Travel Blogs from Bath
... few weeks of getting my life sorted to take the trip as stress free as possible, not that I haven't been mentally stressed, it's just none of you have added to it. It's been lovely to see those I have and appreciate all your help in getting sorted including tips for travelling, lend of useful things, parting cards and gifts, giving me time off, storage of my belongings, cleaning and sorting my flat, buying my car, driving us to ...
Leaving Party - Greville Smythe Park So thats it we've finished work, our cars are sold and we are all packed up and ready to hit the road to Rio! The only thing left for Loretta & I to do was to celebrate our departure with our family & friends. The weather held out long enough to BBQ the sausages and of course we had to sample a few British drinks before we left. It was Pimms ...
After an easy crossing yesterday evening we made the trek from Dover to Somerset. Matchsticks in the eyes we arrived at home at 11.30pm. This morning we contemplated the task ahead of unpacking and washing everything, this was interrupted by the discovery that Coco, one of our ...
... Visited the city centre which isn't particularly memorable and spent a day walking the coastal path from Newport to Cardiff. It was nice to stride out in the sunshine and get a bit of exercise though it isn't the most inspiring part of the coastal path network. It runs alongside the Bristol Channel which is really muddy at low tide and the surrounding land is flat and ...
... gin was cheaper to drink; men and women lost their hair (including eyebrows) due to wearing make-up that was lead-based, so they fashioned mouse skin into eyebrow shapes (and wore wigs) - water in the spas/springs contains 43 minerals and has to be cooled to 33 degrees from 49 degrees (it was hot to touch) - Bath fairly busy traffic-wise as there is no bypass, so all traffic must come through - Jane ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Queensberry Hotel Bath
Quite poor for price - overrated
My wife and I stayed over a weekend at the Queensbury and were very unimpressed. We read the positive reviews on tripadvisor and thought we were going to have a great time. It turned out to be stuck on the side of hill with nowhere easy to park. Our room's decor was very tired, and although it may have been built by Georgians they must have been short ones - don't get the top floor rooms! The staff were of the 'smile through adversity' type who took ages to check us in because there was only one of them to answer the phone, and ages to check us out for the same reason. Breakfast was ok, but nothing to shout about. When you're spending over £100 a night you expect something a little bit more impressive than this. I wouldn't recommend this place, it seems like the managers had a good idea, lost interest, and left it to students to run. Over rated over priced.
Pleasant two night stay in Sept 04. Super room (Junior Suite ) with lots of space, well furnished. Very helpful reception staff, and valet parking. Excellent location. Meal in restaurant fairly good, but did not quite live up to expectations. Not the most professional service. Disappointing breakfast buffet which was very limited and not replenished, and breakfast service lacked efficiency and professionalism. Cooked breakfast was good. Attractive lounges. would have liked a proper bar, rather than three stools in the entrance to the restaurant! Overall quite satisfactory, although not cheap - and they could at least throw in their mediocre breakfast buffet!
Pricey for what it is...
Lovely hotel, but pricey for what it is. You don't get breakfast included in your room rate and for a full english this will set you back a further £14pp. No tea or coffee facilities in your room either which is a shame. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Olive Tree restaurant had a very nice atmosphere and the food was lovely. Its just a shame that the hotel charge so much money to stay there.
Hotel seemed very pricey given that the furnishings
of the room were rather run down and that there
was very little in the way of any additional touches
such as coffee makers etc. The continetntal breakfast
was OK but the english breakfast dissapoiinting and
the service very offhand. On the plus side the
location is great and the bathroom was huge.
Lovely staff, but a bit on the steep side
We stayed here for my birthday weekend. The hotel staff were extremely welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. The valet parking an additional treat, and little things counted, like the fact that the person who parked our car saw we'd left that day's newspaper on the back seat, so picked it up and thoughtfully put it in our room. The beds were huge with wonderful high-cotton count linen. My only gripe was that the bathroom was a bit 'bog standard', (you want to enter the bathroom and go 'wow'!) and that there were no coffee/tea making facilities in the room. Many hotels do this these days, and I agree that mini-kettles and all the paraphenalia can clutter up surfaces. However, like at the Hotel Rossetti in Manchester, free tea & coffee is supplied in a special guest lounge. I almost choked when I saw that we'd have to pay an extra £2.75 each for a cup to tea. Also, it wasn't made clear to us when we booked that the £140 a night rate DIDN'T include breakfast. We were pushing the boat out as it was, so felt that shelling out extra was just a bit too much to ask. Had the room been about £110 a night without breakfast, I would have felt would be better value. Think they're pushing their luck with the room rates, as we did feel a bit short-changed, having paid much less in other high-quality hotels and got more for our money. But people obviously pay it.. so ...
