Francis Hotel Bath, Regency rediscovered

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3 Francis Hotel Bath, Regency rediscovered Our unique and distinctive hotel occupies seven of the original 18th century townhouses that make up the south side of the centrally located Queen Square in Bath. Once grand, private homes for the echelons of fashionable English society, the hotel now offers visitors to Bath an oasis of sumptuous elegance, with an eclectic edge that truly reflects the vibrancy, exuberance and liberation of the regency period. All at Francis Hotel extend to you an invitation to visit of the most cordial kind. Bestow it upon yourself to stay within this exemplary ensemble of Georgian townhouses and you are assured of the utmost refinement and congeniality. The hotel itself is a destination of historical and architectural significance. It comprises seven terraced townhouses, among the first built by the famous Georgian architect, John Wood the Elder, between 1728 and The terrace is now Grade 1 listed by English Heritage. At convenient proximity to Francis Hotel are the Roman Baths, Pump Room, Thermae Bath Spa, Jane Austen Centre, No.1 Royal Crescent, Theatre Royal, as well as the city s elegant shopping, culinary and cultural heart.

4 Your Exclusive Residence The seven townhouses are now seamlessly interconnected to reveal the alluring regency inspired interiors of Francis Hotel. Consider your time with us as if residing as an invited guest to a grand private home. Guests are invited to partake in our Grand Breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner and other refreshments prepared and served to you by our most attentive team. For your delectation, innovative and delicious offerings from our menu are provided by the hotel kitchen at a moment s notice and served in the snug, bar and lounge areas. Also available to sample is our drinks menu, including classic and signature cocktails and the hotel s unique champagne. True to the British custom, Francis Hotel serves a selection of delectable afternoon teas in the elegant setting of our regency inspired lounge. Our delicious tea-time morsels combine quintessential favourites with locally-sourced, seasonal offerings and speciality items for a distinctive take on the traditional. A short stroll through the hotel takes guests into celebrated chef Raymond Blanc s Brasserie Blanc, where the food served is reminiscent of high quality, informal French cooking. At any moment of the day, guests are welcome to withdraw to the tranquil oasis of the Living Room. Within the Living Room is a selection of classic and other literature for those wishing to deepen their knowledge of the local or hotel history or repose with a book. A quiet, intimate retreat, indeed, staff may be overheard privately referring to the space as The Snug.

5 In each and every one of Francis Hotel s 98 luxurious bedrooms, guests may expect a sublimely comfortable bed, Egyptian cotton linen, bathrobe, luxury toiletries, flat screen TV, air conditioning, safe and complementary Wi-Fi. Guests can make their selection from a trio of delightful, individually styled room categories to ensure all tastes are generously met. Rooms range from a personal, cosy haven with vibrant character, to pure opulence, having been further embellished with stylish regency inspired furnishings. A select number of rooms also offer the special appeal of four-poster beds and glorious views over the eternally fashionable city of Bath.

6 Memorable Moment Treasure your stay at Francis Hotel with an exclusive journey in a horse and carriage around the magnificence of Bath, whilst enjoying champagne and strawberries. Visit the famous architectural delights with a private tour guide and end the tour taking Afternoon Tea in our elegant Lounge.

7 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HH, United Kingdom Tel. +44(0) Fax. +44(0) directions From The Train Station As you exit the station cross the road and turn left, heading down Dorchester Street. At the end of the road turn right and follow the pedestrianised zone up until reaching the bottom of Milsom Street. Turn left on to Quiet Street, which leads directly into Queen Square. From The Airport Follow the A4 into Bath. You will pass Royal Victoria Park and follow the Upper Bristol Road to Charlotte Street. At the end of Charlotte Street you will reach the corner of Queen Square. Take the right hand lane and Francis Hotel will be on your left hand side after the second corner. By Car From the M4, exit the motorway at junction18 and follow the A46 into Bath. Leave the A46 at the Bath junction. Take the third exit off the roundabout towards Bath, onto the A4 London Road. Take the right fork (A4) and follow on George Street (left hand lane) until you come to a sharp bend to the left, this is Gay Street. At the set of traffic lights you are at the top of Queen Square. Take the inside lane and you will see Francis Hotel on your left hand side after the first corner. We have a limited, paying car park, which is available to our residents only. To reach this, take the first left hand turn after the Hotel and the car park is then located on your left.