The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath

Step onto the sweeping Royal Crescent, there’s no finer example of Georgian architecture, in all its Palladian glory, than right here.

The curve, the uniformity, the columns, the sheer magnificence and scale. This is one of Britain’s most iconic streets. And there, amongst the 30 Grade 1 listed buildings sits The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, as it has done for over 250 years.

The heritage of this special hotel is evident all around, from the breathtaking neo-classic architecture to the individually designed suites and the warm, impeccable service. Stop a while and admire the floor to ceiling views of the Royal Crescent lawn or the acre of private gardens the hotel sits in, while away an afternoon beside the drawing room fire, let your worries dissolve in the spa. Whatever you do, take your time doing it. After all, it’s not every day you get to stay in a landmark building of such magnitude.

View Royal Crescent’s entry in the Good Hotel Guide

Need to Know

Check-in

Check-in at 3.30pm

Check-out

Check-out at 11.00am

Dining

The award winning dishes are created with passion and served with pride by Executive Head Chef Martin Blake.  Overlooking green and secluded gardens, hotel guests and non-residents can enjoy a wide range of delicious freshly prepared food – modern British-European cuisine with classic influences. Fine dining evening sittings are from 7pm, or all-day dining is available in The Montagu Bar.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is also famous in the area for its afternoon teas, offering a choice and range that is currently unrivalled in Bath.

The Spa

The award-winning Spa & Bath House offers other-worldly relaxation in an intimate exclusive space. Book a ticket to tranquillity with a rejuvenating treatment in The Spa & Bath House or simply float around in the Relaxation Pool. Then chill out and catch up with friends over a glass of Champagne in the holistic haven of the Spa Garden.

  • Six treatment rooms
  • 12 meter relaxation pool
  • Vitality pool
  • Himalayan Sauna
  • Herbal steam inhalation room
  • Fitness room
  • Spa Garden

Spa opening times:

Treatments are available every day from 10am to 6pm.
The Spa is open Monday to Friday 7am to 9pm, and from 8am to 8pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

Also Worth Knowing

Children

All ages are welcome in this hotel. Some of the rooms and suites are designed to accommodate families. Travel cots, sofa beds and additional beds are also available on request. Children can expect a special treat upon arrival!

The Spa operates a strict children’s policy. Children aged between 12 and 16 are allowed to use the 12-meter relaxation pool when accompanied by an adult. 30 minute facials and nail treatments are available to children aged between 12 and 16 years of age, when accompanied by an adult. Children under 12 are not permitted to use the Spa.

Activities

Guests can enjoy afternoon tea in the gardens or in the restaurant, or simply relax in the library or drawing room with a book or a newspaper. The Montagu Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a refreshing cocktail or a glass of wine. And art and garden tours are available upon request (bookings essential).

The on-site Spa & Bath House is available for all residents to use during their stay and includes a fitness room, 12m relaxation pool, vitality pool, sauna, steam room.

The hotel’s location in the heart of the city makes it ideal for sight-seeing, shopping and museum visits; the Roman Baths is a must-see.

If you’re keen to venture further afield, the hotel partners with private tour providers Around & About Bath, who can create you a bespoke itinerary to see Stonehenge, the Cotswolds and beyond.

Interesting Extras

Hotel Bar

Pause for thought in the delightful Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge and enjoy a refreshing drink. Celebrate with a chilled glass of Champagne or say “Cheers” with a cocktail – mixed just for you. If you’re feeling peckish, the All Day Dining Menu is available from 11am to 10pm. Order a tasty Fish & Chip basket or tuck into The Royal Crescent Club Sandwich.

Nearby Attractions

Step outside the front door of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa to enjoy sprawling parklands before taking a leisurely five-minute stroll to the centre of town, making The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa the ideal hub for exploring the city of Bath and beyond.

Bath is best described as ‘an intimate London’ because of its ability to combine Old World heritage with New World living; it has all that a large city has to offer but is perfectly placed to ensure that everything is fully accessible by foot, eliminating the stress of transportation. For those choosing to arrive by car, you can simply leave your car and luggage with the Concierge on arrival and you are free to explore right away, making the most of your time in this fabulously unique city.

Bath today is the only remaining “truly quintessential” city in the UK; offering more than 500 restaurants, bars, coffee shops and an abundance of intriguing and innovative independent retail and breathtaking sights, there’s always plenty to do, see and experience during a stay in the city.