We stayed at the Queensberry in mid February, and had a very nice time.
The hotel is warm, comfortable and friendly. Our room, though not spacious, was clean and quiet. We enjoyed sitting by the fire in the parlor/bar area, having a cocktail before dinner. The food at the hotel restaurant was good. It was abit weird to be returning to the same room in which we had breakfast, but they change the table linens and lighting to create more of a mood. It has a more homey B&B feel than a posh hotel. Do note though that the location is about ten minutes away from the Baths, on a hill...Overall, we would stay there again.
3 Star Hotel - 5 Star Service!
I chose to book The Queensberry Hotel after a recomendation from a friend. I booked a room for my Mother and Sister who were in Bath to meet my Girlfriend. From the moment they arrived at the hotel my mother and sister were treated as individual guest's and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The level of service they received was far beyond expectations for a three star hotel. My girlfriend and I joined them for dinner in the hotel's Olive Tree Restaurant where we enjoyed a fantastic meal and excellent service. The duck salad deserves a mention - it was delicious, as was the wine that was recomended by the restaurant manager. I would recomend this hotel without hesitation to anyone that is looking for value for money and an outstanding experience.
Comfort and Kindness
Just returned from a surprisingly enjoyable weekend with our three young children, ages 5, 2 and 1. We found this hotel to be very accomodating, especially when our 1 year old fell ill and needed to be seen by the GP. A very kind woman (I forgot to get her name!) called and got an appointment for us on a Saturday and had directions ready for us. We were also given very good recommendations for days out...we spent Easter Sunday at Longleat, a historic house near Warminster complete with a Safari Park (our children were delighted by the monkeys on the hood of our car!). We also visited The Mill at Rode, a great restaurant 20 minutes outside of Bath that has a kids playroom upstairs...heaven for all. Loch Fyne(in central Bath) for dinner was supreme, as well, but only if you like fish. The only disappointments to the hotel were the 56 stairs it took to reach our room (#28) and the staff in the hotel restaurant, who we found to be rude and not accomodating to young families. Upon check-out, we asked the woman in reception for another room recommendation should we want to visit again without children, and she said that rooms 9, 10 and 17 were all lovely and accessible by lift. We will be going back and will certainly recommend the hotel to all.
A Charming Christmas Getaway
During our Christmas vacation in Bath my boyfriend and I were hoping to find a quiet and charming, boutique hotel that was centrally located, within walking distance of the city's major attractions. After doing some research on the internet, we came across the Queensberry Hotel. It was exactly what we were hoping for - and more. The staff were friendly and helpful, the service was top-notch and the accommodations were delighful. The Front of the House manager Lauren was especially accommodating, and was pleased to respond to our every request. It is rare these days to find a group of hotel staff who are truly committed to excellence in customer service. Our room was cheery and comfortable - overlooking a garden terrace. The bathroom was was extremely spacious, with plush terry robes and a large tub for soaking - perfect after a chilly winter's evening stroll through the city. The Olive Tree restaurant served a superb brunch on Christmas Day - a special treat that made the holiday extra special. We would wholeheartedly recommend the Queensberry. It was like a home away from home - only better!
What a delightful place. A true family run hotel. Doesn't look much from the outside but do make the effort to go in.
After a warm and friendly, but extremely efficient welcome, you wait in the drawing room while the valet parks your car (the hotel car park is around the corner from the hotel) and the porter collects your bags.
There are a variety of rooms to suit different budgets. We were in a junior suite which was massive. Really massive. The king size bed had a feather duvet and masses of pillows and cushions. As well as two large armchairs there was a beatiful highly polished table with matching chairs and also a walk in wardrobe. The bathroom was huge and the bath plenty big enough for two.
The decor was sensitive to the historic age of the building and felt cosy and comfortable. It did not feel at all 'corporate' or standard.
The service was excellent. Despite arriving an hour before check in time the maid rushed our room and we were able to occupy it without delay. The champagne and flowers my husband had arranged were waiting and both were of high quality.
The hotel restaurant - the Olive Tree (open to non-residents so make sure you book) - was exceptional. I had the best duck I have ever tasted - melted like butter - and the potato dauphanois was the stuff that makes legends.
We had breakfast delivered to our room and it was delicious. A good selection for a tray and delivered fresh and on time.
The hotel is well located with the Royal Crescent just a few streets away and the whole of Bath and it's many attractions just a few minutes walk.
100% recommendation. I have nothing bad at all to say about this place.