The Royal Crescent Hotel
Address: No.16 Royal Crescent, Bath BA1 2LS map
The Royal Crescent Hotel has to be the finest of all Bath Hotels for its magnificent location, beautiful gardens, fabulous spa, renowned restaurant and the luxuriously wonderful accommodation.
Begun in 1767 by John Wood the Younger, The Royal Crescent took eight years to complete and includes some of the grandest houses in Bath. John Wood was utterly determined that his masterpiece should present a prospect of total uniformity and understated gracefulness, his sweeping vision and scrupulous attention to every detail has created a great elliptical curve almost fifty feet high and five hundred feet long that comprises thirty houses of grand proportions.
Such harmony, restraint and elegance, plus the gently sloping sweep of grass that stretches before it, always has the same effect – whether you are seeing the crescent for the very first time, or for the hundredth, it is a sight that never fails to draw a gasp of amazement. When the famous literary hostess, Mrs Elizabeth Montagu, came to live at No.16 in 1780 she declared that “The beautiful situation of the Crescent cannot be understood by any comparison with anything in any town whatsoever.” Over two centuries later it is hard to see how any sensible observer could reasonably challenge this bold claim.
The Georgian City of Bath is of breathtaking beauty with a romantic history and this special hotel reflects that perfectly. Impeccable style and attention to detail epitomes the kind of experience enjoyed by our guests. Set within the gardens, the unique ambience of The Bath House is designed for relaxation and pleasure and offers a combination of treatments and therapies. Other leisure pursuits include our own hot air Balloon, and the beautiful 1920 river launch, the Lady Sophina.