Stay an extra night and experience all that ‘Beyond Bath’ has to offer, take a trip with the family to Stonehenge, the Cotswolds, Lacock, the city of Bristol or perhaps enjoy a day trip to London before returning to the tranquillity of beautiful Bath.

Bath lies only 90-minutes from London by car or train, and 40 minutes from Bristol Airport, with flights to almost every city in Europe including Dublin where US visitors can clear customs before embarking on their onward journey.

Pricing

From £330 per room per night

What the Experts Say

“The hotel’s reception of flagstones and fireplaces is an instant invitation to begin to unwind and take on the slower pace of a country-style weekend, albeit with the diversions of a city on the doorstep.”

FT.com

Contact

Address

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

16 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS

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Reservations

General Manager

Lorraine Jarvie

Owners / Proprietors

Topland (RCH) Ltd

Offers & Packages

Our Best Deal

The Extravagant Hot Air Balloon Experience

Taking off in 2023

The Hotel’s new experience allows for an intimate and sensory view of the historical City of Bath and surrounding areas. Taking flight above the City provides you the chance to see all the major landmarks and the Georgian architecture from the comfort and tranquillity of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spas hot air balloon. Finish off the flight with a glass of Taittinger Champagne.

Luxury doesn’t stop on your arrival back to the Hotel. Sit amongst the quiet Royal Crescent gardens in the heart of a bustling City with the famous Afternoon Tea for two with a second glass of Taittinger Champagne. Enjoy a selection of freshly baked Bath buns and scones, a range of exquisite pastries and cakes, along with a selection of delicious sandwiches.

Spend the afternoon relaxed in The Spa & Bath House, which is included in your packaged, followed by a 1-night stay in one of our luxurious rooms or suites. Before departing you can spend the morning in the Dower House Restaurant with a Full English breakfast, rounding off a very British trip to remember.

Package includes:

  • 1-night stay in a luxurious room or suite
  • Full English breakfast in the morning
  • Exclusive Balloon Flight for two in the hotel’s Hot Air Balloon, including a glass of Taittinger Champagne on landing
  • Afternoon Tea with a glass of Taittinger Champagne
  • Access to The Spa & Bath House
  • Valet parking and parking
  • VAT

From £1275 for two people in a Deluxe Double room.

Terms and conditions

  • Based on double occupancy.
  • Available from 1st April until 30th September 2023.
  • Supplement applies on weekends.
  • Payment for this package will only be taken a day before arrival. The cancellation policy is 72 hrs before check-in. However, if we have to cancel the flight due to the unpredictability of weather we will be happy to either change the package to Bed & Breakfast or move your reservation to a future date.
  • To stay in a Deluxe or Heritage room, on a Saturday night, we require a minimum of two nights stay, therefore a second night needs to be booked on a Bed and Breakfast rate.
  • Subject to weather suitability.
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Seasonal Offers

Stay 2 Nights and Save 20% at The Royal Crescent Hotel

When you stay two nights with us this winter, we will give you 20% off our bed and breakfast rate!

 

This Special Offer includes:

  • Accommodation in one of our luxurious rooms or suites
  • Full English breakfast
  • Unlimited access to The Spa & Bath House
  • Valet Parking and value added tax

 

Terms and Conditions:

  • This offer is based on double occupancy, with a minimum of two nights stay.
  • Available Sunday to Thursdays, from Monday 2nd January until Thursday 30th March 2023.
  • This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Applicable for new bookings only.
  • Subject to availability.

Available until 30/03/2023

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Map

Directions

By Road

FROM THE NORTH

From Junction 18 follow the A46 towards Bath for approximately 2.5 miles. You will pass The Crown Inn on your left and then the beautiful Dyrham Park and the Tollgate Teashop on your right. Immediately after The Tollgate Teashop, take a right turn (there are no directional signs). Continue along the twisty road for approximately 1.5 miles until you arrive at a T-junction. At the T-junction turn right (signposted Bristol A420), then immediately left to Hamswell. Follow the twisty road past Toghill Farm on your right, down the hill and up another hill to a T-junction (approx. 1.5 miles).At the T-junction turn left up the hill, following the signs to Lansdown and Bath. Continue along this road for the next couple of miles; you will drive along passing Lansdown Golf Club and Bath Racecourse on the right. Continue past The Blathwayt Arms pub on the right and then on to the city outskirts. As you enter the city you will pass the Hare and Hounds pub on the left. The road continues downhill until you reach another T-junction with a church to the left. Turn right at the T-junction and then drive down the hill, passing The Farmhouse Inn on the left and on the right The Grappa bar near the corner of Julian Road. Continue past Julian Road on your right. Take the right turn into Bennett Street (street name carved into the stone at first floor level). Pass Russell Street and Circus Mews on your right. Drive into The Circus (Georgian houses built in a circle).Take the second exit out of The Circus into Brock Street. Drive straight onto the cobbled road of the Royal Crescent at the end of Brock Street, by the telephone box. Drive towards the centre of the Crescent. The hotel is Number 16, adjacent to the large magnolia tree. Please park your car at the front of the hotel and our Concierge will valet park it for you.

