Bath: Best Western Abbey Hotel
I recently stayed at this Hotel for 2 nights. I suggest a space suit in order to combat the distinct lack of atmosphere in this establishment. My room was so shabby I wiped my feet on the way out. The bar is only a bar by name and more like an expensive drinks cabinet. No draught beer and no bar person. If you want a drink you need to flag down a passing waiter or waitress who will then quickly serve you between other duties. I went for my evening meal and was advised that I needed to book my table. I explained that although I wasn’t in a hurry what I really wanted was a nice steak and was prepared to go to another hotel or restaurant to get it. I was assured that my table would be ready in 45 mins so then decided to have a drink fist to pass the time (that’s when I found out about the bar). Well to top it off when I eventually sat down at the table to order my meal the punch line was; sorry no steak tonight. The full English breakfast was ok though, nice and hot and well cooked. The waiter who brought me my breakfast must have slept in his clothes for a week, distinct lack of personal hygiene was apparent to all. Well my company paid for this stay which was bad enough but despite that I felt the only thing missing when I paid the bill was the highwaymen’s mask.