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Spa Breaks|Spa Holidays|Wellness Retreats

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath, England

Features

  • Day Spa
  • Fine Dining
  • Pets Welcome

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

A five-star haven of elegance and tranquillity in the historic centre of Bath, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a sensational place for a wellness break.

With a prestigious history dating back more than 250 years, the elegant Georgian property offers impeccable service and superlative facilities to make your stay an unforgettable experience.

Each of the hotel’s blissful bedrooms combines modern style with traditional character and charm to offer five-star accommodation, be it a cosy Deluxe room with views across the manicured gardens or a private Garden residence for up to eight people.

Award-winning fine dining is offered in the 3AA-Rosette Dower House restaurant while the Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge can cater for all manner of special occasions.

But what undoubtedly sets The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa apart from any competitor is its recently renovated Spa and Bath House, where you can shed the stresses of daily life and immerse yourself in the healing history that has brought people to the city for hundreds of years.

The Spa

The Spa & Bath House

Completely renovated in 2016, The Royal Crescent’s award-winning Spa & Bath House is a five-star haven of healing. Facilities include a 12m heated relaxation pool and a vitality pool with massage jets. An immune system-boosting Himalayan salt sauna is complemented by a eucalyptus and menthol herbal steam inhalation room, and a fully equipped Fitness Room provides the latest Power Plate technology.

Six treatment rooms offer a menu of relaxing and rejuvenating experiences from Elemental Herbology, whose Five Element theory, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, takes into account not only your skin type but also lifestyle, environmental and seasonal factors to bring advanced nutrition to your skin. The brand’s offering includes facials, aromatherapy and muscle-melting massages, reflexology and acupressure scalp massages to name but a few.

The spa’s treatment offer is completed by a selection of luxurious mani-pedi services from Jessica, including a choice for men.

When you can’t take any more relaxation, wrap up in your robe and head out into the Taittinger Spa Garden for a light meal or an indulgent afternoon tea.

Spa Facilities

  • Vitality pool
  • Himalayan salt infused sauna
  • Blossom steam inhalation room
  • 12-metre heated relaxation pool

Spa Products

  • Elemental Herbology

To Stay

With interiors by renowned designer Jane Clayton, accommodation at The Royal Crescent aims to provide a second-home sensation for guests. The 45 bedrooms and suites are designed to feel comfortable and welcoming with just a touch of grandeur.

Characterful Deluxe rooms are furnished with elegant contemporary designs, while Heritage rooms offer a little romance with views across the tranquil gardens, the elegant Royal Crescent lawn or the city of Bath. Master rooms, located in the main mansion or Coach House across the gardens, provide spacious living and sleeping areas and a choice of bath or shower, while a Family Master option in the secluded Pavilion allows you and your loved ones to enjoy the experience all together.

Stylish Deluxe suites with views of the private gardens have the option to include a four-poster bed for a little extra glamour, while Master suites are filled with Georgian elegance and are perfect for a family looking for some precious time together or a couple seeking a romantic break.

For a truly unique stay, the Garden Villa, nestled in the heart of The Royal Crescent’s grounds, is a private residence that allows access to the tranquil walled garden and can accommodate up to eight people in two luxury suites and two Deluxe rooms.

Check in: 3:15 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM

To Eat

Providing a first-class dining experience, the Dower House restaurant serves dishes crated with passion and pride by head chef Martin Blake. Overlooking the gardens, where guests can eat when the weather permits, a ‘farm to fork’ menu comprises delicious locally and sustainably sourced ingredients.

For further refreshment, head to the Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge to celebrate with a chilled glass of Taittinger Champagne or a cocktail mixed especially for you. An all-day dining menu is also available to complement your choice of beverage.


Getting There

16 Royal Cres, Bath BA1 2LS

The Hotel offers complimentary valet parking to guests.

London Heathrow, 90 minutes by car.
London Gatwick, 3 hours by car.
Bristol International (including US New York (Newark) Flights), 40 minutes by car.