FROM THE EAST

From Junction 18 follow the A46 towards Bath for approximately 2.5 miles. You will pass The Crown Inn on your left and then the beautiful Dyrham Park and the Tollgate Teashop on your right. Immediately after The Tollgate Teashop, take a right turn (there are no directional signs). Continue along the twisty road for approximately 1.5 miles until you arrive at a T-junction. At the T-junction turn right (signposted Bristol A420), then immediately left to Hamswell. Follow the twisty road past Toghill Farm on your right, down the hill and up another hill to a T-junction (approx. 1.5 miles).At the T-junction turn left up the hill, following the signs to Lansdown and Bath. Continue along this road for the next couple of miles; you will drive along passing Lansdown Golf Club and Bath Racecourse on the right. Continue past The Blathwayt Arms pub on the right and then on to the city outskirts. As you enter the city you will pass the Hare and Hounds pub on the left. The road continues downhill until you reach another T-junction with a church to the left. Turn right at the T-junction and then drive down the hill, passing The Farmhouse Inn on the left and on the right The Grappa bar near the corner of Julian Road. Continue past Julian Road on your right. Take the right turn into Bennett Street (street name carved into the stone at first floor level). Pass Russell Street and Circus Mews on your right. Drive into The Circus (Georgian houses built in a circle). Take the second exit out of The Circus into Brock Street. Drive straight onto the cobbled road of the Royal Crescent at the end of Brock Street, by the telephone box. Drive towards the centre of the Crescent. The hotel is Number 16, adjacent to the large magnolia tree. Please park your car at the front of the hotel and our Concierge will valet park it for you.

FROM THE WEST

From Junction 18 follow the A46 towards Bath for approximately 2.5 miles. You will pass The Crown Inn on your left and then the beautiful Dyrham Park and the Tollgate Teashop on your right. Immediately after The Tollgate Teashop, take a right turn (there are no directional signs). Continue along the twisty road for approximately 1.5 miles until you arrive at a T-junction. At the T-junction turn right (signposted Bristol A420), then immediately left to Hamswell. Follow the twisty road past Toghill Farm on your right, down the hill and up another hill to a T-junction (approx. 1.5 miles).At the T-junction turn left up the hill, following the signs to Lansdown and Bath. Continue along this road for the next couple of miles; you will drive along passing Lansdown Golf Club and Bath Racecourse on the right. Continue past The Blathwayt Arms pub on the right and then on to the city outskirts. As you enter the city you will pass the Hare and Hounds pub on the left. The road continues downhill until you reach another T-junction with a church to the left. Turn right at the T-junction and then drive down the hill, passing The Farmhouse Inn on the left and then two pubs on the right -The Belvedere on the corner of Morford Street and The Grappa bar near the corner of Julian Road. Continue past Julian Road on your right Take the right turn into Bennett Street (street name carved into the stone at first floor level). Pass Russell Street and Circus Mews on your right. Drive into The Circus (Georgian houses built in a circle). Take the second exit out of The Circus into Brock Street. Drive straight onto the cobbled road of the Royal Crescent at the end of Brock Street, by the telephone box. Drive towards the centre of the Crescent. The hotel is Number 16, adjacent to the large magnolia tree. Please park your car at the front of the hotel and our Concierge will valet park it for you.

