The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath, England

At a Glance

  • Set amongst one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture anywhere in Britain

  • A soothing haven of calm and sophistication, with award-winning dining and spa

  • A wonderful option for both couples and families

  • Gorgeous gardens which provide a secluded retreat for relaxing, dining and drinks

  • Ideal location for exploring historic Bath or venturing beyond the city to discover the Cotswolds

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It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.

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Insider's View

To experience the Bath of the Regency Period, come in mid-September, when you'll be able to attend the annual Jane Austen Celebration.

Afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent is not to be missed and if the sun is shining, be sure to book your table in the English Garden.

Have one of the five element treatments in the spa and they will personalize it to which element will work best for you and your needs; wood, fire, earth, metal or water.

Don't worry about forgetting which one is your room; they put the guest's name on each room door and will give you a real key.

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa or take a look at our itineraries to Oxford Bath The Cotswolds

Description

Perfectly located in historic Bath, the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a sophisticated urban retreat blending period Georgian charm and modern luxury. Its secret gardens, award-winning spa and fine hospitality make the Royal Crescent our top pick in Bath.

With an unparalleled position at the center of one of the world’s great Georgian crescents, the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath is a fabulously sophisticated urban retreat. Set among gorgeous gardens and boasting a wonderfully indulgent spa and award-winning fine dining, the Royal Crescent is one of Britain’s finest examples of Georgian architecture.

Its elegant eighteenth-century period charm, subtly enhanced by light-handed contemporary touches, has made it a natural ‘go to’ for film companies and a wonderfully luxurious base for both families and couples wanting to explore this incredible World Heritage city with its Roman Baths, Abbey and Jane Austen connections.

The Royal Crescent’s 45 rooms and suites, elegantly combining old world heritage and the very latest in technology, are all individually designed and offer a real sense of calm and refinement. Suites are certainly worth the splurge, and offer magnificent views along with spacious living and sleeping areas. Families are particularly well catered to, with toys, DVDs and PlayStation available for kids and a children’s dining menu also available if you wish. If you would like a little more privacy or are traveling with your family, the Garden Villa is perfect, offering two suites and two bedrooms along with your own private garden.

The leafy walled gardens behind the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa are one of Bath’s hidden secrets, and are a blissfully secluded corner in which to enjoy a quintessential English afternoon tea, a glass of champagne or a chat with friends. Overlooking the gardens the award-winning Dower House Restaurant serves fabulous breakfasts, enticing tasting menus and the aforementioned afternoon teas, and in summer the sunny terrace and manicured lawns become an idyllic setting for al fresco dining. Before or after dinner, let top mixologist Orlando Garcia craft an outstanding cocktail for you in the stylish Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge.

Also located in the gardens, the multi-award-winning Spa & Bath House is a sanctuary of healing, featuring natural woods, bamboo, pebbles and slate – just the place to let yourself be well and truly pampered with a wide range of treatments based on the four elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water. There is also a state-of-the-art gym and a swimming pool if you’d like to keep in shape.

Refreshed and rejuvenated, you’ll now be ready to explore. The many layers of Bath’s history and its inspiring architecture are best revealed on a private guided walk, or, if you are feeling energetic, on the six-mile Bath Skyline Walk which offers stunning views along with wildflowers, Iron Age forts and much more. Climb the tower of Bath Abbey for a very special perspective over the city, experience Bath from water level on a narrow boat cruise along the Kennet & Avon Canal, or delve deep into the world of Jane Austen with tea in the Pump Room at the Roman Baths.

You can experience all the passion and excitement of a game of rugby as you watch Bath’s top-ranked English premiership team take on all comers at the Rec, or get creative and try your hand at blowing your own glass bubble at Bath Aqua Glass (you’ll even get to keep the results of your efforts as they will be delivered next day to your hotel).

Beyond Bath, the Cotswolds, Stonehenge and any number of fabulous gardens and estates beckon. And when you can’t take in any more sights, then we can arrange an intimate private soak in a steaming thermal spring sacred to the Celts, where you’ll instantly connect with people who relaxed in the same way over two thousand years ago, or simply return to the welcoming hospitality of the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa and recount your day’s adventures over a glass of mulled wine while warming yourself by the fire.

