One of my favourite cities in the UK (and one that I lived in for around five years) is the wonderful city of Bath. I have always been a city girl at heart and the thing I love about Bath is that it’s all so walkable – when you are looking for a luxury hotel in Bath you want something that’s easy access to the best attractions as well as peaceful at night. No 15 Great Pulteney is a wonderful boutique hotel in Bath located on the picturesque Great Pulteney Street.
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Disclosure: I experienced a complimentary stay at No 15 Great Pulteney as a collaboration with Chic Retreats. All opinions are – as always – my own.
Rooms at No 15 Great Pulteney
Bath has many wonderful B&Bs and hotels, but after staying at the amazing boutique hotel No 15 Great Pulteney Street I don’t want to stay anywhere else! The bedroom we stayed in made me feel like a total princess and the location is perfect in the centre of the city but still has free parking for guests. The rooms were designed by Martin Hulbert and paintings around the hotel are from one of the universities in the city, Bath Spa University. The room we stayed in – Pulteney Junior Suite – is fit for a princess with a huge chandelier, four poster bed and a Nespresso machine with quaint china cups hidden within a dolls house.
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Dining at No 15 Great Pulteney
To add to the experience, enjoy an incredible three-course dinner in their onsite restaurant, Café 15. Walls are adorned with bottles and jars to resemble an old apothecary and the basement restaurant feels homely and atmospheric. The menu was wonderful, including a quails egg kiev (delicious!) and a glazed pork dish that I still dream about… *drools*
Café 15 is also where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast with options from a continental breakfast of meats and cheeses, yoghurt, Bircher muesli, assorted pastries and fresh fruit to hot options such as omelettes, Scotch pancakes with bacon and maple syrup (my choice), eggs Benedict or a full English breakfast. You definitely won’t go hungry!
Whether you dine at Café 15 or not, you can always enjoy a tasty cocktail at Bar 15, next to the hotel lobby. The cocktails are truly impressive and an art in themselves – just as boutique as the hotel itself! The cocktail menu is on a set of playing cards, and I went for the fancy concoction below called “Pulteney’s Muse” which was made from Tapatio Blanco tequila, Skipper Demerara rum, mixed berries, sage, pomegranate and smoked basil tonic. Phew!
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Spa 15 at No 15 Great Pulteney
After all your adventuring around Bath, you are sure to want to relax and the spa at No 15 Great Pulteney is a wonderful way to do so. Enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment or simply enjoy the sauna and hot tub located underground in a wonderfully peaceful part of the hotel. The relaxation areas (including the hot tub and sauna pod) are limited to a maximum of 7 people at a time so be sure to book a time slot to ensure you don’t miss out (although we were the only two there when we went). The use of the hot tub, sauna and relaxation areas is free when booked with any spa treatment, or £20 per guest without.
What really made me fall in love with No 15 Great Pulteney was all the little details around the hotel – from the larder with complimentary ice cream, soft drinks, homemade brownies and flapjacks and more to the art decorating the walls around the hotel, including a selection of vintage cameras.
Overall, I couldn’t recommend No 15 Great Pulteney more. It is truly one of the best boutique hotels in Bath and, in my opinion, in the UK. This townhouse hotel really has to be seen to be believed!
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