Situated in the rolling countryside of southwest England, the beautiful city of Bath boasts some of the finest attractions Europe has to offer.
This historic Roman and Georgian spa town has hospitality down to a fine art, having persisted as a leisure destination and place of respite for over 2,000 years.
Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, an exploration-filled weekend, or a rejuvenating sojourn, Bath has accommodation options to suit every taste, style, and budget.
Here's our guide to the best luxury hotels in Bath you should definitely visit.
Lounge in the lap of luxury in the heart of historic Bath.
Nothing says elegance and grandeur quite like the Queensberry Hotel. Seated right in central Bath, the luxury hotel is housed in a charming Georgian townhouse where you'll find impeccable standards of service, stunning luxury bedrooms, and delicious award-winning food.
For its beautiful array of guest rooms, the Queensberry Hotel blends its outer Palladian architecture with modern conveniences and touches of art deco. From Classic and Club Double rooms to the romantic Four Poster Suite, the luxury hotel has something for all without forgoing style and comfort.
Queensberry Hotel is also one of the only luxury hotels in Bath that has a Michelin-starred restaurant, the Olive Tree. The restaurant's 3 AA Rosettes are indicative enough of the dining experience guests could have here. Taste the local food in a relaxed yet stylish setting with the nine-course tasting menu, which also comes in a vegan, dairy-free, or vegetarian option.
Cosy, elegant, and welcoming, the Queensberry Hotel is everything you would expect from a luxury hotel with AA Red Star status.
The iconic roman baths with an elegant, contemporary twist.
Located in the heart of Bath's city centre, The Gainsborough Bath Spa occupies two historic buildings with Georgian and Victorian frontages.
This luxury hotel offers 99 custom-furnished guest rooms and suites, combining modern amenities and functional elements with subtle period details. See sweeping views across the historic city to the surrounding countryside as you take in the airy and bright rooms. The hotel offers in-bath access to the thermal waters from its exclusive Bath Spa rooms.
Indulge in fresh and locally sourced dishes at the hotel's 3 AA Rosettes restaurant, The Gainsborough Restaurant, in the evening and a spot of afternoon tea in the hotel's Canvas Room.
At the heart of The Gainsborough Bath Spa is its crown jewel, the Spa Village Bath. A Bath House enveloped with natural light from the glass atrium, complete with a collonaded pool and circuit of two natural thermal pools, a steam room, traditional and infrared saunas, an ice alcove, and 11 treatment rooms.
It doesn't get much more Bath than the Gainsborough Bath Spa!
A five-star haven of Georgian perfection and quietude in the historic centre of Bath.
Royal Crescent Hotel is one of the most popular luxury hotels in Bath thanks to its close and convenient location near the Roman Baths. But not only that, it's an iconic sanctuary with a prestigious history spanning more than 250 years.
The hotel crescents an acre of beautifully manicured gardens and houses 45 bedrooms and suites ranging from classic to superior rooms. All designed with scenic vistas, guests can enjoy the comforts of 5-star amenities combined with traditional character and charm. For privacy, stay at one of the 11 magnificent suites which combine modern luxury with old-world elegance.
Housed within its stunning Georgian architecture is the hotel's award-winning spa, which includes a Himalayan-salt sauna, 12-metre relaxation pool, Jacuzzi, herbal steam room, and Elemental Herbology treatments.
Dining at the Dower House Restaurant and The Montagu bar is sure to delight, and in the summer months, the beautiful gardens are ideal for a traditional afternoon tea.
A peaceful haven in a bustling city.
Set within four acres of beautiful grounds, The Bath Priory Hotel is a 33-bedroom luxury hotel offering swift access to the city centre while remaining tucked into the undisturbed Avon countryside. It sits among the top luxury hotels in Bath thanks to its award-winning restaurant and the UK’s only L’Occitane Spa.
Endearingly named after flowers, all rooms at Bath Priory are fitted with period furniture, elegant decor, and spacious en-suite bathrooms with bespoke designer toiletries and fluffy bathrobes. All rooms are inclusive of bed and breakfast, on-site parking, and use of the L'Occitane Spa facilities.
