Terms and Conditions
The Bath Hotel Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions apply to any bookings made at The Bath Hotel, Lynmouth Street, Lynmouth, EX35 6EL.
‘Company’ or ‘we’ applies to The Bath Hotel (which is the trading name of Severn Sea Ltd) whos registered business address is The Bath Hotel, Lynmouth Street, Lynmouth, EX35 6EL. The company number is 09400266.
‘You’ applies to the individual who has made the reservation.
‘Booking’ means any booking or reservation for accommodation, functions or any other service or items made with us.
‘Contract’ means the booking and these terms.
‘Terms’ means these terms and conditions.
‘Hotel’ relates specifically to The Bath Hotel, the trading name of Severn Sea Ltd.
‘Website’ means The Bath Hotel website, www.thebathhotellynmouth.co.uk
‘VAT’ means Value Added Tax
‘Third Party Booking Agents’ relates to agents who make reservations on your behalf with us, for example, booking.com, Expedia etc. If you have NOT made a booking direct via our website, on the phone to us, or via our direct email, your booking will be through a third party booking agent.
‘Children’ relates to ages 0-16 years old in terms of their age and legality of their presence in the bar.
All bookings at the Hotel are subject to these terms.
At the time of booking, or at check-in, we will take valid credit or debit card details and by providing these, you are authorising us to charge that card for any monetary amount that become owing to us. At the time the booking is made, we will take a deposit of one night’s stay to confirm the reservation. No reservation is confirmed until we have taken a deposit. The only exception to this term is for reservations made through third party booking agents where you have chosen to pay the full amount for the stay upfront to that agent. They hold that amount for you on a virtual credit card through their booking system, and we may charge that full amount on your arrival to the hotel.
The prices displayed on our website, or through third party booking agents, show a room only rate, per night, based on 2 people sharing for double rooms, or for two adults and two children in family rooms. These rates will change if you wish to book on sole occupancy, or want any other combination of people other than two adults and two children in a family room. VAT at the prevailing rate is included in these prices. Once a room only rate has been selected, the total price dependent on the duration of the stay, will be displayed clearly to you. This will be charged to you in the local currency of the hotel (GBP)
Price lists for additional items such as restaurant meals, breakfast etc are either on display on our website or in the hotel or are available on request.
- Check In and Check Out Requirements
In the interests of security and to prevent fraud, at the time of check-in, you may be required to confirm your identity by providing your booking reference, your passport, identity card or driving license. If you are not from the Commonwealth, we are required by law to ask you to provide a copy of your passport and to leave details of your next destination. These details are held for twelve months, and may be disclosed by us to a police officer or to a relevant authority figure as required by applicable law in connection with investigating or preventing a crime. The information may be required for any member of your party over 16 years old, and if you do not provide us with this information we reserve the right to refuse entry to our hotel.
Unless arranged separately, check in is from 1500 on the day your reservation begins. If you arrive after 2100 you will be charged £10.00 every hour thereafter until your arrival. This applies whether you have notified us of your late arrival or not.
On the day of Check Out, guests need to vacate their room by 1100, unless a later checkout has been agreed in advance with the hotel. Late checkouts are chargeable at £15.00 per hour.
Rooms have a maximum occupancy, which is set by the hotel. Any additional occupancy for a room will need to be agreed prior to your arrival with the hotel.
We accept Visa, Visa Debit, Mastercard, Mastercard Debit and Delta. We do not accept American Express. Business/Corporate Credit Cards are subject to an administrative charge of 4% of the total bill.
At the time of check-in, in all circumstances (specifically if you have pre-paid your room rate through a third party agent) we will ask you for a valid credit card to hold against your room if we do not have one already.
If you choose to charge meals, drinks, parking, breakfast or any other service that we provide to your room, we reserve to right to make periodic charges to your card for the balance at that time. If for any reason the payment is not successful, we will request payment by an alternate method. If that payment is also not successful, and no successful alternative is provided, we reserve the right to refuse you access to the room.
All outstanding balances are due on your departure from the hotel and will be explained to you at reception when you check-out. If you require a bill then we can e-mail this over to you.
- Cancellations and No Shows
For bookings of one or two rooms, you are entitled to cancel your booking and receive a refund for monies paid for that reservation up to 48 hours before you are due to check into the hotel. This applies up until 1200 two days before you are due to arrive. If you cancel the hotel room after this time, then we will retain the deposit amount paid, and refund any other amounts. (e.g. if you have chosen to pay the full amount upfront.)
In the event of a ‘no-show’ - in that you fail to arrive at the hotel on your day of check in, and we have had no notification that you are not attending, we reserve the right to charge all monies owed to us for your entire stay.
For bookings of three or more rooms, these are classed as group bookings and the cancellation policy is different. Please see the section NUMBER on group bookings for further information.
- Changes to bookings
Very occasionally, we may need to cancel your booking. As much notice as possible will be given in these circumstances, and you will be given a full refund. Once a refund has been given and you have been notified, we have no further obligation to provide you with alternative accommodation.
Occasionally, we will need to change the room that you have booked for operational or safety reasons. If the room that we are moving you to is of a lower grade, we will provide you with a refund for the difference in price. We will always endeavour to swap you to a room of similar or higher standard.
We reserve the right and you authorise us to charge your valid credit or debit card for any damage caused to the hotel room that you are staying in, or to any area of the hotel during your stay, or for missing items.
The hotel is over three floors and we do not have a lift. All the room grades (e.g. standard, sea view double etc) are over all three floors. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you require a room on the first floor. If you require assistance with luggage, let us know at check in.
