The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Nestled in the Somerset countryside in England, Bath is a beautiful historic town, known for its 18th-century Georgian architecture and natural hot springs – or the Roman baths. One of the town’s most popular sights is The Royal Crescent – a row of 30 terraced houses built between 1767 and 1774. The 150-metre-long sweeping crescent […]
Nestled in the Somerset countryside in England, Bath is a beautiful historic town, known for its 18th-century Georgian architecture and natural hot springs – or the Roman baths. One of the town’s most popular sights is The Royal Crescent – a row of 30 terraced houses built between 1767 and 1774. The 150-metre-long sweeping crescent is a Grade I listed building and one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Britain. It is also the home of one of Bath’s finest hotels – The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa – a five-star hotel that perfectly blends modern luxury with 18th-century elegance.
Interior & Character
Interiors combine graceful opulence with tasteful design motifs from the Georgian era. Impressive curvaceous staircases, high ceilings, stunning chandeliers, original artworks and antique furniture – the feel is all about refined English luxury. To truly indulge in The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa experience and its five-star splendour, stay at The Duke of York master suite, which overlooks the historic Royal Crescent lawn.
The back entrance takes you to a wonderful hidden garden that feels soothingly away from the buzzing town centre. This is where the spa and the Dower House Restaurant are hiding too. The award-winning Spa & Bath House features a 12-metre heated ‘relaxation’ pool, ‘vitality’ pool with massage jets, sauna and steam rooms, as well as a fully-equipped fitness room. It also offers a wide range of beauty treatments, such as relaxing aroma therapy massages and rejuvenating facials, using Elemental Herbology products.
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa also has meeting and event spaces, including The Library and The Sheridan Room, which can be adapted to suit individual needs.
Food is taken seriously at the three-AA-rosette Dower House Restaurant and a meal here is reason enough to come to The Royal Crescent Hotel! Our tasting menu kicked off with a fresh beetroot yoghurt espuma with beetroot gel, citrus and fennel. One of the two mains, and my personal favourite dish of the night, was the beautifully roasted scallops that came with heritage tomatoes, tomato consommé, smoked eel, avocado and marjoram. Sadly, I was too full by dessert time and the two bites that I had of the lemon posset with bay leaf sorbet and the cardamom cheesecake with glazed plum and plum sorbet made me wish I had a second belly, so I can continue eating them.
Breakfast at The Royal Crescent Hotel was among the best hotel breakfasts we’ve ever had. The expansive buffet included everything from scrumptious croissants and pain au chocolats, through to spiced bircher muesli and a selection of freshly squeezed juices. Follow that with made-to-order hot dishes such as The Full Royal Crescent Breakfast (a full English) or its vegetarian version, which comes with meat-free bacon and sausage.
Rooms at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa start at £330 B&B.