Bath is a beautiful city located in the county of Somerset. There are a lot of picturesque views and lots to explore around the city. It's the perfect place for a couples getaway or a family trip.
Travel: It takes just under 2 hours via train from London Victoria station and just over 3 hours via coach from Victoria coach station. We opted to take the coach as it was a lot cheaper and wasn't much of a difference in terms of travel time.
It was my second time visiting Bath as I visited for the first time in September 2020 for 2 nights for my Wedding anniversary. We decided to stay at the Apex hotel once again as we had a positive stay last year, it is a 4* hotel located a few minutes walk from the city centre.
We had a very pleasant stay our room was modern, comfortable we also had a bath and a separate shower which suited both of our preferences. The hotel has a gym, pool, sauna and a steam room, we utilised the pool, sauna and the steam room during our stay and had no issues with any of the facilities.
We had breakfast included in our booking you are given the option of a choice of one hot breakfast option and the freedom to serve yourself at the continental bar which had pastries, fruit, fruit juices etc. There was a variety of breakfast options suitable for different diets and the food was great too, the staff were friendly and we didn't encounter any issues with the service of the staff.
We did a lot of exploring around the city which is easy to do so on foot. We visited the Roman baths which was a really interesting tour I'd definitely recommend. We also spent our time relaxing at the hotel, visiting a mixture of cafes and restaurants.
Our budget for our trip was £1,000.
Here's a breakdown of what we spent:
Apex hotel (3 nights inc. breakfast): £664 *(I will be getting 5% cashback with this booking via airtime rewards and will get 1814 honey gold points once my purchase is verified which will allow me to get a £10 voucher).*
Coach tickets x2: £21.60
Roman Baths x2: £34 (prices vary depending on the month)
Victoria falls Mini golf: £11 (was really impressed with the price, it was definitely value for money)
Chinese takeaway x1: £18 (pricey but food was average)
Fish & chips x1: £9.50
Society cafe: £9.80 (x2 drinks and a muffin)
Chez Dominque: £60 (inc. tip) we both ordered the Onglet steak which we tried for the first time it was cooked very well and very flavoursome. The service was great and staff were friendly.
The Ivy: £65.81 (inc. tip) we both enjoyed our food and the service was great.
Friends takeaway (kebab): £4.99 (reasonably priced and tasted good)
Mrs Potts chocolate house: £10.20 (x2 hot chocolates) a little pricey but definitely worth visiting
Papaw cha (bubble tea): £4.90
Sweet little things tea house and bakery: £18.05
Pizza hut delivery: £16.82
Total spend: £967.98
If your budget is a little tighter there are plenty of ways that you could reduce your spend by opting for a 3* hotel, air bnb or eating out a lot less than we did (lol we wanted to treat ourselves).
To view more pictures and videos of our trip head over to my Instagram page @YourFinancePT
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