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The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel in Somerset

The Gainsborough Bath Spa in Somerset

The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel in Bath, Somerset, South West, UK

  • The Gainsborough Bath Spa in Somerset
    The Gainsborough Bath Spa in Somerset

from £39 per person

Enjoy a visit to The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel in Somerset, spread over two Grade II-listed buildings. The only hotel in the country with access to Bath’s natural thermal waters. Find special offers, spa deals & breaks!



About the Gainsborough Bath Hotel Spa

The Gainsborough Bath Spa is the only naturally heated thermal spa in the UK, using the same natural healing waters the Romans and Georgians loved so much.

The 1,200-square-meter Spa Village Bath is located over two floors and three therapeutic pools. Because the spa was designed with its Roman origins in mind, the pools are set within an atrium and flooded with lots of natural light.

Here you will find 11 treatment rooms, including a couple’s room, a  steam room, a Suite with private natural thermal waters, two tatami rooms for Asian therapies, a beauty salon, and a fitness room. Treatments include deep tissue massage, body scrubs, hydrotherapy treatments, Swedish massage, body wraps and aromatherapy treatments.

The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel Details

The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel has 99 rooms with high ceilings (18ft) and tall windows with plenty of light. There are wonderful views across the city and surrounding hills.

All rooms were decorated by the award-winning firm, Champalimaud Design with custom furnishings and a subtle combination of period details and modern elements. Rooms are decorated in muted blues and browns. The beds have Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom has Asprey products.

Rooms include flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, Nespresso coffee machines, free WiFi, bath robes, slippers, complimentary minibar, digital radio and digital eNewspapers. The suites also have a seating area.

  • Parking
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness centre
  • Swimming pool(s)
  • Natural thermal pools
  • Valet parking (pre-book)
  • Minibar along with digital eNewspaper


Overnight spa break from £260 per person


This spa is located in the heart of town and only a short walk from the station.


The Gainsborough is just across the road from the Thermae Bath Spa and near to Bath’s Theatre Royal, the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, rugby at The Rec and a range of both designer and independent shops.


The nearest airport is Bristol Airport, 14.9 miles away. Bath Spa train station is only 600 yards away.

Style & character

This hotel is a member of The Leading Hotels in the World and occupies two historic buildings, with both Georgian and Victorian facades. The hotel was named after artist Thomas Gainsborough and designed to feel welcoming, elegant, social and vibrant.

This Georgian styled hotel offers both traditional and contemporary design. There are Asian touches as well as a feel of history and culture with Roman coins on display and contemporary artwork from local Bath Spa University students.

Service and facilities

Air of calm. Charming and helpful staff.

Access for guests with disabilities?



Yes, children are welcome and there are free cribs available for infants.


No pets allowed.

Food & drink

The Gainsborough has partnered with world-renowned chef, Johann Lafer. Johann only uses fresh and locally sourced produce to create truly creative dishes. He has a “dining without borders philosophy” where he combines local produce with Asian flavours. You will find a delicious roast rack of Wiltshire lamb with Szechuan pepper crust, celeriac and blood orange. Desserts are just as exciting and the wine list is eclectic.

The Canvas Room and Gainsborough Bar also offer an all-day menu and extensive drinks selection (champagnes, gins, fine wines and cocktails).


Beau St, Bath BA1 1QY



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