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BATH - Where to stay???

Bath will be our first stop after 12+ hours of flying. I've narrowed it down to the Ayrlington Hotel and Three Abbey Green. Has anyone stayed in one or both? The TAG reviews on TripAdvisor were all quite good, but almost all mentioned noise. The Ayrlington seems like it would be more quiet, but there aren't many reviews. Thank you!

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I'm assuming you obtained both of those listings from Rick's England 2007 Guidebook? They both look like excellent choices, but they're a bit beyond my price range so I didn't look too closely at them. There's no mention in the book of any "noise issues" so I suspect either one would be OK.

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A couple of years ago we stayed at Paradise Hotel and had a wonderful experience there. Large rooms. Great people. Great walkable location. Views, food.....couldn't have been better.


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I haven't stayed at either, but I highly recommend the B&B I stayed in during my visit to Bath last summer. The reviews on TA are excellent.

The large room in the front of house was a bit noisy if you had the windows open. There is a slightly smaller room that has a jaccuzzi tub and overlooks the garden that would be quieter.

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Just recently returned from Bath. Stayed in Oldfields Hotel (just up Wells rd from Paradise House mentioned above). Both just the other side of the Railway station (on the south hill). I chose Oldfields because of positive reviews and the fact that it was about 1/2 the price of Paradise. While I'm sure that Paradise House is an excellent choice, Oldfields offers quiet rooms with A/C and breakfast. I would imagine the only difference is that Oldfields is about a 5 minute walk further up the hill. Neither is in the city center, but I would imagine they're much quieter.

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I like to stay at The Henry; it's budget-friendly and convenient to everything, including train and bus stations. Great owners, great breakfast in large pleasant breakfast room; it's homey with one/two/three flights of stairs. Recently face-lifted. It's in the RS books. or for e-mail and reservations. Not noisy, but you can always ask for a rear room. I'll be there three nights in Oct. Hurray! If you go to you can get lots of Bath info.