The Queensberry Hotel
A Boutique Hotel Confidently Striding Away From The Norm
The Queensberry Hotel, with its acclaimed, Michelin Star restaurant The Olive Tree nestling below, is the lovingly conceived brainchild of Laurence and Helen Beere, who chose Bath as their home and as the base for their special creation. As a result, they have lavished their combined 50 years of experience at the pinnacle of the hotel industry, a szense of flair and a meticulous attention to detail to bring alive this undeniably quirky property.
The Queensberry Experience
Originally commissioned as a residential home by its namesake, the 8th Marquess of Queensberry, the hotel is spread across four beautiful Georgian terrace buildings right near the centre of the Bath World Heritage Site. Guests step inside the front door and immediately start to feel the individualistic Queensberry experience wrapping itself around them.
With the four original properties now combined into one, people often find themselves puzzled about where they are – but this is all part of the experience. The uniqueness continues as guests step into their room – one of 29, all individually designed and furnished following Georgian tradition but with cheeky twists of contemporary comfort. These rooms share an understated opulence: all have enveloping beds by Harrison Spinks, flat screen TVs and DAB digital radios (which will be humming classical music on your arrival). The bathrooms – shrines to blissful indolence – are equally beautiful, generously stocked with exclusive brand White Company toiletries and sumptuously soft white dressing gowns.
Downstairs from the bedrooms are a set of comfortable sitting rooms and The Old Q Bar – all of which are there for guests to enjoy at any time, day or night. There is also a walled courtyard garden – a little piece of quiet sanctuary in the heart of the city. And, below it all sits the acclaimed Olive Tree restaurant, awarded its first Michelin Star in October 2018 (which it proudly maintains to this day), where breakfasts, lunches and dinners are feasted upon.
Complimentary Jing tea and Nespresso coffee is on hand in the drawing room 24hrs a day. A lifelong commitment to exemplary room service means everything is arranged with every guest unashamedly front and centre, right down to the absence of a minibar: a purposeful gesture as instead, a friendly member of staff delivers freshly prepared, quality drinks, direct to their room, 24 hours a day.
This love for the finer things in life runs right through everything that The Queensberry represents, from the local sourcing of as many of The Olive Tree’s ingredients as possible, to drinks that are expertly mixed day and night.
The whole team has an uncompromising attitude to service. It is this attitude – combined with contemporary friendliness and informality – that surrounds guests as soon as they arrive. A valet parks their car and has their bags sent up while they’re shown to their room. There’s a complimentary shoeshine service on a traditional tray that they leave outside their door. Recent glossies and paperbacks are piled up for them to devour and complimentary Wi-Fi beams throughout all bedrooms and public areas as a no-brainer.