Located on a pretty courtyard just around the corner from the Abbey and close to both the new SouthGate shopping centre and the railway station, there are plenty of pubs, cafés, shops and restaurants within spitting distance. In winter time the Bath Christmas Market is literally on their doorstep.
Most of the seven rooms are more like suites, with sofas or chairs as well as massive beds. Lady Hamilton, on the ground floor, has a huge super king-size bed (which American guests will appreciate) and during refurbishment a fireplace and original wood panelling were discovered, so it has a nice Georgian feel. Families should check out the Westwood Suite as there is an attached dressing room with a single bed. Lord Nelson on the first floor is my favourite – it’s really big and atmospheric with a grand four-poster bed, fireplace and comfy sitting area to mooch around in style. Second floor rooms are a little smaller, but still have giant beds and the same understated elegant style – most rooms are very white, almost minimalist, but with bright curtains and a cosy feel.
Despite being in the basement, the light and airy dining room has a pleasant Scandinavian feel with wooden tables and chairs. There is a computer for guest use in an alcove near the dining room and free WiFi in all rooms.
Eating and drinking
Guests can use the fridge to chill their drinks and filling breakfasts with cold and cooked options are served in the dining room every morning.
Sue, Derek and their daughter Nici run the guest house – the owners are helpful and accommodating and are on hand to give their personal recommendations for tours and treats.
Who stays there
A mixture of couples and families from the UK and American/international guests.
Like most Bath b&bs Three Abbey Green has a minimum two-night weekend stay (three on Bank Holidays). They offer a 10% single occupancy reduction on rooms and travel cots with bedding are free for babies. Most rooms can fit an extra bed at a cost of £35 per night, which is reduced to £25 for kids under 12.
- High-Speed Internet
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Huge rooms
- Excellent location
- Some street noise (earplugs provided)
- No lift