Our best pick of Bath's group accommodation
With striking Georgian townhouses lining the city’s streets, Bath’s not short on townhouse accommodation. The iconic limestone buildings offer rooms for all budgets and groups, from hen and stag parties, to more refined gatherings looking for a little elegance.
Queensberry estates provide a range of self-catering Bath group accommodation for groups of 2 to 14. Bath Townhouse 14 is located in the very heart of the city, and as the name suggests, it caters for groups of up to 14 people. Needless to say, it’s fitted with all the mod cons you’d expect from a newly refurbished self-catering apartment, and nothing’s been neglected in its renovation.
Walk-in showers, underfloor heating and luxurious free-standing copper baths are only a few of the features that will transport you to a time where elegance and frivolity were the order of the day – every day.
If your group prefers a more rural vibe, then Bradford-on-Avon (just 20 minutes from Bath) has everything you need for a picturesque weekend away. The stunning ancient market town is only nine miles out of the city, and has a pleasant, cosmopolitan vibe for such a small town.
There’s a great selection of traditional pubs, trendy restaurants and local shops to keep your party well fed and watered. Hire a bike and head along the Kennet and Avon canal, stopping at one (or more) of the many watering holes along the way. Better yet, hire a canal boat and Captain your hen or stag shipmates all the way to Bath city centre.
Lock View Cottage is a stunning three-storey cottage situated next to the canal. Tastefully decorated in keeping with the cottage’s character, it benefits from wonderful views over the town and easy access to all the local shops and bars. It’s a great choice for Bath group accommodation of four wanting a quieter retreat, or cosy country getaway.
Bath hen party accommodation
The MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel has everything a Bath-based hen party could wish for. Set in the heart of the city, the grand Georgian building has been exquisitely decorated to mirror the luxurious exuberance its original residence would have enjoyed.
Forget Jane Austin’s attempts to smear lavishness as pomposity. This is the place for true ladies of leisure. The rooms are grand and opulent, with large comfy beds, marbled sinks and plasma TVs. Your hens can enjoy drinks on the terrace, surrounded by beautiful gardens and yet only a stone’s throw from more lively pursuits Bath has to offer.
Bath accommodation with a hot tub
The prestigious Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa is one for the more upmarket Bath group accommodation venues for a stag or hen party. Located on the famous Royal Crescent, the hotel is a stunning example of Georgian architecture, inside and out. The hotel’s gardens are immaculately maintained, and offer the perfect spot to enjoy afternoon tea – something of a legend in its own right.
The hotel boasts an incredible food and drink menu – especially their huge selection of wines (talk to the head sommelier for some suggestions). And once you’ve shopped ‘til you’ve dropped in the city, relax and unwind in the hotel’s prestigious spa, guaranteed to make you feel more pampered than a Roman in a hot spring.
Stag do accommodation
The definition of chic stag party accommodation, the suggestively named Mr Darcy’s abode, is the perfect backdrop to a gentleman’s Bath group accommodation stag party in Bath. Seven swanky bedrooms sleep up to 20 guests in the centre of the city (forget the nightmare of splitting taxi fares).
Suave, sophisticated and full of gentry charm, the tastefully decorated Georgian building offers luxurious comfort over five floors, including a huge TV room, with Netflix and all the usual mod cons.
Party House accommodation
For something with more of a party vibe, Ivywood House and Rosestone cottage, just five miles out of Bath is great for a fun-filled weekend, for all ages. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, both buildings combined can sleep up to 34 guests – perfect for larger groups of hens or stags.
There’s plenty of entertainment on offer, should you fancy a (not-so-quiet) night in. Spend a lazy Sunday afternoon by the indoor heated pool – a great way to rid yourself of the hangover from the night before. Battle your buddies in the games room, where table football, pool or table tennis are just some of the activities on offer.
There’s plenty of activities throughout Bath and the surrounding area to keep your group entertained. Take your Bath hen party on a cruise down the meandering river Avon, or try the Therme Bath spa for a relaxing papering session. For those looking for a more active day out, West Country Games certainly meets the bill.
Located on the outskirts of Bristol (just down the road from Bath), West Country Games offers an array of crazy activities that will have your stag or hen party in fits of giggles. Welly throwing, Marigold Dangling and Drunk Pub Skittles are only a few of the crazy shenanigans your group will take part in throughout the course of the day. It’s whacky, wild and worth every penny.