Apsley House Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Apsley House Hotel Bath
Haveing just returned home from a weekend away at the Apsley-House, we are awaiting our return.
The hotel is wonderfull,very well decorated,the breakfast is more than you can ask.Our room the champagne room was very light, king size bed, lcd television,and a lovely en-suite,which was kept warm buy a radiater right beside the toilet. The room was comfortable for two adults,and full with tea coffee and fresh bottled water,and many more extras.
To sum up if you go to bath, go to Apsley-house you will not be disappointed,i hope my reveiw helps many thanks.
Decided to take a weekend away in the lovely city of bath, we stayed in 2 different hotels, apsley house was the first. We were very warmly greeted, the room was spotless, very cosy on a cold day, the area was peaceful and relaxing, the veiws from the room window were amazing. In the morning, we were greeted with one of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time, the large pancakes and bacon were perfect!! The place gives you a very warm feeling, a very family run home, who visitors feel very welcomed into. I shall deffinetly be returning!
Simply a great place to stay
As long as you don't mind a mile's walk into the town centre, this is a lovely place to stay. Style, cleanliness, friendliness of a high order. The bed was luxuriously comfortable and the breakfast excellent - whisky in the porridge is a must. The hosts are charming and the bar is a nice place to start an evening. Recommended.
An excellent retreat, beautiful grand house, lots of character with tranquil surroundings. Definately visit again.
Apsley House Hotel (The Duke of Wellington's old home)
When the Duke, himself, stayed here he could not have enjoyed more comfort and better service.
Nicholas and Claire made you so welcome.
The house is elegantly furnished with a splendid drawing room and dining room, where we experienced a most choice English Breakfast on every morning of our visit.
The bedrooms too, are most grand with their great super-king sized beds. Bedroom No.3 was our particular favourite.
In all, a great place to stay when visiting Bath.
Bath's best hotel
Had a great weekend in Bath staying at Apsley House Hotel. Claire and Nicholas Potts were very warm and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them.
I would highly recommend Claire's breakfasts - a sumptious feast - enjoyed in an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere.
Our room was stunning with views across Bath and the Molton Brown products in the bathroom were a great treat to use!
We are already planning to return to Apsley house very soon for another weekend away in 'style'.
The best place to stay in Bath, England
How wonderful it is when you make a reservation at a place ... and then not only does it not disappoint, but exceeds your expectations. Such is the Apsley House Hotel in Bath, UK. We read a paragraph about this place in a guide book and booked a room for our stay in Bath, hoping for the best. The web site looked promising.
A Mr. and Mrs. Potts are the proprietors and they were most accommodating about booking us a room for three, as my husband and I were having our son travel with us. We were pleased that the extra bed they added was not a rollaway cot, but an actual single bed, with a bedspread and pillows and linens just like our bed. The Potts' certainly care about the guests' comfort.
In fact, we were delighted with everything about the Apsley House from the moment we arrived. It was built in 1830 by the Duke of Wellington as a country house; today there is easy access to the town of Bath, either by a hearty walk or a short cab ride.
The house is sunny, elegant, filled with antiques and precise attention to detail. We so tickled with our room! Isn't it nice when you want to take photos of your room to show the folks back home? On the main floor, the drawing room, bar, and dining room are free for guests to use; our son enjoyed staying up late reading one night in the drawing room, while we went to sleep early.
Mr. and Mrs. Potts are exactly what you want your proprietors to be: charming, helpful, enthusiastic about their city but never intruding in on your vacation.
The complimentary breakfast showed exactly how much the Potts want to please their guests. About seven tables and lovely antiques are in the beautiful dining room, and a floor to ceiling window presents a spectacular view of the back garden. Each table is set with linens, silver, china and glassware. Don't you just love it when even the bowl of sugar cubes has tiny silver tongs? It's that kind of dining experience. An antique buffet offers cereals, fruit, juices and such but each diner also can order a hot breakfast. Again, out came our camera just to have a photo of us at breakfast!
Bottom line: Take it from us, very happy travelers from Ohio, USA: Bath is an outstanding travel adventure, and a stay at the Apsley House will make the visit even more splendid.
The Best B&B we visited
This was one of the best recommendations we got on a B&B. A beautiful house overlooking the city of Bath. The accommodations and food were top notch and reasonably priced compared to the other B&Bs we visited. Very nice people.
Great Value, Absolute Delight
We stayed here in Sept. 2004. The house is resplendent with charm, as are the owners/operators. Our room was large, and although the bathroom was dated, it was perfectly clean. One of the best breakfasts I have experienced to date in England. The price was very reasonable for the UK. No complaints!
Wonderful, charming; best place of our trip
The Apsley House was an absolute delight! Nicholas and Claire Potts are the most charming hosts. We stayed there in July of 2003, and we're still remarking at how it was the highlight of our trip to the UK. The house was beautiful, the room was spacious and inviting (the one all the way on the top floor), and Claire's breakfasts were just superb. If you're thinking about going to Bath, you must stay here! (and thanks to Nicholas for letting me play his piano!).
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