Royal Hotel, Manvers St, Bath, BA1 1JP
In the beautiful historic centre of Bath, this attractive traditional Georgian-style hotel offers a friendly and informal atmosphere within walking distance of all of the city's leading attractions. Famous for its beautiful Georgian architecture, Bath
Brunel, the famous English architect of the time, designed the hotel for the arrival of the railway in Victorian times. The Royal prefix was bestowed upon the hotel as a reminder of Queen Victoria's visit to the city of Bath. The hotel was originally named the Royal Station Hotel and commenced trading in 1846. In 1852, because of the growing influence of rail travel and the hotel's close proximity to the station, an upper-level footbridge was built, directly linking the first floor of the hotel with the station platforms for the convenience of hotel guests. This footbridge remained until 1936.
The Royal has changed ownership a number of times during its 150-year history and in March 1995, The PR Inns partnership acquired the business. PR is a small private company, wholly owned by its two partners who are highly experienced hoteliers and restaurateurs.