Macdonald Bath Spa5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
recent visit during busy Tour weekend (bike race) with a 8 month old baby; hotel was very accommodating had a great restaurant, garden, roman style building; we were upgraded to an Imperial suite--the suite was nice large for the little one to crawl around; had a tub room; lounge;tub a huge walk in shower with multiple options for the shower --like rain shower; warm/cold drench etc.
Nice stay, very comfortable rooms, great breakfast
We stayed in Bath one night to get an early chance to get to Stonehenge. The hotel has gorgeous landscaping. It is quiet and pretty. The room got warm and the thermostat was not the best especially considering the price of the hotel. Most of the staff were very pleasant but the 2 women checking us in were almost rude. We were excited to be in Bath so we didn't let the rudeness and impolite behavior bother us.
It's hard to beat the Christmas shopping in Bath, a great festive selection. Easy 10 minute walk from the hotel, through a park, canals to enjoy, great restaurant choices. Then back to the hotel for a luxury complimentary spa experience. Skip hotel drinks, way overpriced, unexpected charges for car parking, and Hotel add a couple quid for using a credit card!
The building and grounds are absolutely gorgous. The walk into town is a bit longer than their info would have you believe - we ended up taking taxis since we were there for a short time only and would have spent lots of time walking to and fro. The staff is helpful, but exceedingly formal and did not seem to interact on a personable level with us at all no matter how hard we tried to get them to just 'talk' to us rather than give a standard or very formal answer. We prefer great service coupled with a more humanistic approach to interacting with people.
We loved everything.
I checked in in the early evening and was immediately offered an upgrade to a "four-poster" room in the older (read: more charming) section of the hotel. My corner room had high ceilings, three very grand windows, nice carpeting, a king-sized canopy bed, a lovely marble bathroom, and two club chairs with excellent lighting nearby for reading. This was my third visit to the Bath Spa Hotel, and I have never been disappointed in my rooms. Breakfast once before was unmemorable, so I skipped it in favor of sleeping late on this trip. Otherwise, the ambience and appearance of the hotel's public spaces remain the same, and the library-bar is still one of the most appealing rooms I've ever enjoyed in a hotel. My only disappointment (and I gather that this is a trend all over the UK) is that the hotel seems to have replaced its traditional English furnishings and fabrics with more contemporary decor. Nevertheless, everything has been executed with understatement and good taste. I would recommend the hotel and its location - especially for walking into the center of town in good weather - without reservation.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
73% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 4444 reviews