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The Edgar Townhouse 2.5

Bath, Somerset, England

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  • Under 10-minute walk to the city center and Roman Baths
  • Set in beautiful, historic Georgian building
  • 18 rooms have classy, contemporary decor
  • All rooms come with kettles, flat-screen TVs, and showers
  • Free well-reviewed breakfast options
  • Modern lounge with a computer for guest use
  • Street parking permits provided for a fee
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout


  • Rooms are small and some showers are tiny
  • Basement-level rooms noisy and on the dark side
  • No elevator for six-story property
  • Wi-Fi signal poor on higher floors
  • Not all rooms have mini-fridges 

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Set on a picturesque Bath street, the 18-room Edgar Townhouse is a modern, comfortable, and budget bed-and-breakfast. The hotel sits on an elegant yet quiet street, within 10 minutes' walking distance of the city center and Roman Baths. Situated across six floors, rooms are small but feature classy, contemporary decor with en-suite bathrooms, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and flat-screen TVs. Guests should note there is no elevator and basement-level rooms can be noisy. All rates include well-reviewed breakfast options, plus Wi-Fi is free and the hotel offers street parking permits for a reasonable cost. It's worth comparing rates with the Abbey Hotel, which is closer to the city center and has a full restaurant, though breakfast is not free. 

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Small, sophisticated rooms in a classy bed-and-breakfast 

Designed by architect Thomas Baldwin and built in 1789, this Grade 1 listed (essentially meaning historic) Georgian townhouse sits on one of Bath's most beautiful boulevard-style streets. Refurbished interiors consist of sleek, modern decor nicely offset by large Georgian windows and the traditional Bath stone exterior. A small front desk (open typically until 9:30 p.m.) greets guests and a modern, airy lounge with flat-screen TV and workspaces make a great chill-out space. Aside from a breakfast room with white tablecloths, small gold-framed artwork, and wall sconces, there are no additional public spaces. Note that this six-story property doesn't have an elevator, so travelers wishing to avoid stairs should request lower-level rooms. The atmosphere is friendly and informal, attracting a mix of couples and families who don't mind being slightly removed from Bath's hub.


On an imposing residential street within walking distance of the city center and sights

Overlooking mostly residential properties on one of Bath's most prestigious streets, the Edgar Townhouse is well-located for accessing the city center. The hotel sits between the beautiful Pulteney Bridge (a three-minute walk away) and the Holburne Museum (four-minute walk). The historic Henrietta Park, with its manicured gardens and open spaces, is a short five-minute walk away. For historic sightseeing, the Roman Baths and impressive Bath Abbey are an eight-minute walk and the Victoria Art Gallery can be reached in half the time. Known for its upscale boutiques and restaurants, Bath's famous Milsom Street is 10 minutes away on foot, passing the Pulteney Bridge that crosses the River Avon. Nearby sporting venues are easily reached, including Bath Cricket Club an eight-minute walk from the hotel. Bristol Airport is a 40-minute drive away. The hotel offers street permit parking for a reasonable cost. 


Small rooms with elegant contemporary decor, flat-screen TVs, and en-suite showers

Divided into Standard and Superior (the latter more spacious), rooms are compact but impeccably furnished with sleek contemporary design and gorgeous city, park, or quiet garden views. Rooms mostly have double beds, though there are some singles, one triple, and four family rooms; some are quite small. Though individually decorated, guests can expect sophisticated decor that includes soft-gray or muted-plaid bed throws, light-toned walls, beige carpeting, and chic details such as leather chairs or quirky animal-print pillows. All rooms come with flat-screen TVs offering 80 Freeview channels, electric kettles with a variety of tea and coffee, hairdryers, and free Wi-Fi, although signal on higher floors is poor. Closet and drawer space is limited, many rooms with just a hanging rail. Upgraded rooms have mini-fridges and/or small tables. Compact bathrooms have walk-in showers (some of which are tiny), and some have tubs. All have toiletries and fresh towels provided. Past guests have complained of basement-level rooms being noisy and on the dark side.


Modern guest lounge with workspace area and popular breakfast included

A surprisingly pleasant addition for a small bed-and-breakfast is the modern lounge. It has dark-leather sofas, a few round wooden tables, and a flat-screen TV, plus a large Georgian window lets in plenty of light. Also here is a computer that's free to use. All room rates include a hot breakfast served in a traditionally decorated room that looks out to the street. The rich, well-reviewed breakfast menu consists of cooked-to-order options such as Full English with locally sourced eggs and meats or smoked salmon with a bagel. Also provided is a small buffet of cereals, yogurt, juice, and hot beverages. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available on request. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

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64 Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DN, United Kingdom

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