The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Beau St, Bath, England

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Hotel Description

Not much changes in Bath. It’s been one of England’s favorite holiday destinations for about two thousand years, and it’s well known for its architectural history, especially its famous Georgian crescents. But what’s old is new again; on the site of a 19th-century hospital, itself built atop a forgotten Roman-era bath, is the Gainsborough Bath Spa. After a very thorough (and architecturally sensitive) renovation, it’s by some distance the most luxurious lodging in town.

In fact, you could easily convince yourself it’s been here in this form for a century or more. The style is classic, from the columns of the amber-tinted stone facade to the rooms, which are an elegant and colorful update on the period-appropriate Georgian and Victorian styles. In all ways besides the visual, however, it’s a totally modern luxury hotel, from the comforts in the guest rooms to the cuisine in the Gainsborough Restaurant.

The Gainsborough’s most notable feature, of course, is also its most location-specific. It’s the only hotel in town with its own geothermal spring, which means its spa offers the old-style thermal bath experience, with several pools of different temperatures alongside its eleven (!) treatment rooms for dry-land therapies. It’s not often a newcomer can so thoroughly encapsulate the historical essence of a place, but the Gainsborough seems destined to become more or less synonymous with Bath.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 99 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

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  • Queen Room – Disability Access

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  • Deluxe Double Room

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    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 269 ft²/24 m².
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  • Classic Double Room

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    • 323 ft²/30 m².
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  • Classic Twin Room

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    • 323 ft²/30 m².
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    • hairdryer
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  • Bath Spa Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 323 ft²/30 m².
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    • Unlimited Spa Village (over 16s only) + access to member's
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  • Courtyard Double Room

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    • 1 Queen Bed
    • 323 ft²/30 m².
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    • Access onto charming Bellotts Courtyard
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    • central heating
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    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • iron
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
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    • working desk
  • Junior Suite

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    • 1 King Bed
    • 409 ft²/37 m².
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    • minibar
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    • sofa
    • working desk
  • Suite

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    • 1 King Bed
    • 452 ft²/41 m².
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Valet parking (charges apply)

Need to Know

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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