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“NEVER EVER AGAIN”

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Roman City Guest House
Ranked #137 of 157 Bath B&B and Inns
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
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“NEVER EVER AGAIN”
Reviewed 7 August 2011

I stayed here thinking that everybody gets some bad reviews at some point but lesson learned in a big way. the house itself looks very impressive from outside until you step in to the Lions den. The owner Shiela tries to make herself out to be something she most devanatly isn't Sean on the other hand seems a really nice cheerful chap. i cannot believe in a B&B of this size does not have all on-suite facility's the wifi is awful when it is on. And the electric tends to go off as well upon talking to some other guests i found out they have a key meter for electric my god in this day and age with a thriving business as this could be and to be metered i only assume they are not very good at bill paying. I can say is STAY AWAY you have been warned. Breakfast is the only good thing about the whole experience.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Sheila D, Owner at Roman City Guest House, responded to this review, 11 August 2011
I am very sorry that your stay was not what we strive for. It is difficult to please all of the people all of the time but am more than happy to work 7 days a week from early mornings often until late at night to please the probably 95% of the sincere and genuine guests over the last ten years. The electric is NOT on a key meter and is a ridiculous thing for anyone to say. The other very personal insults aimed at me were very hurtful and untrue but everyone has a right to their opinion. Its a pity these things are not said before leaving to give the accused a chance to defend themselves, cowardly really.
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Union City, CA
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Reviewed 16 July 2011

We had a great time at this lovely restored end-unit Victorian townhouse, located just across the river from central Bath on Bathwick Hill. Sheila and George Davis were excellent hosts, and the property was very clean and well-maintained. Central Bath (Roman Baths / Pump Room) is an easy 10-15 minute walk across the Pulteny Bridge. Although located above a train tunnel, this is a very quiet property. George and Sheila have put a lot of work into restoring this propery from a formerly delapidated condition, and their pride shines through. We would have stayed longer, but were on a tight touring schedule through central England. Dennis, Linda, and Camille, Union City, CA, USA

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Ukedawg
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

We really enjoyed our short walks to and fro the city centre; this guest house was a real treat. Our hosts were really helpful and informative in making our stay relaxing. Everything was really clean and the fruit at breakfast was a nice addition. j and h

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Camb85
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Bordeaux, France
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

Wonderful welcome in this B&B. Sheila and Sean make everything for a warm welcome so that the stay of their hosts is royal and the breakfast wonderful!
The house seems to have a Victorian style, the rooms with four-poster bed are very well decorated. They are not very noisy in spite of the train so close.
Toilet are on the landing but very clean.
Thank you for this stay!

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Ckismo
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Wilmington, NC
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Reviewed 17 March 2011

While "5 minutes walk" is definitely a subjective measurement, this quaint guest house is a bit out of the way for our taste. You're most likely to see Sean most of your visit; a most gracious and helpful host, but other than breakfast the house tends to feel quite deserted. We stayed in Room 1 - the accommodations were neat and clean, breakfast was varied and generous, but the train was a little annoying and the pillows need desperately to be replaced. Street noise is never an issue and there is a Tesco less than 100 yards away, but the nearest restaurant is at least 10 minutes walk for most people. If your budget brings you this way I suggest packing your own pillow and maybe a set of ear plugs.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Roman City Guest House
Address: 18 Raby Place, Bath BA2 4EH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
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Ranked #137 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Roman City Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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