Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel
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After an incredible wedding weekend Craig eventually managed to drag a very teary Kate away from the castle.
The drive to Bath included torrential rain and a slightly roundabout drop off of the men's wedding suits (with Moss Bros listing a shop on their website which is actually not yet built) but we made it to Bath. After a delicious …
It's been an extremely tough first week of marriage for both of us. None of the planning and preparations had quite prepared Chrissy and I for the trials we faced at Bath Spa Hotel. We were disappointed to be told we had been upgraded to the best suite in the hotel; it seemed we were only allowed to drink free champagne; our suite was sooo big we …
... beautiful - and being made of bath stone is much lighter inside than most cathedrals. We met Dave and Janet, Catherine and Geoff for dinner at Witherspoon's (those with English connections will know the brand). It was steak night - steak with salad, veg, chips or baked potato and a wine, beer, soft drink for 9 pound each. Came home and enjoyed cheese and biscuits - ...
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 ...
... a beautiful town which is primarily Georgian but also with some interesting sites which date back to Roman times, including the famous thermal baths. They were interesting to see although are no longer in use for bathing (they were used for medicinal bathing up to the start of the 20th century). We saw the famous Pultney Bridge and the beautiful river Avon and the weir.
We took a nice drive to the country yesterday. This ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel
Throughly enjoyed our break there
my husband and i stayed there in jan this year as it was my 40th birthday, from the time we arrived i felt the staff were very very helpful maybe a bit over the top in some respects, we booked a 4 poster room on the ground floor although you had to walk about 3 minutes from reception to get to it!! the pool was lovely and clean and the jacuzzi was wonderful a bit on the hot side though, we never ate there for our evening meal,we found a lovely turkish restaurant in the town .we had breakfast but paid the extra to have in our room (it was a special occasion) all in all worthy of its 5 star and i would go back.
We stayed at the Bath Spa for a couple of nights during February. We found it terrifically convenient for walking into the centre of Bath.
I stayed at the hotel with my wife for 2 nights Friday & Saturday, 27th 28th Feb 2004.The room was of 5 star quality, sadly we felt that nothing else was.The choice of food in the restaurant was limited and over priced for the standard. The restaurant staff were slow and not attentive. We dined there with two friends and wished that we had gone elsewhere.Breakfast was also of a poor standard, the coffee was weak and cold, when I complained it took 20 minutes for some more to arrive. Also very expensive, ?17.50 each.The pool was overcrowded, this was because it is also used as a health club for locals, something they fail to tell you when you book.I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, the staff were unflexible to very basic requests, deffinately not a 5 star experience.Relaxing breaks are intended as a pleasure, if you want to have a relaxing break please save your money and do not go to this hotel, you will be dissapointed.
We had a one night stay at the hotel, with an accomodation only deal from their own web site, which was a good discount.
Very poor standards
This is not a 5 star hotel. The decoration is old and tired and NOT value for money. The cleaning leaves alot to be desired, as the floors in the resturant were dusty and dirty, and the air conditioning was on COLD, and was not turned down when we requested it.The beauty treatments were good, but very expensive.
nice hotel about 10 minutes walk from the city. we didn't eat in the hotel so can't comment on the food, but the room was fine and the staff were pleasant.
After reading the latest reviews we were a little hesitant of going to the Bath Spa Hotel, but we had a great couple of days there. Whilst we remained wary of our belongings being taken (to be honest - where aren't you these days?!), we had a great 2 day break. The room was lovely with probably the biggest bed we had ever slept in, the staff were really friendly and couldn't do enough for us and the food - fantastic! Although the hotel's atmosphere is a little on the quiet side, the food more than made up for it. We have eaten in some pretty special places in the UK (including the Witchery in Edinburgh) and this food was certainly worth the trip. The service is a little patchy at times (overly long waits between courses) the staff are really courteous and we would definitley go back again. The only thing that would make this hotel worth the five stars without any hesitation - is if the spa was a little bigger!
If you have to stay at this hotel (and I would not recommend it) make sure you carry your belongings with you at all times.
I attended a seminar there and had my purse stolen from a room which should have been locked by the hotel organisers. I did not realise the purse was stolen until a young man telephoned me at reception purporting to be from my credit card protection company, saying he had cancelled the cards and giving me a police crime reference number. All this was false. When trying to get the situation solved with the hotel, they did nothing to help.
Overall the hotel looks very elegant, but has a nasty atmosphere and poor quality food for a 5 star establishment.
This is a large hotel with mainly dull decor and little atmosphere, though pleasant grounds. Our room was a Superior one, but was nothing special. The one evening meal we had from the Table d'Hote menu, the main course was awful and service could have been better. Breakfast was pleasant, even if the toast was only toasted on one side! Lunch of salad, sandwiches and wine was good if pricey. The spa was not as good as other spas we have been to. All in all this is not a hotel we would wish to go back to and one night stay was more than enough for us.
this is a lovely hotel with comfortable beds, great views of the city of Bath, beautiful grounds and plentiful breakfast. the "hop-on" local tour bus stops there and is a good way to get an overview of the place.
I recommmend this as a treat for anyone