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WHAT WE LOVE...

Taking up two townhouses that were interconnected to form a hotel back in 1919, Dukes flanks Great Pulteney Street, the longest, widest and most memorable Georgian thoroughfare in Bath. It calls itself a boutique guesthouse, and that accurately encapsulates the privately-owned property's look and feel. The elegant furnishings - chandeliers, period portraits and so forth - sit harmoniously with the property's age, and the 17 bedrooms, which are named after dukes, are tastefully furnished in traditional styles. Some rooms are grand affairs with four-poster beds, high ceilings and long sash windows, while others on the attic floor are small (note there are six flights of stairs and no lift). Breakfasts are among the best of any guesthouse or B&B in Bath.

THE DETAILS

Location

It's fabulous learning about the area's history. Great Pulteney Street was built as the spine of a massive Georgian new town that never happened.

Some of Bath's most famous landmarks, such as Pulteney Bridge and the Roman Baths, are around a five-minute walk away.
By car: around 45 minutes from Bristol, 2 hours 30 minutes from London and 3 hours 30 minutes from Manchester.
By train: there are direct services to Bath Spa from Bristol Temple Meads (11 minutes), Cardiff Central (1 hour 5 minutes) and London Paddington (1 hour 15 minutes). The hotel is around a 15-minute walk from Bath Spa station. thetrainline.com

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Style & Character

Dukes is ideal for those seeking full immersion in Georgian Bath, comfy and elegant accommodation, and excellent, personalised service at every turn. There is a great choice of public spaces - as well as the lounge, there's a smart bar and large, walled courtyard with tables and chairs.

Service & Facilities

A residential parking permit is included in the rates - a real perk given parking in the city is expensive.

  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Room service
  • Garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking

Rooms

In all the rooms there are books on Bath and Jane Austen (the novelist lived in the city 1801-1806). Our favourite room is Buccleugh, one of the rather grand four-poster suites. It has panels painted with bird scenes in its sitting-room area.

Snug Double, Standard Double, Superior Double, Deluxe Suite, Four Poster
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, towels and bathrobes, desk, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

We love the substantial full English cooked breakfast - with bacon and sausages from one of Bath's best butchers and black pudding from Stornoway. With advance notice, you can order a cheese board in the evenings; afternoon teas are also on offer if you pre-book.

Breakfast: locally-souced ingredients, full english, fish, vegan, gluten-free and continental options available.

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