FAQs

Afternoon Tea being served in The Drawing Room.

Where is The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa?

The Hotel is situated in the centre of one of Europe’s most splendid 18th century architectural masterpieces – the Royal Crescent in Bath.

The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the city centre and Bath Spa railway station. The City of Bath is a hive of activity with unlimited shopping opportunities, wine bars and restaurants. Meanwhile, the Hotel provides the ideal base from which to explore nearby places of interest such as the Cotswolds, Wells, Stonehenge and Longleat House.

Who owns The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa?

Topland Group is one of the largest privately owned international investment groups and has been the caring custodian of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa since 2012.

Who designed The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa?

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa was designed by architect John Wood the Younger and was built between 1767 and 1774.

How old is The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa?

Built between 1767 and 1775 and designed by John Wood the Younger, it remains to this day one of the greatest pieces of Georgian architecture in the UK. Number 16 Royal Crescent became a guest house in 1950 and in 1971 was combined with number 15 to become The Royal Crescent Hotel.

How do I get to The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa?

BY CAR

We have created directions for you to download to find your way to the hotel quickly and easily. Visit our website for more information.

BY TRAIN

Trains from London Paddington to Bath Spa, 1 hour and 20 minutes.

BY AIR

London Heathrow, 90 minutes by car.
London Gatwick, 3 hours by car.
Bristol International (including US New York (Newark) Flights), 40 minutes by car.

How far are you from the city centre?

We are a pleasant five-minute stroll to the central high-street of Bath.

Can we bring the children?

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa welcomes younger guests and ensures that a magical and memorable time is had by all.

Executive Head Chef, David Campbell has designed a healthy, child-friendly menu for the restaurant and if there’s a favourite meal that’s required – just ask!

Click here to view the Children’s Menu.

With your permission, we can also put a toy basket in your room.

Extra Bed Policy 

Extra beds for children can be accommodated in Heritage rooms, Master rooms or Suites.

Extra beds for children from 3 years up to 11 years old have a charge of £50 per child, per night.

Children from 12 to 16 years old can be accommodated on a sofa bed in our Master Rooms and Deluxe Suites, charged at £150 per child, per night. We also have interconnecting rooms available. 

Ages 17 and above are considered adults and will be charged accordingly.

Other items such as cots for babies and toddlers up to 2 years old, bathrobes and high chairs are also available at no additional charge.

We are delighted to make special arrangements for room fridges for storing children’s drinks, food and medicines. Just let us know in advance.

Spa Policy

Children aged between 12 and 16 are allowed to use the 12-meter relaxation pool when accompanied by an adult.

30 minute facials and nail treatments are available to children aged between 12 and 16 years of age, when accompanied by an adult.

Children under 12 are NOT permitted to use the Spa.

Do you have a Hotel Babysitting / Nannying service?

We work closely with two specialist nannying services, Hügaa and Freckles, who can babysit your children while you are out at dinner, on an adults-only activity, or at an event.

These highly recommended nannies can come to your room to babysit, or even come along to an event with you - a perfect option for weddings where you want your children to be present but closely attended to throughout.

Ask our reservations team for further details. 

Can we bring our dog – or even a cat?

At The RCH, we are delighted to welcome the whole family and that includes your feline and canine family members too!

There will be a charge of £35 per pet per stay. A maximum of 2 pets per room are permitted. Our pet-friendly rooms include one Heritage Room, three Master Rooms and two Deluxe Suites. These rooms are subject to availability.

All pet friendly rooms enjoy direct access onto a private courtyard or onto our one acre of secluded gardens.

We kindly request that pets are kept on a lead at all times whilst within the hotel grounds. Pets are not permitted in the Restaurant, Bar, Public Rooms or The Spa & Bath House and Taittinger Spa Garden.

No pets are allowed in our Deluxe Rooms and Master Suites.

Does The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa serve food?

Discover award winning dishes at The Dower House Restaurant or enjoy a refreshing drink in the delightful Montagu Bar & Champagne Lounge or treat yourself to the ultimate indulgence – Afternoon Tea in our perfect English garden.

Is The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa an exclusive use venue?

Yes, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa can be hired for exclusive use for weddings, parties and corporate events.

Is The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa a wedding venue?

Start a new life with your loved one and get married in the exceptional setting of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Our team of experienced event organisers are on hand to help you every romantic step of the way.

Is there electric vehicle charging available at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa?

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is proud to be the only hotel in Bath to offer free Tesla charging - and charging for other electric vehicles - for hotel guests.

As we offer valet parking – which is complimentary for guests who book direct – you can simply hand your keys to the concierge and enjoy the delights of the hotel while we take care of recharging your electric vehicle.

As an extra bonus, until the end of 2019, Tesla owners (arriving in their Tesla) staying for the first time will also enjoy a complimentary bottle of Taittinger Champagne as they settle into their room or suite.

Is there parking available at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa?

Staying at the hotel? Our friendly concierge team will park your car for you - so all you need to do is pull up outside, drop off your keys, and start your Royal Crescent experience.

Valet parking is free of charge for guests who book directly with us, or £30 for those who book through a third party (such as an online travel agent).

Can you smoke inside The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa?

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa is a smoke free property.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa quick facts

  • Grade 1 listed building and UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • One acre of beautiful gardens
  • 3 AA rosette Dower House Restaurant
  • AA 5 Red Stars award winner