The Gainsborough’s greatest asset is surely its direct access to natural thermal waters, the only hotel in the UK with this ultimate luxury. The hotel is located in the historic city of Bath, and occupies a Georgian, Grade II listed building, making it the perfect place from which to explore the Roman legacy of the city. The main shopping street and the Roman Baths are both just a short walk from the hotel.
The rooms provide views of the city and countryside and have high windows which maximise the amount of natural light that enters the room. The Spa Suite and Spa Village guest rooms benefit from direct access to the spa facilities and have a dedicated in-room thermal water service. Alternatively, there is the 19th century Bellotts annex which is available on an exclusive basis and has an underground connection to the Spa Village; an ideal venue for larger groups.
The Gainsborough Restaurant serves modern seasonal cuisine, specialising in simple contemporary dishes. Art work from the Bath School of Art and Design lines the walls of the restaurant and tables are arranged so as to provide the highest degree of intimacy and privacy. The private dining room seats 14, making it perfect for larger groups staying in the Bellotts annex. The Lobby Lounge serves light lunches and afternoon teas, while the bar serves a wide selection of cocktails.
The Spa Village Bath is the most celebrated feature of the Gainsborough, featuring an apothecary, thermal water pools, an ice chamber, a steam room and 11 treatment rooms. The spa itself measure 1,300sqm and offers treatments and rituals that utilise the healing powers of the thermal waters.
2 hours 30 minutes (225km) by car from Gatwick Airport (LGW) and Stansted Airport (STN), 1 hour 40 minutes (160km) by car from Heathrow Airport (LHR)