I wasn’t entirely sure how I’d feel about Bath…I was secretly worried that it would be cheesy and touristy, rather than historic and charming. But we got off to an awesome start when we rolled up to Henrietta House…an adorable and cozy B&B in the heart of historic Bath!
One of the biggest selling points of Henrietta House is LOCATION…it’s super central and easy to get to all the major sights. I was in a walking cast, so that was critical for us, plus we only has about 16 hours total in Bath (including sleeping!) so wanted to make the most of it.
The slight trade-off is that parking is a bit more complicated, but you can book parking in their lot ahead of time. Finding it was a tad challenging at first but it’s really close and we got it figured out.
We were tired from the drive and it was a little hard not to want to just chill in the room because it was so cozy.
The hotel provides lots of lovely little touches that make it feel very welcoming and homey, like homemade biscuits and a carafe of filtered water for when you’re thirsty (vs. just getting it out of the bathroom sink).
And then there was the breakfast…which is reason to stay all on its own! I couldn’t resist trying a few different dishes, including the Scottish pancakes and the Welsh rarebit (toast with an ale and cheddar mixture broiled on it). Everything was delicious and the staff was very helpful and accommodating throughout our stay.
Henrietta House was a perfect base for exploring Bath…from the abbey to the Roman baths to the “Circus”, everything was very easily walkable (even for me in my walking cast). And it was so fun seeing all the different famous places (because I can’t even tell you how many historical romance novels I’ve read over the years that were set in Bath).
I wish we could have stayed at Henrietta House longer and just reveled in the comfort and delicious food, and if I return to Bath at some point I’ll definitely be staying here!
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