The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the city centre and Bath Spa railway station.
Train journey time from London Paddington to Bath Spa is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Deluxe Bedrooms

Deluxe Bedrooms

From £360 breakfast included

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Maximum occupancy 2 people
  • Complimentary breakfast included
  • Complimentary use of the Spa
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Queen size bed
  • Views over the residential area of Bath or a private courtyard
  • (Please note some of the rooms have a restricted view of the Royal Crescent Lawns)
  • Bath and showers available with option of shower only
  • Noble Isle toiletries, slippers and bathrobes provided
Heritage Bedrooms

Heritage Bedrooms

From £410 breakfast included

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Maximum occupancy – 2 adults + child
  • Pets allowed in some Heritage rooms (charges apply)
  • Complimentary breakfast included
  • Complimentary use of the Spa
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • King or queen size bed
  • Views overlooking the gardens, The Royal Crescent lawns or the residential area of Bath
  • (Please note some of the rooms have a restricted view of the Royal Crescent lawns)
  • Noble Isle toiletries, slippers and bathrobes provided
  • Baby cots and toy boxes available on request
  • Baths and showers with option of shower-only rooms
Master Bedrooms

Master Bedrooms

From £510 breakfast included

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Maximum occupancy – 2 adults + child
  • Pets allowed in some Master Bedrooms (charges apply)
  • Complimentary breakfast included
  • Complimentary use of the Spa
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • King or queen size bed
  • Views overlooking the gardens
  • Noble Isle toiletries, slippers and bathrobes provided
  • Baby cot or extra bed and toy boxes available on request
  • Choice of bath or shower
Family Master Bedroom

Family Master Bedroom

From £870 breakfast included

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Maximum occupancy – 2 adults + 2 children or 4 adults
  • Pets allowed in Family Master Room (charges apply)
  • Queen size beds and twin option in second room
  • Complimentary breakfast included
  • Complimentary use of the Spa
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Views of the secluded gardens
  • Two en-suites
  • Noble Isle toiletries, slippers and bathrobes provided
  • Sunny conservatory
Deluxe Suites

Deluxe Suites

From £760 breakfast included

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Maximum occupancy – 2 adults + 2 children (extra bed charges apply)
  • Pets allowed in some rooms (charges apply)
  • Complimentary breakfast included
  • Complimentary use of the Spa
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • King-size or four poster bed
  • Views of the Royal Crescent lawn or private gardens
  • (Please note some of the suites have a restricted view of the Royal Crescent lawns)
  • Bath and shower in all suites
  • Sofa bed available
  • Noble Isle toiletries, slippers and bathrobes provided
  • Cots & toy boxes available on request
Master Suites

Master Suites

From £1110 breakfast included

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Maximum occupancy – 2 adults + 2 children (extra bed charges apply)
  • Complimentary breakfast included
  • Complimentary use of the Spa
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • King or queen or four poster bed
  • Views of The Royal Crescent lawns or secluded gardens (or both)
  • Bath and shower in all suites
  • Noble Isle toiletries, slippers and bathrobes provided
  • Cots and toy boxes available on request
The Garden Villa

The Garden Villa

From £1940 breakfast included

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

  • Can accommodate up to 8 people with two luxury suites and two deluxe rooms
  • Pet and family friendly
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary use of the Spa
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Private south facing walled garden
  • Comfortable and stylish outdoor furniture
  • Fire Pits available on request
Jody ThompsonBy Jody Thompson

Beautiful Bath is unsurprisingly one of the most visited cities in the UK, with its swathes of gorgeous honey-hued Georgian buildings, plethora of parks, chi chi shopping, quirky atmosphere and, of course, the incredible Roman thermal baths and temple, the best preserved of their kind in Northern Europe.

It’s also one of the most fitting places in Britain for a spa visit, as that is exactly what folk have been doing for thousands of years. There’s evidence humans have been using the waters since 8,000 BC, before Prince Bladud founded Bath around the wells in 800BC, followed by the Romans deciding in 43AD that Bath was the place to go to take in the restorative hot spring waters – deemed to have mystical, healing powers.

For weary Londoners in need of some TLC, it’s a no-brainer, with trains taking a scant 90 minutes to spirit cynical city souls through some stunning countryside to the heart of this splendid ancient city for some sumptuous R&R. And The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa is the perfect location. It’s at the centre of one of the most stunning Georgian streets in the country. Hotel perfection is similarly reflected once you’ve stepped into the historic interior.

