If You Love Trains, Then This Hotel Is A Real Treasure A review of Royal Hotel
We booked this relaxing weekend break a couple of months ago before I read the reports on Trip Advisor and then I was filled with horror what had I done??? Well, apart from the fact this hotel is directly situated opposite the Train Station and behind the Bus Station, it really is an ideal place to stay if you are travelling via Public Transport and only a five minute walk into Central Bath. We booked the hotel and also booked a car parking space, but when we arrived late on Friday night, you've guessed it, our booked car parking space had already been taken and we had to park our car in the Station Car Park for the duration of the weekend.
Our family room was up on the third floor and there is a lift and this only holds two people, but it does save climbing the stairs. The decor in our room was very dark the walls were cranberry coloured, not only in the bedroom but the paintwork in the bathroom completed the set. There was no bath but a stand-up shower with a fixed showerhead. A nice selection of toiletries to hand in the bathroom. A warming towel rail which only got warm at the bottom. The bathroom was tiny. There were tea and coffee facilities in the room, also bottled water which we felt was a nice touch. A hairdryer was found in the wardrobe along with an iron and an ironing board. A small colour television and an alarm clock radio. We found at night that the room got very very hot and if you opened the window the noise was unbearable at two o'clock in the morning when the nightclubs emptied and the youngster wend their way back to their homes via the train station or the buses, oblivious to the fact that people lay sleeping in their beds in hotel rooms way above their heads whilst they hollered at their mates 100yds down the road.
The hotel breakfasts were plentiful. Full grilled breakfast consisted of bacon, beans, half a cooked tomato, fried egg and a hash brown. Tea and toast to complete the meal. The tea is loose leaf and not teabag. In the corner of the dining room was a large table which held other breakfast foodstuffs such as cereals, muesli, grapefruit segments, prunes, yoghurts, croissants, pain au chocolat, pieces of fresh fruit and five different fruit juices.
We had a nice weekend in Bath, but are really pleased to be home if only to have a quiet night and some decent sleep!!!