The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa

South West England Somerset Bath

  • From £405 a night
  • 45 Guest Rooms & Suites
  • Hotel with Spa & Pool

Location, location, location: period splendour in a prime spot in the centre of Bath

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If you’re going to do Bath, you may as well do it properly – and that means staying in the city’s iconic Royal Crescent. This sweeping arc of terraced Georgian townhouses is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Grade I listed. At its very centre, numbers 15 and 16 have been combined to form the Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa. It's an AA five red-star hotel that provides outstanding hospitality and service, and offers just what you might expect from such a grand address: valet car parking, a concierge service and an elegant restaurant and bar. But it also proffers some surprises, including an acre of gardens and a modern spa, plus family-friendly and even dog-friendly rooms.

The Royal Crescent has been the most desirable address in Bath since the 18th century, and the 45 rooms and suites at the hotel help to maintain that reputation. Step inside and the elegance and grandeur of the crescent’s facade is mirrored by the public spaces downstairs. The history is part of the attraction, but you won't find anything tired or old fashioned here. A recent renovation has brought a fresh elegance to the place that's carefully balanced with its many period features. There's the lobby with its open fire, the drawing room with its plush sofas, and there are high ceilings, chandeliers and large windows everywhere. Perhaps the star of the show is Montagu’s Mews restaurant and bar. It's mentioned in the Michelin Guide and has three AA Rosettes. Choose the tasting menu or opt for á la carte, and you can take your meal inside or out on the heated terrace, which opens to peaceful gardens beyond.

Guest rooms also blend contemporary comfort along with character features. At one end of the scale, Deluxe Rooms are perfect as a base for a couple who want a taste of this elegant address but intend to spend days out exploring the city. At the other end, Master Suites are big and grand enough to relax in all day. They each offer a seating area with sofas, views of the Royal Crescent lawn or gardens and a four-poster bed. Whichever bedroom or suite you opt for, you’ll find it’s been individually designed and tastefully decorated. All have at least a queen-size bed dressed with high-quality linens, plus fluffy towels, robes and Noble Island toiletries.

You’ll find the hotel’s spa and Bath House across the garden. There’s a pool, sauna, steam room and treatment rooms. Booking yourself in here, in the original spa town, seems an appropriate way to while away a few hours, but of course, there’s plenty more to explore in the city. See where the Romans relaxed at The Roman Bath House and find out about Bath’s most famous resident at the Jane Austen Centre. All of it is within walking distance of Bath’s most desirable address.

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Facilities

From 1st August only children aged 16 years old or above can have spa treatments.

From the 4th September we will have the following policy:

Children aged 16 and above are welcome to enjoy the spa facilities and have treatments.

Children under 16 years of age can only use the relaxation pool during school holidays (please check dates when booking) at restricted times: 9am to 10am and 4pm to 5pm daily subject to availability. Outside of these times, The Spa & Bath House is for our adult guests and members only.

Due to limited availability booking in advance with our Spa Reception Team is essential.

Extra beds for children can be accommodated in our Heritage Rooms, Master Rooms or Suites. Extra beds for children aged 3 to 11 years old incur a charge of £50 per child, per night. Sofa beds for children 12 to 16 years old incur a charge of £150 per child per night. Cots for infants up to 2 years of age are free of charge. These rates are inclusive of full English breakfast. We do also have interconnecting rooms available

Suitable For

Our pet policy

Pets are welcome at a charge of £35 per pet, per stay. A maximum of 2 pets per room are permitted. Our pet friendly rooms include our Heritage Rooms, Master Rooms and Deluxe Suites, as these have direct access to outside space. These rooms are subject to availability. We kindly request that dogs are kept on a lead at all times.

Open

Open all year.

Pricing

Double rooms from £405 a night. This rate includes a full English breakfast and access to The Spa & Bath House.

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Location

Contact Website  01225 823 333  The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, 16 Royal Crescent, Bath, Somerset BA1 2LS

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Getting There

Leave the M4 at Junction 18 and follow the A46 towards Bath for 2.5 miles. Immediately after The Tollgate Teashop, take a right. After another 1.5 miles you arrive at a T-junction. Turn right (signposted for Bristol A420), then immediately left to Hamswell. Follow this to another T-junction (approx. 1.5 miles) where you turn left for Lansdown and Bath. After two miles, you reach a T-junction on the outskirts of the city. Turn right. Take the right turn into Bennett Street and drive into The Circus (Georgian houses built in a circle). Take the second exit out of The Circus into Brock Street and on to the cobbled road of the Royal Crescent. The hotel is Number 16 at the centre of the crescent. There is limited valet parking on a first come, first served basis..

Features

  • Gardens & Grounds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa & Treatments
  • Wifi
  • Car-free option
  • 24-hour reception
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Room Service
  • Family-Friendly
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Foodies
  • Historic
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Spa Hotel
  • Afternoon Tea

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