Background and Concept
Hotel Indigo Bath is the latest property to open in the city, taking its design cues from the city’s surrounding Georgian architecture and the history of the local neighbourhood the property has created a truly memorable experience by artfully combining modern design and historical architecture. This grade one listed building is steeped in history from its days as 12 separate Georgian townhouses, it boasts lodgers such as Sir Walter Scott, William Wilberforce, The Duke of Kingston and the Duke of York, amongst many other prominent historical figures who have stayed here. In more recent years, the building was home to Mrs Pratt and her family before becoming one of Bath’s best-located hotels.
Each of the 166 rooms is perfectly designed, modern and stylish reflecting the influences of the architects and novelists who made Bath famous for its storytelling and passionate social scene.
The property is also home to “The Elder”, a new restaurant from multi-award-winning West Country restauranteur Mike Robinson. The Elder is the place to enjoy authentic, honest and timeless British cooking, with a focus on sustainability, seasonality, and locally sourced produce. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with an à la carte menu, and in the bar and the south-facing terrace, visitors can enjoy small plates, cocktails and Somerset ciders.
Just a stone’s throw away from Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths and Pultney Bridge, you can explore the historic sights whilst enjoying the modern-day inspirational galleries, street performers, and fantastic array of boutique shops on your doorstep.
The train station is a five-minute walk which connects you with Bristol in 15 minutes, and it is a short one hour drive to Bristol airport.
Rooms and Suites
Each of the 166 guest rooms and suites presents comfy Hypnos beds, luxury Egyptian cotton linen, spa-inspired bathrooms, Nespresso coffee machines, high-speed Wi-Fi, and 40” flat-screen TV with a variety of channels. Five different room types are available reflecting the surrounding neighbourhood of Bath.
Romance & Mischief Rooms
Taking inspiration from the infamous Debutant Season in Bath, where grand evenings of gambling and frivolity mixed
The Debutant Season in Bath was a time when grand evenings of gambling and frivolity mixed with afternoon tea and whispers of romantic promises. These rooms have dark green headboard wooden panelling combined with vibrant luscious red velvet soft furnishings. Nodding to the old gambling culture, there are playing card side tables while the artwork on the walls plays on the theme of romance with love birds and portraits that had been vandalised by ex-lovers.
Literary Hideaway Rooms
These rooms are designed to reflect Bath’s abundance of famous authors. The walls behind the bed are covered in a montage of novels by many of Bath’s authors and the desk is a traditional writer’s bureau with a captain’s chair. The rooms have a cosier feel and a muted colour palette of browns and mustard yellows
Georgian Architecture Rooms
These rooms have a grand Georgian residence feel, with the back wall of the bed lined with ornate ceiling sconce covers and grand high ceilings. The bold, symmetrical, geometric patterns favoured by Georgian architecture of that time are visible with a deep and rich colour palette, designed to accentuate the period features.
Moving through the design periods, these rooms are a newly built modern extension that reflects the garden they sit in. They offer a contemporary, light, and youthful modern design.
Underground Vault Rooms
Built in the 18th century the vaults are an amazing example of historical architecture and house the hotel Suites. The vaults, built in the 18th century, are an amazing example of historical architecture. They house the hotel Suites, which are designed with soft lighting, black timber finishing, vaulted bath stone ceilings, underfloor heating, and high-end crafted furniture. These rooms are a great option for a special treat!
During our trip, we stayed in one of their gorgeous Romance and Mischief Rooms.
Bathrooms can include a bath on request and amenities are by the English brand Bramley.
Wardrobe & Extras
The minibar is complementary and is stocked with a good selection of wines, beers and soft drinks to enjoy.
Food and Drink
The hotel’s restaurant is called The Elder and is the brainchild of Mike Robinson, one of Britain’s leading authorities on wild food and game and has become one of the best places in the city to dine.
Seated in a series of elegant and atmospheric dining rooms, interiors have an early 20th-century vintage flair, with oil paintings depicting equestrian scenes, studded tan leather banquette seating, orb-shaped lamps, panelled walls and dark wooden furniture.
Eating here isn’t purely about the food, it’s a journey of discovery, as you learn more about local heritage, or food preparation techniques. Wild food and game are the specialities, the owner’s land managers control wild deer herds on private estates, with all venison processed in the venue’s FSA regulated larder.
Our Dining Experience
Just off the lobby is a cosy games room, packed with board games to play. So head along after dinner for a cocktail.
The Private House
No. 5 Pierrepont Street is the hotel’s private townhouse that combines Georgian elegance with modern luxury. It is the perfect place for a private family celebration or small corporate event. The townhouse has eight en-suite guest rooms, a meeting room/lounge, and a private courtyard. Guests are invited to use the hotel’s facilities, including the bar and restaurant, or they can choose to have private catering in the townhouse’s private dining room.
We loved our stay at Hotel Indigo Bath, the hotel is the perfect place to stay when you’re looking for a luxurious and relaxing accommodation option in the city. Modern conveniences marry perfectly with the historical Georgian features of the building and the hotel’s restaurant The Elder is a not to be missed food experience, whether you are visiting the city or staying at the hotel.
The hotel is included in our guide to the best hotels in Bath.
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