Nope, not a weekend in a bathtub, but Bath, Somerset. I’d never been to the city, but heard great things so myself and my boyfriend decided to take a little trip away. It was the first time we’d been away together so I was excited to explore a new city with him!
We stayed at The Francis Hotel and well, it was beautiful! Set right in the heart of Bath, looking into a vibrant market square, it was perfect for our trip.
The room was lovely, spacious (although the ceilings were a little low for my 6’4” boyfriend) and we had a lovely bathroom, with the best mirror for my makeup and selfies, priorities ya know. The hotel even had some fashion magazines available so before heading out for dinner I ran myself a bubble bath, read a magazine and chilled out. It was super peaceful, even though there was a main road right outside. The hotel itself was also peaceful too, our room was tucked away so I don’t think I heard noise from any other rooms the entire time we were there which is always a bonus in my books.
The next morning we had a lovely breakfast, it was a nice atmosphere, no screaming children, no mess. Just chilled out, the way a Sunday morning should be! Would I stay at this hotel again? Absolutely, and if you’re heading to Bath I would recommend it to you as well.
What to see
We pretty much saw everything you need to see in Bath, the Abbey, the Roman Baths, pulteney bridge, Royal Crescent, and all the beautiful architecture that greeted us at every turn. We walked a lot and didn’t let the rain dampen our spirits. Bath is also great for shopping too, I mean who can resist a bit of retail therapy?!
I would love to go back in the summer and enjoy some of the beautiful parks that Bath has to offer.
We went to the most gorgeous restaurant, set right in the heart of the Royal Crescent, The Dower House restaurant. We had a six course taster menu, which included some interesting foods (for fussy eater me), but it was delicious and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get glammed up, and to enjoy a 5* dinner, and overall experience, the staff were amazing. It was possibly the fanciest place I had ever been to, definitely felt a little out of place when we first walked in!
We also noticed how many gorgeous little cafes and bakeries there were and although we didn’t have time to stop at any, I’m sure they’d be perfect as a rest stop from all the sightseeing and shopping.
It’s a goal for this year to see more of what the world has to offer and we can’t currently decide where to go for our next city break, any ideas? Let me know in the comments below.