Rental flats and short-term tourist lets of apartments in Bath can offer substantial savings, especially for four or more
One of two lovely flats just behind Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths
A serviced flat combines the space and freedom (and kitchenette) of an apartment with some hotel-like serviced (front desk, housekeeping, etc.)
Modern serviced apartments in a Georgian building just SW of the Roman baths
A flat in a Georgian townhouse right on The Circus, one of Bath's architectural wonders
How to find and rent a vacation apartment (let a short-term flat) from $40 in the U.K.
Serviced flats, residence hotels, Aparthotels, and other townhouse suite lodging in the U.K.
VRBO stands for "Vacation Rentals By Owner," a worldwide virtual classifieds section devoted to villas, apartments, cottages, houses, and other places to lay your head fromas little as $400 per week in England. There are a stunning 33,761 properties available in England, 4,896 in Scotland, and 5,123 in Wales.
Though designed to allow villa and vacation home owners to rent to the public directly—ostensibly cutting out the extra costs involved in working through a middle-man rental agency—in my experience plenty of small-fry local rental agencies use it as well (not that there's anything wrong with renting through those folks; just wanted to let you know that not every property listed is truly direct from the owner).
The Queen doesn't need a passport. Since all British passports are issued "In the name of Her Majesty," the Queen can just vouch for herself—though her husband Philip, son Prince Charles, and everyone one else in the household do have passports.