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Step Into The Heart Of Bath: 10 Hotels & Vacation Rentals - Updated 2020

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Planning a trip to Bath, UK and you want to stay in the city centre but don’t know which accommodation would be best? Well we have waved our magic wand and shortlisted just a few of our favorite central accommodations. So, all you need to do now is pick one and be safe in the knowledge that after a long day exploring Bath you can put your feet up and relax.

1. Abbey Hotel (from 250 USD)

Just a two minute walk from central Bath this quirky boutique hotel is a great place to spend a few days. The bedrooms are a good size, with a seating area and matching decoration throughout. In terms of the main hotel area it seems that there is a room specifically designed to meet everyone’s tastes.

You could choose to grab a beer in the underground dome bar, which feels like a hipster hangout, outside in the Italian styled street bar, the wooden cabin (which gets beautifully transformed for Christmas) which wouldn’t be out of place in a ski lodge, the bright ‘art bar’ with cutting edge design works, or even, what we have donned, the white sparkle room. This hotel has a nice 'buzz’ to it, so wherever you choose to have that beer you wont be disappointed.

Abbey Hotel

Address: North Parade, Bath, BA1 1L, UK (see map)

Price: from 250 USD

2. Toll Keeper's House (from 262 USD)

This unique vacation rental is built looking over the River Avon; originally a toll house the location has been lovingly restored over its three floors to provide comfort and relaxation whilst playing homage to its important history. There are two bathrooms and two bedrooms, and six people can stay here comfortably. There is a garden and terrace outside which is perfect for relaxing in the evening sun with a glass of wine. The two bedrooms are located on the second floor whilst the living room, equipped with TV and a spare double bed-pull down, is on the third floor.

Toll Kepper's House

Price: from 262 USD

Number of Guests: 6

3. The Rising Sun Inn (from 125 USD)

You can’t get much more central than this with the Roman Baths a mere 400 meters (1,312 feet) away. All of the rooms are decorated with neutral colors, with a clean modern feel. This is a small inn so expect a warm friendly welcome upon arrival. Definitely one of the best value for money accommodations in terms of an included breakfast, comfort level and central location.

The Rising Sun Inn

Address: 3-4 Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6PJ, UK (see map)

Price: from 125 USD

4. The Windsor Town House (from 189 USD)

In a quiet street this architecturally beautiful 5-star Georgian townhouse is just a 2 minute walk to central Bath. Each room is individually decorated and rooms come equipped with free WiFi and a TV with Freeview digital channels. Plus, a free breakfast is included with the price so that you can make sure you are well fed before your day of sightseeing.

The Windsor Town House

Address: 69 Great Pulteney Street, Bath, BA2 4DL, UK (see map)

Price: from 189 USD

5. Andrew's Traditional Working Boat (from 109 USD)

This large boat on the River Avon, just a short distance from the city centre, can sleep up to nine people. Now before you book, we think it’s best to remind you that boats are an incredible way to spend a few days but for some people they do take a bit of ‘getting used to.’ So, if you’re happy to deal with the restricted headroom, somewhat difficult access points and chemical toilets in return for being able to enjoy a morning cup of tea in the fresh air up deck, well then we recommend that you book today.

Andrew's Traditional Working Boat

Price: from 109 USD

Number of Guests: 9

6. Melissa's Beautiful City Centre Flat (from 214 USD)

This quiet flat near Pultney Bridge is perfect for a couple or two friends who want a nice comfortable stay on the second floor of a Grade 2 listed building. The views of the flat overlook the River Avon, the Abbey, Pultney Bridge, and Beezer Maze. It’s worth noting that there is a two night minimum stay at the property.

Melissa's Beautiful City Centre Flat

Price: from 214 USD

Number of Guests: 2

7. Natalie's Large Double Room (from 55 USD)

This beautiful double room with exposed brickwork and fireplace is in a 4 bed house just 15-20 mins walk from the town centre. Through booking this accommodation you’ll have access to the shared kitchen and there is free parking directly outside the property. Facilities include 2 shared bathrooms, a kitchen where you can enjoy a free breakfast, a lounge & a sunny pebbled garden.

Natalie's Large Double Room

Price: from 55 USD

Number of Guests: 2

8. Surinder's Luxury Ensuite Circus Room (from 114 USD)

The Circus Room at Belvoir Lodge can sleep up to 4 people; it has an Emporer sized bed and a pull out sofa bed. A full english breakfast is included in the price which you can then work off as you walk up the hill towards the city centre. In addition to the full breakfast, Surinder goes the extra mile and offers tea and coffee with biscuits and sweets. There is a shared lounge in the property which has an eclectic collection of treasures from around the world as well as a library to browse during your stay.

Surinder's Luxury Ensuite Circus Roomy

Price: from 114 USD

Number of Guests: 4

9. SACO Bath (from 114 USD)

Locating near Chapel Arts Centre and Thermae Bath Spa, this is a great location in a 4-star apartment. There are 43 different guest rooms to choose from, each featuring kitchenettes with stovetops and microwaves and a seating area. This self contained apart-hotel is perfect for couples.


Price: from 114 USD

Number of Guests: 2

10. Unique 1 Bed Grade II listed House (from 134 USD)

This charming & unique grade II listed period house is just a ten minute walk from the heart of Bath. Well recommended for couples, the owner has lovingly decorated the property to a very high standard taking care to use all of the space well. The bed is large and comfortable and the kitchen is very well equipped and is kept immaculately clean. Add in a relaxing lounge and you have the perfect little hideaway for a weekend break. This Airbnb property scores 5 stars across the scoresheet. There is a 2 night minimum stay.

Unique 1 Bed Grade II listed House

Price: from 134 USD

Number of Guests: 2

Bath at your doorstep

There is so much to see and do in Bath that it really is best to have a central location during your stay, meaning that you will be able to explore much further. The prices of these accommodations do vary but we’re sure that we’ve included somewhere to suit everyone’s budget. Which is your favorite from the above? Personally I think we’ll be booking Andrew’s Traditional Working Boat soon, that original aga is just beautiful and what a unique experience it would be on that boat with friends and a nice glass of wine. Right then, who wants to join us?

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