Christmas Break

This was our first visit to the Royal Hotel and we were so impressed we have already booked for Christmas 2019. We booked on the three-night Christmas package and from the start to the end of our stay we could not fault it in any respect. The staff could not have been more friendly and worked really hard to ensure guests had a relaxed stay, nothing was too much for them, the food was of a very high standard and the service was excellent throughout. Although we drove, the proximity of the hotel to both the station, car parking and the historic centre of Bath are definite plus-points

TripAdvisor – December 2018

Lovely Christmas break

This was the first time we had booked a Christmas break directly with the hotel. Very friendly and welcoming greeting on arrival. We were very impressed with the food, service and rooms. All the staff were friendly and helpful. ..when I commented to staff what a great team they had one person said the hotel was a good place to work which we felt was was a good recommendation in itself. We were initially surprised we had to pre-book most mealtimes, but this again showed good organisation on their part as we did not wait for meals and all vegetables were fresh. Overall A brilliant break, and excellent value for money. We will return in the future.

TripAdvisor – December 2018

Christmas break

Our first visit to the Royal Hotel, but hopefully not our last. We booked on the three-night Christmas package and could not fault it in any respect. The staff could not have been more friendly and worked really hard to ensure guests had a relaxed stay with plentiful, good-quality food and excellent service throughout. Although we drove, the proximity of the hotel to both the station and the historic centre of Bath are definite plus-points.

TripAdvisor – December 2018

Christmas with friends

We spent Christmas at this fantastic hotel with friends. On arrival we were greeted by the staff they were very pleasant and friendly .the 3days we stayed the staff could not help us enough James and Alice are such an asset to the hotel that on leaving we’ve made 2 good friends can’t wait to go back for another stay wishing you all at the hotel a very happy new year xx

TripAdvisor – December 2017

Wonderful Christmas break

A few years ago we spent Christmas here and enjoyed it so we decided to go again – and it surpassed our expectations this time. The friendliness of the staff from Heidi in reception to the amazing hard-working yet always cheerful waiting staff was key to a great Christmas break. Our room (we opted for a superior this time) was comfortable and felt like home from home – even with all the TV channels to catch up on missed programmes!. The shower was very slow to heat up but we were warned about this and in such an old building that was to be expected and we soon got the knack of going off and doing something else whilst it reached the required temperature. The welcoming bottle of champagne and nibbles made this feel like a special time. Meals were superb – from breakfast through lunch to dinner – we ate like royalty. And Christmas dinner was brilliant (much better than when we stayed last time). Because the dining room was a relatively small space everyone got to know fellow diners and a real friendly atmosphere developed between guests and everyone looked out for everyone else – especially the very elderly amongst us. We never felt our privacy was invaded but we did make friends, something that has never happened to us in a hotel before. The trip around Bath was slightly underwhelming – I actually think we knew more about the city than the (very) jovial guide – and it would have been nice to have gone further out, perhaps to Bradford-on-Avon for a look around. The only downside, and it’s more a thought for the future really, was the amount of food included in the package. Several people commented that a large breakfast followed by a three-course lunch and a three-course dinner was too much and a very light lunch of say sandwiches and salad would have been preferable (apart from Christmas day of course when the evening buffet was just fantastic). Alternatively perhaps the package could have been offered on a breakfast and dinner rate incl. of Christmas lunch. One other thought, several people went independently to the pantomime. When we spent Christmas in Chester last year Boxing Day panto in the afternoon was part of the deal and everyone loved it. Again just a thought for another year. However I would highly recommend the Royal to anyone – and we will definitely be back again.

TripAdvisor – December 2017

“An amazing Christmas”

Spent a Christmas Break here with my husband, Christmas Eve until 27th. It was absolutely fantastic. The hotel is very old world and just what I imagined. The staff were on hand for your every whim, were polite, professional and worked their socks off. The food was amazing, we didn’t need to snack between as it was three course lunches and dinners following a wonderful breakfast of course. The stay was romantic and everything we could have wished for and have highly recommended this hotel to all our friends who wish to visit Bath. The hotel is across the road from the Railway station and immediately across from Debenhams and straight into the town centre. There are limited parking spaces for the hotel therefore if you want one get in early but we parked in the multi storey 2 mins walk away which is very secure and probably as easy to get to as their own car park. We did drop off etc our luggage directly outside of the hotel so no having to wheel suitcases across town.

TripAdvisor – December 2016

“Christmas and New Year”

My friend Sylv and myself stayed at the Royal for Christmas and New year we had a very enjoyable time starting with the staff at reception (Will) which were excellent, our room 206 was very good ,comfortable beds very clean and the shower was something else. The restaurant staff Alice/James/Will/Allie could not have been more friendlier and helpful (Alice and James dress code was spot on). They really went the extra mile to make sure everything and everybody had a good time, this the first time we have stayed for Christmas and New Year and we certainly would do it again. The buffet food on the evening was more than plentiful. Has for New Year eve meal it was great and the atmosphere really made the night it was the best New Year we have had in a long time, the staff really put their selves out to make sure everybody had a great time and even joined us on the dance floor at the end of the evening. Thank your staff for all our enjoyable Sunday roasts throughout the year. Will always makes sure we are booked in for 1pm (our man) from the two loud old fossils yours forever Pat and Sylv

TripAdvisor – December 2016

“Great Christmas”

This was our second Christmas spent at the Royal Hotel yet again wonderful time great food all staff very friendly lovely family feeling close to great shopping centre my sister and I went to Bath Abbey for the carol service which was also wonderful

TripAdvisor – December 2016

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