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Tuesday, March 16

Staying in Bath's Most Luxurious Hotel in the Royal Crescent

Planning a visit to Bath? Why not stay in the Royal Crescent Hotel, a luxury hotel right in the center of one of the most famous buildings in Bath.

The Royal Crescent Hotel boasts 45 rooms, arranged over the five elegant buildings in the center of the Crescent. Both are Grade I listed, and were built by John Wood the Younger.

The luxury suites are named after historical men and women who resided in the Royal Crescent or Bath, such as Beau Nash, Jane Austen, The Duke of York, Sir Percy Blakeney, Elizabeth Linley and Sarah Siddons.

Their elegant suites evoke the Eighteenth-century with painting by Gainsborough and Reynolds, high ceilings and elaborate plasterwork. The Sir Percy Blakeney master suite has a sitting room with vistas that look over the city of Bath and a bedroom with views over the gardens.

The Duke of York master suites bathroom contains a roll-top bath, and staff dressed as liveried footmen or maids in traditional uniform with starched aprons serve the guest.

Rooms overlook the lawns below the crescent or the gardens in back, and some have working fireplaces. Picturesque? Yes Expensive? Oh, yes! Unforgettable? Indubitably so! For the salary challenged, the rooms in the adjacent buildings are smaller and not so grand, but they still possess period charm and the sort of detailing that make the rooms authentically historical.

16 The Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS, England.
Telephone +44 (0)1225 823 333
Fax +44 (0)1225 447 427
Double rooms from £290, including continental breakfast
Ask about offers

Tea in the gardens

Price a bit steep for your budget? You might find an accommodation that matches your pocketbook in this link

Bath and the Royal Crescent from the air


Heather Carroll said...

Excuse me while I mop up the drool puddle on the floor.

Cinthia said...

I do remember this hotel being featured in one of the last Inspector Morse's episodes. I do marvel that he could afford such lodgings.

Alexa Adams said...

Someday, when I finally make the longed for trip to Bath, I'll splurge on it!

Tilia said...

I also remember the inspector Morse episode. :P I saw if you look a year in advance you can find 'cheaper' rooms starting at £210. Still above my budget. Oh but for my honeymoon to stay there for a day and night would be dreamy... Unfortunately I'm one of those salary challenged people in that I'm still studying and living of the state.

Nonna Beach said...

Oh, how I hope I can see and stay in this beautiful hotel someday...thank you so much for posting interiors also...pricey yes, worth it ? YES !
I just LOVE Jane Austen Today !!!

Shelly said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! I'm sure I will never be able to afford that. lol

Raquel said...

I can only repeat Shelly's words...

Well, we can visit the hotel, not stay there!

Laurie said...

OMG, I am going to Bath and I am staying there. Someday.

Blarney Girl said...

Gorgeous, but all I get for that price is a continental breakfast?!?! Can't imagine what the price would be if I wanted a full/traditional breakfast!! :)

Lauren said...

wow, wow, wow.... am I in the wrong line of work? Suddenly Art Historian is not cutting it!

Find me at the Bathwick Hill Hostel, we can do Tea with Mr Darcy @ the Jane Austen House :D

Gina said...

Sir Percy Blakeney was a real person??

Vic said...

Sir Percy Blakeney was not a real person, but the fictional Scarlet Pimpernel. One of the websites describing the hotel's features includes Sir Percy along with real historic people, and did not mention other fictional characters. It would have been nice to have a General Tilney room, spartan but modern, with a Rumford fireplace.

Anonymous said...

We stayed here after previously just having a drink here and being annoyed at having to go back to London - and it was fantastic. Worth the expense - you can try priceline - we used them.