For those seeking a midweek break, luxurious spa weekend or foodie getaway to Bath (voted the UK’s 3rd Best City in October’s Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Awards), the ‘new look’ Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has introduced a range of new packages and experiences for the winter season.
A British Icon Reborn
With a staggering location on the world famous Royal Crescent in Bath, this quintessential English heritage hotel has been luxuriously reconsidered for the 21st Century. Listed within the Best UK Holiday Hotels and the Best UK Hotel Spas categories in October’s Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Awards, it’s already proving a hit.
The refurbishment and restoration programme was a labour of love, with every effort made to restore this beautiful example of Georgian heritage sympathetically. Somerset-based designer Jane Clayton Interiors worked with Brian Cohen, project manager on behalf of Topland Group , to carry out work on this prestigious project.
History lovers will be thrilled not only by the hotel’s Georgian architecture, but by historical references throughout. The 45 rooms and suites were individually re-designed, plasterwork ceilings restored, and period features protected. Every room has been artfully curated to give it a distinctive character, with classic antique pieces such as four-poster beds or roll top baths. All of the suites have been named after famous Bath residents, including Lord Nelson, Gainsborough, Brinsley Sheridan, Eliza Lucas and Elizabeth Linley.
Encouraging guests to experience these rooms and suites in style, the hotel has launched a series of new packages. Those looking for the ultimate Bath experience can take advantage of the new midweek Suite Indulgence offer that starts from £699 includes suite accommodation, breakfast, three course dinner in The Dower House Restaurant and one half hour spa treatment per person in The Spa .
A Luxury Spa Retreat
The Spa has been given a new lease of life by specialist company Spa Creators. Interior design embraces ancient and modern spa culture simultaneously - Georgian stone is met by natural woods, bamboo pebble and slate. In line with the re-launch, the spa has introduced a series of new residential packages, day retreats and offers.
Examples include the One Night Spa Break which includes accommodation, two-course lunch, a one-hour spa treatment per person and costs from £400 per room per night based on two people sharing.The new Fabulous Four package offers a group of four the chance to enjoy the spa, sauna and steam room and get pampered with a facial or massage and mini manicure or pedicure. This costs from £299 for a group of four and includes lunch or afternoon tea at The Dower House Restaurant.
A Foodie Haven
Overlooking the leafy and secluded gardens of The Royal Crescent the AA 3 Rosette award-winning Dower House Restaurant offers fine dining in elegant surroundings. Head Chef David Campbell and his team create modern takes on classic dishes. These are paired with wines from a comprehensive cellar, expertly managed by Sommelier Jean Marc Leitao.
With soft gold and blue fabrics, and feature walls of hand-stitched silk wallpaper, the elegant interior design creates a distinguished atmosphere. In the summer months, the terrace and manicured lawns are an idyllic setting for al fresco dining. Evenings see guests and locals enjoy Chef David Campbell’s carefully crafted seasonal fine dining menu whilst the Afternoon Tea Menu starts from £25 and includes irresistible Bath buns. The Dower House now has a lunch menu offering three courses for £27.