Bath has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. This world-heritage site may be well-known for its Roman history, but what we fell in love with, was how this city has truly embraced dog-friendly travel. In fact, the Visit Bath website even has its own dedicated dog-friendly page.
We checked into the Roseate Villa Bath, a boutique hotel that oozes warmth, style and authenticity. A home away from home, located just a short walk away from all of Bath’s most important cultural sites including Henrietta Park, Pulteney Bridge, the Regency Crescent and or course – the city’s namesake Roman Baths.
We spent two nights in one of the luxury rooms, overlooking the front garden. Aside from the matching dog-bed and dog bowls, Charlie was also greeted with a doggy welcome package that included healthy treats from Lily’s Kitchen, and a tennis ball too.
Outside of the hotel, Bath has several dog-friendly sites to visit. The American Museum and Garden is surrounding by breath-taking natural landscapes and is a truly wonderful spot to take an afternoon stroll. The gardens are filled with every kind of flower imaginable and are absolutely dog-friendly too.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat, The Provenist Café is the perfect little spot for a light brunch. This charming café offers a small menu of healthy snacks and pastries, proving that sometimes the simplest dishes are also the most satisfying. We recommend trying the eggs on sourdough or the mixed grains salad and washing it all down with a Mango, lime and banana smoothie.
Unsurprisingly, our short visit to Bath was characterised by bipolar British weather, and so we quickly discovered that the hotel’s newly opened Henrietta Bar is a great place to enjoy a quiet moment or get lost in a book over a cuppa. We highly recommend trying out the hotel’s afternoon tea offering, which can be enjoyed in the Henrietta Bar or in the garden.
The kitchen even prepared a specially-crafted dairy/egg/wheat free afternoon tea to suit my very specific dietary requirements; a testament to the hotel’s exemplary service. Hotel Manager Caroline made sure every aspect of our stay was perfect and made it a point to speak to all the guests at the hotel. If you’re lucky, you may spot Caroline’s own dog, Muttley, the hotel’s ‘Head of Security,’ wandering the halls.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that the Roseate Villa Bath exceeded every one of our dog-friendly expectations. From the warm welcome, the excellent service, and a genuine desire to create connections with guests – we can confidently say this is Bath’s most dog-friendly hotel, and we will surely be returning.
Rooms at The Roseate Villa Bath start from £150 a night