, leading out onto a picturesque landscaped garden. It also offers an award-winning restaurant and a cocktail bar.

The spa has a relaxation pool, plunge tubs, a gym, sauna, and a steam room. Guests can also enjoy a range of treatments, including ESPA treatments and Shellac by CND Nails.

Each bedroom at The Royal Crescent has an 18th-century-style décor, luxury bedding and flowers. There is free WiFi and paintings from period artists such as Gainsborough.

Along with the Dower House restaurant, The Montagu bar serves all-day dining options, cocktails, and champagne. The beautiful gardens are ideal for a traditional afternoon tea.

The Bath House Spa is within an original coach house and stables. First occupied in 1775, the Grade I buildings are a 15-minute walk from the city-centre, Pump Room Baths, and the Theatre Royal. Bath Spa Rail Station is just 1 mile away.

Important information

Children under the age of 12 years are not permitted in the spa.

Please note that extra beds are limited and subject to availability.

The hotel recommends 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.

The property offers a shuttle to/from Bristol Airport at an approximate extra cost of GBP 50 per transfer, and to/from Heathrow Airport at an extra cost of GBP 200 per transfer. Prices may vary depending on number of passengers, luggage and vehicle type. Please contact the property directly to arrange. Other transfers can also be arranged prior request.

Maximum of 2 pets are allowed at a cost of GBP 30 per pet per stay. Pets are only allowed in certain room types so please check the room descriptions

Set in Bath in the Somerset Region, 100 metres from Royal Crescent, The Royal Crescent boasts a spa centre and sauna. The hotel has a fitness centre and hammam, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

A flat-screen TV with satellite channels, as well as an iPod docking station are provided. Certain rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. Some rooms have views of the garden or city. Extras include bath robes and free toiletries. The Royal Crescent features free WiFi throughout the property.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.

The Circus Bath is 500 metres from The Royal Crescent, while The Roman Baths is 900 metres away. The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, 24 km from The Royal Crescent.

Services & facilities

  • Bar
    • Available
  • Pets
    • Pets allowed
  • Breakfast
    • Breakfast in the room
  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Non-smoking rooms
  • Accessibility
    • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Outdoor space
    • Garden
  • Guest services
    • Room service
    • 24-hour front desk
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Restaurant
  • Transport/transfers
    • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Free WiFi
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