The founding stone for the Royal Crescent Hotel was laid in 1767. Since then artists, actors, authors, architects, and astronomers have been drawn to this property in the UNESCO World Heritage Center of Bath. Composer Joseph Haydn called the crescent-shaped terrace of attached houses "a building more magnificent than any I had seen."

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At the time of completion, the architectural design of the Royal Crescent Hotel made it one of this town’s most desirable addresses for the Georgian society. Bath was a Roman spa town and the bathhouses positioned over the three natural hot springs are still beautiful to visit today.

The Royal Crescent Hotel has 18 suites, and the historical allure of this property has been lovingly preserved. This was once a place where the rich and royal spent seasons to admire the views of the River Avon.

Jane Austen wrote in her book Northanger Abbey that people flocked to Bath to breathe the fresh air of “better company.” Invitations to parties at these grand townhouses were coveted. The Suite names here commemorate the colorful history of this property, including the Jane Austen Master Room.

The Master Rooms are spacious with elegant period features, and all are located throughout the main mansion and the hotel’s coach houses. The Heritage Rooms take guests back to a time when Bath was visited by authors like Charles Dickens. Views of the secluded garden or the manicured lawns make this a relaxing and restful retreat.

Georgian plaster work ceilings and full-length windows await in the Master Suites, enabling guests to feel like one of the prestigious guests of the past, ready to attend an evening soiree. For the ultimate in privacy, book the Garden Villa, located in the heart of the hotel’s one acre garden with outdoor furniture and fire pits. Enjoy a cocktail in the walled garden or host afternoon tea with friends.

Chat with other guests in the Montagu Bar and Champagne Lounge where sandwiches, fish and chips, and cocktails are served. Award-winning dining is on the menu at the Dower House Restaurant and on warm days sit al fresco on the sunny terrace. Sip on champagne at the daily afternoon tea and nibble on finger sandwiches, delicate cakes, and scones.

Take a dip in the Vitality Pool in the Spa and Bath House. Afterward, head into the Taittinger Spa Garden where a delicious and healthy lunch of salads and gazpacho are served while guests remain in their fluffy robes.

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