The Royal Crescent Hotel

The Pet-Friendly Escape Where Beyoncé and Bono Bunk Down After Glastonbury

By Si Si Penaloza

What do Bono, Beyoncé and Russell Brand have in common? All three stars have sought refuge from prying eyes at The Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath. This posh hotel has become the defacto post-Glastonbury escape of choice amongst festival A-List headliners and attendees alike. One must rinse off the infamous weekend mudslide in style!

Does your bulldog wiggle her considerable caboose to the bodacious tunes of Beyoncé? Well, now you and your best bully can check into Queen Bey’s hotel of choice in Bath, England. Apparently when Beyoncé stayed here with Jay Z, her complex matrix of electrical grooming devices nearly fried the circuitry of the Grade I listed buildings. Talk about bonfire of the vanities – I love this sort of insider hotel lore.


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The Royal Crescent welcomes your feline and canine family members with open arms. Hotel staff are genuinely into pets, giving them spontaneous hugs and belly rubs. The hotel’s pet-friendly rooms include one Deluxe double, three Master Rooms and two Deluxe Suites. All pet friendly rooms enjoy direct access onto a private courtyard or directly onto the hotel’s sprawling acre of secluded gardens.

I checked into Bath’s most iconic residence after U2 booked out the entire 45 room hotel for the band and extended entourage. There’s something about checking in after a major act has just checked out; no matter how jaded the staff, there’s always a bit of shell shock in the air.


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The Royal Crescent is the most austerely situated luxury hotel in the World Heritage City of Bath, occupying two central buildings in the world’s finest surviving Georgian crescent. In the middle of the most beguiling street in Britain’s most cherished city, this hotel harks back to the age when Bath was the cultural epicenter of the civilized world.

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