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Today we woke to fog, fog, fog, which didn't clear until 2pm and we had a little sun peep. It has not been cold however. We posted 5 kilos of "stuff" back to Hoppers this morning - admittedly the heavy portion of that was binoculars. Paul and I have spent most of the day around the city precinct, walking and riding the hop on hop off bus. Bath has a population of ...
Off to check Cardiff out. Another city.
Onto Bath - wandered around. Used the park and ride, which are common around here since the cities are congested because of the narrow 1800 streets. Definitely the best way to discover what cities are all about is (a) find the information centre and (b) ride the on ...
... first time I have driven in about a month and a half, so I was really looking forward with it. Sadly I was saddled with a gutless Vauxhall of some variety which didn’t exactly inspire driving pleasure. Nonetheless we drove some nice roads through the countryside (in which I do not include the hideous M4 motorway) to Blenheim Palace. This is famous as the birthplace and childhood home of Winston Churchill and home to the current Duke ...
... days before their departure) it appears that a train reservation is enough to obtain the Visa, along with a complete itinerary of my stay. Sorting this will be my number one priority on Monday morning. I already have a quote for Ulaanbaatar to Beijing by train for £180. Not cheap but a necessary evil with just days to go to get this sorted. On the plus side it looks as if I will be in Tibet on Christmas Day. Looks as if it will certainly be a white Christmas for ...
... years (since 76 AD) so walking through these was really like taking a huge step back in time!
Walking around the rest of the city there was some amazing examples of 17th century architecture and city design with the best examples being The Circus (and huge roundabout with houses looking into the middle - Wood's inspiration was the Colosseum but where that is designed to be viewed from the outside the Circus faces inward) and Royal Crescent (30 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Dukes Hotel Bath
Having seen the positive reviews on this site, I booked a weekend away for my wife and I (I'm not as old as that makes me sound!) at fairly short notice to Duke's. Having seen the 360 degree picture of the 4-poster room on the website I simply had to book it. The lady who answered the phone was very friendly, helpful and professional. It also transpired that they do have some reduced rate tariffs that aren't publicised on the site, and so the cost of the room was significantly less than I anticipated. Great start!
This hotel is in a terrific location. A five minute walk to the center of Bath, but away from pubs and late night venues that might generate noise. The reception staff was reasonably friendly but seemed overworked. Our room was on the top floor and very quiet with a nice view of the hills surrounding Bath and the Cricket/Rugby grounds behind the hotel. We found limited closet and drawer space. The furnishings in our room showed quite a bit of wear but were comfortable and the bed was large. Our room had a bit of a musty smell that made us sneeze, and no AC so we left the windows open to get fresh air. Clean bathroom, good hot water and pressure but configuration of the shower door/curtain threw water all over the floor which we had to wipe up. Freestanding sink with no countertop for your accessories, and separate hot and cold faucets. Nice fluffy towels replaced each day. No minibar but two bottles of water and wine glasses left for guests to use. Tiny tv. Newly renovated restaurant and bar are very pleasant and clean. Lovely outdoor seating area. Very friendly restaurant staff. Excellent breakfast.
Gorgeous hotel in perfect location
Really lovely hotel which is in a perfect location being on one of Bath's most elegant streets, which although is only a five minute walk to the centre of Bath, is also v peaceful. Our bedroom was really nice with a gorgeous bathroom & huge bath (v apt)! Staff were very friendly and did their utmost to accommodate our needs.
Chilled out in Dukes
My wife and I only found this hotel following a look at Trip Advisor. The hotel itself is in fantastic surroundings on a wide Georgian style street and is very stylish. We arrived rather early, just past noon, but were given keys to our room straightaway and also enjoyed a noon checkout on departure. We stayed in the Beaufort room suite which was excellent - a lovely big bed, fantastically warm duvet, complete with fluffy towels and dressing gowns and a large TV. Overall we'd thoroughly recommend this hotel as there was little to fault with it - our only minor negative point would be the absence of cupboard space for hanging clothes; no real problem for a weekend visit but may not be sufficient for a longer stay. A great choice for a chill-out weekend.
My boyfriend and I wanted a weekend away and booked Dukes Hotel at the last minute. We were more than impressed - the location of the hotel is excellent - just a couple of minutes walk from the shops, parking was not a problem as the hotel provided us with a parking permit for the weekend and breakfast was fantastic. The staff in the hotel were friendly and the service was brilliant - any requests we had were met quickly without any bother.
We stayed on the top floor - which is quite a trek (about 70 stairs) but the receptionist did warn us about this when booking.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a relaxing weekend away at a welcoming and friendly hotel.
Really very good
Really lovely hotel in a great location. No problem with parking, and once you are parked, there is no need to move the car. The room was one of the nicest we have ever been in - comfy bed and lovely large bathroom with huge fluffy bath towels. Really quiet location, and great breakfast. We booked through lastminute.com and got a bargain, but on reflection the full price is still well worth it for the quality. We will definitely return.
Fantastic hotel, location and service!
My boyfriend and I spent our 2nd anniversary at the Dukes Hotel in Bath and had a wonderful time.
The hotel is in a superb location situated just a 5 minute stroll from all of the main sites of interest, shops, bars and restaurants of Bath.
It is a stunning town house hotel internally and externally - well maintained, lots of characther and excellent service.
Although the hotel did not offer lunch or dinner in their restaurant this was not a problem as there is such a choice of restaurants so close by. The hotel restaurant was open for breakfast which offered all of the usual full English breakfast trimmings!
I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a place in Bath.
We found the Dukes hotel quite by accident when we were visiting Great Pulteney Street, which is one of the most famous streets in Europe, and well worth a visit.
The hotel was great, with top class furnishings, and really spacious suite rooms. The service was unobtrusive and every request was dealt with promptly and efficiently. The location is great, right in the centre of Bath and within walking distance of all the sights. Parking was a problem on the Saturday, but the staff were helpful in finding permit parking on a nearby street.
My husband and i spent a very relaxing weekend at this lovely town house hotel.The location was exellent being 5 minutes walk from the centre yet a pocket of peace and tranquility. The bed was the most comfortable i had ever slept in.i wish i could have taken it home. The only noise was the cooing of the pigeons.The roomwas spacios with lovely furniture and decoration. The breakfast was satisfactory but the fact that we had to keep asking for a coffee refill was annoying. The evening meal was good but the dining room lacked atmosphere with only us and one other couple dining and,during our meal, the waitresses started clearing the spare tables and setting them for breakfast which did little to improve the ambience.Staff were very friendly
Mon époux et moi avons passé un week-end très reposant dans cette ravissante maison bourgeoise transformée en hôtel. L'emplacement est excellent, à 5 minutes à pied du centre mais dans une oasis de paix et de tranquillité. Je n'ai jamais trouvé de lit plus confortable que celui où j'ai dormi et j'aurais aimé l'emporter avec moi à la maison. Le seul bruit qui parvenait à nous était le roucoulement des pigeons. La chambre était spacieuse, meublée et décorée à la perfection. Le petit déjeuner n'était pas mal mais nous n'avons pas apprécié d'avoir à demander qu'on nous resserve du café. Le dîner était bon mais la salle du restaurant un peu triste du fait qu'à l'exception d'un autre couple nous étions les seuls clients et que les serveuses ont commencé à desservir les autres tables et à disposer les couverts pour le petit déjeuner du lendemain, ce qui n'a pas arrangé les choses. Le personnel était très amical.