February Newsletter

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Bath Flooded? No!

We’re all settling into the New Year of 2014 here at Villa Magdala, although we have been strongly disliking this awful stormy weather we’ve been having of late and we can only hope that it means for a long beautiful warm summer in Bath for our guests to enjoy. We’re thankful to say that despite this weather that Bath has remained flood-free and we’d like to take this opportunity to address anyone who has booked to stay with us that all is fine, assuring that your travel connections are all well!


New Year New Website

We’re incredibly excited to announce that our current website is getting a complete revamp! Our new website will be launched at the end of February. It will be responsive to mobiles and iPads, be full of beautiful new photography and most importantly full of information on things to do in this wonderful city of Bath. Please let us know what you think via our socials – Facebook and Twitter, we’re looking for some expert feedback from our wonderful fans and followers!

Things to do in March and April

For something a bit different, why not try a Hawk Walk? Currently the best attraction near Bath on Trip Advisor at the moment, Hawk Walks are run by the wonderful West of England Falconry a short drive out of Bath into Wiltshire. The Hawk Walks start at 10am, 12 Noon and 2pm Monday to Saturday and teach you everything from flying a hawk to their behaviour habits- it really is something special to experience.

If you’re up for a laugh, then the Bath Comedy Festival running from 28th March to the 4th April could be just for you! Always a popular event, it’s advisory that you book tickets in advance to see the big acts! We’d recommend also popping along to The Porter on the 27th March for some pre festival stand up- at just £5 a ticket and in such a lovely venue, it seems laughable not to!

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Billy News

Billy has been of on vacation for a few weeks during January- sorry to those who came to stay and missed his appearance! He was off exploring the New Forest enjoying long muddy walks and beautiful scenery.

The Bath Half Marathon takes place on the 2nd March and Billy has decided to not take part this year as he wants to give everyone else a fair chance at winning;) All our rooms are currently booked for the 1st of March but there are a couple free on the 2nd- please book now to avoid disappointment!

Thank you to everyone who’s given us lovely comments and reviews on Trip Advisor, Twitter and Facebook recently, it’s truly wonderful to hear such lovely feedback and it truly spreads the word for us and keeps our B&B going; please do keep recommending us to all your friends and family!

The Villa Magdala Team x


December Newsletter

To start off our December Newsletter we think it’s fitting to finally reveal Billy’s Christmas Outfit for 2013… After a lengthy decision making process, Billy has opted for reindeer antlers, elf ears and a fluffy Santa Scarf. Over on the Villa Magdala Facebook page we had some fun coming up with some captions, please feel free to add your own over the next few weeks of Christmas. The best we’ve had so far is ‘Is he in charge of Elf and Safety?!’.

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New Year’s Eve

Soon we’ll be heading into a whole New Year at Villa Magdala and we’re looking forward to sharing you with more monthly news from the B&B. We still have rooms available for New Year’s Eve if you fancy spending the day in Bath! There are a few events taking place on New Year’s Eve which we are only just a few minutes walking distance away from us which we think you would enjoy:

New Year’s Eve Ball at the Pump Room

For the romantics and groups…

“Join us at the Roman Baths to celebrate the arrival of 2014.

Black tie, Sparkling cocktail reception around the magical torch-lit Roman Baths, Superb five course dinner with half a bottle of wine, Light entertainment provided throughout dinner, The Pump Room – Kim Cypher Quartet, Reception Hall – Jeanne Marlow Duo, Fun casino and Champagne bar, After dinner entertainment, The Pump Room – Live band Dancin’ Easy and a disco, Reception Hall – Disco, 7.45pm arrival with carriages at 1.30am”

New Year’s Eve at Clayton’s Kitchen at The Porter

For the sophisticated foodies… “Enjoy a lavish menu at The Porter this New year’s Eve.” 

Circo Bar and Lounge Vintage New Year’s Eve 

For Cocktail lovers… “Come celebrate the year that was 2013 with cad about town and musical maverick Lord Antony B (Sunday Best Compare) and his Vintage Sound System playing all the hits and more besides from through the decades!”

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Thinking about Valentines?

You may think it’s too early to start talking about the most romantic day of the year but as this year the day coincides with a weekend, it’s bound to get booked up rather quickly! The team at Villa Magdala have kindly put together a list of the ‘Top three places for a romantic dinner in Bath‘ and here they are…

Circus Restaurant

“This family run restaurant has consistently great food and great service, and it’s fabulously romantic. Candlelit dinner here is a must. ”

The Porter- Clayton’s Kitchen

New to the Bath scene, The Porter has been re-vamped into a place fit for relaxing, socialising and most importantly…eating. Dishes like their Cannon of Lamb are already becoming a favourite here at Villa Magdala.

Kilted Chef 

‘The Kilted Chef have a fantastic set lunch menu for 2 Courses £15.45 and  3 Courses £19.65, they also cater for people with Coeliac or Food intolerances extremely well’

We’ll be offering our standard package of complimentary Bucks Fizz, Award Winning Cooked and Continental Breakfast, Independent Big Ben Discount Card (Getting you up to 10% off the majority of independent restaurants and attractions in Bath), Free Wifi and Free parking. Book here now for a special stay.

Thank you for such a wonderful year, to all we’ve spoken to via social feeds and all the lovely customers who have stayed at the B&B this year. We hope to see you again very soon,

The Villa Magdala Team x

April/May Newsletter

What a fabulous, busy few months we have had at our Bath B&B Hotel …

and i am thoroughly pleased to say, as with the rest of England, that we have finally had our first glimpse of real summer heat!

Just as well, as we’ve had some new grass laid out the front and added new tables and chairs so that our guests can enjoy their afternoon tea and cake with a glass of bubbly outside. We love the fact our guests now have several areas to sit out and relax, the breakfast room, our sweet back garden and now our terrace outside.

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Award Winning Breakfast turns Summery!

And to go with this occasional sun we’ve updated our seasonal breakfast menu to add a few more treats to enjoy just to spoil you a bit more!  All of which have been extremely popular and given the current feedback we’ll definitely be returning these every year!

  • Warm Waffles with Maple Syrup and Bananas
  • Buttermilk Pancakes with Grilled Peaches, Honey and Mascarpone
  • Lemon & Blueberry Breakfast Fool – Homemade Honey Granola, Greek yoghurt, Lemon Curd and Blueberries

One of the best places for a mini getaway

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We’ve been lucky to have a few travel journalists staying with us over these past few months and we’re extremely proud of our review in TNT Magazine, gloriously praising our every morning- bucks fizz offering and our perfect flat level location- just a 10 min walk to all the main attractions in Bath. We really chuffed that others are now appreciating the hard work we put in to revamp this wonderful B&B.

What about a Babymoon in Bath ?

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We have come to notice over the past year that we’re the perfect B&B for a Babymoon. We are always one to hop onto a trend, and apparently a lot of mothers-to-be are looking for places to getaway and relax before the big day arrives! We plan to put a bespoke Babymoon package together over the next few weeks to ensure we can give mums to be a really special treat before all the excitement. Make sure you like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter to ensure you hear about it first!

New mailing list!

If you want to get exclusive hotel offers and the latest news on Billy every other month- make sure you sign up to our new mailing list! We really don’t want to spam people with horrible things, so we will ensure that these e-mails are packed full of goodies and pics of Billy.

You can sign up to the mailing list on our Facebook page here!