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Accommodation

There are 45 options at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, including 18 suites of which three are Master Suites offering magnificent views from this outstanding Georgian residence. All rooms and suites are unique in their design and decor but universal in their elegance and modern detail, antique furnishings alongside flatscreen TVs, docking stations, Floris toiletries and Nespresso coffee. The Garden Villa houses two suites and two bedrooms and can be taken exclusively with its own garden. The Pavilion is also located in the garden.

Classic Rooms

These rooms offer views across residential Bath and queen-size beds. Some have both bath and showers, others only showers.

Deluxe Rooms

These rooms offer views across the hotel's private garden or of The Royal Crescent itself. Deluxe Rooms have King and Queen size beds and a bath and shower with the option of a shower-only rooms. This room type can sleep a maximum of three people with cots and toy boxes for children available upon request.

Classic Suites

These suites are a spacious option located in both the hotel's coach houses and the main mansion affording views over beautiful gardens. Each Classic Suite has a living area and a bedroom area with king or queen size bed with the option of an extra bed for a child. A bath and shower are found in the suite's bathroom.

Deluxe Suites

Four poster beds are found in some of these suites whilst the others feature king-size beds. All afford wonderful views over The Royal Crescent or the hotel's garden and a bath and shower. There are sofa beds available and space for three adults and one child to sleep in this suite category.

Master Suites

The finest and most spacious option at The Royal Crescent Hotel and located in Houses 15 and 16 of the Crescent. Featuring King, Queen-size and four poster beds, these rooms offer one of a kind, ornate Georgian interiors, full-length windows and views of the gardens or the Crescent itself. Each Master Suite has a bath and shower and can sleep a maximum of two adults and two children, there are also baby cots and toy boxes for children available upon request.

Childcare

Younger guests are welcome at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Available is a children's menu, toy boxes, PlayStation, kids' DVDs and kids' TV. Extra beds for children can be added to Deluxe Rooms or Suites for children aged 2-11 years, there are also sofa beds available.

Facilities

At the rear of the property are the gardens, perfect for Afternoon Tea and home to the Spa & Bath house, Dower House Restaurant and Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge. The Spa has a 12m heated relaxation pool, hot and tepid tubs, sauna, steam room, Hammam, fitness room with latest equipment, power plate and six treatment rooms.

Activities

From The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa it is easy to explore all that the city of Bath and the surrounding area has to offer. A must if you stay here is a trip to the Roman Baths, and the beautiful Bath Skyline walk is also a wonderful way to see the city from a different perspective. Stonehenge is also within easy reach of here.

Experiences

  • A day in the Cotswolds

    The Cotswolds are rural England at its best, and a day spent exploring the ancient, honey-colored limestone villages of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, set amongst rolling sheep-dotted hills, stone-walled fields and country inns is simply magical.

  • Explore Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon

    On the banks of the River Avon and just to the north of the Cotswolds, lies the home of the world's most famous playwright, William Shakespeare. Discover where the Bard was born and raised, and admire the beautiful Tudor architecture of the town.

  • Hidcote Manor & Gardens

    Located just outside the charming Cotswolds town of Chipping Campden, Hidcote is a stunning Arts and Crafts garden famous for its rare shrubs and trees and outstanding design features. It’s a perfect place to visit if you need gardening inspiration.

  • Highclere Castle - The real Downton Abbey

    Made famous worldwide by the television phenomenon, Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle is home to The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.

  • Stonehenge and Bath day trip

    For a chance to see two of Britain's oldest sites, take a day to visit Bath and Stonehenge. Your private guide will lead you around both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, explaining the history of each and showing you beautiful countryside along the way.

Vacation Ideas

  • Classic England

    London, Bath & Cotswolds

    from $5500 pp 8 nights

    • Explore the highlights of England with your own exclusive driver-guide
    • Get into the heart of rural England - showcasing its picturesque villages and rolling hills
    • See the major highlights including Stonehenge, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford

Location & directions

Bath, England

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is located in Bath's Royal Crescent, one of Europe’s most splendid 18th-century architectural masterpieces.

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa or take a look at our itineraries to Oxford Bath The Cotswolds

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