The Gainsborough Bath Spa

Beau St, Bath, UK
99 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Not much changes in Bath. It’s been one of England’s favorite holiday destinations for about two thousand years, and it’s well known for its architectural history, especially its famous Georgian crescents. But what’s old is new again; on the site of a 19th-century hospital, itself built atop a forgotten Roman-era bath, is the Gainsborough Bath Spa. After a very thorough (and architecturally sensitive) renovation, it’s by some distance the most luxurious lodging in town.

In fact, you could easily convince yourself it’s been here in this form for a century or more. The style is classic, from the columns of the amber-tinted stone facade to the rooms, which are an elegant and colorful update on the period-appropriate Georgian and Victorian styles. In all ways besides the visual, however, it’s a totally modern luxury hotel, from the comforts in the guest rooms to the cuisine in the Gainsborough Restaurant.

The Gainsborough’s most notable feature, of course, is also its most location-specific. It’s the only hotel in town with its own geothermal spring, which means its spa offers the old-style thermal bath experience, with several pools of different temperatures alongside its eleven (!) treatment rooms for dry-land therapies. It’s not often a newcomer can so thoroughly encapsulate the historical essence of a place, but the Gainsborough seems destined to become more or less synonymous with Bath.

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The Gainsborough Bath Spa
Beau St, Bath, UK

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Business center
  • Golf nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hot spring bath

Need to Know

  • When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 16 per day.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot.
  • Children from 2 years old to 12 years old stay for free when using an available extra bed.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00

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