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“Haunted hotel!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Ayrlington

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The Ayrlington
Ranked #10 of 35 Hotels in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Benfleet, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Haunted hotel!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

I stayed here for about 3 nights with my partner about 10 years ago. Our room was bright an airy and the staff (including the owner) were helpful & very friendly.

On the last afternoon at our stay in the hotel we went back to get ready for an evening out, wining & dining in the city. I was chatting to my partner when he said to me in a quiet tone, 'Look at the mirror.' I turned to see the mirror attached to an old dresser moving back and forth quite considerably on its own. We watched the ghostly occurence for a few seconds until it became still.

As you can imagine we were terrified by our supernatural experience and slept with the light in the en-suite bathroom on that night.

Apart from that we enjoyed our stay at The Ayrlington Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

First of all let's be clear this hotel is NO five star. We stayed for two nights in the Chinese room. The owner is not being fair as the gallery image of the Chinese Room is not what you actually get. The pictures on the back wall of the bed have been removed as have the nice ornates over the fire place which have also been taken out. The IPOD docking station is of poor quality as the speakers give out a high pitched squeak when you play the device. The shower head also leaks spurting water to the left all over the wall. When I mentioned all of these points to the owner I was simply told " oh that's nice" The room also has a safe in the room but this does not work. I was told that the batteries had gone but the owner did not no how to replace them. For £160 per night this is not five star nor does it represent good value. Thankfully the breakfast was of reasonable standard. Toiletries and bath robes are of cheap quality for what is regarded as a five star hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

Stayed in the "Zen" room, filthy dusty . No direct access to hotel. Cold walk to breakfast reception and lounge/bar. Overpriced everything! Chinese landlady thinks this is 5star, stayed in nicer B+Bs .
dont go

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

We chose this hotel because of its gardens and view to the city. Unfortunately there were no rooms on that side of the hotel, but the room we had was enormous, with a great big comfortable bed. The bathroom was also more spacious than standard, and for once our towels were left hanging on the rails for reuse as we wanted rather than being changed regardless of the stated environmental policy as in many other places we have stayed. As others on this site have said, there is a main road outside, but we weren't disturbed by any traffic noise at all, perhaps as hotel set back a bit. Breakfast included a choice of fruit and cereals, as well as a hearty full English, taken in a room with that wonderful view of the city out over their own gardens. There was also a very comfortable lounge with newspapers and magazines, and a fire. It also had a bar, though we didn't use this. Service was very good - helpful and friendly - throughout, including finding me some lemon and ginger teabags when we arrived back late after our Friday night to use instead of standard tea with the kettle and teapot in the room.

Overall, a very comfortable stay, worth paying the extra.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

We stayed here in September 2010. We were in Bath for the Jane Austen festival, and were in full atire and attended the Regency Ball. This hotel was the perfect setting for such a weekend. English style, with a beautiful private English garden at the back which had direct access to our room. The breakfast was first class, and the staff were very helpful. The location is ideal and there was no problem parking. I would certainly recommend this hotel. Plus, Bath is such a wonderful city, you can't fail to have a good time!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

Me, my husband and two teen-aged boys were travelling by car. We spent one day in Bath. Maybe a litle short but the accomodation was excellent. A very nice atmospeher woth a full english brakfast. The room were very comfortable and well furnished and the garden was beutiful. Even though we just stayed for one night we had time to enjoy the faciities of the hotel. It was really worth the money. The center of Bath was in walking distance from the hotel.
Parking was avaible at the entrance of the Hotel.
A hotel with the little extra for romantic couples or for family with teenagers.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2012

Convenient location 10 minute walk to centre sights and restaurants . I would definitely say this is not a hotel more a very expensive B&B . Staff were friendly and helpful breakfast very good . The whole place looks tired and worn , and there is a constant smell of food cooking as you walk in the front door suprising as they only provide breakfasts. Don't bother with a deluxe room the extras are not worth paying for. Bathrobes are thin and staff struggled to provide one with a belt . Toiletries are minimal and there was no trouser press . There was only a shower with fixed head over a bath both seemed old and worn. The bed was not particularly comfortable and as in any other old building you will hear noise from other rooms . Bath is a great place to visit , but i am sure you could get better value for money elsewhere , our room cost £280 for 2 nights and this was at a reduced rate !!!!

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Ayrlington
Address: 24-25 Pulteney Road, Bath BA2 4EZ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ayrlington 5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built of golden Bath stone, The Ayrlington is a large and handsome English Heritage listed building set in a splendid walled oriental garden with exceptional views of the City and its medieval Abbey. Bath's magnificent historic sites, speciality shops and excellent restaurants are all just a five minutes level stroll away. The Ayrlington's elegant and tranquil interior is a graceful blend of English and Asian antiques, artwork, fine fabrics and Egyptian cotton bedlinen - all 18 bedrooms have an individual theme and are beautifully furnished, some with four poster beds. The emphasis is on creating an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in the centre of Bath's vibrant city centre. The Ayrlington has a licensed residents' bar, secure on-site private parking and is entirely non smoking. We do not accept children under 5 years of age. The Ayrlington's ongoing commitment to quality has brought some well deserved and hard earned awards - five stars from The AA and Visit Britain, AA Premier Collection, a listing in The Good Hotel Guide and multiple Bath in Bloom garden awards. ... more   less 
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