It’s on the Bristol road on the west side of Bath and although is not central, it’s only a 15-minute walk into the city and it’s on the right side of Bath for the Royal Crescent. Access is not pretty: it’s along an old path or via Homebase car park.
Basic but comfortable – there are 126 rooms, which are double, twin or family (one double and one sofa bed that sleeps two) and there are seven accessible rooms that are a really good size and have room to manoeuvre wheelchairs easily. Rooms have air-conditioning, TVs, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryers – so basically everything you want if you’re just using the hotel as a base. Decor is simple but cheery and bathrooms are well-equipped – you can choose from firm or soft pillows on the bed.
Reception, the lounge area and the dining room are all open plan with floor-to-ceiling windows (that look onto the car park) and continue the blue and orange Holiday Inn branding.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is included (a hot option is offered) in the price and there is a snack station with a microwave for those who want a DIY dinner.
Friendly and efficient – it’s a budget hotel so expect to carry your own bags and be left to your own devices somewhat.
Who stays there
Hen and stag parties (they are strategically placed at the end of the hotel though), families, people attending weddings and tourists looking for a cheap base.
Parking is £4 a day, which is actually cheap for Bath and WiFi is available from £4.50 per hour. Look out for Thermae Bath Spa breaks, early-booking offers and discounts for large groups.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Backpackers / Students
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- Stag / hen parties
- Live entertainment
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Free breakfast
- Good family/accessible rooms
- Can be pricey on weekends
- Not central