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The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath: tried and tested

From: Spa Secrets,

30
November
2009
The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath: tried and tested

As this was my first stay at The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath, an urban spa hotel part of the Von Essen collection, I was unsure of what to expect. But as we arrived at the crescent buildings overlooking Bath town below I knew instantly we were in for an amazing time.

With our bags whisked away by the concierge, we were left to take in the grandeur of the property .We were then shown to our suite, a lavish, manor-style room, featuring a huge king size bed and a private terrace.

After settling in, it was time to head to the Bath House Spa, a modest outbuilding behind the main hotel, but inside a haven of tranquillity with a gym, steam room, sauna, plunge pools, treatment rooms and a heated relaxation pool to test out. After indulging in the facilities it was time for our spa treatments: I had the Bath House treatment, while my boyfriend opted for a more modest neck, back and shoulder massage. Both expertly executed and thoroughly relaxing.

After a leisurely afternoon in the spa we ate a fabulous dinner in the Dower House restaurant, which serves up innovative and contemporary British cuisine, such as pigeon tart and venison. A meal I won't forget in a hurry.

On our next visit to Bath, we're determined to explore the city, but it's just so hard when you're staying somewhere as lavish as The Royal Crescent.

On the menu: A range of traditional and holistic therapies using bespoke products.

Signature treatment: The Bath House Treatment combining bathing, cleansing, body exfoliation and a full body massage using Bath House oils.

Cost: Rooms start from £195, while suites cost from £440.

Verdict: 10/10

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