Accommodation near the Roman Bath's at Bath, England.
There are two types of accommodation near Bath that are good places to stay for two very different types of visitors.
First there is the Best Western Abbey Hotel Ph: 01225 461 603
(from £56 [USD115] a night) which was originally built in the 1740s as the
home of a wealthy merchant. It is situated in the historic city centre, and
is accommodation near the Roman Baths which is only 100 metres away.
Accommodation Guests can enjoy a continental or full English breakfast each
morning with its period service which eases the stress of arrival and
Best Western Abbey Hotel Bath.
From the hotel, the famous sights of Bath are nearby, including the hotel's namesake, Bath Abbey, and the Famous Roman Baths and Pump Room.
The 60 guest rooms of the Best Western Abbey have been recently refurbished and are individually decorated with patterned bedspreads and coordinating drapes and upholstery. Room amenities include Internet access, direct-dial telephones and cable television.
Secondly there is St Christopher's Hostel accommodation Ph: 01225
481 444 (from £17 [USD35] a night) which is very different type of
accommodation near the centre of Bath. St Christopher's is housed in
a Georgian building located one block near Bath Abbey and five blocks near
Queen Victoria Park. There is a games room, a television in the lobby,
wireless Internet access is available in the air-conditioned public areas.
Other amenities include laundry facilities, safe-deposit boxes and
multilingual staff are on hand to offer advice on Bath's sights
St Christopher's Inn is a sports bar that features three plasma screens and serves traditional English pub food with daily specials, as well as lighter, healthier dishes.
Eight dormitories are located on three floors, all of which feature simple decor with functional furnishings and offer wireless Internet access, housekeeping services, shared bathrooms and electronic keys.
First there is The history of Bath stretched back a long way - certainly well into Pre-Roman times although it is from the Roman occupation of Britain that the Bath's first started to make their appearance as a well structured religious sanctuary to the Celtic Goddess Coventina who was later merged into the Roman religious pantheon as Minerva.
Bath is a delightful city and has much more to it's attractions than the Roman Bath's alone. There is the famous Abbey (near to the Bath's), The Crescent built in Georgian times and famous for being the peak of high society in it's day and the wonderful Somerset countryside.
Jane Austen set two of her six published novels, "Northanger Abbey"
completed in 1803 and "Persuasion" written in 1817, in Bath and made the city
her home from 1801 to 1806.
In "Northanger Abbey" Jane writes; 'They arrived in Bath. Catherine was all eager delight; - her eyes were here, there, everywhere, as they approached its fine and striking environs, and afterwards drove through those streets of Bath which conducted them to the hotel. She was come to be happy, and she felt happy already'.
Visitors to Bath can still enjoy the striking environs with the magnificent and perfectly preserved Georgian buildings, 5000 of which are listed as having historical value.
There are many other parallels as a stay in Bath is uplifting not only
because of the sheer physical beauty of the architecture and surrounding
countryside, but it continues to be a centre for health and wellbeing. The
opening of Thermae Bath Spa in 2006 means visitors can once again bathe in
the thermal spring water.
Photo of Bath Cathedral
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