Hotel Highlight: No.15 Great Pulteney

Bath is the largest city in Somerset, set in the rolling countryside of South West England. Famous not only for its 18th-century Georgian architecture and honey-coloured stone, it’s home to the UK’s most famous Roman Baths. It’s easy to fall in love with Bath; it’s a unique, feel-good city combining a buzzing restaurant scene and contemporary culture with a rich and interesting history. There are plenty of boutique hotels in Bath to choose from too, including great options for families and four-legged friends, but one of the best hotels in Bath is No.15 Great Pulteney which can be found in one of Bath’s grandest streets.

If you want to stay in the heart of the city and in possibly the best boutique hotel in Bath then you really have no choice but to book into No.15 Great Pulteney. This award-winning hotel behind a classical Grade-I Georgian façade is family-friendly and pet-friendly. It’s all-singing, all-dancing with the fantastic facilities and services it provides too. There’s a lift which goes to all floors, home to 40 luxury rooms & suites, and there’s 24-hour reception. Flexibility is the name of the game here as 21 of the rooms can be made up as twins and many of the rooms have sofa beds, ideal for families. 

Four-legged friends receive a Woof box on arrival.

Plenty of bespoke touches have been thought of in all of the individually designed rooms at No.15, from Nespresso coffee machines, cashmere Hypnos Lansdowne Cashmere beds, large flat screen TV with SKY sports and movies and many more little luxuries. We loved some of the unique murals and different lighting designs.

Penélope, the_flyaway_girl and UK Travel Blogger stayed at No.15 Great Pulteney through Chic Retreats and ‘loved how eclectic and unique the property is and that you can wander the entire hotel and find the cutest corners! Instead of having things in your minibar, you can head up to the larder and grab a cold drink, some ice cream of even a delicious flapjack.’ To read about Penelope’s stay click here.

Whilst all of the rooms are gorgeous, some with striking artwork and quirky design features, a special mention must go to the exquisite Hideout Suite which we had a peek at whose luxurious bathroom features a hot tub and steam room, the ultimate in luxury.

The Hideout Suite

Even if you’re not staying at No.15 Great Pulteney, you might want to spend half a day here enjoying their half-day Spa 15 experience. Tailored around a 30 or 60-minute treatment, you can use the wet areas and chill out in The Retreat, before a delicious lunch, Afternoon Tea or supper.

Spa 15, hidden in the stone vaults under its pavements, uses what we believe is the best organic skincare brand out there. Hand-blended in the Cotswolds Ila is Denise Leicester’s beyond organic multi-award winning range which is a carefully balanced collection of products and therapies that are not only restorative but smell divine and stimulate the senses. The Inner Peace treatment is pure bliss and will leave you smelling delicious and feeling unbelievable.

Spa 15

For products with highly concentrated active ingredients Spa 15 use the family-run Spanish brand Natura Bissé which is dedicated to creating efficient, effective and sophisticated skin care products and treatments for the face and body. Their Vitamin C products are extraordinary and the signature treatment Natura Bissé Time Out is a real treat.

Cafe 15

You’ll enjoy some of the best drinks in town at Bar 15 because you’ll find everything from a perfectly-mixed G&T to craft beers and Champagne served in elegant crystal flutes. Stop by for the perfect aperitif before enjoying dinner in Cafe 15 (if you’ve got a sweet tooth you’ll love the dark chocolate delice, salted popcorn, banana ice cream). Here the focus is on the best local ingredients and an enticing all-day menu including brunch on Sundays.

We loved the location and think the rooms are all fantastic, but really makes this place great is the involvement from the owners Ian and Christa Taylor who have ensured that every little detail has been thought of. No.15 Great Pulteney has set the bar so high, it will be difficult for other boutique hotels in Bath to keep up with them.

How to get there

Bath is easy to get to by train from London and the train station is walking distance from the centre if you are travelling light. If you’re coming to Bath by car there are quite a few long-term car parks as well as street parking.

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Andrew is a firm believer that travelling like a local inevitably leads to the best off-the-beaten-path finds which truly make a destination remarkably more memorable. From traditional Indian festivals in humid Hyderabad to fresh seafood pasta by the Sorrentine Peninsula, he appreciates variety when travelling. He hasn't been everywhere, but it’s on the list.