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"Delightful hotel" -- Condé Nast Traveller

Royal Crescent Hotel

Bath, United Kingdom
  • Grandest hotel in elegant Bath
  • Star guest list includes Russell Brand, Michael Douglas & Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Has just completed an extensive renovation project
  • Award-winning 3-AA-Rosette fine dining restaurant
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16 Royal Crescent
Bath, Somerset, BA1 2LS
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Russell Brand and Michael Douglas have all stayed at this, the grandest hotel in one of Britain’s most elegant cities. The property has just completed an extensive interior renovation project and is home to a 3-AA-Rosette fine dining restaurant and beautiful gardens.

Comprising several 18th-century buildings in the Bath crescent after which it is named, the Royal Crescent bedrooms vary in size from the Duke of York suite, named after the son of George III who once rented the place, to the smaller classic rooms. These are still impressive, with antique features, views over Bath’s rooftops, free Wi-Fi and bottles of mineral water.

The hotel is decorated throughout with meticulous attention to period style, including high ceilings with intricate plasterwork, marble-clad staircases, original portraits by Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough and four-poster beds and fireplaces in some rooms. Even the cleaning staff’s starched white uniforms contribute to recreating the atmosphere of Georgian luxury.

There’s a spa and health club housed in the former stables with a swimming pool and small gym. Winner of a Most Romantic Table in the Bath Good Food Awards and three AA-Rosettes, the fine-dining Dower restaurant overlooks the hotel’s beautiful gardens. Expect dishes such as ceviche of Cornish scallops and Salisbury Plain deer on the menu.

For something really special, the hotel has its own 1920s river launch available for guests to hire to take a trip along the Kennet and Avon Canal (charges apply) from April-October. Otherwise, the UNESCO city of Bath has a lot to offer visitors, with top restaurants, museums, historical architecture, and those Roman baths.

From the press:

  • "Harks back to Regency England, when the 18th Century glitterati -- from George III's sons to Jane Austen -- all turned up to take the waters [in Bath]" -- The Daily Mail

  • "Elegantly decorated… excellent restaurant" -- Condé Nast Traveller


  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Complimentary valet service
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Pet deposit: GBP 35.00 per stay
    • Pet fee: GBP 35 per pet, per stay (maximum GBP 60 per stay)
    • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

London Heathrow Airport is 90 minutes away by car, London Gatwick three hours and Bristol International 40 minutes. If arriving by car, a member of the concierge team will arrange valet parking during your stay (charges apply). Trains from London Paddington to Bath Spa take an hour and 20 minutes.


  • 16 Royal Crescent
  • Bath, Somerset, BA1 2LS
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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