Resort Assessment: DoubleTree by Hilton, Bathtub

The not too long ago reopened Doubletree Hilton is probably not housed in essentially the most stunning constructing in Bathtub – truly, it was voted ‘Bathtub’s ugliest constructing’ – however it’s decidedly glowing after a £10.1 million refurbishment. The reception space is vibrant and so spacious it’s virtually minimalist, so the COVID social distancing measures have been unobtrusively put into place.

And it does have a wonderfully central location on the artisanal Walcot Avenue the place by the way Sarecens Head, the oldest pub in Bathtub is positioned. The bonus is that the lodge backs proper onto the banks of River Avon. Ask for a room which a view over the river. Right here was mine:

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View over River Avon from the bed room window

As chain inns go, the Doubletree Hilton is a dependable supplier of the trio of must-haves: consolation, cleanliness and repair. 

An interesting reception has nice workers to welcome company. When admin is over, company are supplied heat chocolate chip cookies and a pack of disinfectant wipes.

Who for?

Everybody and anybody. 


DoubleTree by Hilton bed room

There are 176 en-suite (some have showers and different baths) rooms on this low rise constructing providing modern embellished and calming muted colors. There are a number of configurations, as an example, two double beds or a double mattress tailed with a settee and so forth. Some have wonderful views over the Avon River and Bathtub. 

Naturally, there’s tea and occasional and four-star mod cons. The whole lot simply works.

Meals & Drink


Bar seating

There are three areas to eat and drink. The bar space has bar stools and straightforward seating the place you may burn up a while over a tipple or two. It’s connected to a restaurant the place the chef serves delicacies that has greater than a touch of Asian hints. And the place a buffet breakfast is served.

Afternoon tea might be taken in Secret Backyard – a vibrant Orangerie – the place you may sip a cuppa whereas having fun with river views.

There’s additionally a restaurant space reverse the reception space.


The lodge has a small however well-equipped gymnasium and assembly rooms for conventions and enterprise get-togethers. There’s parking close by on the Podium however it doesn’t belong to the lodge. Nonetheless, the lodge has negotiated a deal of £17 in the course of your keep.

Wi-Fi out there

Sure, it’s free all through the lodge.

What’s close by

Bathtub is a compact metropolis and from the arty Walcote Avenue – which is itself value trying out – it’s a straightforward stroll to the Roman Baths and the magnificent Abbey. The Thermae Bathtub Spa is shut too the place you may have a dip into the thermal therapeutic waters that Bathtub is so well-known for.  The well-known Pulteney Bridge can be only a stone’s throw away.

How a lot: Double rooms begin from £214 for two nights.

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