Hotel Indigo Bath Review – The Luxury Editor
Background and concept
The Indigo Bath Hotel is the latest property to open in the city, taking inspiration from the city’s surrounding Georgian architecture and local neighborhood history. The property has created a truly memorable experience by artfully combining modern design with historic architecture. This grade one listed building has been steeped in history since its days as 12 distinct Georgian townhouses, it is home to tenants such as Sir Walter Scott, William Wilberforce, the Duke of Kingston and the Duke of York, among many other important historical figures who have stayed here. In recent years the building housed Mrs Pratt and her family before becoming one of the best located hotels in Bath.
Each of the 166 bedrooms is perfectly designed, modern and stylish, reflecting the influences of the architects and novelists who made Bath famous for its storytelling and passionate social scene.
The property is also home to “The Elder”, a new restaurant by multi-award winning West Country restaurateur Mike Robinson. The Elder is the perfect place to enjoy authentic, honest and timeless British cuisine, with a focus on sustainability, seasonality and local produce. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with an à la carte menu, and in the bar and south-facing terrace, visitors can sample small plates, cocktails and Somerset ciders.
Just a stone’s throw from Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths and Pultney Bridge, you can explore historic sites whilst enjoying modern inspired galleries, street performers and the fantastic range of shops on your doorstep.
The train station is a five-minute walk away which connects you to Bristol in 15 minutes, and it’s a short hour’s drive from Bristol Airport.
Rooms and Suites
Each of the 166 rooms and suites includes plush Hypnos beds, luxury Egyptian cotton linens, spa-inspired bathrooms, Nespresso coffee machines, high-speed Wi-Fi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs. with a variety of channels. Five different room types are available reflecting the surrounding area of Bath.
Chambers of Love and Mischief
Drawing inspiration from the infamous debutant season in Bath, where big nights of play and frivolity mixed
The rookie season in Bath was a time when great evenings of gambling and frivolity mingled with afternoon tea and whispers of romantic promises. These rooms feature dark green headboard wood paneling combined with vibrant red velvet upholstery. A nod to old gambling culture, there are side tables for playing cards while artwork on the walls plays up the romance theme with lovebirds and portraits that have been vandalized by former lovers.
Literary Refuge Rooms
These rooms are designed to reflect Bath’s abundance of famous authors. The walls behind the bed are lined with a montage of novels by many Bath authors and the desk is a traditional writer’s desk with a captain’s chair. Rooms have a cozier feel and a soft color palette of browns and mustard yellows
Georgian Architecture Rooms
These rooms have a grand Georgian residence feel, with the back wall of the bed lined with ornate ceiling sconce covers and large high ceilings. The bold, symmetrical geometric patterns favored by Georgian architecture of this era are visible with a deep and rich color palette, designed to accentuate period features.
Crossing the design periods, these rooms are a newly built modern extension that mirrors the garden in which they sit. They offer a contemporary modern design, light and young.
Underground Vault Rooms
Built in the 18th century, the vaults are a stunning example of historic architecture and house the hotel suites. The vaults, built in the 18th century, are an amazing example of historic architecture. They house the hotel’s suites, designed with dim lighting, black wood finishes, vaulted bath stone ceilings, underfloor heating, and high-end handcrafted furnishings. These rooms are a great option for a special treat!
During our trip we stayed in one of their beautiful Romance and Mischief rooms.
The bathrooms can include a bathtub on request and the fittings are from the English brand Bramley.
Wardrobe and extras
The minibar is complementary and is stocked with a good selection of wines, beers and soft drinks to enjoy.
Food and drink
The hotel restaurant is called The Elder and is the brainchild of Mike Robinson, one of Britain’s leading authorities on wild food and game, and has become one of the best places in town to dine.
Sitting in a series of elegant and atmospheric dining rooms, interiors have an early 20th-century vintage flair, with oil paintings of equestrian scenes, studded leather banquettes, orb-shaped lamps, paneled walls and dark wood furniture.
Eating here isn’t just about food, it’s a journey of discovery, as you learn more about local heritage or food preparation techniques. Wild food and game are the specialties, the owner’s land managers control herds of wild deer on private estates, with all venison processed in the site’s FSA-regulated pantry.
Our culinary experience
To eat lunch
Just off the lobby is a cozy game room, filled with board games to play. So meet after dinner for a cocktail.
The private house
5 Pierrepont Street is the hotel’s private townhouse that combines Georgian elegance with modern luxury. It is the perfect location for a private family celebration or a small corporate event. The townhouse has eight en-suite bedrooms, a meeting room/lounge and a private courtyard. Guests are welcome to use the hotel’s facilities, including the bar and restaurant, or they can choose to have private catering service in the townhouse’s private dining room.
We loved our stay at the Indigo Bath Hotel, the hotel is the perfect place to stay when looking for a luxurious and relaxing accommodation option in the city. Modern conveniences blend seamlessly with the historic Georgian features of the building and the hotel’s restaurant, The Elder, is a dining experience not to be missed whether you are visiting the city or staying at the hotel.
The hotel is included in our guide to the best hotels in Bath.