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The Royal Crescent Hotel

16 Royal Crescent Bath, BA1 2LS United Kingdom

The Royal Crescent Hotel - Bath, England
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The world’s finest crescent is one of the great set piece masterpieces of European architecture, the most breathtaking feature in one of the world’s most elegant and enchanting cities. Can you imagine a more splendid setting for an elegant hotel that harks back to a time of extravagant luxury and exemplary refinement ?

The Royal Crescent Hotel occupies the two central buildings in the entire crescent. Both are Grade I listed, and were built by John Wood the Younger himself.

As you arrive at The Royal Crescent Hotel you will immediately recognise that the stunning setting and magnificent architecture remain unchanged since the 18th century. The Hotel is far more than a remarkable collection of buildings. It gives you an opportunity to experience a style of gracious living from the age when Bath was the very centre of the civilised world.

Location and Direction

The hotel is a short (10 minute) walk from the city centre and Bath Spa railway station. Bath's many museums, antique dealers, theatre and shopping opportunities are all on the doorstep. Meanwhile the hotel provides the ideal base from which to explore nearby places of interest such as the Cotswolds, Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge, Longleat House and Prior Park.

By road Two hours from central London. Take the M4 to Junction 18, then A46 to Bath. Detailed directions can be forwarded to you - please contact our Reservations Team.

By train Trains from London Paddington to Bath Spa, 1 hour and 20 minutes.

By air London Heathrow, 90 minutes by car.
London Gatwick, 3 hours by car.
Bristol Lulsgate, 40 minutes by car.

Transfers Chauffeur service with air-conditioned cars is available for transfers, tours and visits to places of interest.


There are 45 bedrooms in all, arranged throughout the five elegant buildings that have been combined to create this remarkable hotel. Every room has its own unique character, but each has certain items in common. All rooms have luxuriously appointed en suite bathrooms and are graced with seasonal displays of freshly cut flowers. In addition most enjoy lovely views over the surrounding gardens, lawns and parklands.


Our award-winning Pimpernel’s restaurant is situated in the Dower House, overlooking the leafy and secluded gardens. In the summer months the sunny terrace and manicured lawns make the perfect setting for al fresco dining.

The hotel also offers a number of individually designed rooms, such as The Library, and The Pavilion Conservatory. These provide the ideal setting for those who would like to dine in private to celebrate a special family occasion or to host an important business gathering.

Leisure Activities

It's hard to imagine a more serene atmosphere in which to relax and unwind than that of the Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath. Aside from the simple pleasures of sitting out in its Pavilion Conservatory, the Library or strolling in the hotel's large secluded gardens, house guests have a number of leisure options available to them.

If the gym is your thing, our air-conditioned facility contains the latest cardio-vascular and resistance equipment, and personal trainers are available upon request.

How about treating yourself with a visit to the The Bath House, our spa, set within the hotel grounds, for total relaxation and rejuvenation.

Venturing a little further afield, houseguests may wish to take a private walking tour or a chauffeur-driven tour of Bath and the surrounding countryside. All tours can be tailored to your individual requirements.

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