If you are planning to visit the historical city of Bath in Somerset, England and are looking for a place to stay, then you may want to check out this lovely hotel in Bath that’s called the Prince of Wales.
Located in the outskirts of Bath, amidst the rolling hills and gentle, green moors of Somerset county, the Prince of Wales hotel gives you the charm of the countryside that is just a few minutes ride from central Bath. Located in an area called Dunkerton Hill just outside the village of Peasedown St. John, this hotel may be reached via Bath’s bus lines or a private car in about ten minutes. Regular round the clock and with direct links bus service runs from Bath’s bus station in Dorchester Street, adjacent to Bath Spa train station, to this area. A bus stop is located just outside the hotel’s doorstep.
The Prince of Wales offers not only accommodations, but also has a pub and a restaurant on the ground floor that serves traditional British meals and drinks, among others. This is also where they serve breakfast (doesn’t come free with the room, but may be availed of for a reasonable amount). It has a spacious parking lot outside, which can accommodate many vehicles.
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As mentioned above, the Prince of Wales is located near (just a few minutes walk) the village of Peasedown St. John, which has a post office and some stores where you can shop for some things you need.
We stayed in this hotel in the early days of last spring. The surrounding area was quiet, so we had a good sleep every night. We were given a triple room that’s lovely all around. The walls were papered, the floor carpeted, and the heating worked wonderfully (which was just as well because it went below freezing point when we were there—talk about unpredictable English weather, I guess), thankfully. There were tea and coffee-making facilities available in the room, as well as free water and biscuits, which were replenished daily. The bathroom was a modern and spacious number, which we absolutely liked. Toiletries were free, and the room was cleaned daily (and what a thorough cleaning, too!). No, we didn’t get a room with a view of the rolling hills, but the parking lot it overlooked was nice and quiet still. The halls of the hotel always smelled nice, like the smell of flowers, which we loved.
We spent most of our supper at the pub and restaurant below. I’m kicking myself now for why I didn’t snap some photos of the food we ordered because then I would have something to show you here, but suffice it to say that they were good and they came in large servings. Our hosts were thoughtful enough to add more to those dishes we particularly love.
As to traveling to the city centre of Bath and back, we found no problem on that at all. Bus lines with direct links to Bath’s city centre run regularly (24/7, even) and the bus stop is just (relatively) in front of the hotel. The journey takes a few minutes, plus it was good a time to see the countryside beyond Bath.
As to the accommodation’s price, it was reasonable; a cheap hotel in Bath even.
All in all, the Prince of Wales is a great hotel in Bath. A great place to stay!