Dukes Hotel is located just off Great Pulteney Street, just a stones throw away from the Pulteney Bridge over the River Avon where there are so many cute tea rooms and coffee shops.
The hotel is small and absolutely perfect for your stay in Bath, it feels like home away from home. In winter there’s a roaring fire in the main reception room along with a cheery grin and welcome from the staff on duty.
After collecting your keys the staff will show you to your room. The hotel is 2 houses joined together so there’s 2 sets of stairs and you have to either use the stairs at the front or back to get up and down. The rooms are all named after Dukes (it’s called Dukes of Bath afterall!)
The room was spacious, we had a back room with a lovely view outside. We had requested a twin room and the staff were very accommodating in sorting this out for us.
The beds were super comfy and the curtains were blackout which was amazing and meant we slept the entire night through, something we sometimes struggle with when staying somewhere unfamiliar so this was incredibly dreamy!
The bathroom was a great size and it had a large bath tub, so if you like having a bath this is certainly a plus. We were given complimentary shampoo and body wash. When we asked the staff for another shampoo as we both needed to wash our hair they were more than happy give us another one.
There was complimentary tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits in the room. They were placed on a lovely white tray and displayed really nicely. We especially liked the mugs they were super cute and we wished we had them at home!
Breakfast is served in the basement in a really cute room. There is a small continental including; croissants, yoghurt, cereal, fruit and juices. You can also pick a hot dish off the main menu. There is lots to choose from including full English, pancakes, scrambled eggs and porridge.
Of course we went for pancakes and it was the best decision as they were incredible, we could’ve eaten more!!! The pancakes were crepe batter but shaped like a scotch pancake which was a different touch! You got 3 little pots of toppings, natural yoghurt, seasonal fruit compote and maple syrup. Of course we had all 3 and it all went so well together and the maple syrup was yum!!!
We stayed around valentines and something that we really loved was the little tea cosies they had on the table and inside was a chocolate orange, it really did make us smile, we wonder what else they do throughout the year for that little special touch!
Guests are also offered toast white, brown or mixed and we went for mixed which came on a cute toast rack. We enjoyed the toast with some salty butter YUM!
We also enjoyed a pot of coffee to share which was the perfect start to our morning! It was strong and delicious and was just the boost we needed after our morning run.
We had the most glorious time in Bath and our stay was made so perfect by the friendly staff at Dukes Hotel, a smile doesn’t cost a thing and the smiley staff made our day! Thank you to all the staff for our beautiful stay! 🙂