My 80 year old father and I stayed 4 nights at Athole Guest House, which is a Victorian home upgraded to very comfortable modern standards. The place was spotless, the room was large and bright, the shower was a positive torrent of hot water, and the location was very convenient (a 15 minute walk to town, yes up a slight hill but if we could do it you can too!). Plus there is a speciatl deal - if you book on-line and stay for 4 nights you only pay for 3. However, the best thing about our stay here was our host, Wolfgang. Not only is he a fabulous gourmet cook (serving the best breakfasts I have ever eaten), but he was unbelievably helpful. He picked us up at the train station, shared his collection of books about Bath history and architecture, heated the Conservatory so that I could hold a meeting, directed my father as to the best walks and sights, and helped me to save a wayward Powerpoint presentation by opening it on his own computer. I will be going back to Bath in the fall, and I'll definately be staying here again - if there is room (I'll book early because Athole House fills up very quickly, especially for weekends).