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The Bird Hotel

A former Victorian villa, today The Bird’s elegant exterior beholds a modern, funky hotel close to the heart of the heritage city of Bath.

The Setting

The Bird is situated just outside of central Bath, away from the bustle of the city but within a short walk of its numerous historic and heritage highlights. Initially settled by the Romans and later reinvented as a fashionable spa town in the Georgian period, today Bath remains an affluent cultural centre and enjoys World Heritage recognition for its ancient Roman history and quintessential Regency architecture.

The Hotel

An elegant but imposing, honey-coloured Victorian mansion, architecturally the Bird is characteristic of Bath and offers a sense of place in this charming English city. However, beyond its traditional façade the hotel has been imaginatively but sympathetically reinvented by owners Ian and Christa Taylor to offer a modish accommodation experience. Climbing the steps in to the welcoming reception lounge, you’ll discover a warm and colourful space whose quirky décor introduces you to the avian theme which runs gently throughout the property. The human welcome is equally inviting from the professional but friendly front of house team.

The Rooms

The Bird is home to 29 guest bedrooms where you’ll continue to discover the unique experience this hotel has to offer. The rooms are generally spacious and well-appointed whilst also individually styled with bespoke colour palettes and a host of quirky one-off touches such as small artworks, bespoke prints or pieces of sculpture. Rooms to the front of the building overlook St Mary’s Church while the coveted rooms at the rear of the property have undisturbed views across sports fields to the imposing Bath Abbey. All rooms are well equipped and come with extra touches for added comfort such as Nespresso coffee machines, Dyson hairdryers and luxury toiletries.

Food and Drink

You’ll find the same eclectic sense of style throughout the main dining room and bar where vibrant colours, opulent furnishings and quirky art features pervade. But it’s certainly not style over substance; Plate Restaurant at the Bird prides itself on quality fare showcased on an ever-changing menu that features fresh produce from local farmers and fishermen. You’ll find the bar fully stocked with beers, wines and spirits, as well as an individual bird-inspired cocktail menu; choose from cocktails whose names reference the beautiful feather-colours of exotic birds and take inspiration from the flavours their native country. Meals and the renowned afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the main restaurant or out on the rear terrace with views of Bath Abbey. And if the British weather sets in, you can treat yourself to dining in one of their terrace domes – al fresco dining without the elements.

The Wider Area

The city of Bath is a visitor destination in its own right. The highlight is the World Heritage recognised Roman Baths, a fascinating site of ancient archaeological excavation. But the city has so much besides; the popular rebirth of the city in Georgian times means it is now home to some of the most interesting architecture in the UK with Pulteney Bridge, the Circus and the Royal Crescent to name just a few examples. The elegant aesthetic has resulted in Bath having featured in several television and film period dramas which has been evident most recently in the acclaimed Netflix show “Bridgerton”. There are also a wealth of historic and culture museums, exhibitions and galleries not to mention a respected commercial scene owing to the wealth of independent shops and boutiques. Needless to say, eating and drinking in Bath is a pleasure with everything from classic tea-rooms, to traditional pubs and quality restaurants available.

In Summary

A homely boutique hotel, The Bird offers a quirky and unstuffy guest accommodation and the perfect base from which to explore the beautiful Georgian city of Bath.

Hotel at a Glance

Accommodation Name: The Bird Hotel
Accommodation Type: Boutique Hotel
Style: Classic
Setting: City
Nearest town: Bath
No. of Rooms: 29
Restaurant/Bar: Yes
On-site parking: Yes (£20 per night)
Elevator: No (only three storeys)
Wi-Fi: Yes (free of charge)
Nearby attractions: The Roman Baths, Pulteney Bridge, Parade Gardens, Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, Thermae Bath Spa
Nearest train station: Bath Spa, BA1 1SU

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