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The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath


One of the first world-class spas to open in the UK and set the bar in Britain’s wellness world, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is the only hotel in the UK to offer its visitors the opportunity to access and experience Bath’s famed natural thermal waters. The hotel’s private water reserve bubbles to the surface at 47 degrees centigrade, packed full of rich natural minerals. Combined with world-class gourmet experiences at Dan Moon at The Gainsborough and award-winning design, the 99-bedroom hotel gives guests a majestic spa journey in the heart of Bath that keeps them coming back again and again. 


The Gainsborough Bath Spa has an ideal location in the heart of Bath, making it the perfect base from which to explore all the historic city and its surrounding countryside has to offer.

Ideal For

Spa weekends, romantic getaways, groups of friends reuniting, intimate celebrations at The Townhouse, UK Staycations.



The Grade II listed building has enjoyed a colourful history having housed the United Hospital in the 19th Century and most recently the Bath College of Art & Design until 2005, its name inspired by one of the city’s most illustrious residents, the highly-acclaimed painter, Thomas Gainsborough. The hotels incredible spa, grants its visitors the opportunity to access and experience Bath’s famed natural thermal waters. An experience that takes guests on a ritualised and immersive self-guided tour in a modern day Roman Bath circuit. The hotel’s private water reserve bubbles to the surface at 47 degrees centigrade.

The Gainsborough Townhouse meanwhile boasts equally gorgeous Georgian interiors. Combining classic interiors with modern luxury, The Townhouse is a treasure trove of authentic Georgian antiques and unique furnishings, all locally upholstered and restored. Highlights include the beautiful silk curtains and copper bathtub in the master suite, with a kitchen, dining area, lounge and outdoor patio offering plenty of space.

Rooms and Suites

The 99-room hotel was created by award-winning Champalimaud Design. The rooms and suites at The Gainsborough Bath Spa are custom furnished, subtly referencing period details combined with contemporary forms while including all the functional elements that discerning travellers have come to expect.

Food and Drink

Head Chef at The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Dan Moon, has recently introduced a new spring, summer menus for guests to enjoy at Dan Moon at The Gainsborough. The restaurant, with Georgian architecture, original artwork and impressive wine wall is the ideal destination for a gourmet getaway and with new a la carte and five-course tasting menus boasting special signature dishes there’s never been a better time to visit. Vegan diners will also be delighted to discover that Chef Moon has incorporated plant-based dishes into the new la carte menu for both vegan and non-vegan guests to enjoy. With a focus on pioneering cooking techniques and theatrical presentation, Chef Moon’s dishes are more than just an experience for the taste buds and reflect his position as a trailblazer on the modern British culinary scene. The signature roast creedy carver duck, with confit spring roll, plum and sesame and the chicken tea with spring cabbage, kimchi, oyster leaf and radish offer an Asian twist, a nod to YTL Hotels’ Malaysian roots.

Other Facilities

Feel Good Bath is an initiative from the hoel that celebrates the history, culture and wellbeing synonymous with Bath through a series of wellness-focused events and activities around the city. Appealing to anyone with an interest in health and wellbeing, the events at The Gainsborough Bath Spa and Thermae Bath Spa offer a chance to participate and learn from practitioners in a relaxing and restorative setting.

The Gainsborough also offers unusual Spa treatments and aquatic body therapies in the 34.5-degree thermal water pool, including The Freedom Treatment-  An experienced healer moves guests bodies gracefully through the thermal waters, dynamically stretching the body and offering a level of comfort only experienced in the womb. The Freedom Treatment is 45-minutes long and starts from £120

Nearby Attractions

The Gainsborough Bath Spa has partnered with The Bath Tour Guide,  who offer the chance to create bespoke tours with keen historian and former police officer, Adge Secker BEM, who knows the city like the back of his hand. From two-hour strolls taking in the top highlights, to in-depth all-day adventures or specialist Jane Austen tours for literary buffs, the team have you covered. For something a little more unconventional, the Laugh at Bath tour ensures a fun, light hearted interactive and comedic walk through Bath’s history with mischievous tour guide, Jamie. Families, friends, couples and solos can create their own itineraries and enjoy a personal tour or can join a group to see the best of Bath seven days a week.Private walking tours start from £45 an hour for up to four guests and can be booked in advance with the hotel concierge. 

Transport Links

Valet Parking: The hotel has 20 valet car parking spaces available to guests which must be pre-booked. The charge is £38.00 per car per day. 

Parking: Guests who have not pre-booked valet parking may wish to park in the Southgate Car Park (12 Southgate Street, Bath, BA1 1AQ) or Avon Street Car Park (Avon Street, Bath, BA1 1UF). Both are approximately 5 minutes’ walk to the hotel and are open 24-hours for long stay parking. 

By Train: Bath Spa train station is a 5-10 minute walk from The Gainsborough Bath Spa. Taxis are available from outside the train station. First Great Western Trains offer frequent, direct trains from London Paddington to Bath Spa. The journey time is around 80 minutes. Bristol Temple Meads station is only 15 minutes by train from Bath.

By Air: London Heathrow Airport to Bath is approximately 100 miles (160km), Bristol International Airport to Bath is approximately 19 miles (30km)

Chauffeur Service from London and Bristol Airport: A chauffeur service to and from either destination, can be booked at the time of hotel reservation. Prices on reques

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Contact Details

Website: www.thegainsboroughbathspa.co.uk
Address: Beau Street, Bath BA1 1QY, England