Queensberry Hotel offers a unique boutique hotel experience in Bath, UK. Reasons to choose Queensberry Hotel in Bath include;
Stay in a Historic Georgian Building
29 Unique Guest Rooms
Complimentary Tea and Coffee
Relax in the Walled Gardens
Drink Rare Spirits in the Old Q Bar
Dine in the Michelin Star, Olive Tree Restaurant
Unique Wine Menu
Sleeping within the walls of this Georgian era building guarantees you a true Bath experience. Book direct with the Queensberry Hotel for the best rates. Moreover, visit the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages for the latest events and pictures.
Bath is a city famous for its Georgian architecture. The Queensberry Hotel is located within four stunning Georgian terrace buildings. As a result, you’re guaranteed a true Bath experience. The hotel is within short walking distance of all the famous Bath attractions, including the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Pulteney Bridge as well as the Bath Spa train station. Finally, if you’re arriving by car, valet parking is available.
Let’s go back to 1771. The 8th Marquess of Queensberry had the property built. However, it was his son who would make Queensberry a household name. Known as Old Q, John Sholto Douglas was the 9th Marquess of Queensberry. He went on to establish the Queensberry rules of boxing, basic rules which still stand to this day. Later in his life he became known for an offensive note which he left for Oscar Wilde. It’s believed Oscar Wilde had a rendezvous with his son. As you explore the hotel, you’ll discover Queensberry inspired decorations such as historic boxing gloves and a copy of the Queensberry rules.
When you arrive you’ll be invited into the lounge as you are checked in. Staff will take your bags and ensure they are delivered to your room. Help yourself to a complimentary tea or coffee. Already, you may feel like your visiting a good friends house, as opposed to a hotel.
Complimentary Tea and Coffee
From 8am to 8pm, complimentary tea and Nespresso coffee is available in the lounge as well as other locations throughout the hotel.
The guest rooms are designed with a unique concept in mind. Imagine taking a rest in a good friends very smart, spare room. The goal of the Queensberry Hotel is to make you feel like this. As a result, it’s much more than another hotel stay. When you arrive at your room, the music of Classic FM will immediately relax you. In addition, there are magazines, books as well as the all important WiFi. One particular magazine I enjoyed showcased the Bath attractions which was good inspiration for when I explored the city. Lastly, I guarantee the bed is one of the comfiest you’ll ever sleep in!
The Queensberry Hotel features 29 uniquely decorated rooms. For this reason, each time you visit will be a whole new experience. Whichever room you choose, the classic Georgian theme is maintained throughout. Furthermore, there are also suites which feature four poster beds. Visiting Bath with kids? You should consider the Junior Suite which features additional rollaway beds for the kids.
En Suite Bathroom
Relax and take a bath with the generous supply of Lime and Bay toiletries. Once your ready, dry yourself on a warm towel, put on a Queensberry Hotel robe before further relaxing on the Harrison Spinks bed.
The Old Q Bar
As I mentioned, John Sholto Douglas, aka, Old Q was the 9th Marquess of Queensberry. He established the Queensberry rules of modern boxing. The Old Q Bar is named in his honor. To celebrate this fact, you’ll see a pair of boxing gloves as well as framed prints displayed on the walls. Most importantly, the bar stocks rare spirits from around the world. Perfect to wake up the palate before you visit the Olive Tree restaurant.
The wine list at the Queensberry Hotel is unique. It’s organised by the wines characteristics as opposed to origin. With a large selection of both unusual and high quality wines you’ll certainly find your perfect wine. In addition, a sommelier will be on hand to assist your wine choice.
As you view the stunning Georgian architecture from the front, you don’t image there to be peaceful gardens behind them. On a sunny day, there’s no better place to escape the city and enjoy a drink than the walled gardens.
The gardens are separated into 3 sections therefore you can enjoy privacy even when sharing them with other guests.
Olive Tree – Michelin Star Restaurant in Bath
I highly recommend when you reserve your room at the hotel that you also book a table at the Olive Tree restaurant. Simply put, the Olive Tree restaurant is the only Michelin star restaurant in Bath and a table is highly sought after. Throughout the week, a la carte options are available. However, you must consider the five or seven course tasting menus. Below I share dishes from the tasting menu. Dishes vary depending on season and supply.
Tasting Menu – Smoked Eel
Smoked eel complemented with golden beetroot, apple and lovage. Not only is it a delicious dish but it’s also very well presented.
Tasting Menu – Ox Tongue
Ox tongue is topped with Isle of Wight tomatoes, nasturtiums as well as Worcestershire sauce.
Tasting Menu – Monkfish
Monkfish on the bone complemented with BBQ cauliflower, onion, mussel cream and coriander.
Tasting Menu – Lamb Rump
Lamb rump complemented with lettuce, anchovies, ewe’s curd and mint. I’ve tried lamb in many restaurants all over the world and I can confirm this is one of the best you’ll ever taste.
Tasting Menu – Bahibe Chocolate
For dessert I had a choice of Bahibe chocolate or raspberry. It was a very difficult choice but I went with the Bahibe chocolate which was complemented with hazelnut and ice cream.
When you book your room I recommend you select the bed and breakfast option. As a result, you’ll be in for a treat at breakfast. For the main breakfast dish you have a choice of 3 egg omelette, french toast with bacon, grilled kipper, smoked haddock or smoked salmon. Alternatively, a vegetarian full breakfast is available. Additionally, your breakfast dish is complemented with fresh toast as well as tea or filter coffee.
In addition to the breakfast menu, a breakfast buffet is available. This includes, fresh pastries, fresh breads, cereals, fresh cheese, fresh fruit as well as fruit juices. On a personal note, after living in France I can confirm the croissants and pain au chocolat are as good as any from a bakery in Paris.
The Queensberry Hotel is located in 4 adjoining Georgian terrace houses. As a result, how they are joined and the staircases within them are both unique as well as picturesque. Although there are elevators in the property, you must take the stairs at least once!
Enjoy your stay at Queensberry Hotel Bath
The Queensberry hotel will truly complement your Bath experience. In addition, the onsite Olive Tree restaurant will also reward you with one of the best dining experiences of your life.
Book direct with the Queensberry Hotel for the best rates. Additionally, check out the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for the latest events and pictures. Finally, read more about the Olive Tree restaurant and book online in advance to guarantee your table.