No 15 Great Pulteney Hotel Review

For my 35th birthday we decided to get away for a few days and my wife Nicola decided Bath in Somerset would be the location primarly for us to see the Bath Spa.

We wanted a hotel that was in the city centre of Bath and found the No. 15 Great Pulteney hotel on Google.

It is a fairly new hotel and seems to be making waves with great reviews and being nominated for quite a few travel awards.

Situated on the Great Pulteney Street that leads over the bridge directly to the Holburne Museum of Art.

After packing our bags we made the long 3 hour trip to Bath.


Couch House Room

We stayed in the old coach house, which is a seperate building at the back of the hotel and has a total of 8 rooms.

Our room had a super king-size bed, which I must add was super comfy. The hotel even has a pillow menu to choose a pillow to make sure you get a decent nights sleep.

You can choose from the Savoy Feather pillow, Luxury Microfibre pillow, Memory Foam Cooling pillow or the Body pillow. All sound lovely but we always take our own pillows as their is nothing like sleeping on your own – anyone else do that?!

The room also has an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a bath tub in the room (not all rooms have a bath tub so request one if you want one).

The brochure will tell you the tall Georgian windows offer views over the hotel’s garden but the our experience was viewing the neighbours gardens and the hotel car park. If you wanting views your probably better off asking for a room at the front of the hotel where you might see views over Great Pulteney Street and Henrietta Park.

Where No. 15 Great Pulteney hotel really excels is the extras that you just don’t get in standard hotel. Each room has an LED TV with Sky channels (they give you the codes to access films and sports), a Nespresso machine and even has a Dyson hair dryer!

Outside our room was access to a generous larder with free snacks and soft drinks. The home made chocolate brownies were a really nice touch.



The Wi-Fi is free at No. 15 Great Pulteney hotel and no password is needed in your room.

The speed was pretty decent through out the hotel and I was able to access social media and apps on my phone with no problems.


Food & Drink


breakfast at no 15 great pulteney

no 15 great pulteney breakfast

We were a little late to breakfast but they still had plenty to offer in the continental buffet.

There was fresh Apple or Orange juice as well the usual hot drinks. I had a cappacuino and my wife had sparkling water.

The continental breakfast was a little limited and if I am being honest looked like it might of come out a of packet. Not a bad packet though, more like Marks and Spencers than Aldi!

The cooked breakfast was superb though.

I had Eggs Royal (one of my favourite breakfasts) and it was really well done. I really enjoyed it with the sourdough bread and thought it was a really nice alternative to a english muffin.

My wife had Eggs Florentine. Hers looked a little over done but she enjoyed it.

We did’nt get to try out Bar 15 or Cafe 15 at any other times during our stay as we busy out exploring Bath, but the they have come up with some intriguing cocktails for the curious and a carefully curated drinks list in Bar 15. The Cafe 15 menu looks fantastic and indulgent.



The one thing that had been putting us off coming to Bath was the long 3 hour drive from Colchester. It was’nt to bad in the end and we broke the journey up by stopping at the Reading West service station.

Parking is really limited in Bath so be prepared to have to wait to get a spot outside the hotel or get their early when guests have started checking out to get a parking space at the back of the hotel.

On the way back we broke the journey up by going to Stonehenge, but got side tracked and ended up finding Longridge Safari park! Consequently we only managed a drive by at Stonehenge.



After all that terrible snow and rumours of more snow to come I thought this weekend might be a right off…

Luckily for us the spring weather come through and we had a pleasant sunny warm weekend in Bath.

I would imagine in the summer months you will really see the beauty of bath.



No. 15 Great Pulteney hotel in Bath is fantastic hotel with some amazing quirkes and extras you just do not no get in other hotels.

However, I suspect some of these extras like the dyson hairdryer might be to make up for the fact the rooms do not have air conditioning (at least ours didn’t). I would like to know what it is like in the sticky summer months as the rooms were pretty warm already.

It does offer exceptional value for money with rooms available from just £99 per night and I would recommend staying at No. 15 Great Pulteney hotel.


Things to consider

  • It is only a 5 minute walk to bath city center and you could easily walk to the Royal Cresent in 15 minutes.
  • Our room was really warm and it did not have air con. This might not be the case in the main rooms in the hotel so worth checking as I suspect during the Summer the rooms would be super warm.
  • You can park at the back of hotel for £20 a night but your need to get their early to secure a space.



mr and mrs smith extra

I booked via Mr and Mrs Smith after looking for ‘hotels in Bath’ in Google.

By booking with through Mr and Mrs Smith you got 2 glasses of prosecco and a luxury candle upon arrival in our room as a extra for free.

If you don’t want the extras and just want a better price book through



So now you know all about my stay at the No. 15 Great Pulteney Street in Bath, Somerset

I would love to know your thoughts if you have stayed here as well.

If you have any questions you would like to ask me about No. 15 Great Pulteney hotel, please ask below now.


The Son Of Thom
The Son Of Thom

Daniel Steptoe-Thompson is a UK food, lifestyle and travel blogger reviewing places he has travelled, whilst writing about his lifestyle choices, combining his love of coffee and tattoos and ticking things off his bucket list.

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