Treatwell: Beauty Salon Booking & Appointment App
The simple way to book beauty anywhere.
Download our free app.
Logging you in, please wait...
You are logged in
Log in to your account

The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath: tried and tested

From: Spa Secrets,

The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath: tried and tested

As this was my first stay at The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath, an urban spa hotel part of the Von Essen collection, I was unsure of what to expect. But as we arrived at the crescent buildings overlooking Bath town below I knew instantly we were in for an amazing time.

With our bags whisked away by the concierge, we were left to take in the grandeur of the property .We were then shown to our suite, a lavish, manor-style room, featuring a huge king size bed and a private terrace.

After settling in, it was time to head to the Bath House Spa, a modest outbuilding behind the main hotel, but inside a haven of tranquillity with a gym, steam room, sauna, plunge pools, treatment rooms and a heated relaxation pool to test out. After indulging in the facilities it was time for our spa treatments: I had the Bath House treatment, while my boyfriend opted for a more modest neck, back and shoulder massage. Both expertly executed and thoroughly relaxing.

After a leisurely afternoon in the spa we ate a fabulous dinner in the Dower House restaurant, which serves up innovative and contemporary British cuisine, such as pigeon tart and venison. A meal I won't forget in a hurry.

On our next visit to Bath, we're determined to explore the city, but it's just so hard when you're staying somewhere as lavish as The Royal Crescent.

On the menu: A range of traditional and holistic therapies using bespoke products.

Signature treatment: The Bath House Treatment combining bathing, cleansing, body exfoliation and a full body massage using Bath House oils.

Cost: Rooms start from £195, while suites cost from £440.

Verdict: 10/10

Share this

Spa Secrets magazine is a luxury lifestyle title created to captivate spa consumers and international travellers. Vibrant, elegant and above all, a great read; Spa Secrets appeals to the aspirations of its high-profile readers with insightful editorial, lively interviews, expert advice, real reviews and exclusive offers. Spa Secrets magazine is recognised as essential reading for a new generation of affluent spa consumers.

See my profile

More Entries

Get a sneak peek at the latest issue of Spa Secrets

Tell us your spa secrets

Earth zone

Far & away: spas in paradise locations

Close to home: stellar UK spas

Eastern promise

Nails SOS

Ibiza- a journey of balearic self-discovery

Hotel Hoffmeister, Prague

Nicola Brookes seeks spring sunshine at Hotel Bahia del Duque, Tenerife,Spain

Les Thermes Marins de Carthage Spa at The Residence Tunis, Tunisia

Return to glory- Caroline Phillips investigates pampering at home

Karen Brost Whyte tries out The Four Seasons, Hampshire

The Peninsula Spa by ESPA, Hong Kong

Tried and tested: Champneys, Ashby de la Zouch, UK

Our spa guru checks out the coolest treatments, spas, hotels and gadgets

Adam Smith finds the perfect spring getaway at Likuliku Island Resort & Spa, Fiji

The cool list

Far and away: Hong Kong

Far and away: Philippines

Far and away: India

Far and away: Vietnam

Far & away: Piers Moore Ede selects the best of Asia

Health & Spa, Kings Lynn, Norfolk: spa review

Le Meridien Limassol, Cyprus: spa review

The Retreat at Aphrodite Hills Resort, Cyprus: spa review

Stoke Park Club: spa review

The Vineyard, Berkshire: spa review

Irufushi Beach & Spa, Maldives: spa review

Feversham Arms, Yorkshire: spa review

Pezula Resort & Spa: spa review

Ritz Carlton Istanbul: tried and tested

Calcot Spa, Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire: tried and tested

Chi, The Spa Shangri-La, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi: tried and tested

Adamina Spa of Kensington: tried and tested

Constance Lemuria Resort, Praslin, Seychelles: tried and tested

Ayurvedic Village, Poovar Island Resort, Kerala, India: tried and tested

Andanda in the Himlayas: tried and tested

Hotel Les Ottomans, Istanbul: tried and tested

Spa Secrets Magazine subscription offer

Kingdom of paradise - Thailand, part 2

Kingdom of paradise - Thailand

Au naturel

Hotel Fortina, Malta: spa review

Tried and tested cleansers

Tried and tested: part 2

Spas- tried and tested

Hands on

Tried and tested