As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on travel plans, it’s no surprise that Brits are option for staycations this year.
Seaside resorts proved popular for the summer, but as autumn draws closer, city breaks are emerging as the new top holiday of choice – and Bath is top of Brits’ wishlists.
In fact, Expedia has recorded a sharp 50% increase in searches for Bath city breaks in September, with one-night and two-night weekend trips predominantly on the cards.
Other popular destinations include Edinburgh and Liverpool, both of which have seen 20% increases on the holiday booking platform.
It’s no surprise that Bath is a popular city break spot for autumn. On warm, sunny days, there’s plenty to explore whether you want to wander along the city streets, or take in the rolling green countryside right by the hotspot.
Then there are the cosy pubs, charming boutiques and brilliant restaurants, not to mention key attractions such as the iconic Roman Baths and Bath Abbey.
To give travellers a helping hand, Expedia has shared five brilliant hotels in Bath that are worth having on your radar.
Oh, and as the pandemic can mean plans change overnight, all of the properties offer a free cancellations so that, if there are new restrictions announced, you won’t be left out of pocket.
Check out Expedia’s top five picks below…
Set across two converted Victorian houses and boasting a handy central location, this beautiful hotel is ideal if you’re after somewhere a bit more luxurious.
Expect spacious double rooms, heaps of amenities for a comfortable stay, and sleek, modern decor.
How much? Double rooms from £149 on Expedia, with free cancellation. Find out more here.
Overlooking the River Avon, this hotel is brilliantly located if you want to explore the city, as it’s a short walk from highlights including the Roman Baths.
The hotel is pet-friendly, and also offers a gym and on-site restaurant.
How much? Double rooms from £125 a night on Expedia, with free cancellation. Find out more here.
Located in the city centre, this hotel offers swish rooms with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, as well as an on-site swimming pool and gym (you’ll need to book these due to social distancing guidelines).
How much? Double rooms from £133 a night on Expedia, with free cancellation. Find out more here.
This townhouse is tucked away right by Henrietta Park, making it ideal for those who want to explore the city but also fancy some leisurely autumnal strolls.
Oh, and it’s pet-friendly so you can bring along your beloved dog too!
How much? Double rooms from £149 a night on Expedia, with free cancellation. Find out more here.
Looking for self-catered accommodation rather than a hotel? These cosy apartments offer studio rooms complete with a kitchen, so you can whip up some meals and avoid having to pay for restaurants during your trip.
How much? Studio with kitchen from £105 a night on Expedia, with free cancellation. Find out more here.