Villa Claudia

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Average rate: $134 - Hotel class: 4 stars
19 forester road bathwick, Bath, United Kingdom
Villa Claudia - View from my room
Villa Claudia - the owners - Maria and Ralph
Villa Claudia - View of the B&B from the street
Villa Claudia - The garden
Villa Claudia - The bedroom
Villa Claudia - The bedroom

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Vikram Vikram
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English B&B filled with Italian charm Oct 22, 2008
I stayed with my parents in this B&B for 3 nights. It's owned by an Italian couple and the B&B is about 10 minutes walk from the city centre.

PROS: Very very comfortable. The room with 3 beds, the beds themselves, the bathroom, the towels and beds made everyday, proper homely feeling. And of course, tailor made breakfast. As this was the top floor (aka, attic), the bathroom had a window on the ceiling as well. It felt like camping when I got up at night to go to the toilet - the stars in the sky and all.

CONS: Very sloppy account management. When we arrived on Wed night with a reservation for 3 nights, the lady was surprised. I showed her the reservation, she claims she never got it. Her computer was sloppy too - infected by a virus! I offered to help her fix it, and even told her what to do but she just kept deferring the subject and by the 4th day, she had done nothing. The owners were very friendly, but also tried to get some extra money out of me. Apparently if you book directly through their website, they get all the money (110 GBP per night) but if you book through Bath's official website, the official Tourism centre keeps about 10% of the profit and they get paid the remaining. So the lady tried to get the remaining money out of me by telling me half a dozen times - "oh don't worry, I won't charge you for the extra 10%". Damn right you won't!

I overall thought that B&Bs are very very expensive. And when I said earlier about a homely feeling, it does come at a price. When you stay in a hotel, you can walk down early morning and b'fast is served from 630am. In this B&B, the couple would wake up later than us and lazily saunter in 845am and serve us breakfast at 9am. And the usual annoyances such as small talk about her daugther's wedding when all we wanted was eggs and bread so that we could get going with the day!

OVERALL RATING: I think you need to be really old and really rich to stay in a B&B, much less one in a competitive spot such as Bath where the prices of all B&Bs are high. With the exchange rate being as high as it is, whilst the service was excellent, I still think 220$ a day is rather pricey!
The bedroom
View from my room
The garden
View of the B&B from the street
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Villa Claudia Overview

Villa Claudia is a Victorian House built in 1896 which is conveniently located close to Bath City Centre. We are situated within walking distance to many restaurants and excellent shopping centres. And of the the old Roman Baths, Holburne Museum and Bath Abbey to name just a few places memorable places which you can visit during your stay at Villa Claudia.We have Private off-street parking available for guests.The house has 3 excellent En-Suite Guest Rooms, with King-Size and Wrought Iron Beds and a Four-Poster Bed. All rooms are bright, comfortable and spacious. All rooms are furnished to a very high standard and tastefully decoated. All the rooms have Flat-screen TV's,CD and DVDplayers, radioalarm clocks,free WI-FI and teacoffee making facilities.

Villa Claudia Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Football Field
  • Tennis Courts (indoor)
  • Water Activities
  • Golf (miniature)
  • Canoeing
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Bidet
  • Free Parking

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