At the heart of the hotel surrounded by magnificent garden views, is the hotel's celebrated restaurant. It's the epitome of the very best seasonal dining as it takes its guests on a memorable culinary journey of modern French dishes with a focus on fresh, local produce.
A 21st-century Jane Austen romance located along one of Bath’s grandest streets.
No. 15 is the first hotel for the independent hospitality group Guesthouse Hotels set in Grade-I listed Georgian townhouses. Housed in its period architecture, the interior pushes forward a few centuries with eye-catching artworks and freestanding copper bathtubs.
The hotel's 36 bedrooms are dotted throughout the two main Georgian townhouse buildings and a separate Coach House. No two rooms are the same, but each one is filled with British heritage and grace, featuring Hypnos Lansdowne cashmere mattresses, Nespresso machines, record players, and a pantry.
Owing to its welcoming hotel and bar, No. 15 is a top choice among luxury hotels in Bath. With a well-crafted menu of coffee, cocktails, and comfort foods, the bar and restaurant are repeatedly frequented by guests and locals alike.
Below the hotel, down in the quiet of the stunning spa, you'll find relaxation in the down-to-earth rooms with holistic treatments. Here, there's a little something for every kind of guest.
A sensitively restored ex-coaching inn seated in the heart of Bath.
Once a coaching inn, The Yard in Bath is an elegant restoration nestled in the heart of Bath's city centre. Its perfect location places guests near popular points of interest, including the Roman Baths, Jane Austen Centre, Royal Crescent, and Bath Abbey.
The 14 king-sized bedrooms are split across three floors with features such as a large stone fireplace, terrace, high sash window, and freestanding tubs. Complimentary to all rooms is a fresh, delicious continental breakfast ready every morning at the door.
The Yard has a welcoming courtyard coffee bar serving hot drinks and pastries by day, as well as a gentle wine bar to indulge in by night during the summer months.
A Palladian paradise tucked into 500 acres of prolific woodland.
From the moment you drive up the lime- and beech-lined entrance to the decorously restored Palladian mansion which houses Lucknam Park Hotel, you'll quickly realise why it's the perfect retreat. The estate is home to stunning historical surroundings, an award-winning restaurant, a luxurious spa, and free parking.
All 42 rooms - which include 13 suites - are individually designed and true to their past, with antique furnishings completed with contemporary touches and modern amenities. All rooms range from Classic and Country rooms to Manor rooms and stylish private Country Cottages. Every morning, wake to a delicious continental or cooked breakfast in the kitchen garden.
Fine dining comes naturally to the staff at Lucknam Park Hotel. Enjoy one of the best culinary experiences with the formal Michelin-starred Restaurant Hywel Jones or The Brasserie, a more relaxed and casual eatery.
There's nothing quite like a countryside escape in Bath at Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa.
An eclectic and luxurious hotel amid the rolling hills and valleys of Bath's west country.
Homewood Hotel & Spa stands out among other luxury hotels in Bath. Think grand Georgian country house filled with creative artworks, exposed wood floors, and ultra-modern indulgences. You'll find that perfect picture here!
Amid the parkland and stunning gardens, the hotel offers luxurious relaxation, award-winning cuisine, and peaceful seclusion.
Distinct personalities, spectacular views, and exceptional quality are what the hotel offers with its 21 main house rooms and 10 Mallingford Mews rooms - ranging from cosy doubles to hot tub suites. No two rooms are the same, but they all share unique statement artwork and luxurious accessories, including Smeg coffee machines and Dyson hairdryers.
Homewood's spa harnesses the spirit of the Romans' love of relaxation and baths with valley-facing hot tubs, luxurious treatment rooms, a steam room, a sauna, an outdoor heated pool, and a plunge pool.
The hotel’s Olio Restaurant provides guests with pleasing tastes with delicious dishes that combine Somerset ingredients with Mediterranean inspiration. The restaurant has both an indoor setting as well as an extensive outdoor terrace, complete with an outdoor kitchen and bar.
A luxury boutique hotel influenced by the architects and novelists who made Bath famous.
