Stayed at Bailbrook House Hotel for two nights (Fri/Sat) in April.
We booked it primarily because we wanted to visit Bath, and the hotel looked like a lovely 18thC building.
On arrival, we were really impressed with the building and the grounds. Reception was grand and imposing and the female receptionist very friendly and polite.
The room itself was fine – fairly spacious with a good size bathroom and it did have lovely views. However, the rooms are in a separate modern ‘block’ and we did feel that you got no sense at all of the character of the main building so could have been anywhere. The communal parts of the block were slightly grubby with marks on the walls and carpets and could do with a freshen up. In fairness to Bailbrook, they do say on their website that the rooms are in a modern block adjacent to the main house so be aware of this when booking.
The hotel is 1.8 miles out of Bath. Although there is a bus stop opposite, we found the buses fairly infrequent, so ended up walking there and back (about 20 mins each way, which we enjoyed, but not all would!). Taxis are £8 each way or you can get on a river boat into town for £4 each – a fun way to do it.
The food at the buffet breakfast was fine, but it was all a bit shambolic - maybe because of a large wedding party. Very short staffed, and many items not replenished so quite a lot had run out. We also had to find a waitress to ask for our tea, which then took ages to arrive.
Note also that this is a popular hotel for weddings and both nights I was kept awake by revellers returning to their rooms in the early hours – very loud talking and horrendous banging of doors – not good and made for a very unrelaxed night’s sleep.
Was looking forward to the advertised sauna and Jacuzzi, but note that these are in very uninviting/bare rooms, again away from the main building. The sauna is not kept constantly hot, so you need to ask at reception for them to switch it on and wait for it to warm up – don't expect the height of pampering luxury - go to the Thermae Spa for that!
Didn't eat in the restaurant, so unable to comment.
Bath itself is a wonderful place to visit (had two excellent evening meals out), with lots to do, and we had a very enjoyable weekend.
The hotel is perfectly adequate, but some areas were a slight disappointment, hence my rating.
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