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Boutique Hotel Bath: Indigo Hotel Bath Review

On my recent trip to the UK, I was lucky enough to spend two nights at the best boutique hotel Bath is home to, Indigo Hotel Bath. In this Hotel Indigo Bath review, I’m sharing my experience staying at this boutique hotel Bath is famous for, including my thoughts on the Elder Restaurant Bath and the Hotel Indigo Bath parking options. Spoiler alert: the Indigo Hotel Bath is ideal as you explore the best things to do in Bath!

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Why Visit Bath?

Bath in Somerset is a must-visit for anyone traveling in the UK. Bath has become famous as the Georgian-era backdrop of the famous Netflix drama series Bridgerton. Besides its most recent screen role, the city of Bath is also known for its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s the only city in the UK with this accolade, thanks to its Roman remains and 18th-century architecture. You can read about the best things to see and do in Bath here.

Bath is all about wellness, so hotels with roll top baths are the best places to stay during your trip. The Hotel Indigo Bath is the perfect choice to feel relaxed and rejuvenated.

Boutique Hotel Bath: Indigo Hotel Bath Review
The Vault Rooms at Hotel Indigo – Image courtesy of Hotel Indigo Bath

Indigo Hotel Bath Overview

Hotel Indigo Bath is a fantastic place to relax and immerse yourself in this historically rich city. The beautiful honey-colored Georgian Terrace property opened in September 2020 after a significant restoration project. Despite such a massive renovation, it retained all the charms of the 18th century but with modern style and conveniences.

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Image courtesy of Hotel Indigo Bath

Quick Tip: View my full UK packing guide here including a downloadable checklist. And check out my UK Essentials shopping list here.

The first thing I noticed when entering the hotel was the location, which is just a stone’s throw from the Bath Spa Train Station. Situated on the peaceful street of South Parade, most attractions are within walking distance, and plenty of dining choices are nearby.

Upon entering the hotel, it felt incredibly warm and welcoming—I almost didn’t want to leave the lobby to go to my room! You’ll find a living room area past the reception desk with comfy chairs and couches to relax on while playing one of the many games available. This boutique hotel Bath inspires you to indulge in creativity as soon as you enter. 

The elegantly designed hotel décor draped in beautiful colors and textures will appeal to your senses, and the staff are patient and friendly. The lounge attached to the lobby is a great space to socialize and relax.

Indigo Hotel Bath has 166 guest rooms designed with five themes reflecting the local history. Couples particularly like the hotel, rating it 9.8 out of 10 for a two-person trip on It’s also great for solo travelers who want to stay in a safe, central location. Why not treat yourself to a night or two in one of the luxury rooms with a roll top bath?

Did You Get Travel Insurance Yet?

The Insurance companies I recommend are Hey Mondo and Safety Wing

Hey Mondo is great if you are looking for a great value flexible policy. They offer single-trip cover, annual multi-trip cover, and long-term travel cover. Safety Wing is great value, with monthly coverage starting at $45.08. It’s super easy to use, and it just renews each month. I currently use them as they offer me free cover for my son as part of my policy.

Read my full travel insurance post here, where I go into detail about all companies. 

Hotel Indigo Rooms 

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Image courtesy of Hotel Indigo Bath

Rooms at the Indigo Hotel Bath are designed to reflect the influence of local architects, novelists, and creatives who made the city famous for its storytelling and active social scene.

There are Romance & Mischief rooms, Literary Hideaway rooms, Architectural Beauty rooms, Garden rooms, and the newly opened rooms, The Vaults. Each has its own classification of standard, superior, superior premier, and suites. 

Boutique Hotel Bath: Indigo Hotel Bath Review
The Vault Bathroom Suite – Image courtesy of Hotel Indigo Bath

Regardless of your room, you can expect a few standard things, including comfortable Hypnos beds with luxury Egyptian cotton linens that will make you want to stay in bed all day. Other features include Nespresso coffee machines, high-speed Wi-Fi, a 40” flat-screen TV, a hairdryer, a mini-fridge, a kettle, and an iron and ironing board.   

Another standard at this boutique hotel Bath is cleanliness. It was sparkling clean!

Hotel indigo bath boutique hotel review

The best part of the room is the spa-inspired bathroom. I wanted an early dinner to return early and enjoy the roll top bath. The bathrooms even have a speaker built into the ceiling to listen to while relaxing. The impressive-sized bathroom has an elegant English design—the towels and bathrobes are made of high-quality materials, and they also provide you with slippers. Little details like this make Indigo Hotel Bath one of the best local hotels with roll top baths.

