Dates extended for Winter Weekend Warmer and Winter Weekend Spa! If you are on a budget this February but still want to get away at the weekend, look no further than these terrific offers. Also, all our midweek prices have been slashed. Come and stay with us, enjoy beautiful Bath and still have some money left over to go out for dinner and treat yourselves. Give us a ring on 01225 428558 or book through our secure booking site.
Q. Want to visit Bath and stay in beautiful affordable accommodation in the heart of the city?
A. Look no further. You have found the right place.
January and February are splendid times to visit Bath if you can spare a day or two – it isn’t busy because there are not many tourists around at the moment, so you won’t have to queue to get into Bath’s major tourist attractions, like the Roman Baths. Our many fine independent restaurants have recovered from their hectic Christmas and New Year and are now looking to fill their tables again.
Come and stay with us in Three Abbey Green. You will find us about 100 yards from the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. We are surrounded by a wealth of independent shops and restaurants. You can walk to all Bath’s tourist attractions from Abbey Green, so you won’t need your car. You can even have a free guided walking tour of the city with the Mayor of Bath’s Guides.
Here are a few more ideas:
• Watch Bath play rugby or football
• Visit the Theatre Royal or Komedia
• Hire a bicycle and explore Bath for a few hours
• Take in some of Bath’s ten best museums
• Go to an art gallery
• Hike the Bath Skyline trail
• Enjoy the architecture
• Explore Bath’s parks and gardens
• Take a trip to the Cotswolds or Stonehenge
There is so much to do. Come and find out. Let us help you to enjoy Bath as much as we do.
!!! JANUARY 7TH – 11TH ONLY !!!
Midweek Midwinter Madness
Any double/twin room @ £100 per night
Stay for two nights @ £80 per night
Stay for three nights @ £60 per night
All rates include a scrumptious breakfast
Online: www.threeabbeygreen.com and quote MMM in guests’ comments box
Telephone 01225 428558
N.B. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Payment will be taken at time of booking and is non-refundable. Only one room is bookable per guest. Standard occupancy is required.
A little while ago, we teamed up with local company Bramley Products to provide their natural range of bath and body products in the bathrooms. As a result of our guests’ interest in buying the toiletries, we have decided to keep a small amount in stock to sell as a reminder of their time in Three Abbey Green.
How many sixteen year olds do you know who would sign up for a week’s work experience doing chambermaiding in a foreign county? Here in the guest house we know not one but two!
The family business is 15 years old and the co-founders, Sue and Derek, are marking their 70th birthdays. Clearly a special event needed organising to highlight these things. What could be more special than having a party at the Roman Baths?
May 21st marks the start of a regular monthly Sunday market in Bath and it’s happening right outside our front door. The Independent Bath Market will feature up to 25 stalls. The traders are selected small independent family businesses, makers, growers, crafters, artisans and producers from the local area. We are all delighted to be in at the beginning of this initiative.
It is the brainchild of Silvana de Soissons of The Foodie Bugle who is one of our neighbours in Abbey Green. Her beautiful shop sells delicious artisan food and drink and beautiful homewares.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Happy New Year to you all. We were pleased to see so many of you in 2016 and hope that we will catch up with you again in Bath sometime this year, as well as welcoming new guests.
Those of you who read our last blog will know that we entered, just for the experience, the Access and Inclusivity category of the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism awards 2016. We were amazed when we learned that we had been short-listed for either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award. The evening of the ceremony arrived and Nici, Derek and Sue set off in all their finery on a journey which Google had reliably informed us would take an hour. Forty five minutes later we were still in Bath, sharing all those frustrations that our guests have when they can’t get to us. The only difference was that we couldn’t get out – and we knew where we going!
Finally, we arrived in the nick of time to sit down for a very nice dinner. Then our award was called first. All three short-listed businesses trooped up to the presentation area. The bronze award winner was announced. Nici and Sue got ready to collect it but – surprise, surprise!! – it went to the National Trust at Brean Down. For a nano-second, Sue dared to hope that maybe Three Abbey Green would receive the Gold and not the At-Bristol Science Centre. Unsurprisingly, it was not to be but we are all exceedingly pleased with the Silver.
Assistant Manager Flora was responsible for helping Sue with the preparation for making Three Abbey Green more accessible to guests with mobility concerns, so it is with sadness but understanding that we have had to say ‘Goodbye’ to Flora, who has decided to return to her native Hungary. She has been with us for two and a half years and, in that time, she has continued to promote with great success our family-friendly, guest-centered ethos. It was the first time that we had appointed someone from outside the family in a key management role and she did a brilliant job. Hungary will be lucky to have her back!
Enter Kellie and Olly, our new residential assistant managers, who got off to a flying start by being part of the winning team at the guest house association quiz night on Sunday. More about them next time.
This is the question …………..now, we’ve had an award or two recently which were completely unsolicited (and made us very happy) but this one we’ve done loads of work to prepare for but had no expectation of winning. We just thought the experience would be good for us, we would learn from it and try again next year.
So, what is it? We entered the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism awards 2016 in the Access and Inclusivity category and learned just the other day that we will win either gold, silver or bronze at the Awards Ceremony on October 19th. As we are up against the At-Bristol Science Centre and the Brean Down National Trust, we are pretty sure what our award will be! However we are all really excited – Nici is giving her party frock an airing, Derek is putting a knot in his black tie and Sue will attempt to wear something colourful to match the big grin on her face.
Sue has worked hard, with Flora’s help, to make Three Abbey Green as accessible as possible to those guests with mobility concerns and, as a family business, we have always welcomed families with children, the elderly and guests who may need a carer to help them enjoy our fantastic location in the centre of Bath. We are currently working on ways to help guests who have visual or hearing impairments.
Then, completely out of the blue, we found we had won another award. We have been selected as a winner of the 2016 Experts’ Choice award. Each year, TripExpert recognizes the best hotels around the world with this award, based on professional reviews from over 70 top travel guides, magazines and newspapers. There’s no doubt about it – Nici and Alan must be doing something right!
It’s lovely to win things but our core business is providing the best possible experience for each and every guest and for this reason we were contacted late last year and asked to host the winners of a competition in America, called ‘The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen Sweepstakes 2016.’ The competition organisers had to be quite persistent with this booking because, as it was so unusual, we all thought it was a spoof! Finally, Nici got her head around it and decided that it was a genuine request.
Author Collins Hemingway, his wife Wendy and the two grand prize winners and their guests from the UK and the US arrived to stay with us for three nights on September 9th, their visit co-inciding with Bath’s Jane Austen festival. They were also celebrating the publication of Mr Hemingway’s newest novel, volume 2 of “The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen’ trilogy, which respectfully re-imagines Jane Austen’s life during the Regency era. We enjoyed the visit immensely and it was great fun to see our guests parading in their period costumes.
Now we wait for October 19th to see how we get on at the Tourism awards evening. We shall be mixing with some of the highest profile businesses and tourist attractions in the region – not bad for a little family business started in 2002!