The Spa & Bath House

Housed in another part of this impressive Georgian complex of buildings, the spa is gorgeous. It’s all tastefully decorated with trendy feature wallpaper, bamboo, pebbles and slate, and cushions we wanted to kidnap. But the swimming pool, sauna, steam room and plunge pool area in particular is astounding beautiful, with an airily high ceiling and arched windows looking out onto the immaculate country cottage-styled gardens. It’s a serene space that cajoled us into visiting each day of our stay. A very special treat indeed.

There’s also a bijou gym stacked with state-of-the-art machines, including a Power Plate, steppers, treadmills, crosstrainers and weight stations which also looks out onto the garden. The changing rooms feature everything you need, including the latest ESPA shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion. Treatment rooms are equally luxurious, comfortable and accommodating.

The Treatment

The signature Royal Crescent Signature or ‘Hero’ treatment aims to deliver triple results for the back, face and scalp. Considering this was my first weekend away without my children since they were born (a good five years) I was expecting perfection. It wasn’t far off. My therapist Deborah already knew my medical (and stress) history and plumped for the relaxation oil (all products in the spa are the wonderful Espa).

After a foot massage, a cactus bristle body scrub (nicer than it sounds) and a deceptively mild massage, Debs soon piled in for some major muscle flattening with the aid of blissful hot stones. The facial side of it included a hydrating cleansing milk to start, bio active eye cleanser, then a skin polish, hydrating toner and a brightening skin serum, with a little tweak of mandarin lip balm. A skin radiance mask was then left on my skin to make all the difference while Debs did the most amazing head massage. It was not only a triple-threat relaxation bomb, but my skin looked incredible after, and remained so for days.

To Stay

The décor is chic country casual, all Farrow & Ball shades and subtle luxury in a vast listed property, with a huge idyllic central courtyard garden. Toiletries are the royal household-approved Floris, and they are lush. Bedding is as impressively sumptuous as you would hope.

Nespresso machines are standard, but there’s no kettle or tea bags and it would be nice to have the choice. Anything other than the latest coffee pod requires a call to room service. A bit annoying. However, we must tip our tricorn hat at the front desk staff. They couldn’t have been more helpful and gave us some great tips to make the most of the city – service is second to none.

To Eat

The restaurant in the hotel (the 3 AA rosette award winning Dower House Restaurant) does a phenomenal tasting menu. WARNING! Don’t eat lunch before you go for dinner – for a tasting menu, the portions are HUGE. It’s all so delicious, you will want to keep going, but we were beaten and didn’t manage dessert. Champagne cocktails in the bar are also to be recommended beforehand.

Highlights included an amuse-bouche of razor-thin crisp breads with rosemary goats curd and cured shallots, a slow-cooked duck egg with wild garlic and shavings of truffle and smoked-at-the-table trout with caviar surrounded with an oyster soup, when a cloche was removed next to your seat to let the smoke waft past you. That was a proper show-stopper and unbelievably delicious to boot.

Don’t Miss

Just down the road from the Royal Crescent is The Circus restaurant, a fantastic place that has been raved about by The Times as a secret UK place that foodies rate. It’s a warranted accolade – the food is incredible, the service charming. We had a wonderful dinner, including some amazing John Dory and rose veal, with scallops and crab to start, and a great bottle of picpoul.

It’s a cliché, but the Roman baths are a must see. It’s 14 pounds entry well spent for a good couple of hours marvelling at how our ancient ancestors lived – and took spa breaks – in much the same way as we do now. But with more togas.

The Jane Austen Museum is also nearby if you can bear men in top hats tipping you a cheesy wink.

The King William pub (36 Thomas Street; 01225 428096 kingwilliampub.com), also does a cracking Sunday lunch in a very gastro style.

Bespoke Stay & Spa by The Luxury Spa Edit

Prices from £466

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™ is a bespoke service tailored to your wishes. We can help with everything from booking your choice of spa treatments, spa days and activities to arranging special celebratory dinners or Champagne on arrival in your room. Just let us know what you wish for and our experts will do their very best to create that extra special spa break or wellness holiday – just for you!

Includes:

  • Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™
  • Room only from £326
  • Spa Days from £140