The Garden Villa | The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa | Bath
We can confidently say that our glorious Garden Villa takes exclusive hotel experiences to a whole new level. This unique setting gives guests the chance to enjoy their own private residence within the grounds of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Nestled in the heart of the hotel’s one acre of secluded grounds, The Garden Villa comes with private access to the tranquil Walled Garden, making it the perfect place to stay with family and friends or enjoy a special celebration.
Welcome to The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, a five-star retreat nestled in the historic city of Bath, United Kingdom. With a prestigious history, boasting more than 250 years of charm and grandeur, we are one of the few landmark buildings in the world where you can actually spend the night. As you step inside, you'll discover a hotel that goes beyond providing just a place to stay. Set around an acre of beautiful gardens, our iconic sanctuary offers a tranquil escape in the heart of the city. When you stay at the hotel, you can be assured of a completely unique experience every time you visit – not least because each of our rooms and suites has been individually designed by the interior designer Jane Clayton. We want to feel like your “second home”, so every room in the hotel is designed to feel comfortable and welcoming – with just a touch of grandeur!
Your private residence also includes:
- Private south-facing Walled Garden
- Complimentary breakfast
- Comfortable and stylish outdoor furniture for total relaxation
- Fire Pits for an atmospheric evening gathering (on request)
Croquet lawn, parking (albeit limited), free WiFi. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod docks, free bottled water, Nespresso machine (in Deluxe and Master suites), Dyson hair dryer, Noble Isle bath products.
Our Events Team can help make sure your celebration is truly unforgettable.
Ways we can do this include:
- Cocktails in the Walled Garden created by our Master Mixologist
- Taittinger Champagne reception
- Afternoon Tea with friends
- Family dinner with entertainment
- Al fresco dining
Our new Montagu's Mews restaurant, with a great selection of dishes to choose from, is a culinary delight whatever the occasion. Pastel-pink hues and floral prints abound at Montagu's Mews, where chef Martin Blake dishes up ever-changing seasonal classics from curated à la carte and tasting menus. During summer, dine alfresco on the hotel's manicured terrace. Grab a table in the garden, weather permitting. The colour of the sun setting on Bath stone makes for a delightful backdrop.
They’ll mix anything you like (the classic negronis are perfect) and the blue-and-gold bar across the hall from the restaurant’s a pleasant place to sit and sip a while. Montagu's Mews also has a team of expert mixologists who are on-call for all your cocktail needs.
Take some time to unwind at our sensational spa, designed to offer you a blissful experience and a range of Templespa treatments that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. The Bath House is a genteel, wood- and stone-lined spa with six treatment rooms, including one for couples. It's housed in a converted coach house close to the main hotel; there are two pools to match your mood: the relaxation pool, which lives up to its name; and the vitality pool, which aims soothing massage jets at tense backs; after you've soaked to serenity, head to the sauna infused with Himalayan salt, or the steam room with calming mint and eucalyptus vapours.
The spa menu is a tempting read, with facials, spa rituals, massages, and body scrubs and wraps; booking in advance is essential. Top off your treatment with a mani-pedi by Jessica Nails. Under-16s can only use the pool during school holidays and at restricted times; the Spa & Bath House is otherwise adult-only.
Poolside, a dip in the indoor pool, in the spa building below a high stone ceiling, is so peaceful it’s verging on a religious experience (the church-like vaulted windows add to the effect).
Experiences Worth Getting Out of Bed For
Bath is best known for its baths, of course, but it’s home to a host of other genteel-city-stay attractions, too. For a start, just strolling the streets and admiring the elegant architecture is a delight, and the park rolling gently downhill from the crescent is a glorious spot for picnics, kickabouts or just lazing around.
The famed Roman Baths & Pump Room Royal, with their natural hot springs, are worth a visit, and if you’re a fan of genteel literary heroines then you’re probably already planning your pilgrammage to the Jane Austen Centre, a few minutes walk from the crescent.