Travel Blogs from Bath
It was raining and miserable this morning, so we decided to take a much needed day off, until I realized we hadn't visited Lacock and Castle Combe, said to be the prettiest village in Britain.
Lacock was actually very close to us, (not far past the hamlet of Tiddleywink, with its eight houses). It was a wealthy market and wool town during the Middle Ages, and is now mostly owned by the National Trust after being in the one family for many years, so it ...
... and plants have began to bolt, especially the cucumbers and courgettes, it's not a huge problem as we can seed more up but it would have been good to have hit the markets and sell some of the plants to make room in the greenhouses for some new plants.
I've attached a few pictures to give you an idea of the glut we've got at the moment. Due to rainy weather the local ...
... 8217;s Globe and did a lap of the Tower of London and went over the Tower Bridge. Julie met us in town and we did dinner.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, I had to work. Had a lovely grade 6 class at a really nice school. Just one problem. The first thing that caught my eye whilst reading the daily planner – sewing. Are you kidding me? Not only one day, but two days of sewing. Now those of you who have seen me operate back ...
... You would be amazed at all the things that you can put a Stonehenge on. There were Stonehenge earrings, Stonehenge ties, Stonehenge etched glass bowls. Who needs these Stonehenge things? Hard to say. Either way, Elliot and I bought the standard postcard and pin. In the special Stonehenge building, we encountered one of those certain kinds of people (technical name of Druid) who believe Stonehenge possesses magical powers. I'm not all knowing, but I can pretty much safely say ...
... it was more interesting. We all tasted the "healing" waters and found them revolting. You would have got well quickly just to avoid having to drink them every day. I wonder why people thought they would help them. The Christmas markets were on in Bath and looked lovely but most of the products were quite expensive and Bath was very busy because of the market. We did not buy anything from them but had a stroll around and looked at everything. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Queensberry Hotel Bath
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.
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.
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.
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!