The Abbey Hotel, Bath | BATH HOTEL REVIEW

The Abbey Hotel is a charming four-star boutique hotel with 62 bedrooms, right in the heart of Bath. You may have heard of Art Bar or Koffmann & Mr. White's, their bar and restaurant (more on that later), but last week we were invited to check out the hotel rooms themselves. 💤

Key Facts ✏️

  • 4 Stars
  • Boutique Hotel 
  • Central Bath Location (North Parade - map below)
  • We stayed in one of their "Superior Rooms", which starts at £109 room-only. 



Bedroom 🛏

The room was very clean, and the bed had a hypnos mattress, making it very comfortable to sleep in. 

Being a listed building, the room had single glazed windows meaning that it was a little noisy outside due to its central location. Earplugs were provided next to the bed to combat this - unfortunately, single glazing is something that you'll find at many Georgian hotels in Bath. 

 


The room itself was quite small as you can see. Although it's great that the hotel has all different rooms to give you a unique experience, one of its downfalls is that there can end up being too much of a difference between rooms of the same type. If you have a look at their website (click here), you can see that there are some much more beautifully-decorated rooms which are also Superior Rooms, so I guess it's luck of the draw which one you end up getting. 

In terms of amenities, the room comes with complimentary tea & coffee, bottled water and wifi. For a four-star hotel, I would have expected a little bit more, for example, a mini-fridge. There is also no wardrobe, just a few hooks on the walls. That being said, space comes at a premium in Bath, and given the price it's reasonable.

It also had a good desk space with lots of plugs and Bath magazines, perfect for if you needed to do some work on a laptop, or if you wanted some recommendations for your stay in Bath.

There was a nice view of North Parade and the top of the Bath Abbey from our room, however, the gutter outside the window was very dirty.

3/5 ⭐️




Bathroom 🛁

The bathroom was very beautifully decorated, with lovely tiles on the walls and must have been recently redone to a high standard. The toilet, sink and shower/bath were all top quality. 

I especially liked the old-style toilet with the pull chain. The shower and bath had nice water pressure s and were comfortable to stand/lie in. 

4/5 ⭐️





Location 📍

This is ideally located, right in the centre of town and only a few minutes' walk to attractions, restaurants and bars. It's also within a five-minute walk of the train station which is ideal - no lugging around suitcases up any hills here 👏🏼.

5/5 ⭐️


Breakfast 🍳

Breakfast was served buffet-style, with hot breakfast options to order in the Koffman & Mr White's restaurant.

The buffet had a nice range of items: toast, orange and apple juice, cereals, dried fruits, fruit salad, fresh whole fruits, pastries, cold cuts, cheeses, greek yoghurt and two different types of smoothies (mango & banana and mixed berry). 



The hot options included the favourite classics: full English breakfast, butties, pancakes and a range of egg options. 

After going up to get a few pastries, fruit and a smoothie from the buffet, I was asked if I wanted to have anything hot to drink. I ordered a mint tea, which came in a large teapot with a teapigs tea bag in it (very fancy - I love teapigs). 


The pastries were fresh, and the mango and banana smoothie from the buffet was delicious. You don't often see fresh smoothies at a buffet for breakfast. 

I decided to go for the vegetarian breakfast which was a generous portion of vegetarian sausage, grilled halloumi, mushrooms, grilled tomato, baked beans and a fried egg. The halloumi, in particular, was very good, as were the baked beans. The fried egg was cooked perfectly. 


Although breakfast can sometimes be a hectic time for hotels, the service was very quick. There are vegan and gluten-free options available, you just need to ask.

4/5 ⭐️


Restaurants & Bars 🍸

The Abbey Hotel has a lovely bar which is also a great place for an afternoon coffee called Art Bar. As the name would suggest, it showcases great pieces of art chosen by the lovely Emma, the hotel's art curator, on its walls which you can purchase. They're all pieces from Bath Spa art students, so it's a great way to support the community. 

I love the atmosphere of the place - lots of art, paint on the tables and all-round good vibes. We have had drinks here before, and they're great. There's a large range to choose from, and Fleur, the bar manager, will take good care of you. 





In terms of restaurants, The Abbey Hotel has one - Koffmann & Mr. White's, which we also reviewed this month and loved. It's a restaurant with sophisticated, French-inspired vibes which is great for both couples and families. To read our full review of that - click here

4/5 ⭐️




Spa, Gym & Other Amenities 🧖🏼‍♀️

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Price 💰

As Bath is such an expensive place to stay in, The Abbey Hotel is a great option for those who want a nice, central location to stay in without paying an extortionate price for it. 

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Disclaimer: Bath Eats was invited to a complimentary stay at The Abbey Hotel, Bath in exchange for an honest review to be posted on our social media sites. All opinions expressed herein are our own and have not been influenced by the company and/or its affiliates in any way.

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