Carfax Hotel

Address: 13-15 Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Somerset, England, BA2 4BS, United Kingdom | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 13-15 Great Pulteney Street, Bath, is near Mayor's Honorary Guides, Holburne Museum of Art, Montacute House, and River Avon.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Carfax Hotel Bath

Good rooms and good location


Stayed there for a midweek 3 day special with my brother in two single rooms. Clean rooms, good service and fair breakfast. I would recommend it as a comfortable place to stay in the town centre, and not too expensive.


Excellent and friendly hotel


I booked a stay at this hotel on the strength of the reviews in Trip Advisor- particularly the " passed the mother-in-law test " one,as I wanted a hotel to which to take my elderly mother for a few days. I needed a lift, a decent sized non-smoking twin room and to be not too far from the centre but far enough to be quiet. I got all of these together with friendly helpful service. The room was very spacious and well maintained ( it was a superior twin) and overlooked a park at the back of the hotel so was very quiet. The street is one of the most beautiful in Bath just minutes from the Pulteney Bridge. Breakfasts were far superior to regular cooked hotel breakfasts and there is an emphasis on fairtrade and locally sourced produce . All in all a great find.

The Carfax Hotel passed the mother-in-law test


When I was looking for a hotel in Bath, I was most concerned with finding one that would be appropriate for my mother-in-law, a well-traveled woman of extremely high standards for cleanliness and comfort. I selected the Carfax hotel based on the positive reviews on this site, and I am delighted to report that it lived up to its reputation. The rooms were super clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. Our room, #17, was spacious even by American standards. My mother-in-law was in #41, a double room that they booked for her at the single rate, which was more typical of European sized rooms, yet not painfully small. There was plenty of room to walk around the bed, and ample storage. Both bathrooms were spotless and well maintained - no moldy grout, no chipped tiles - everything looked brand new. There were towel warmers filled with new, fluffy towels. The dining room and lounge were beautiful. No tired, worn upholstery or carpeting anywhere.

Breakfast included a buffet of cold cereal, yogurt, fruit and juice, as well as a varied menu of hot, made to order breakfast choices. The staff was friendly and helpful. My husband and I were well pleased, and most importantly for us, my mother-in-law was too. Not only was it a great value for the rate, but a clean, comfortable, friendly and well-located hotel regardless of the price. Judging by the fact that about half of the guests we saw last weekend could be classified as senior citizens, it seems to be very accomodating to that age bracket.

I would definitely stay there again, and would not hesitate to recommend The Carfax Hotel to anyone.

Very fine and well located hotel - h.recommend


I don't often go back and fill in responses to hotels I have found online, but I saw the reviews on the this hotel on tripadvisor and chose it partly because of the reviews, and after staying 4 nights I had to add my own two cents worth...oh I told David the receptionist I would!

It's fab. Very friendly and helpful staff - thanks David for the advice about Prior Park. The hotel is placed on the slightly quieter side of the river, so you can walk to everything but not be kept awake at night by city noise.

Our room was clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was great - they have tried to go beyond the usual fry up and offer things like pancakes and maple syrup, along with a big buffet. The only downer was the car park, which is a bit small. On the first day we arrived a bit late to get a place, but they had permits for the street, so no big deal - we got in the second day and left the car there for the rest of the stay.

I would heartly endorse the hotel as not only one of the best in Bath (I've stayed in four), but one of the best price wise vs standards, I've stayed in in the UK. My wife and I plan to go back next year, what more can I say. John & Else Cromby.

Wicked Place


when to bath for a weekend. searched the net for reasonably priced hotel for a couple of hours, and came up with this one.

clean, roomy, friendly and massive breakfast...couldnt eat all they gave me!

The room was cool, but its real handy for the town and clubs...and there is a code thingy for the dor, so when we got in at 2am is wasnt a problem ;0)

fit girl on desk too! dEnZiNe

Nice rooms - good stay


stayed 2 nights over a weekend. room very nice, firm bed, good TV and toilet facilities, shower a little slow. Breakfast - buffet and cooked had a good choice, and I liked the local produce idea. car park was full first night when I arrived, but parking on street was fine as they gave me a permit. Very well placed for the town and the university. I will stay again to go christmas shopping as the shops are fab - never enough time in Bath to shop properly.Treena

I'd go back - it's really good


i stayed with my wife on a three day break which wasn't real cheap, but for what we got was brilliant. We stayed in room 18 at the front which was very big and georgian looking.

We didnt use the lounge much but it was nice too.

there is a free car park and the breakfast menu was the best I've had in an English hotel - it had a great choice and was all made with local ingredients. My wife Claire made a big thing out of that.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Its close to everything too.

Very Good Value for money


The Carfax is a very clean and well positioned hotel. We parked in the carpark for free which was great as my husband doesnt walk so well, and had an absolutely beautiful first floor double room on the front of a traditional Georgian street.The breakfast choice and food was great. The staff were helpful in getting taxis and tourist information.We shopped around for rooms while we were in Bath, and were shown awful bedrooms which were much more expensive than the Carfax. Don't get ripped off like my son who stayed at the hotel opposite at almost twice the price - stay at the Carfax which is excellent value for money. It made our holiday special.Kitty Pulber

Great Hotel


Stayed at the Carfax, May, 2003. The location is very handy to everything without being right down town. The room was beautiful, the nicest we had the whole trip, breakfast was very good and we heard good things about the dinners although we didnt try them ourselves. You would never believe this hotel is run by the Salvation Army. Highly recommended.Bruce and Sharon, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Carfax is a Great Bath Hotel


I went to Bath for a weekend in April 2002 and stayed at the Carfax Hotel in a second floor double bedded room. The room was beautiful and the breakfast had a good selection of well prepared food. The free car park proved invaluable as Bath is a pig to park in, and everything was I wanted to see was in easy walking distance. I would recommend this hotel as friendly and affordable. My only complaint was that the dinning room got quite busy.

TripAdvisor Reviews Carfax Hotel Bath

4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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