January 23, 2008
Cubby decided that she wanted the Duke of Wellingtons former room,
Al and I decided that we didn’t want to spend as much as they were spending and opted for a more simple room (it turned out to be the Champagne room where the Duke and his Mistress met). We were lucky enough to get the Web winter break which meant we had a superior room for two nights (mid week) for 160 pds. Joe and Cubby spent 220 for their rooms. We decided that we would use the 60pds we saved to pay for our dinner in Bath. Thought it is a historic house it has all the modern amenities, ensuite bathroom, wireless internet, flat screen TV and Molton Brown bath amenities. What more could some hedonistic vacationers ask for. Well certainly the trouser press was a nice addition as were the two bottles of spring water on our night-stand, which were replaced when we drank any.Our room The Champagne Room #3 is on the second floor and has a king size bed, iron and brass headboard and matalisse coverlet with a dark, richly floral sham and curtains. The ceiling was high, at least 12 feet and we had a very pretty chandelier hanging in the center of our ceiling. A dresser, ladies chair, desk, armoire and shaving mirror made it all very comfortable. The tea tray was just a nice addition.When we need to order food delivery Anel ordered for us and then had a tray with plates, napkins and silverware ready for us when the food arrived. We took the tray into the lounge where a fire was burning and used the table as our dining table.
There is an honor bar where we were able to have a coke with our dinner. Newspapers, magazines and books are available if you want to relax and enjoy the cozy atmosphere.Joe and Cubby’s rooms were both magnificent. There are five of these really outstanding four poster rooms, each a little different. Joe had access from his room to the rear garden
and Cubby’s room had a California King sized bed and a chaise lounge. The Romance room was next door to us and it had gorgeous blue toile decoration and a four poster canopy bed.There is a car park in front of the house. The hotel let Barbara and GB park there while we walked out to get lunch. Breakfast is served in a beautiful room with large windows and a splendid view. There is a buffet where you begin your breakfast with juice, fresh fruit (both whole and cut up), cereal, yogurt, stewed prunes
and grapefruit slices. One of the woman will ask you for your coffee, tea or hot chocolate order and then you can choose from several types of eggs with the addition of mushrooms, tomatoes, bacon, sausage and brown or white toast. They also offer kippers salmon and believe it or not American style pancakes and real maple syrup.It was all beautifully prepared and cheerfully served. I can’t recommend this hotel highly enough, everything is first class. Both the owners Nick and Claire Potts and the managers Anel and Duncan Neville are delightful to converse with and will go way beyond what you might expect to make sure that you have an exceptional stay. Pampering is what they do best and I felt very much like Lady Iz vacationng with Sir Al.apsley house
From journal Bath, it's brilliant!