The hotel has two small car parks on either side of the hotel. There are nine spaces. If you wish to guarantee a parking space, these must be booked direct with us. Requesting parking online through our website does not guarantee a parking space. Your space is reserved for you with your name on it. There is a charge for parking which will be discussed with you at the time of booking. We do not guarantee spaces for those who do not book in advance and if there are spaces remaining when you arrive for check in, then these are still chargeable. Cars and their contents are left at the owners risk and we do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage however caused. (save as may not be excluded or restricted by applicable law)
If you take a space this is reserved for another guest, you will be charged for that space.
The hotel frequently holds events such as band nights, private functions etc. Please contact the hotel to find out if there are any events happening during your stay, at your convenience. We cannot guarantee that there will not be an event happening during your stay.
- Guest Behaviour
Guest are requested to conduct themselves appropriately at all times and to comply with Company procedures and/or requests with regard to conduct and respect for the property of the hotel, its employees and guests and their health and safety. Guests are requested not to disrupt the comfort and enjoyment of other guests, or to cause offence to other guests or members of staff. We reserve the right to refuse accommodation or service to remove you and members of your party from the hotel if, in our reasonable opinion, we consider this provision to have been breached. Where this is the case, we shall have no obligation to refund you for lost accommodation, other services or any other loss or expense incurred.
The Bath Hotel is a non-smoking premises and guests are not permitted to smoke in rooms or public areas. If you are found to have been smoking in your room or anywhere else within the building we reserve the right to fine you £200.00, on the card that we have held for you.
In terms of supervision, all children (a person 16 years of age and under) staying at the hotel must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Children may be in the hotel bar area with an adult, but must not be allowed to sit at the bar.
Cots and extra beds are available however these are limited and subject to availability. We ask that you bring your own bedding with you if you are using a travel cot. Additional charges may apply, please enquire at the time of booking. Additional beds in rooms that are usually double occupancy are an additional £30.00 per night. Breakfast for children up to 12 years of age is £6.00. For children 13 years of age and over, breakfast is £10.00.
We do not provide babysitting services at the hotel.
We welcome dogs at the hotel in certain rooms. You must check that you have booked a dog friendly room by contacting the hotel direct, even if you have booked the room through a third party booking agent. If you have not checked and arrive at the hotel with your dog, we cannot guarantee that your dog will be able to stay in the hotel.
There is a small charge of £10 for the first night an £5 for each night after that to bring your dog with you.
Dogs are not allowed on any furniture anywhere in the hotel, bar or restaurant. You must not leave your dog unattended in the hotel room, as this may cause a disturbance to other guests.
Any damage caused by your dog in the hotel room will be charged to the card that we have held for you.
We encourage you to bring your dog with you to breakfast, where there is a seperate area set up for guests dining with their dogs. Dogs are welcome in the bar for evening meals.
Other pets may be allowed to be in the hotel room with you, but this will need to be agreed with the hotel before you arrive.
- Personal Information
By giving us your e-mail address, you are opting-in to marketing from the hotel from time to time. We will never pass your details on to a third party and they are held on our secure systems. You can opt-out from marketing at any time. Please contact us on 01598 752238 or [email protected] for further information.
- Force Majeure
The company accepts no liability and will not pay any compensation where the performance of its obligations is prevented or affected directly or indirectly by or as a result of force majeure or any circumstance beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, flood, earthquake, extreme adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, other acts of God, acts of terrorism, fire or failure of electric, power, gas, water or other utility service, plant machinery, computers, vehicles or any collapse of building structures.
- Limitation of liability
The company will not be responsible for the loss or damage of any property left in the hotel other than as required under any applicable aw.
The company will not be liable for any indirect, consequential, or pure economic loss or any loss of profit, goodwill or opportunity (whether cause by the negligence of the company, its comployees, contractor or agents or otherwise.) the company’s total liability shall not exceed the value of the charges received by it under the contract.
Nothing contained in the contract or in any other document referred to or incorporated in it shall be read or construed as excluding any liability for death or personal injury caused by the company’s negligence or liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
- Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The contract and any non-contractual obligations arising in connection with it are governed by English law.
The English courts have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any dispute arising in connection with the contract, including disputes relating to any non-contractual obligations.
Each party irrevocably waives any objection which it may now or later have to proceedings being brought in the English courts (on the grounds that the English courts are not a convenient forum or otherwise).
- Website Information
While all reasonable efforts have been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on the website, the company does not accept any responsibility for errors or omissions and reserve the right to amend, cancel or vary any of the arrangements features on the websites without notice.
Hyperlinks to third party websites are provided for your convenience. We cannot accept responsibility for the content of third party sites.
21 Group Bookings
A group booking applies to a reservation of five rooms or more, for the same time period. This policy for a group booking still applies if the rooms are booked and paid for by individuals, rather than a single point of contact.
At the time of booking, a non-refundable deposit of the first night’s stay must be paid to secure the reservation and card details (that are in date for your arrival) must be given to hold on our booking system. For bookings of four nights or more two nights deposit is required.
For non-agent customers we require the individual members of the group booking to ring the hotel so we can allocate room accordingly and also hold card details for each room. Payment must be made to secure the reservation. We will not hold rooms without payment.
The remaining payment for the reservation is due one week before arrival. Should you need to cancel for any reason within two weeks of your arrival date (14 whole days before your arrival) we will require 50% of the balance to be paid. We encourage guests to contact us as soon as possible if they would like to cancel their reservation. For unforeseen circumstances we will be flexible where possible to move the booking but this will be down to availability and time of year.
Should you require any amendments to your reservation, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please note that within the two-week period before your arrival, that no further amendments can be made to your group booking.