Great Pulteney Street has long been one of Bath’s most iconic streets and there’s no thoroughfare in the city which gives today’s visitors such a clear picture of Bath’s Georgian heyday. Once home to Hannah More, William Wilberforce, Admiral Howe and both Louis XVIII and Napoleon III in exile, the street is lined with Georgian townhouses at their grandest, including the Grade I façade of No.15 (and neighbouring No.13). These fine houses have now been transformed by seasoned local hoteliers Ian and Christa Taylor into Bath's most exciting new boutique townhouse hotel. Some of the great names of British interior design have been assembled to create an interior worthy of the historic building. The atmosphere at No.15 Great Pulteney is both elegant and vivacious – expect the out of the ordinary. The hotel is full of interesting curios, bespoke art and lighting (including a combination of all three in the form of a “Lost Earring Chandelier”). The design is playful, theatrical and full of personality and character. The bedrooms are wonderfully individual – so there’s a good chance you find something suited to your own style and taste. All rooms feature Luxury Hypnos cashmere beds, large flat screen TV offering all SKY channels, rapid free Wi-Fi, bespoke bathroom products and a generous larder with complimentary drinks and treats. Rooms range from cosy Loft Mini Doubles at the top of the house with wall murals created by local artists to imposing suites with views of Great Pulteney Street and Henrietta Park, to secluded rooms overlooking the private gardens. The expert mixologists in Bar 15 serve up intriguing libations from a carefully-curated drinks list. Afternoon teas are promised “with a curious twist,” light lunches are available, plus for special occasions there is an opportunity for private dining for up to 60 guests. For some pampering, visit the new spa, where you can relax in the hot tub, sauna and small steam pod, then enjoy a blissful ila and Natura Bisse treatment in one of the four individually designed treatment rooms.