About Villa Magdala
Villa Magdala is independently owned by Ian & Christa Taylor who also own and operate the Abbey Hotel located right in the heart of the city. The Taylors are award winning hoteliers who came to Bath following the sale of their previous properties in the Cotswolds; the Cotswold House Hotel and The Noel Arms Hotel.
Since purchasing the Abbey in 2012 they have transformed the business and created a stunning boutique property with a lively bar and acclaimed restaurant that are very much part of the exciting Bath restaurant scene.
They are now very delighted to be custodians of Villa Magdala and look forward to enhancing the already exceptional experience that a stay here delivers, Ian Taylor comments –
“ We are lucky to have taken on a healthy business that is much loved by guests who return time and time again, over time we look forward to developing the service levels, to deliver more hospitality and making changes that will only add to the enjoyment of a stay here”
Parking - We offer on site car parking for hotel guests that is extremely rare for any hotel in Bath but especially for one such as us that has such a central location, you can arrive, park and then enjoy discovering the city on foot. Guests booking direct with the hotel can enjoy free parking.
Breakfast – A good breakfast is without doubt the best way to start the day, we offer a wide choice of locally sourced breakfast items cooked to order alongside a selection of cereals, pastries, fruits, juices and so much more and every morning we serve a complimentary shot of smoothie to kick start your day.
Please click here to download the menu.
History of the house
Built in 1868, this handsome Victorian townhouse was named after the Battle of Maqdala, fought in Abyssinia in the same year. Field Marshall Lord Robert Napier, who commanded the campaign, lived nearby in Henrietta Street as a boy. The house was named in his honour.
Originally constructed as an adjoining pair of gracious family homes, Magdala and Avondale later became a single dwelling and then a luxury boutique B&B.
The spacious rooms and sash windows are indicative of the grandeur of the Victorian period. The grand main staircase and the elegant hallway tell of the style and splendour of the families who lived and entertained here.