Bath, United Kingdom

The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This brand-new 5-star city-centre hotel is a Leading Hotel of the World
  • Don’t miss a trip to the stunning spa: it’s the only hotel in the country with access to Bath’s natural thermal waters
  • Sample innovative fine-dining dishes from the Dining Without Borders menu
  • The Telegraph scores it 9/10, calling it a “stunningly imagined addition to the city” 

"Offers Georgian charm, exquisite spa & comfortable beds" -- The Daily Telegraph


Map & Directions

Bristol Airport is a 45-minute drive from here or you can take an airport bus to Bristol Temple Meads railway station, then hop on a train for Bath. Both Bath Spa railway and bus station are less than 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel. If you’re driving, there are 20 valet car parking spaces available, which must be pre-booked at £35 per car, per day. Alternative parking is available at Southgate or Avon Street car parks (charges apply)

Rooms & Rates

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Dating back to the 1800s, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is spread over two Grade II-listed buildings at the centre of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the heart of the hotel is the luxurious Spa Village Bath, which taps into the natural thermal, mineral-rich waters.

The city of Bath is a tourist’s paradise, with a wealth of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Thermae Bath Spa and Bath Abbey just a short stroll away. Nearby attractions include the Royal Crescent, The Holburne Museum, the Victoria Art Gallery and the Jane Austen Centre.

Back at the hotel, Michelin-starred chef Johann Lafer heads the kitchen. His Dining Without Borders menu uses locally sourced produce to create dishes such as slow cooked honey-soy pork belly with mango and sesame cream, or roasted sea bass with macadamia nut gnocchi. Enjoy a pre or post-dinner drink in the chic Gainsborough Bar with its extensive cocktail menu, or sink into leather seats in The Canvas Room for a quintessential afternoon tea.

The sumptuous spa facilities include two natural thermal pools, traditional and infrared saunas, a steam room, an ice alcove and relaxation areas. There is also an extensive menu of spa treatments and a 24-hour gym. Guests can access the Spa Village for free from 7-9am and 8-10pm each day.

Accommodation is suitably luxurious -- you’ll find iPod docking stations, flat screen HD televisions, Roberts radios, complimentary WiFi, a free minibar, Nespresso machines, heated bathroom floors, blackout blinds, luxurious bedding and generous wardrobes.

From the press:

  • “A Bath hotel offering Georgian charm, exquisite spa, comfortable beds, great food and an eclectic wine list, near Bath’s Theatre Royal and Roman Baths” -- The Daily Telegraph

  • “It sounds kitsch but there can be few more genuinely historic places to swim” --The Financial Times 

  • “Dishes are executed exceptionally well” -- Olive Magazine



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


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


  • Valet service (fees apply)

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Cancellation: 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 not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

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

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details 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.

  • Breakfast fee: GBP 25.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: GBP 38.00 per day

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

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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