Where To Stay In Bath

Where to Stay in Bath: It’s all in the Details at Halcyon Apartments

Good morning beautiful blog readers! Last week we toured Bath with a post on things to do there (you can read that here if you are interested) so today I want to answer the all important question of where to stay in Bath. Picking accommodation can be hard right? It’s a tough decision to make when you’re trying to decide where to spend your precious, tourist dollars because making the wrong choice can really tarnish a holiday (I know this from experience)! This is exactly why I feel grateful to be able to share places that I love with you and I always hope they can help you in your own trip planning. The Halcyon Apartments in Bath is somewhere that I visited recently and is without a doubt a great example of a place that I fell in love. These apartments are as charming and elegant as the city in which they are located, so lets jump in and take a closer look.

Where to Stay in Bath: It’s all in the Details at Halcyon Apartments

Planning a visit and wondering where to stay in Bath? Don't miss The Halcyon Apartments which are as elegant and charming as the beautiful city.

The Halcyon Apartments is conveniently located a 10 minute walk from the center of town so it’s close enough to get to all the main sights on foot easily yet it is far enough away that you can enjoy a little quiet in the evenings. When I had read the TripAdvisor reviews before booking I hesitated because I had seen reviews that complained about the walk from town being uphill and inconvenient. I felt ‘meh’ about that at first  since I knew I would be walking there carrying my backpack (which I always overstuff), but let me tell you now that I have been there, uphill is a bit of a stretch – it’s more of a slight incline and anyone with a basic level of fitness will be fine. From the apartment I could walk all around town easily and as a solo female traveler I had no troubles or worries walking around town by myself. With everything from the Roman Baths to Pulteney Bridge in close proximity and easy to navigate, the apartments were in a convenient location and the town itself was quite foot friendly.

Where To Stay In Bath

Where To Stay In Bath

Travel Tip: When you stay at the Halcyon Apartments I wouldn’t recommend renting a car unless you plan to do longer day trips outside of town. If you are sightseeing around town or plan on using the buses and trains then it’s much easier to walk than drive because the parking situation can make things a little difficult.

At Halcyon there are a range of apartments and suites to choose from ranging in price from 140 – 300 Pounds ($180 – 385 USD) so you can visit their website and choose which would suit your stay best. I’m always more interested in what you get for your money when I’m deciding on where to stay and these apartments were a treat because they were affordable AND between the location, amenities, breakfast and comfort you get such good value for money. I stayed in two different apartments during my time there and in this post I’ll be focusing on sharing my experience in Apartment 3. The other apartment I stayed in was Apartment 1, and this was the gorgeous, spacious apartment that I shared live on Instagram stories while I was visiting.

Where To Stay In Bath

Where To Stay In Bath

When I entered Apartment 3, the coziness emanated through every room and I was taken aback by how homely it felt. I credit this to the little details – the board games, the reading chair, the couch pillows. It felt like a home away from home. One of my favorite little details was the ‘don’t forget your key’ signs that you will find before you leave your apartment and the locked area of the building. This was a nice reminder because I swear I usually lock myself out at least once every time I travel. Not here though! Inside the boutique apartment was an elegantly decorated kitchen, lounge room, bedroom and bathroom fully equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. In classic English fashion, the apartment was also stocked with different varieties of tea and a kettle, so if you’re a tea lover like me you are in luck.

The walls were fitted with tall windows allowing for an uninterrupted view of George street below and with these tall windows the morning light would paint the kitchen each morning as if decorating it with a fresh start. It’s no surprise that it was lovely to have breakfast under the glow of the soft, morning light.

Where To Stay In Bath

Where To Stay In Bath

Speaking of breakfast, a breakfast hamper is delivered to your room and restocked each day. Fresh juice, milk, cereal, fruit, croissant, bread, jams and, best of all, eggs and proper bacon (that’s right the actual meat, not the greasy American style – I swear I don’t think I’ll ever get used to that) were all part of the hamper. I made my breakfast each day to fuel up for my exploring and it always kept me going as I was wandering around the town. When I travel, to save money I like to have a good breakfast at my accommodation, maybe buy a small snack during the day then eat a good dinner at night so having the breakfast hamper was not only delicious but perfect for my travel-eating routine.

If you’re looking for a nice spot to eat dinner, Clayton’s Kitchen at The Porter is just next door and serves up a culinary treat in a charming, intimate setting. The menu had a little of everything, though I stuck to my favorite food group of seafood and enjoyed some delicious crab meat and fish accompanied by a glass of white wine. Of course there is always room for desert and I finished it all off with a sweet treat of salted caramel mousse – needless to say that I walked out of there with a happy belly. If you’re up for a drink afterwards you can head downstairs to the classy Circo Bar for a cocktail. It’s a sophisticated lounge where you can reserve a table to sit at, stand by the bar or have a boogie on the dance floor before walking back up to your room. There are also a number of other restaurants and cafes in the area so you have a plethora of choice or, if you prefer, you could cook meals in your apartment as there is plenty of utensils and cooking equipment in the room.

Where To Stay In Bath

Where To Stay In Bath

You’ll be happy to know that when you crash at the end of the night you will be treated to a bed so comfortable it is like sleeping on a fluffy cloud –  an ideal place for complete rest. Even though they are apartments, you still get to enjoy the little luxuries of a hotel. The bathrooms are generously stocked with towels, shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, each apartment has Wi-Fi and there is also a housekeeping service so you won’t have to worry about cleaning each day. All you have to think about is enjoying your time in the beautiful town of Bath and relaxing in the cozy space of The Halcyon Apartments. Overall, I loved my stay here at the Halcyon Apartments in Bath. It was different to being at a regular hotel in a good way because it truly felt like a home away from home, though admittedly a lot nicer and quieter than my actual home!

To see more, check out the YouTube video I made here or the video on Things to do in Bath here

Where To Stay In Bath

Where To Stay In Bath

For more information visit The Halcyon Apartments website

Address: 15a George Street, Bath, BA1 2EN

Contact: info@thehalcyon.com

This post was written in partnership with The Halcyon Apartments. All opinions expressed are my own.

2 Comments

  • Reena @ The Lifestyle Enthusiast May 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I love the idea of a breakfast hamper so cute. I haven’t been to Bath since last year but also loved Clayton’s Kitchen – I went for breakfast before having my hair blow-dried at Melanie Giles. Such a lovely start to the day! I’ll have to consider these apartments if I have another trip to Bath soon!

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    • Katie Mac June 6, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      I hope you get to stay there Reena, it’s such a wonderful place to stay. Enjoy the breakfast hampers! 🙂

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