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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Ayrlington Hotel Bath
- Ayrlington Hotel Bath
- Ayrlington Bath