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 ...
... o'clock, Kronenbourg o'clock (ok so that one is not so British but you get the picture!) Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a special day especially those who travelled from so far with children in tow it was great to see you all. Special thanks to both our families just for being so great and to Jeremy for being the official photographer. Next stop Rio de Janeiro ...
... had produced 4 kittens in the night! What a welcome home! Girls excited and Scarlett has played nurse maid all day. The unpacking was pushed aside as we gathered to watch the tinies and mum. Super cute, super small we're wondering what to call them; Milka? Marco? Nenzing? ...
... 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 ...
... steps out side are crumbling, the patio furniture is broken, the gardens are barren and more weeds then flowers. We should have run for the hills, however we stayed the one night.
There were two bright spots in the form of two ladies that were knitting outside our window. So I went out to talk to them. They invited me in, so I grabbed my knitting and we just gabbed the evening away. They were from the Lake District in England and we had a great time.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWentworth House Bath
Basic room, wifi didn't reach our room. 15min walk to town centre.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Wentworth House Bath
Nice little hotel
Stayed at the Wentworth for 2 nights. It is a nice distance from the town centre and you have the advantage of a big carpark which other hotels/B&Bs do not have. There is quite a steep hill to walk up though on return to the hotel or there is a good bus service.
We stayed in a 4 poster room which was nice but a little small. The room was £85 per night so not too pricey but I think 2 nights was enough. If we stayed any longer I think I would have to have a bigger room. Nice breakfast included. I think though there is a change of management at the moment going on. The new owners were very polite but their English is poor. However there are some members of staff who Ii think have been there for a while who seem to help them out with the langauge.
Nice pool but I think it is a bit of a cheek that you have to pay extra for the hot tub.
Over rated & Over priced
We have just returned from what was advertised as a 'Champagne Weekend' at this hotel & I have to say I agree with the most recent comments. We payed £250 for two nights which I feel was very overpriced. The rooms were average with an extremely basic and shabby bathroom which was always freezing as the heating was only ever on at night. We had an hour usage of the hot tub included in the price which we did not use as it was in the middle of the garden in full view of the diners - not very private for a romantic evening. Also we were expected to uncover and set up the hot tub ourselves with instrutions to do this being left in our room which we found very distasteful, especially due to the money we had payed. In fact althought the hotel was full we did not see the hot tub used once!
This aside the food was good and the staff friendly, but it is nothing more than an average B&B. I do not recommend for those seeking something a little special.
Overpriced and overrated!
We booked a two night stay in this hotel at a cost of £110 per night for what was supposed to be a romantic weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The room we received was tiny - just about enough room for the supposed king-size four poster bed to be squeezed in. We did complain but were offered no alternative - a simple stay or go but you will be charged £220 whatever you decide.
The room was not only tiny but the bedcover was ripped, the tap in the bathroom dripped constantly, and the shower couldn't stand up under the weight of running water!
The staff themselves were very friendly and the breakfast food was lovely - these two things we cannot fault at all.
I would say that the Wentworth is not the lovely hotel that it advertises itself to be but it is in fact an overpriced and overrated B&B which leaves a nasty taste in the mouth knowing that you have paid over the top prices for a very mediocre place.
what a fabulous hotel, we stayed in the four poster room with conservatory on a champagne weekend. the staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpfull,the food was really nice and the continental breakfast in bed was unbelievable (juice, tea, flapjack, cereal, yogurt, fruit cocktail toast,jam). even though we went in febuary we had an hour in the hot tub wow it was starting to get dark we were served champagne lovely and warm even though it was freezing outside very romantic. the walk into town is about 10 mins nice walk down the hill abit harder going back up but managed it the roman baths were well worth a visit very interesting. will definetely return in the future.
Great value for money
Booked this over the internet. Attracted by photos and idea of a small hotel rather than chain - attracted by car parking on site- few hotels in Bath offered this. Had three fantastic comfortable nights in the double room - four poster seemed a waste on my husband after 30 years!!- spent the cash on meals out instead. The short cut to town was refreshing in the morning but late at night (9pm after 12 hours walking and dining in Bath) we slowly returned on the main road. The next night we caught the bus - it took only 2 and 1/2 minutes and cost £2.60 for 2! Breakfast could not have been better (Any cooked mixture and buffet included). The tub was only an extra £5 including dressing gown and slippers. Friendly staff efficient check out. I'd go again but grest distance from home. (Free night voucher given at end of stay too)
Nice hotel, a short walk up the hill!
This was a great hotel, very nice scenery, located on top of the hill beside the city of Bath. The city was very small, so the hotel did not seem far away. Recommended!
Bath time Bertie
First arrived to be shown a dingy room, which was appalling as we too had booked a 4 poster - but we complained and we were then shown a beautiful upper floor room. From then on, the staff were falling over themselves to give top service. Get the feeling from previous reviews that they probably try to give the cellar room to every one. But beautiful mornings spent in a hot tub looking over the city. Ok so the hotels on a hill, but hey, walk off your full breakfast to get a taxi for a few punds back. We'll be definitely back. Mark, was always happy to see guests and he deserved a mention.
Try the hot tub.
The only bad thing about this hotel was that we couln't stay for longer.
It makes a refreshing change to get really good value for your money.
The staff were cheerful, friendly and extremely helpful.
The room was clean, well furnished and nicely decorated.
The complimentary breakfast was lovely, although i was a little too hungover to give it proper attention.
The hike to and from town was a bit of a bummer, but thats the price you pay for the excellent veiw from the hot tub which, for me, was the highlight of my weekend.
Sitting there looking out over the city, with a bottle of wine, in a bubbling hot tub is something everyone should try.
I would strongly recommend the Wentworth.
My husband and I stayed at Wentworth House for one night after Christmas 2004. They were short staffed, however, service was excellent. We had a king-sized 4 poster bed and a large bathroom and a view overlooking the pool (which was not not being used for the winter season). Breakfast was average, but the staff were all very accomodating and the dining area was fantastic. If you are fit and have time to walk to the citicentre, then do so, otherwise it's really not a bother to drive down and park in the carpark. I would definitely return to the Wentworth House and would definitely recommend it to everyone.
Very disappointing hotel. We booked a king 4-poster room, but were changed to a dingy room in the basement upon check-in; when we checked out, they hadn't changed the tariff and I had to negotiate with one of the breakfast waitresses to get a more reasonable price (which still worked out to $160/night!). Linens were appalingly shabby. Toilet paper and soap were like those you find in public bathrooms. Mattresses squishy and soft. They charge you to use the hot tub. Also, it's billed as a "15 minute stroll into Bath center", but doesn't mention that it's straight downhill (which means a 30-minute mountain hike on the way back up). Breakfast nothing special. All-in-all done on the cheap and would not recommend.