Set in a beautiful honey coloured Georgian Terrace, Hotel Indigo Bath opened its doors in autumn 2020 after a multi-million-pound restoration project that saw its 166 rooms given an elegant makeover. GTW's Editor Helen Milbank spent the night there and found it a haven for groups of all sizes...
Situated on the quiet South Parade, sandwiched between the city centre and the river, the hotel is just a short walk from the train station and shops, with the wow factor evident the moment you enter the foyer. Ushered in by friendly staff, we were shown to our room two floors up, and the vibe of the place is immediately apparent, with its quirky, stylish fittings.
Decorated in one of five genres, all the rooms are stylishly done out, the décor reflecting the history and locality of Bath. We loved the look and feel of the hotel from the start, and the on site restaurant, The Elder, was the icing on the cake, to coin a phrase. Every course we had was delicious (if you go, try the deer), and the wine amazing. Our waiter was great fun and, while definitely upmarket, the feel of the place is friendly and welcoming and the food out of this world. Take a look at the menus online at theelder.co.uk
Part of the hotel, The Elder restaurant and bar are independently run and owned by restaurateur Mike Robinson with Gavin Edney as Executive Chef. This is where breakfast is served, and hotel guests can book a table for lunch or dinner or have a drink and snack at the bar during the day and evening.
Of the 166 rooms, 77 are standard, 64 are superior, 18 are superior premier, three are suites and four are accessible. All rooms are equipped with Hypnos beds with Egyptian cotton linen, spa-inspired bathrooms, Nespresso coffee machines, high speed wi-fi and a 40in flatscreen TV. Prices start at £120, based on two people sharing a room at the end of January.
In addition to the hotel is ‘No 5 Pierrepont St’, a private house which offers eight en-suite guest rooms, a meeting room/lounge and a private courtyard.
All in all, this place is definitely worth a visit. I’d stay again in a heartbeat and Bath itself is one of the best cities I’ve ever visited with its Abbey, riverside walks and fantastic shopping. It’s great value for such a quality hotel and you can be assured of a warm welcome.