A Night at the Bath Spa Hotel

I thought I’d write down my thoughts about our night at the Bath Spa Hotel, whilst I remember. I’ve not been asked to create this review of our stay. But I always like to read honest reviews from others, so I thought I’d add a few of my own thoughts about the Bath Spa Hotel here.

Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel

Last Friday evening, my boys and I had just checked in there; courtesy of our lovely friends at Joules. We’d had such a fun day with them at Badminton Horse Trials. Afterwards, they’d kindly arranged for us to stay at the Bath Spa Hotel for the night, to save us all driving home.

I’ve been to Bath once before — many years ago — but I can’t remember if we actually stayed overnight. I think we did. We were living in London at the time, so it would have been too far to go just for the day, but I’ve no idea where.

All I do know is that it wasn’t at the Bath Spa Hotel.

I’d have definitely remembered.

The Setting & Gardens

This beautiful, grandiose hotel is situated in the most glorious Georgian house, sitting in beautifully manicured grounds.

Stepping inside is almost like stepping back in time. It’s most definitely not a boutique hotel but lavishly decorated in a traditional style.

And that’s not a derogatory comment in any form.

I loved it.

Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the setting and gardens.
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Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the setting and gardens.
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Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the setting and gardens.
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Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the setting and gardens.
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Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the setting and gardens.
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The Interior Decor

The interior of the Bath Spa Hotel is ‘contemporary Georgian’ — if there is such a thing.

Classic furniture, vintage decor and opulent accessories; it’s the most beautiful setting. Even though it’s a Georgian building, it made me feel like this would have been what the 1920s would have been like.

I could imagine the smart society ladies —in their fur-trimmed coats and cloche hats— waiting in the foyer.

Or the gentlemen in smoking jackets — with pencil-thin moustaches— sitting in the library, reading the paper.

Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
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Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.
Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.
Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.
Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
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Our Family Room at The Bath Spa Hotel

The boys and I were given interconnecting rooms. Similar to what we’d had during our holiday in Tignes. A double room for Mr D and a twin room for the boys.

It couldn’t be any more different from the Aiguille Percee, though.The Bath Spa Hotel is opulent rather than rustic.

Our bedroom at the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
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The upholstered bed was luxurious. With a really comfortable mattress.

And there was a little dark wood bureau in the corner of the room, that I used as a dressing table and took over to do my makeup.

Our bedroom at the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
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The bathroom was a vision in marble and mahogany; a splendid room that weirdly made me think of the Titanic. I can imagine that the bathrooms there were just as palatial.

Happily, this was no sinking ship.

Our palatial bathroom at the Bath Spa Hotel — such beautiful interior decor.
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Our palatial bathroom at the Bath Spa Hotel included Molton Brown toiletries.
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The Cocktail Bar

The Joules girls and some of the other bloggers had gone out for supper. But, as we had the boys with us,  we made the most of our lovely surroundings and headed down to the bar for cocktails and food.

We joined my lovely friends Bonnie and Heledd for dinner.

It so nice to spend some proper time chatting and catching up. It’s such a rarity — generally at any blogging event I’ve been to —to have a proper conversation. There are always so many people to speak to. I almost always feel as though I’ve not really spoken to any one properly at all.

So after putting the world to rights — and we were suitably full of food — we bid the girls goodnight and headed off to bed.

Cocktails at the Bath Spa Hotel.
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Bonnie and Heledd choosing cocktails at the Bath Spa Hotel.
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Mr D looking dapper.
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The Most Traditional of Hotels

The next morning, we ate in the most beautiful restaurant. Before checking out and heading off to Bath to meet our friends.

Such a treat.

Although I have not been asked to write anything about our stay at the Bath Spa Hotel, I wanted to share our experience.

It was so lovely—very, very traditional—which is not something I’d generally book for myself. I’m normally a ’boutique hotel’ kind of gal. But they say a change is as good as a rest, and this was literally the most rested I’ve felt in a long, long time.

After being cooped up in the house for 7 weeks, following my skiing accident, the Georgian splendour of the Bath Spa Hotel was just what the doctor ordered.

Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.
Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.
Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.
Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.
Our Experience of the Bath Spa Hotel — the beautiful interior decor.
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.

Stepping Back to a Bygone Era

If you want to feel as though you’ve stepped back to a bygone age, this is most definitely the place for you. It’s like being on the set of Bridgerton. Just glorious.

Although, I will leave you with one word of warning:

if you have small people with you — as we did — the beans on toast are exorbitantly expensive. Particularly as they do not come with butter. 

But, apart from that, the Bath Spa Hotel is —in the immortal words of Mary Poppins — practically perfect in every way.

This article was originally published on May 12 2017.

Caro Davies editor of The Listed Home
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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.

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