FROM THE SOUTH

Travelling into Bath from this direction is relatively easy. From most major routes simply follow the A36 signposted Bath, Chippenham A4, Stroud, Motorway M4. You will travel past the signpost for Farleigh Hungerford on your right and then travel 5 miles along the A36 past the Dundas Aquaduct on your right. Keep following the A36 and pass the American Museum in Britain on your left. At the first set of trac lights, keep in the right hand land and continue down the hill to the next set of lights, once again remaining in the right hand lane. As you turn right at these lights you will be on Bathwick Street, continue past the Fire Station and as you cross the bridge over the river take the left hand fork. Turn left and at the mini-roundabout take the right hand fork and continue to the next set of lights and right hand lane, turn right onto Lansdown Road. Turn second left onto Bennett Street which leads to the Circus. Following the Circus in a clockwise direction, take the second exit – Brock Street which leads directly into the Royal Crescent. As you move onto the cobbled surface of the Royal Crescent, continue until you reach No16, which is the entrance to the hotel

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 International (including US New York (Newark) Flights), 40 minutes by car.

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Attractions Near The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The City of Bath

Built for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in.

Bath’s compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain, making it the ideal city break. Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries, and enjoy year-round festivals, theatre, music and sports.

Bath’s stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture is straight from a Jane Austen novel – highlights include the iconic Royal Crescent and the majestic Circus. There’s plenty to see beyond the city, too, with stunning Somerset countryside to explore, as well as attractions like Stonehenge, Avebury and Longleat Safari Park.

With so much to see, it’s worth treating yourself to an overnight stay – choose from luxury hotels and grand Georgian guesthouses, or cosy country cottages and chic central apartments. For an even more serene visit, stay midweek to enjoy a different side to the city.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of the most famous historical monuments in the UK, a World Heritage Site that is a source of wonder for all those who visit. Located about one hours’ drive from the hotel, but well worth the longer journey whilst you are visiting Wiltshire.

Cotswolds

This wonderfully picturesque region is defined by its rolling hills or ‘wolds’ as well as the beautiful villages that pock the landscape. Spanning five counties: Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, there are breathtaking landscapes and historic trails to behold.

Visit www.cotswolds.com for more information.

The Village of Lacock

Almost entirely owned by the National Trust and preserved as a medieval village is the village of Lacock. It’s easy to see why Lacock has been featured in many period dramas including the magical ‘Harry Potter’ films – with the limewashed, half-timbered and stone houses offering the perfect backdrop. The houses are lived in and it’s worth exploring the shops in the centre of the village including a crafts co-operative. Do visit the magnificent Lacock Abbey and Fox Talbot Museum

Weddings at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa is so much more than a hotel. Everything you could want on your special day, they can provide within the grounds of the hotel. From spa treatments to Champagne breakfast, to pampering to fine dining – all that you could want, this one-of-a-kind hotel can provide. The friendly and experienced Events Team can help you organise any aspect of your party, from food and flowers to cake and music, or perhaps something even more imaginative. There are a wide variety of five-star event spaces including The Library, Sir Percy Suite and The Sheridan Room as well as The Wedding Garden and Croquet Lawn. They can also accommodate a marquee on the lawn to seat up to 150 guests. Let romance blossom in the magnificent Wedding Garden, a completely secluded area separated from the main garden with stone walls partially covered in honeysuckle and roses.

For a celebration on a spectacular scale you can book out the entire hotel and treat your guests to an unforgettable house party. Exclusive Use starts at 3pm on the day of arrival and finishes at 12 noon on the day of departure.

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Need to know

Wedding brochure

You can request a copy here

Wedding facilities and features

The Wedding Garden

Licensed for up to 30 guests

The Sir Percy Suite

Licensed for up to 30 guests

The Library

Licensed for up to 20 guests

The Sheridan Room

Licensed for up to 30 guests

The Dower House Restaurant

Licensed for up to 50 guests

Marquee on the lawn

Available for up to 150 guests

General:

Should your numbers exceed 30, then exclusive use of the entire hotel and facilities can be taken for up to 150 (sleeping up to 90).

Wedding menu options

The Executive Head Chef, Martin Blake, will create a personalised wedding breakfast menu to ensure that all of your favourite dishes are included, while the knowledgeable Head Sommelier Jean-Marc Leitao can guide you through the extensive wine selection, all hand-picked from around the world.

Wedding packages

A bespoke package can be tailored for each couple by our in house wedding coordinators.

Civil ceremonies

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is licensed for civil ceremonies.

Wedding planning services

Dedicated in house wedding coordinators.

Meetings at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Day delegate rate: from £65pp
24-hour delegate rate: from £345 pp

Boardroom meetings up to 18-20 people
Private dinners up to 30 people