The Halcyon was only a 2 minute stroll from the train station and offers easy walking distance to most of Bath's attractions. First impressions were good, the reception staff in particular were extremely friendly and helpful...offering recommendations to restaurants and museums. (These turned out to be very valuable). We booked at the last minute and were advised of one double left which offered no view but was described as a nice spacious room. It turned out to be a twin with the beds together but this didn't bother us too much. The room itself was fine, with adequate space for a weekend trip. The vanity area was a little dark due to the wardrobe hanging area being part of the design.
The only negative point with regards the room would be the bathroom was looking tired. Many of the floor tiles were cracked and it was in need of a good 'deep clean'.
However, the bedroom was clean and tidy and well serviced in our absence.
There was a well stocked tea/coffee shelf offering wine and nibbles.
The breakfast was as described with a nice selection of breads and fruit, fresh coffee and an egg broiler. The breakfast area was a relaxed setting and was situated in the cocktail lounge. It did have a feeling of 'the morning after the night before' as the seating area was a little sticky...
Overall, our hotel stay offered adequate weekend accommodation, with friendly, helpful staff but the hotel needs some TLC
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are seeking luxurious accommodation in Bath, England, then head to The Halcyon, a 3-star hotel with a lot of amenities and affordable rates. It's located in a gorgeous Georgian townhouse right in the heart of Bath, where you have access to all the major tourist attractions. You can visit the Roman Baths, the Pultney Bridge, or the Thermae Spa. You can head to Bath Abbey, the Sydney Gardens, or the Cleveland House, as well. The hotel staff is happy to recommend where to go in Bath, and will even direct you to places that are off the beaten path. The hotel itself has a young, hip atmosphere and features a café where you can order coffee and tea during the day, and something a bit stronger in the evenings. There is also an outdoor lounge, where you can relax with a drink or a good book. The hotel offers bicycles which you can use to explore the city. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Halcyon Hotel Bath