Harington's Hotel

8-10 Queen Street, Bath, BANES, England, BA1 1HE

Price from: £138

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By Amy Watkins, your Bath expert

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#8 of 20
expert-rated hotels in Bath
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Location:
4.7
4.7
Bedrooms:
4.6
4.6
Eating/drinking:
4.1
4.1
Public areas:
3.9
3.9
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Nightlife, Shopping

Expert review of Harington's Hotel

Boutique city centre hotel hidden down Bath’s cobbled Queen Street.

Harington’s is a well-hidden elegant little place to stay – I had often walked past it, as the street it’s on is a quiet shortcut between the main shopping areas, and had always thought it was a trendy restaurant rather than a boutique hotel. I love the subtle and tasteful decoration; it has an urban bolthole feel and local staff are instantly on hand when you walk in the door.

Location: 

Tucked down cobbled Queen Street, Harington’s is close enough to the centre to let visitors enjoy Bath’s attractions and nightlife, but is far enough off the main drag to ensure a relatively quiet night’s sleep. It's only a few minutes' walk from Thermae Bath Spa as well.

Bedrooms: 

Each of the 13 rooms are individually decorated – I really like the decor as it straddles modern and traditional without being too chintzy or so minimalist that you’re scared to put down your mug of tea. All the rooms have nice little individual touches – big TVs, antique looking dark wood furniture, velvety headboards and CD players in the bathroom, or streaky wooden dressing tables, huge paintings of wine bottles or stripy red cushions. Bathrooms are spacious – I particularly like the wavy shaped sink that enables you to get close to the mirror without winding yourself on a corner. Ask for a room on a lower floor if you have problems with stairs.

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Public areas: 

Public areas are compact – the reception is just inside the front door, tucked into an alcove, and the lounge is a small room that overlooks the street, livened up by a swirling floral carpet and fresh flowers in the windows – as well as a stack of books and games to play with. The bar is also on the teeny side, but has comfortable little pouffes to rest shopping-weary legs on. I loved the basket of blankets on the windowsill – they are perfect for wrapping up with outside while enjoying a drink in the patio area.

Eating and drinking: 

A hearty locally-sourced breakfast with unusual hot options such as kippers is included in the price and is served in the airy lime green dining room. Paninis and snacks are available in the lounge area and the small bar serves up a good range of spirits for its diminutive size.

Service: 

Informal and informative – the hotel is planning to expand its concierge service and staff are happy to bring out the book of menus for restaurants in Bath or point you in the direction of a good city tour.

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Who stays there: 

The majority of guests are Brits – mainly Londoners on weekends away, but the hotel has a regular business clientele who use it as a home away from home.

Price advice: 

The room price includes breakfast and free WiFi. Parking is in reserved places off-site (about five minutes' walk away) and costs £9 per day. Look out for spa packages (which include spa vouchers and Champagne), Sunday night discounts and other special offers.

Pros: 
Excellent location
Free WiFi
Cons: 
Access tricky for less mobile visitors
Small public rooms

More information on Harington's Hotel :

Price from:
£138
Type:
Hotel
Address:
8-10 Queen Street, Bath, BANES, England, BA1 1HE
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet
Neighbourhood:
Central Bath

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