Ashley Villa Guest House
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ashley Villa Guest House Bath
A friendly family hotel with swimming pool and easy parking near the center of Bath. We were very happy with the accommodation and service and considered the room rate most acceptable.
Made to feel very welcome, great value for money
We recently spent a long weekend in the wonderful city of Bath. Having read mixed reviews on Trip Advisor we decided to give the Ashely Hotel a try.
We found all the staff to be very freindly and our room was recently refurbished and so very clean, tidy and a reasonable size.
The outdoor swimming pool was heated so even though the weather was not great we could still have a swim which was very nice.
Good location with only a 20 minute stroll into the city centre past Royal Victoria Park and The Royal Crescent.
Also plenty of local shops, pubs and restaurants nearby which was very convenient.
Would certainly recommend, good value for money.
Paid way too much
We stayed in a family room for 2 nights. It was the most expensive hotel room I've ever booked £140/night for 2 adults and 2 kids - and it was the worst I've stayed in EVER. Very small room, uncomfortable bed, tiny tv, sparsely furnished, no atmosphere, not ideally located - very, very, very poor value for money.
It maybe that Bath is expensive but that's no reason to charge such a large sum. Earlier in the week I'd stayed in a fabulous hotel in Newquay for just £60 with the most spectacular sea view. On the same 1st night my friends stayed at the Celtic Manor 5* hotel for £180. They loved it - a touch of luxury for £40 more than we paid for a room that would struggle to pass muster in a youth hostel.
The family room is large enough to take an extra bed for a 3rd child or adult and has a large wardrobe, writing desk, bedside tables and lamps, 2 chairs and table and luggage rack with drawers under. The double bed is a queen size and we change our matresses every 5 years.
The door onto the gardens and swimming pool is an added bonus for most families. No other B&B offers this in Bath.
We are always upset by bad reviews and we change and improve things when guests make valid criticisms. We also appreciate the courtesy of guests who complain to us face to face so we have a chance to rectify any issue immediatley.
Nice bathroom and breakfast
Stayed Feb 7th 2005, one night only. Room cold on arrival, had to put heating on and eventually it warmed up. Room very nice, bed comfy, bathroom above average. Breakfast excellent. Decor in main areas gaudy but pleasant in bedroom, bathroom. Good parking. Sure it would be nicer in Summer with swimming pool open also. Would recommend.
Some good rooms, some bad rooms
it was ok but we were pretty disapointed. we also saw their website before we booked and thought it would be great, then our room was nothing like any of the pictures - really small, bad bathroom, pretty much like the other unhappy customer discribed. i don't think he or she is exaggerating like the manager said, it was pretty bad considering what we paid for the room and becasue we were expecting a really nice room like on the website. i agree also the room we got it was really bad value. we happened to be staying there with a friend and his wife who were in another room, and their room was really nice BUT we were charged the same price for the bad room!!! my wife actually complained when we checked out and that's when the man told her only some of them were renovated and then said "but didn't you see your friends room? wasn't it really nice?". but why should we pay the same for a bad room as they did for a good one?? so the problem with this hotel is some of the rooms are renovated and some are not, but they only show you pictures of the good renovated rooms and then charge you the same for the bad unrenovated rooms. this is quite dishonest advertising. even tho our friends room was nice i wouldn't go back even if they promised we'd get one of the nice rooms because i feel we were ripped off the first time we visited.
A welcoming hotel
A very friendly and welcoming hotel to spend a stay in the beautiful city of Bath.Jette and Ahley Baker and their family provided a superb stay over for us and gave us an earlier than prefered (but needed!)breakfast on a Sunday morning!
Many thanks again from the Grace family in Effingham,nr Epsom Surrey.
Overpriced and crappy
The most crappy, overpriced hotel I have ever stayed in.
We paid ?89 per night for a room so small my husband had to shuffle sideways through the tiny gap between bed and wall to get into bed.
The bed was so tiny and soft that we spent half of the night squashed together in the ditch in the middle, and whenever either of us rolled over, the whole bed creaked and groaned loudly enough to wake both of us up.
The walls were so thin that we heard the stairs creak every time anyone walked up or down, conversations in the hallway, not to mention a screaming baby a few rooms away.
The bathroom was carpetted and grubby, smelt bad, and even on the hottest setting the shower was tepid and came out at not much more than a trickle. I came out literally shivering despite it being August. Then the woman who served our breakfast on our first morning was incredibly rude and sullen.
The TV remote control had so many of the buttons pulled off it was useless - until my husband discovered he could use the handle of a teaspoon to press the hollows where the buttons used to be to change channels!
And this is place received a 4-star rating??
The only positives were the breakfast was tasty, and the woman who checked us in was friendly and helpful.
The photos on their website bear absolutely no relation to the room nor bathroom we stayed in. I have no idea who wrote the other review of this place - we actually booked into this hotel on the strength of that review - but it was *very* misleading.
Summary: Never in my life have I paid so much for so little. We certainly won't be going back.
We are renewing 3 more bathrooms this winter, so whilst we feel some of your comments are exagerated, there is room for improvement in the bathroom you had, and this will be done in November'04
The Bed was a standard 4'6" double bed, most guest houses will offer this size bed unless you pay for a 5 diamond establishment.
Friday and Saturday nights are always very busy in Bath and Hotels charge accordingly. Book a Sunday night and you will get a much better price.
If is often best to complain to the Hotel before you leave. For example we have spare remote controls for the TVs and we may have been able to move you to a room with a brand new bathroom.
Ashley Baker - Proprietor
What a find
What a wonderful place. We especially enjoyed the room,so tastefully furnished and the breakfasts were just amazing.
The Hosts, Jette and Ashley were extremely welcoming and so helpful. We will definitely recommend this wonderful place and already planning our trip there for next year
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