Apsley House Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This upscale B&B is in a refined Georgian mansion
- It’s a 30-minute walk from Bath city centre
- There’s a lush garden and an elegant lounge
- The grand guestrooms feature antique-style furnishings and free Wi-Fi
Apsley House Hotel offers refined bed-and-breakfast accommodation in a leafy residential area on the outskirts of Bath. Built in 1830 by the Duke of Wellington, this magnificent Georgian mansion stands on lush grounds overlooking the surrounding countryside. A 30-minute walk leads to the city’s historic centre, passing by both Royal Victoria Park, with its golf course, boating pond and botanical garden, and Royal Crescent, famous for its picturesque row of terraced houses.
Gilt mirrors, elegant cornicing and a grand staircase characterise Apsley House’s genteel interiors. Guests can relax in the stately lounge with its fireplace, grand piano and plush leather seating, and enjoy complimentary cooked breakfast in the formal dining room where floor-to-ceiling bay windows give countryside views. On-site parking is free.
The 12 individually decorated guestrooms have an opulent feel, with rich fabrics and antique-style furnishing. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, as well as modern ensuite bathrooms, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Some rooms have countryside views and include added luxuries such as 4-poster beds, roll-top baths, chaises longues and direct access to the garden. There’s also a separate 2-bedroom apartment for up to five people, with a kitchen/dining room, a living area and a decked terrace.