Anyone who has ever been to Bath will tell you that it is one of the most beautiful, certainly one of the warmest and cosiest, places to be in the United Kingdom during the winter months. The fire eaters in the square outside the Roman Baths, which are lit a glorious yellow from their own wall mounted torches, mixed with a wonderful liquid green that seems to float over the triangular pediments and classic cornices of the temple-like buildings in the city centre; the acres of incredible old English pubs; the chic boutiques winking at you with their diamonds and their posh perfumes and their rows and rows of bespoke chocolates. Bath in winter time is Christmas – so why not spare a thought for spending a bit of Christmas in Bath accommodation?
What could be nicer? There’s that amazing winter market that descends in the afternoons, with its mulled wine and its European sweets and cakes and its fine cheeses and homemade gifts and all sorts. And there are enough glitzy hotels in Bath UK to make even the fussiest urbanite feel gratuitously well done by. Imagine, for example, rounding off an evening’s inspired festive shopping, or a leisurely meal in one of Bath’s uber trendy restaurants, with a walk through cobbled streets to your Bath accommodation – which nestles, just out of sight, down a mews alley that is a mere stone’s pitch from the Baths themselves. Imagine the glittering modern glass and ozone of the onsite health facility. Imagine getting a hot stone treatment and then wandering out into the winter fresh air, your selection from that wonderful list of all the hotels in Bath UK fading behind you as you turn the corner, and are out once again in the imposing sandstone streets of Jane Austen’s favourite city.
There’s literature aplenty here, for the enthusiast – and enough Georgian splendour to make the oldest of the old school feel at home. Beware the outward appearances of some of the older looking pubs though: they now play host to ecstatically modern wine bars and trendy clubs! Ask at your Bath accommodation to make sure you are going to the right kind of place for your temperament – it’s as common as not to walk into what you thought was a quiet ale house and be confronted by glittering tables, gleaming napkins and ultra modern food.
Of all the hotels in Bath UK, the best are the spa hotels – the ones that lie in close proximity to the facility that the town was named for. These will give their guests an unrivalled combination of luxury and elegance, modernity and chic. All Bath accommodation is good: but the spa hotels, by virtue both of its centrality and its luxuriousness, is definitely what the doctor ordered for a pre Christmas get away – or even a quick break over the festive season itself. Check out the options and see which suits you best. If you’re a fan of the city break, then the spa hotels in Bath UK will be right up your (quiet, cobbled) street.