You’re on the grandest street in Bath, once home to Jane Austen; the Holburne Museum of Art stands at one end, Robert Adam’s famous Pulteney Bridge at the other. As for No.15, it’s a super-chic boutique hotel that doubles as a contemporary art gallery. You’ll find collections of curios all over the place – art books, hand-blown lights, chandeliers by the score; there’s a golden bar for drinks before dinner, a small spa with treatment rooms, a sauna and a hot tub in the original stone vaults. Bedrooms are sumptuous regardless of size, each with an original piece of art on the walls. You get Hypnos mattresses, cashmere throws, and stunning bathrooms, perhaps a copper basin, a walk-in shower or a claw-foot bath. Vast suites flood with light courtesy of high windows, while a help-yourself larder waits on the landing for popcorn, soft drinks and ice cream. Back downstairs, The Dispensary offers delicious food all day: prosecco ‘on the house’ at breakfast, perhaps a feisty fish pie at lunch, then chicken with lemon and thyme at dinner. There’s a small garden and a car park for guests, too. Hard to beat.