Located in the peaceful street of South Parade, the Hotel Indigo has a stunning Regency frontage steeped in history that gives way to modern interiors.
Old meets new with the hotel's 166 rooms as its features reflect the age and style of 18th-century Georgian grace. Guests can choose from the hotel's four room categories, all of which come with their own theme and include comfy Hypnos beds, spa-inspired bathrooms, air conditioning, and Nespresso coffee machines.
The Elder restaurant is a true celebration of British dining with its specialisation in wild food and game, bringing the field to your fork. What makes the dining experience so unique here is that a huntsman actively manages the land that the restaurant's wild deer come from.
Exploration is made easy at this luxury hotel - just a stone's throw away is the Roman Baths, Pulteney Bridge, and Bath Abbey.
10. The Bird Bath
A vibrant and vivacious boutique hotel just a stroll away from Bath's city centre attractions.
Colourful with bold and eclectic designs and statement artwork, The Bird Bath Hotel offers an experience unlike any other. Quaint neighbourhood abode meets luxury hotel here with spacious bedrooms, impressive views of Bath Abbey, and the neighbourhood restaurant, Plate.
From the Dinky Double to the Roomy King and Abbey Deluxe, all 31 rooms at Bird Bath tell their own story with daring fusions of colour and comfort. For an especially unique experience, the Abbey Deluxe is a one-of-a-kind room that provides its dwellers with a copper freestanding bathtub, a Nespresso machine, and the perfect view across to Bath Abbey.
Other features that make this piece of central paradise stick out like a sore thumb among the other luxury hotels in Bath are its unique dining options, such as the hotel's enthrallingly decorated Plate Restaurant and Terrace, as well as The Lodge and private Dining Domes.
A stylish B&B set in a beautiful period property that offers elegance and a high level of comfort.
Just 10-minutes outside of Bath city centre, the Bathen House boasts a stunning Edwardian frontage and beautifully manicured gardens.
The 13 rooms and suites reflect a quality combination of both traditional and contemporary features, including a soft palette of cream hues, plush furnishings, and spacious marble bathrooms.
A luxurious dining venue awaits the guests at the hotel's elegant and new Bouvardia Restaurant, where expertly crafted dishes are made using the best of fresh, locally sourced British ingredients.
A homely country house tucked into the mellow meadows of the Mendip Hills.
This Grade II-listed country house is set in the acres of its own deer park and serves as the perfect home-away-from-home.
Décor is kept simple in the hotel's 29 rooms, which feature beautiful wood floors, cream walls, and pops of greens, yellows, and pinks. The hotel's Comfy Luxe rooms and above have freestanding rolltop baths – some of which stand in the bedroom - and luxury modern amenities.
But the best asset is the full-size larder found in each room that's stocked with an abundance of savoury treats, retro sweets, and delicious wine.
This luxury hotel has often been classified as a "restaurant with rooms" owing to its commitment to local and home-grown produce. Its generous Kitchen Garden brings delicious dishes with a focus on simple and fresh flavours to your plate. And in the cosy-panelled Bar, guests can enjoy chilled tipples of their choosing, from classic cocktails to English wines.
Which areas of Bath are the best to stay in?
Bath's top area of interest among tourists is the City Centre, which boasts all the important and famous historical sites. Many of Bath's countryside locations are equally as pleasant and still accessible to the iconic sites in the City Centre.
How long should you spend in Bath?
Bath is perfect for a day trip, a weekend visit, or a longer stay. Many of its sites can be explored in a single day, but it's definitely worth spending a couple of days here if you can. It has a wide variety of historic sites, shopping, and activities to do.
What can I do in Bath?
There's a whole host of things to do and see in this great location. Aside from a plethora of trendy cafes, both high-end and more budget-friendly restaurants, pubs and clubs, there is Bath Abbey and the famous Roman Baths to explore. There are also plenty of walking tours and even a ghost tour if you are feeling brave!
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Bath is undoubtedly one of the most stunning places to visit in the UK. From the iconic Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa to the Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge, there's no shortage of sights to see.
Bath really does provide its tourists and residents with the ultimate pick of the bunch with regard to luxury hotels. So book one of these luxury hotels in Bath today!
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