Explore the best of Bath from The Francis Hotel
Bath is one of the UK’s most beautiful cities and it recently featured in our selection of the top Christmas Markets to attend during the festive season. The World Heritage City has a fabulous atmosphere, especially during the winter months. Visitors can admire stunning Georgian architecture, with Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths among the highlights. It only takes about an hour and a half to reach Bath if you take the train from London and it is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic weekend away.
The Francis Hotel is ideally located for those wanting to make the most of this upmarket destination. The property is centrally situated and occupies seven neighbouring townhouses that overlook Queen Square. Queen Square is part of an impressive sequence of architecture in Bath, which also includes the King’s Circus and the sweeping Royal Crescent.
The cheerful décor mixes traditional motifs with bold injections of colour. The bar has an opulent feel to it and this is a popular place for locals to mingle with those visiting the city. Groups gather here for after work drinks, while couples enjoy a pre-dinner aperitif.
Joseph Perrier champagne is served by the glass and is very reasonably priced at less than £10. Vintage champagnes are also available, alongside a host of impressive red and white wines. The house Chablis is worth moving on to following a glass of bubbles.
The Francis Hotel incorporates Brasserie Blanc and uses this restaurant as its main dining area. The urban décor contrasts with the hotel and provides a refreshing change of scenery. The restaurant is often very busy, which ensures there is a vibrant ambience. The menu is diverse and the shared charcuterie board is a great way to start an evening.
Fish dishes feature strongly among the main course options. The fish cakes are a good choice. The fish curry is also delicious and the medium spice works really well with the coconut infusions. Pudding is always a treat and the selection of ice cream doesn’t disappoint but there are also plenty of options for chocoholics too.
There are nearly 100 luxurious bedrooms and the best on offer are the feature rooms. They have funky décor with a retro vibe and include old fashioned telephones. The rooms are enormous and there is plenty of space to incorporate an infant if you are travelling as a family. The impressive rooms include a four-poster bed, which is extremely wide and will ensure you have an excellent night of sleep. This takes centre stage and the rooms also offer generous bathrooms, a sofa area and still more space!
The Francis Hotel is well positioned for those looking to browse shops and enjoy the local culture. Milsom Street is only a few steps away and here you will find some of Britain’s most loved high-street stores. The Roman Baths are also within easy reach of the property. The hotel itself doesn’t have a spa, but if you want to enjoy some wellness time, the Thermae Bath Spa is open to members of the public and you can make the most of various steam rooms and enjoy stunning views from the rooftop pool.
This fashionable city is well worth visiting over the coming months. There are plenty of cosy pubs and festive areas to explore as the nights draw in. Equally, Bath is also an appealing place for an Easter or summer break and you can take in all the best bits of the city from the luxurious base of The Francis Hotel.
Book a stay at The Francis Hotel in Bath at http://francishotel.com or by phoning 0044 1225 424105.