Overview Suitably for the historic city of Bath, this boutique B&B has a grand back story – the Victorian townhouse was built in 1868, and named after the Battle of Maqdala, fought in Abyssinia in the same year. Field Marshall Lord Robert Napier, who commanded the campaign, lived on the same Henrietta Road.

It’s just 10 minutes’ walk from here to most of Bath’s main attractions, such as the Roman Baths, and also one of Jane Austen’s former homes.Since it’s a relatively small hotel, staff are attentive, relaxed and friendly.

Wow factor They serve Buck’s Fizz with breakfast every morning – what better way is there to kick off a 7am start on a Monday?

Overview There are only 20 rooms at this pretty boutique B&B, making it a cosy place to stay. These are light and airy, with huge sash windows and smart, comfortable furnishings. The beds are gigantic and incredibly soft and comfortable.

Bill, please Rooms start from £65pppn, including breakfast, based on two sharing.