The Francis Hotel is a unique and distinctive hotel that occupies seven of the original 18th Century townhouses that make up the south side of the centrally located and sought-after address of Queen Square in Bath. Queen Square is the first element in the most important architectural sequence in Bath, which also includes the King’s Circus and the Royal Crescent. The hotel itself is a destination of historical and architectural significance within a city that offers exceptional richness for travellers with its significant Roman, Georgian and contemporary attractions.
Francis Hotel is part of the unique MGallery collection of individual hotels, none of which conforms to the norm and all of which promise a journey of discovery both within their charming and remarkable walls and beyond.
The Francis Hotel has 98 bedrooms that have Roman, Georgian and contemporary styles. Many rooms throughout the hotel boast wonderful views over Bath and Queen Square designed by John Wood the Elder and featuring an obelisk erected by fashionable Georgian dandy, Beau Nash.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Egyptian cotton linen
- A Bathrobe
- Luxury toiletries
- A flat screen TV
- Safe and complimentary WiFi
Guests are invited to partake in breakfast, afternoon tea, dinner and light snacks and other refreshments prepared and served to you by the most attentive team. We cater for every culinary occasion, including parties, celebrations, business meetings, cocktails, breakfast, luncheons and dinners.
Enjoy a relaxed and informal breakfast served in the John Wood room. Indulge in nature’s fresh gifts spread out before you including continental and traditional English classics and offerings of a more curious nature, such as the signature specialities, fruit shots and locally-produced home blended fares. The Francis Hotel also offers a unique Grand Breakfast menu that is served in your room, with newspapers and magazines on weekends.
Lounge And Bar:
To satisfy your appetite, innovative and delicious offerings from the menu are provided by the hotel kitchen at a moment’s notice and served in the Lounge and Bar. Produce is sourced locally to create fresh salads, speciality sandwiches, freshly baked cakes and buns and generous platters for sharing amongst relatives and friends. Guests may retire to the discreet bar area where the extensive drinks menu includes classic and signature cocktails and the hotel’s unique champagne. Those with an adventurous disposition are invited to sample a hand-picked collection of fine wines accompanied by sharing platters or hors d’oeuvres.
A short amble through the Hotel takes guests to celebrated chef Raymond Blanc’s Brasserie Blanc, the home of simple, hearty French cuisine. Menus are inspired by the flavours of Raymond Blanc’s childhood and are guided by the seasons.
The City of Bath
On The Map: Bath is located in the southwest of England, 115 miles west of London, and just 13 miles east of Bristol.
The City of Bath is truly unique. It was founded by the Romans, after their conquest of Britain in AD 43. Between the 1st and 4th centuries, the Romans constructed a temple dedicated to the divinity, Sulis, as well as several hot baths. The natural source of the baths yields over 1,200,000 litres of water daily, at a temperature of more than 46 °C / 115 °F. Today, you can walk in the ancient footsteps of Romans, on the original stone pavements around the steaming pool. After the fall of the Roman city, medieval Bath became a major wool-producing centre, and the city commanded considerable religious influence from 1091 to 1206. During the 18th century, three ambitious local entrepreneurs set out to make Bath one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – they succeeded! The most famous legacy of their work is the Royal Crescent, comprising of 30 houses laid out in a crescent shape. In total Bath boasts approximately 5,000 listed buildings, and on top of its impressive Roman heritage, is also England’s most celebrated Georgian city. Such is its unique nature, the entire City of Bath was granted World Heritage status by UNESCO.