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... the hills, they have had to underpin a whole suburb to stop the houses falling. Any construction in Bath today has to be off bath stone, so much of the city looks the same. The Abbey Cathedral in the city centre has so many rotting old dead saints in it that the floor is starting to cave in. It will be an interesting challenge for Jesus on the last day. The ...
... br> Paul attempted to find the grave of great, great grandfather with no success today, but we did find Kingston Buildings - Paul's grandfather being Charles Kingston Daws. Maybe tomorrow. We are staying with friends of Dave and Janet's for three nights in a village called Peasedown St John. Population around ...
We've spent the last few days seeing some of the south-west of England. We took the train from London to Bath and were based there while we explored the area. We stayed in a great B&B in Bathford just outside the town. Like all good country B&B’s it had a pub next door, where we sampled the local ales, including "Bath Gem" (a beer, not a product you put in your bath to make it bubbly) and “Landlord”
Our Sunday night worship experience was interesting to say the least! We headed off to the local Church of Wales 6pm service and were greeted warmly by the Vicar. We suspect they had not had visitors for some time. First hymn and Janet had a fit of the giggles, followed by Dave and then Paul. I was very disciplined! Trouble was we were all singing the hymn as it should have been ...
I'm still attempting to get my Visa processed for my trip to China / Tibet. I though the Russians were awkward however that one was a piece of cake in comparison to this. I have bored plenty of people moaning about this issue now! The Chinese are very cautious when letting people see their homeland. That said, things are looking far more optimistic on this front, although the Chinese need confirmation of entry into the country (& train tickets can only be ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pratt's Hotel Bath
We stayed for the "Easter package" which includes some entertainment such as a boat trip and open top bus ride in Bath. The staff threw themselves enthusiastically into these and made them great fun.
Despite the bed being the most uncomfertable and hard bed we have ever slept on, this hotel is a good value. We had an awful time getting to sleep and were cranky and tired the next day. The bed desperately needed to be replaced.
Great hotel in the center of Bath
My wife and I stayed there for 2 nights and would definately recommend it. To summarised
Good points :
1. Very friendly staff. Know what needs to be done without having to ask.
2. Hotel & rooms are clean and tidy.
3. 2 mins walk to city center.
4. Breakfast, cream tea and dinner were excellent.
5. Good value for price.
Other points :
1. Parking is in a public carpark across the road for approx £11 per day (free at night). It's well lit and next to police station.
Stayed two nights at the Pratt's Hotel, a charming antique-filled early Victorian inn (once frequented by Sir Walter Scott)in the center of historic Bath, overlooking the breathtaking Cathedral. Our room was cozy, immaculate and comfortable. The staff was very knowledgeable and pleasant, the food (dinner and breakfast included) was delicious and plentiful. The common rooms were a delight...several small and cozy spots to have tea and read by the fireplace. The dining rooms are gracious and the pub room is just what you'd expect...warm woods and period furnishings. The location is ideal for exploring the town, around the corner from the gorgeous abbey and the amazing Roman baths,and close to many wonderful shops, the theater and cinema...and a two-minute walk to the railroad station. A great value.
Loved it - Very Satisfied
My husband & I spent a night at Pratt's after having been disappointed in the B & B we had originally booked. Bath was very busy & we were lucky to get a last minute cancellation for 100 GBP. The room was probably not quite as nice as others in the hotel as it was a smoking room but we were very happy with it. It was a good size & had a very large bathroom. It was also immaculate. Staff couldn't have been more accommodating & public rooms were lovely. We had a beautiful view and, as seniors, we really appreciated the short walk to all Bath's attractions. We will definitely return here on our next visit.
As the chaperone for a group of high school students on a literary tour of England, I was immediately enchanted by the welcome we received at this wonderfully located, delicately decorated, and historically preserved gem of a hotel. Everything in the small yet efficient lobby was elegantly placed and included a beverage table featuring local water, thought to have healing powers.
Big Room but expensive
We stayed one night at Pratt's Nov '03. Since it was just one night we splurged and got the four poster queen-sized bed which was booked thru Orbitz for 140 GBP. It was a large room on the floor one above street level. The bathroom was large for England and probably average for the States, with a tub. Also included was coffe/tea maker, TV, trouser press, and large bottle of toiletries. The location was very convienent to the train and bus station and walking distance the city center (and I'm not much for walking). The only negative was no ventilation in the room except for the windows. It was stuffy even with windows open.
A true "Jane Austinique" hotel
We stayed here one night and, based on my own personal level of comfort, one night was great, two nights would not have made it for me.
Our room was very small and the bathroom was not to my level of cleanliness (hair in the tub and a toilet seat that I re-cleaned! (Ha Ha)) The sitting areas are very sweet, but the chairs have seen better days. I personally do not like to leave my room key at the front desk, which is their request. We came home very late at night and the person on duty seemed bothered that he had to let us in. But having said that, my friend loved the place. She thought it had character and a quaintness. She doesn't care about having things "clean" like I do, so it didn't bother her that the room wasn't "perfect."
Genteel and comfortable
Pratt's Hotel is housed in a series of Georgian townhouses, conveniently located in the center of Bath. It's just a few minutes' walk from attractions such as the Abbey and Roman Baths, as well as the bus and train stations. Rooms vary greatly in size and decor; try not to get assigned one of the tiny rooms on the top floor. Most rooms on the lower floors are spacious, airy, and well-decorated. Bathrooms are functional, but have unfortunate dark tiling that can make them appear a bit dingy. They also have those annoying separate hot and cold water faucets. Public lounges on the ground floor are beautifully decorated and welcoming, as is the spacious restaurant, where a bountiful and excellent English breakfast (included in the room rate) is served every morning.
The Most Wonderful Hotel Ever
Pratt's Hotel in Bath, England is the most quaint, wonderful, old hotel. The rooms are wonderful in the fact that they have comfortable beds, great views, and are very clean. I haven't stayed at a place this nice in the U.S. I was served a wonderful breakfast in the dinning room. The hotel is centrally located so it is but a short walk to the Roman baths. There is a park that borders the river and it is only a short walk from Pratt's. If you are ever in Bath or nearby and need a room, please consider Pratt's for a lovely time.