Mercure Francis Hotel

Queen Square, (formerly Macdonald Francis Hotel), Bath, Somerset, BA1 2HH, United Kingdom
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Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Great city centre location

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 15, 2009

This is a rather old fashioned hotel in a great location. Rooms are spread out through the six townhouses that have been combined to create it, making for sprawling corridors and a somewhat confusing layout. To reach my room, for instance, I had to go up one flight of stairs (there is a lift as an alternative), along two corridors and back down a different flight (no lift here though). Once there I found a good sized room with a comfortable double bed; a small bathroom with slightly faded appearance and an apparently unmoveable shower tap, but nice toiletries and soft white towels; traditional décor and a small TV with very limited channels. It was more than adequate for my one night stay but if you’re looking for something a little fancier you might consider upgrading to a superior room for £15 extra on your bill.

My stay cost £87 (special government rate) and included a full English breakfast served buffet style. I’m not keen on eggs that have sat on a hot-plate so I stuck to fresh fruit salad and some excellent crusty bread with cheese, and was very happy with my meal.

Directions: On the south side of Queen Square

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Fantastic Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 8, 2008

This hotel is now part of the Mercure empire and I cannot recommend the Francis Hotel more highly. We stayed there for three nights in June 08 and were given room 129 on the first floor at the rear of the hotel. It had recently been refurbished and had the largest bed we have ever seen! The curtains had blackout lining and the bathroom was well equipped. The car park can hold about 30 cars but I am not sure of arrangements when it is full. The staff were all very friendly and efficient – especially the young lady in the bar who was pleased to have someone to talk to, it was so quiet.

The public areas are well decorated and there is a peaceful atmosphere throughout. Whilst the exterior is typically Georgian, the refurbished areas are minimalist 21st century with entrancing blue down lighters highlighting each bedroom door.

We didn’t eat in the hotel, taking waitress-served breakfast in Jolly`s nearby department store for £3.35!

This has to be the best located hotel in the city with every attraction within 5 minutes walk, and we will certainly stay there again when next visiting Bath.

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Queen Square slow-mo

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 5, 2004

The Francis belongs to the Macdonald Hotels group. It describes itself as 'the epitome of Georgian elegance in the very heart of Bath'. I would describe it as a substandard link in a mass market chain.

Located on Queen Square and handy to the shopping district on Milsom Street, the hotel presents a handsome enough exterior. Fittings and furnishings are in subdued tones of Queen Anne style. Perhaps the faulty plumbing was a clue that something was amiss...... Management has become accustomed to having a captive audience of tour groups. Staff seem to have lost the personal touch of dealing with an individual traveler. The bartender was surly. Diners directed to the lounge were left to wait 30 minutes before a waitress appeared. Upon arrival she managed to take an order from only 1 of the 3 tables where customers were seated. A further 30 minutes elapsed with no sign of either food OR waitress.

Unique Quality: The hotel is reputed to be popular with the pre-theatre supper crowd. I have trouble believing it.

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Address: Queen Square, (formerly Macdonald Francis Hotel), Bath, Somerset, BA1 2HH, United Kingdom

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Amenities at Mercure Francis Hotel

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Business Services
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet

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