I've stayed a good many places in Bath, England as I have the tendency not to plan my trips ahead of time. I often book the rooms the same day because I haven't made up my mind if I want to go visit another part of the country or stay in place. As a result, I usually end up paying more than the rooms should cost, but not hugely (I've usually gotten rooms for £70-140/night in doing this). I also find that I end up being unable to book more than 2-3 nights in one place, which means during a week I have managed to stay in as many as 3-4 different hotels and guest homes.
Thanks to this experience, I feel I can somewhat authoritatively discuss the pros and cons of different establishments. Over the next few years I will attempt to review all of the places I have stayed, in order for you to get a better picture of what is available in the city.
|Entrance to Harrington's Hotel, as seen on Google's street-view.|
Harrington's Hotel is a really cute place which stands out because of its good service, chic decor, and good location. Depending on the price in a given week, I would say that you will be getting a very well rewarded experience from the very friendly concierge, included amenities, and walkable nature of its location in central Bath. On average, however, I expect this place to run more expensive than some less-featured establishments, but they do run sales and promotions through the VisitBath website, which is how I booked it for two nights.
This hotel is conveniently located near:
- Vintage shop (scarletvintage, across the street as of 2011)
- Dry Cleaners/Laundry
- Jane Austen Centre (3 minute walk)
- Bookshop (Paragon Books)
- Food (5 minute walk to Sainsbury and restaurants in every direction)
- Bath Spa Railway Station (10 minute walk... unfortunately it is uphill, like everything else in the city from the railway station)
- Circus and Royal Crescent
- Theatre Royal (2 minute walk)
- Shopping (literally a block away from Milsom Street!)
- Pump Room and Roman Baths (3 minute walk)
|Click to see enlarged map of location|
|Sitting at a small table in the bar area enjoying some quiet in the afternoon.|
The hotel also offers wifi, which as you can see is extremely convenient!
The bar area has a very elegant, modern, and cozy feel to it. I have not sampled the drinks, but the convenience of an on-premise bar is something that not all places share in Bath. Should you wish to go out, there are plenty of walkable options nearby!
|View from the bar looking into a lounge room that opens into the reception and concierge area.|
|scarletvintage shop in Bath, England|
|Bed with seat in front of it. Highly convenient setup.|
|More accessories, including chairs, dresser, and vanity.|
This window opens out to the following view, which is a fairly quiet street removed from traffic:
|Bathroom includes a heated towel rack radiator.|
|Also included, bathtub with separate shower head on detachable hose.|