Indigo Hotel Bath Location

I love visiting Bath because of its central location in the UK. It’s easy to access from most cities and makes an excellent place for a weekend getaway. The hotel is five minutes on foot from the train station and only 19 miles from Bristol International Airport, making it convenient to travel from anywhere in the country. It’s just 10 miles from M4 Junction 18 if you want to drive.

Hotel Indigo review - Boutique hotel in bath

The only onside Hotel Indigo Bath parking is a valet for £40 a day, but there’s a public car park next door, which costs £15 per 24 hours. I initially felt nervous about leaving my rental car in a public car park overnight, but the Bath police station is directly across the street.

Hotel Indigo Bath’s location does not disappoint—it’s in the heart of the Bath city center. Whether you want to visit the Roman Baths, tour one of the city’s many museums, shop downtown, or spend a quiet summer evening along the River Avon banks, you won’t have far to walk.

The Elder Restaurant Bath

Boutique Hotel Bath: Indigo Hotel Bath Review
The Elder Restaurant in Bath – Image courtesy of Hotel Indigo Bath

Inside Hotel Indigo Bath, you’ll find the Elder Restaurant Bath, a new and exciting dining option from award-winning West Country restaurateur Mike Robinson. The restaurant serves sumptuous British cuisine and is named after the famous English architect John Wood, who designed most of Bath’s Georgian buildings.

The restaurant and bar are independently run and owned by Mike Robinson, with Gavin Edney as Executive Chef. This is where breakfast is served, and hotel guests can book a table for lunch or dinner or enjoy a drink and a snack throughout the day and evening.

Boutique Hotel Bath: Indigo Hotel Bath Review
The Elder Restaurant in Bath – Image courtesy of Hotel Indigo Bath

The ever-changing menu at Elder Restaurant Bath focuses on sustainability with locally sourced seasonal produce. Sadly, I didn’t get to eat at the Elder this trip, but I ate in two of Mike Robinson’s restaurants, The Woodsman and The Forge, which blew me away.

Indigo Hotel Bath: Boutique Hotel Bath Final Thoughts

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Overall, Hotel Indigo is one of the best boutique hotels in Bath. The amenities are excellent, and the staff are very hospitable. I genuinely felt like I was staying at a home away from home! My trip to Bath was terrific, and my stay at Indigo Hotel Bath was a big reason why.

Room rates start at £149 for bed and breakfast, and you can book here using this link.

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Bath Travel Guide Planning

🧳 Any recommendations on what I should pack for UK?

Yes! I have created a whole packing guide to UK which you can read here and you can also check out my packing list for UK on Amazon here.

🚗 Where can I book bus or private transportation while I’m in UK?

I strongly recommend using Bookaway. You can book almost all transport in the major tourist destinations through them online. They don’t just cover buses they also cover shuttles, ferries, and private drivers.

🎫 Where can I buy tickets for museums, attractions, and tours in UK?

I recommend either Viator or GetYour Guide. They have a lot of options!

👩‍⚕️ What is the best insurance to have while traveling?

I recommend using Heymondo for a great value policy. The app also offers you 24/7 Dr Chat. For Digital Nomads check out SafetyWing digital nomad insurance.

I have also written a blog post covering all my recommended travel insurance here

✈️ Any flight recommendations?

WayAWay offers you cheap flights with cashback. You can use this code CLAIRE22 to get 10% off. Otherwise Skyscanner or Expedia are my go-to flight searching platforms.

📱What do you use for internet connection while traveling?

I’m a big fan of personal WiFi devices and they have saved my ass so many times when traveling. I wrote a full review of the top travel WiFi devices you can read here. I personally use GlocalMe as I can either pop in a physical sim card or use their local carrier.

With regards to my phone connection, I use e-sims while traveling, so rather than having to swap out my regular sim card I can download the app and buy a virtual sim card. I recommend using eitherAirhub or Alosim. Both have great coverage of multiple countries and are very easy to use.

🛏️ What is the best platform to use for booking accommodation?

The 3 best platforms that I normally use are, and Expedia They offer great deals and multiple options. I always check all three to be sure of the best deals.

🛅 Do you have any luggage recommendations for traveling?

I do have a complete list of the best packing and luggage products that I recommend, you can check the list here. I’m currently traveling with this suitcase and this backpack.