Bath has been on my UK bucket list for as long as I can remember. I’m a huge fan of cities such as York, Edinburgh and Chester, and a lot of people recommended it as somewhere they thought I would like, and they weren’t wrong at all.
We stayed in SACO Apartments, which have accommodation all over the country (and recently have moved into Europe too) and I couldn’t have wished for a better place for our trip. The staff were lovely, the location was excellent and the apartment was incredible – it had all of the amenities you want in a home away from home, but there were so many little touches around the place that made our stay all the more special.
When I go away, I usually opt for a hotel or an Air BnB, but SACO Apartments were the best of both worlds. There was staff on site in case you needed any help with where to go, what to see and how to get there, but instead of just having a room, we got our own little apartment, which made the stay even homier.
As soon as we got into the apartment, I couldn’t believe how big it was – there was more room than mine and Jordan’s first flat together! The decor was very tasteful, and the overall place was lovely and spacious.
We stayed in a one-bedroom apartment, which came with a huge lounge, kitchen and bathroom with a view over Bath Abbey too.
The kitchen was a really good size and could fit two people in comfortably. There were all the amenities you would need for your stay including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge – you get the picture. They even had a full knife set for my beloved olive bread.
There was also a little breakfast tray with porridge, cereal and Alpen, a coffee and tea station by ‘clipper’ and a Nespresso machine (not that either of us figured out how to use it!)
We decided to make the most of our apartment and stayed in and had a mezze board on our first night (because obvs) and it was blissful. We watched Friday-night TV (on the 36-incher) and chilled on the sofa watching the sunset and it felt so lovely to chill out in our own little home.
The sofa was really comfy and they also had a one-seater chair and a couple of side tables which I wondered if they would fit in my bag… There was also a two-seater table pushed up against the side of the room which would have been lovely to sit at if we weren’t being lazy from the 3-hour drive.
The bathroom was so spacious with a walk-in shower, heated towel rail and sink and toilet. The toiletries that we were given were by L’Occitane and smelt amazing. The shower was a waterfall-style one and was an absolute dream; it was really hard to get out of it once you were in because it was so relaxing.
There was also a heated mirror which meant that it never got steamed up, which is such a cool, futuristic thing that I now want in our bathroom at home – it also had blue lights in it!
The bedroom was by far my favourite room in the whole apartment: Not only was it bigger than ours at home, but the bed was a kingsize, and I had one of the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a long time in it. There were also blackout blinds and two lovely yellow lamps on the bedside tables, which I always appreciate at nighttime so you don’t have to have the full light on.
We were treated to lovely soft robes in the wardrobe, and there was everything you needed including a hairdryer and vanity table. The robes were so comfy I fell asleep in mine both nights we were there. The lighting was also very good as there was a large window, which was perfect for doing makeup.
The location of SACO Apartments couldn’t have been better. We were right on the edge of all the shops, and less than 5 minutes from the train station. Although there was no parking for the apartments themselves we found a local park and ride where the bus stopped just outside the apartments, and only cost £3 each which is cheaper than parking in the city: There were also 2-3 car parks close by.
All the bars, restaurants and high street were within 10 minutes of our apartment and the Royal Crescent was a 15-minute walk away (uphill, just in case that puts you off!) The tourist attractions were also a short stroll away from SACO, yet you felt far enough away from the hustle and bustle to not be kept awake at night by anyone.
I feel so grateful that we were able to stay in such a wonderful establishment which enabled us to visit one of the cities I’ve been dying to get to for the past few years: We really did have the most magical weekend and I can’t wait to go back again.
SACO Apartments really are great value for money, have everything you could ever want from and are in such good locations that the choice is easy. The extra touches they had throughout didn’t go unnoticed and I will definitely be staying with them again in one of their other cities.
Have you been to Bath before? Where did you stay?
Our stay was complimentary in exchange for an honest review.
As always though, all views are my own.