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“Fabulous hotel with great staff in a quiet yet central location, with the heart of Bath on its doorstep”

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The Roseate Villa Bath
Ranked #12 of 159 Bath B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 25 January 2013

My wife and I booked this hotel at short notice, through the ‘Visit Bath’ website as our flight and trip to Rome were cancelled due to snow. We are now glad our trip to Rome was cancelled! Upon arrival at the Vila Magdala we knew that we had landed on our feet. Met by the lovely Katerina in reception, we were given a friendly, warm welcome and served tea and cake - much appreciated after a snowy drive.

Our room was large, very comfortable and we could not fault it. On the first night our radiator valve started to malfunction and we could not turn the heating down. Rather than report it that night (it was late when we got back in) and have to change rooms, we opened the windows and then reported it the next morning and it was fixed immediately.

Breakfast was a joy, with a really tasty and varied menu on offer - complete with complimentary Bucks Fizz - a nice touch. You could easily last from breakfast till dinner without having to eat in-between, even if you were walking around all day, as we were. Also we were served hands on by John - the joint owner of the hotel, giving a personal touch, often lacking in many hotels. That said; all of the staff were attentive, friendly and helpful throughout. I personally do not normally remember the names of people well on first encounter, but the fact that I still recall quite clearly the names of most of the staff (The owners – John and Amanda and the ladies that waited on us in the morning (Kim, Agnes and Chrissie) tells you something about the friendliness of this hotel.

To walk into the centre of Bath takes less than a 5 minute leisurely stroll. But although the hotel is in a very central location, it is also quiet and we were never disturbed by noise at all during our 3 night stay.

The Hotel has a lovely ambiance and was decorated and furnished to a very high standard throughout (I even saw a painter routinely touching up the white bits whilst we were there to ensure it stays immaculate) .

The staff were the best we have encountered in UK - service with a smile indeed. If you needed a recommendation for a restaurant they were happy to oblige and also willing to contact the restaurants and make reservations on your behalf if you so wished. The best restaurant we went to 'Soto Soto' was recommended by the hotel staff and we are very grateful for their recommendation.

We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the Villa Magdala to anyone looking to stay in Bath. However I would say it would not be the best place for Hens or Stag groups to stay - it is in a quiet location and that is a big part of the attraction. For families, couples, and solo travellers, it is ideal. Oh - by the way - if you are a dog lover make sure you get to meet the hotel dog 'Billy. He is just like the hotel - adorable.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheVM, Owner at The Roseate Villa Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2013

Wow! What can I say to this review except a huge thank you for taking the time to write at such length. All the staff are so delighted that you remembered their names too. We are all pleased that your flight was cancelled too! Please do come back when the weather is better and see Bath at its best!

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Reviewed 25 January 2013

This is a friendly and smart hotel which is warm and comfortable. The selection of food at breakfast was excellent, and everything was well cooked and promptly served. Not many hotels include Bucks Fizz for breakfast! The location is very convenient and there is easy parking. I am reluctant to post this review in case I can't get a booking next time.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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TheVM, Owner at The Roseate Villa Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2013

Thank you for this! Don't worry - we always try to find rooms for such lovely guests! If we can't help at weekends then mid-week is a great time to visit Bath when everything is just a little bit quieter. Do come back soon!

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Villa Magdala is a beautiful hotel (boutique B@B) located very near to the centre of Bath. The city and all the points of interest are in easy walking distance. Just opposite of Villa Magdala is the Henrietta Park.
Although very near in the centre of Bath Villa Magdala is in a very quiet location.
The rooms are very clean and spacious . The refurbishment of the house is doen with an eye for every detail.
Very friendly and helpfull staff and owners.
Excelent breakfast (cooked to order ) even with champagne!

Room Tip: most rooms have double beds : only the best rooms have twin beds
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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TheVM, Owner at The Roseate Villa Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. It is always so helpful for other guests to re-assured that we are very close to the centre of the city - yet in a quiet spot opposite Henrietta Park. Glad you enjoyed the Buck's Fizz too!

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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Should have stayed here for 2 nights last weekend, but the snow put paid to the first night. The staff were really understanding when I cancelled and mentioned my disappointment at cutting short my husband's birthday weekend. When we arrived the following day they had put a birthday card and a small box of chocs in our room. The breakfast was divine, with bucks fizz if you wish, and an excellent choice of food. The hotel couldn't be better placed, just a minute into the town but in its own grounds, with parking and opposite a lovely green space - Henrietta Park.

We had room 12, on the top floor, and while there are no lifts, the stairway is so beautiful you don't mind the exercise. I loved the flasks of fresh milk instead of the nasty little cartons you get in most places.

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Reviewed 17 January 2013

Stayed here two nights and had a lovely time - would have liked to stay another night - just not quite enough time to see all Bath's sights. We actually walked to the hotel from the train station - it is a level walk and takes about ten minutes.
The rooms are delightful - we had room 21 - set up as a twin - on the top floor. Lovely toiletries, large bath towels and a heated towel rail - just the ticket in January! The room had excellent beds and the heating is adjustable to suit all tastes.
Breakfast is extra but is cooked to order and there are some lovely dishes on offer. We found everything during our stay was handled with great professionalism.
A word of warning to Bath visitors - things seem to close relatively early in January. So be prepared to come back by 5 - 6 pm. to prepare for the evening.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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TheVM, Owner at The Roseate Villa Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2013

We're so pleased you enjoyed staying with us. I would point out to other guests that breakfast is included in your room rate if you book directly with us through our web-site, by phone or by e-mail. It is only charged as an extra if you book through Booking.com as we sell Room Only through this booking agency.

But really pleased you thought it was worth the small charge we made - breakfast is an important thing for us!
Do come back again when you next visit the UK.

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Additional Information about The Roseate Villa Bath

Address: Henrietta Road, Bath BA2 6LX, England (Formerly Villa at Henrietta Park)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 159 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range: €126 - €335 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Roseate Villa Bath 5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a 5 minute level stroll to the centre of Bath with all its attractions, The Roseate Villa Bath is a handsome Victorian townhouse, set within its own gardens with an off-street car-park. So close to the heart of the city, yet the hotel is in a quiet road, opposite leafy Henrietta Park, so none of the usual late night city noise to disturb a blissful night's sleep. 21 stylishly refurbished bedrooms offer a 5 star rated boutique experience, with heavenly Hypnos beds, double or superking size, with feather light goose down duvets and crisp cotton bed linen. Well-equipped bathrooms include fluffy bath sheets, and luxury toiletries. Gourmet breakfasts are served in a light, airy ground floor dining room, overlooking the park, all freshly cooked to order from a range of quality locally-sourced ingredients. Marry all this with a team of friendly, quietly efficient staff, ready to recommend and book all kinds of entertainment for you - a truly charming and characterful place to stay. ... more   less 
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