Ian Taylor, Owner, commented, ‘We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this prestigious rating by the AA. It is further proof that we are continuing to hit the right note at the Abbey Hotel in all aspects, including people, service and style. Recognition has to go to my superb team led by the incredibly experienced Andrew Foulkes.’
Since taking over the Abbey Hotel, Ian and Christa have completed a full refurbishment of the 60-bedroom hotel and opened Allium Restaurant, now one of Bath’s best restaurants under Executive Head Chef Chris Staines. Allium holds three AA rosettes for culinary excellence.
News of the four-star rating came on the same day that the Abbey Hotel opened the doors to Igloo, a brand new and completely unique venue for Bath. Vaults underneath the hotel – last used as an air raid shelter during the Second World War – have been converted into a stylish yet relaxed space. By day, Igloo is an inspiring meeting space, and in the evening, perfect for informal dinners or big celebrations.
Designed to have the feel of the Northern lights, and with the effect of shimmering ice, combined with glowing fires and warm LED lighting, Igloo will also be Bath’s ‘coolest’ bar on nights that it opens to the public – with frozen martini glasses, signature cocktails and a house DJ. Over the festive season, Igloo will be open to the public from 5pm until late on 3, 10, 16, 23, 24, 27 and 30 December 2015.
Overnight stays at the Abbey Hotel are from £125 per room per night based on two sharing a midweek stay on a B&B basis.