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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Travel: Bath, Somerset, UK

EN: Girls Staycation in the most elegant city in the United Kingdom: Bath, Somerset.

I have to pinch myself looking through these photos. This sublime hotel was ours even if just for one night!
Luckily me and Susan really quickly agreed on what hotel to book. Both of us searched  independently for places to stay and we narrowed it down to two, but No. 15 Great Pulteney was our absolute favourite, an vivacious luxury hotel on the very grandest street in Bath. 

It's only a 1.5 hour drive from Birmingham, but we got a bit unlucky on the motorway and got stuck in the traffic because of an accident ahead. It did complicate things a bit, like us not arriving on time for our Afternoon Tea booking in the hotel, but the friendly and understanding members of the team assured us we'd still get the best experience. 

Afternoon Tea in the Sitting Room. It's faithful to the classic, albeit with a few surprises.

Served in both The Sitting Room and The Dispensary, we’re staying faithful to the classics in many respects, with delicate sandwiches, glorious cakes and warm scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, while there are also a few smile-inducing flavour pairings in the mix. Meticulously-matched tea, of course, is central to the offering, though we do also highly recommend a glass of our AR Lenoble champagne.

 I've been in the Sitting Room before, so I asked for my favourite spot: a table in the corner by the window. I think the light from the window elevates your whole experience. When the light shines on the table you can see the jewellery under the glass light up and cast rainbow shades. 

The Room Tour

We stayed in the House Deluxe Twin Room. 

All of our Coach House Deluxe Double rooms are individually designed in muted shades from pale lemon to light grey, accented with bright pops of colour and playful pieces of art. Each features a supremely comfortable king-size bed and has views out towards the main house of the hotel or Henrietta Park.

Bathrooms with one-of-a-kind tiling, tall hand basins from Mandarin Stone and rain showers, or rain showers and baths, with Aromatherapy Associates amenities, instil a feeling of luxury, while you'll also find feature lighting which you can tailor to your mood.

Set back from the main house, and to be found right next door to the park, the Coach House is immediately recognisable with its mock Gothic-façade, crenelated parapet and quatrefoil windows.

Because we arrived quite late, we were a little bit rushed for time so we skipped checking in and went to explore Bath as soon as we finished our Afternoon Tea. But I can reassure you we were really impressed when we saw our splendid room for the first time late in the evening. It was such a joy to put slippers and a cosy white dressing gown on after a long hot day!

There were little touches which elevated my mood, like complimentary fresh mini bottles of milk to put in your tea, a wonderful selection of sweets and ice-creams or a cold bottle of still water next to a crystal glass with a delicate pattern.

I wish I had a chance to capture our room when we just arrived, all freshly done and ready for us, but as I said we were very late checking in so I had to improvise in the morning before breakfast.

Oh, I had to photograph my stunning perfume 'The Favourite' by Penhaligon's London as it fully complimented the luxurious interior of our room. 

Knowing our host's conspicuous creativity we had no choice but indulge ourselves for breakfast in the hotel. So we've started our day in this demure dining room filled with soft morning light.
Both of us went for a vegetarian Full English Breakfast. You can't go wrong with it as breakfast is the main meal of the day. 

Thank you No. 15 Great Pulteney for a great stay!

1 comment :

  1. It was all so so perfect! I love that you've preserved it all here! x