Over the past few days, I’ve shared with you why the Queensberry Hotel in Bath is quite unlike anywhere I’ve stayed before and the incredible 12 different courses of food we devoured at The Olive Tree Restaurant, but I’ve not told out about our room and how our stay went.
From the minute we walked in the door, we felt so valued, so welcome and so at home despite never having been to the Queensberry Hotel before! In fact, Mike had never been to Bath before as a whole and it had been a good twenty to twenty-five years since my last visit, so that says a lot for the hotel.
Our check-in was super speedy, very relaxed and our car keys were taken so our car could be whisked off and parked for us. Our room wasn’t quite ready for us, so after our tour of the hotel we grabbed a cup of tea from one of the hot drink stations and chilled out in front of the crackling fire in the public living room.
It was only a mere few minutes before we were taken up the stairs to the second floor to room 17. I was told by the General Manager that I wasn’t given the bluest room in the hotel on purpose but I do feel like there may have been some sneaky planning so I felt right at home!
Our room was huge, in fact, it was probably bigger than some of the flats I’d seen in London on Rightmove! We had a giant bed that was so big I didn’t even realise Mike was still in it when I awoke the following morning!
We also had a seating area with a sofa that is pretty much what I want when we move, the biggest Panasonic flatscreen TV that I’ve ever seen on a wall in a hotel, a DAB radio that was filling the room with tunes from Classic FM and a lovely dressing table by the window that I rather miss now I’m home.
On our coffee table, we had plenty of reading material so I grabbed my cup of tea, plonked myself on the bed and got right into planning the rest of our day from our Bath book. Ok, so I didn’t read like that all the time, but when you’re in a room that lush, sometimes you’ve just gotta do it for the ‘Gram! We did have a full blown photoshoot as the I had fallen in love with the room, but you’re gonna have to keep an eye on my grid for those!
Our bathroom was the bathroom of dreams, seriously. Mike has already priced up the Burlington taps and shower for when we move and I’ve started pinning matching colour schemes onto my Pinterest.
It was all of the details in the bathroom that won us over; the flecks of blue in the peacock wallpaper that matched the wall tiles, the wooden looking floor tiles that actually got us debating if they were real wood or not, the luxurious bath products from The White Companies ‘Lime and Bay’ range and of course, the mega cuddly dressing gown that I didn’t want to leave behind.
We loved having the touch of the turndown service whilst we were at dinner as it was something that Mike had never experienced before, the offer of having our shoes shined whilst we sleep and popping the TV remote onto the bed so we could get lost in a film as we dozed off.
Our room made it hard to go out and even harder to leave as we loved having so much storage space in one room, a huge closet that our bag was delivered to as we arrived into our room, USB ports in the wall plugs meaning I could straighten my hair whilst listening to the radio and have both my iWatch and iPhone on charge all at the same time and stunning sash windows that flooded the room with light.
We did have to prize ourselves from the room for breakfast as it was well worth it. Being the odd one that I am, I requested mushroom and scrambled egg to go on my toast and some baked beans if they had any as they weren’t on the menu, and all three items were produced and devoured within minutes. I was feeling rather full after dinner and wanted to keep things veggie so this was the perfect size start to the day.
Mike opted for the freshly made porridge dowsed in honey and banana which he said was far better than when I make it and I like to think I’m dead good in the kitchen so this must have been outstanding porridge! I
I’ve already spoken about how amazing the staff were and they really were there for everything you needed. And after much discussion, as we walked down on into town the following morning, that the food, room, parking, atmosphere, staff and location are well worth every penny you spend there. I’m already considering dropping hints about spending my 30th birthday there this year; that’s how good it really was!
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