'Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.â€
Jane Austen, one of the most famous authors who have ever put a pen to the paper, said this about life. Austen, still relevant after 200 years, hailed from Bath, Somerset and in a way, the quote seems to justify what life in Bath is like. It is a city that prides itself in keeping busy â€“ yet knowing that there's a lot more to life than merely keeping busy.
If you are traveling to Bath, you will be in for a variety of visual, artistic, cultural and tasty treats that you won't really be able to shake off even after leaving. The most famous attribute of a trip to bath is the great fusion of Roman, High European and English architecture. The city got its name from the fact that there were very many public baths built in the city during brief Roman rule.Â
For the lovers of art and architecture, Bath holds a number of enjoyable cathedrals, spires, bridges, churches, schools and museum that are witnesses of a bygone time. If you are on the outlook for cheap hotels in and around Bath, you will not need to dig deep, as there are numerous options that you can turn to and choose from. Finding a hotel in Bath is more of an exercise in the plenty as you will often be left confused because of the number of options available. But in any circumstance, it's a good headache to have, since it presents you with the luxury of the choice.Â
Budget Options in BathÂ
There are multitudes of budget hotels in Bath that will stand up to your expectations of quality and affordability â€“ and many times, they will even rise beyond your expectations, leaving you pleasantly surprised. A fraction of visitors coming to Bath every year are people who are on some sort of a business. For such businessmen and people who are always on the go for work, Bath provides a number of quality establishments that, despite being cheap, are just as good as any first rate hotel. The most important factor that tourists should consider while lodging in Bath is that most of the establishments do not allow for cash payments, other than in local currency. So, having a credit card or a debit card is probably the only way to go forward in such situations. Another idea can be to get your currency exchanged at the airport â€“ as it is well equipped with government as well as private currency exchange vendors.Â
Dive Into Bath of Luxury
Luxury hotels in Bath are somewhat different than what tourists might have come to anticipate after their experiences in London or such metro cities. Such establishments are often less lavish in treatment than the corresponding establishments in big cities. However, the fact that they charge much lesser than what similar places in metro cities charge kind of make up for this lack of royal treatment. This, of course, does not mean that these places are below the mark â€“ far from it. You can expect great personal attention from these lavish establishments and it will be in order to say that you will completely get the worth of every single pence you pay. From top tier chandeliers to round the clock personal butler services, hotel chains like Ambrosia and Hilton go to great lengths to make you feel like a royalty. It's probably the best feeling to return to your well-stocked seven star suite after a long day of architectural tourism around Bath. Luxury Bath hotels often provide for well planned sightseeing tours around the city, free of extra charge.Â
Places to See, Things to Do in Bath
There is a lot to do in Bath if you are an avid connoisseur of art and architecture. The most obvious one is to visit one of many thermal spas and baths in the city. These baths have been in existence for over one millennium and you can treat your body with a healing massage session in one of such baths. Another thing you wouldn't want to miss out on when in Bath is to take a lazy, afternoon stroll along the Roman Crescent to soak in all the natural beauty and constructional grandeur. Bath hotels of most kinds do provide private transport for their lodgers, meaning that you will have all the time in the world to actually enjoy the place, rather than worrying about taxis and buses. Bath is also very famous for its typical English tea â€“ the kind that's getting rare in existence these days, with an onslaught of coffee.Â
Airport Hotels in Bath
Finding a hotel near airport in Bath will not be a problem. If you have booked in advance, you can easily ask your hotel to send a private car for you to pick you up at the hotel. If not, there are many hotel reps who set up stalls just outside the airport, making it easy for you to find a hotel that fits your needs. If you are traveling from London, you will have it even easier as most reputed London hotels have local subs in Bath.Â
Best Time to Travel to BathÂ
Quite predictably, the best time to travel to Bath is the summer time â€“ March to June. There are many local festivals going on in Bath during these months, and hence, you will have a chance to make your trip a touch more memorable. Apart from that, winter moths aren't too bad to visit Bath, either. However, that means you will miss out on romantic strolls and summer time natural beauty of the hills around Bath.
In the end, it doesn't really matter if you stay in a luxury hotel with two storey suite or you prefer cheap hotels to fit your budget. What matters the most is that you make the most of your time in Bath. For those who revel in history, Bath will never come as a disappointment, quite the contrary to it.Â