I stayed at the Amberley on a Wednesday evening as I was due to have a job interview on the Thursday morning. I arrived and parked easily on the front parking and was greeted by Liz who introduced herself and asked if I was OK if she let the dog through. The dog was lovely and also made me welcome! The Amberley is a lovely, clean welcoming place, the room I had was a double (the singles were already booked) with ensuite. It was beautifully appointed and the ensuite immaculately clean. Liz showed me my room and brought me a drink. I hadn't eaten since breakfast and asked about local places to get something to eat. Liz offered to heat up something if I wanted to get a ready meal from the Tesco Express, or if I wanted to bring back a takeaway, she would provide the plate and cutlery for me to eat it with.
My room was extremely comfortable, warm and spacious and I had everything I needed. I chose what I wanted for breakfast using a pre-printed card. The choice was great from full english, scrambled egg on toast etc and cereals, fruit juices and the like.
The following moring I went down to the dining room. This is laid out with everyone sharing a large table. Liz immediately appeared and asked about tea/coffee etc and introduced me to each other resident in turn, this broke down some initial barriers and helped us to talk to each other over breakfast. I now know a little more about green energy heating installation thanks to Peter and Tim! Being able to chat to someone over breakfast stopped me from worrying too much about my job interview as well. A bonus.
Breakfast was spot on, well cooked, excellently presented and delicious.
Thanks you to Liz for providing such a lovely welcome, a comfortable, relaxing place to stay and a gorgeous breakfast. It couldn't be bettered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You’re sure of a warm welcome and a good night’s sleep at Amberley, where you’ll find comfortable beds, fluffy duvets and good-sized rooms in our Edwardian family home dating back to 1906. Each en suite room has a hostess tray, flat-screen TV with DVD player, hairdryer, and WiFi internet access for your laptop computer. You’ll find us in the peaceful setting of a quiet residential street just off the main A38 in north Bristol. Off-street parking is available and Amberley’s location is very convenient for getting around as we’re close to the main rail and road links. The M4, M5, M32 motorways and Bristol Parkway main line rail station are all within two miles, and the A4174 Bristol ring road is just a half mile away. Our Breakfast menu offers plenty to choose from, including traditional English bacon and fine hand-made sausages from our local butchers, the Millhouse family. Free-range eggs are provided by our own pet hens in the back garden, and we’re always happy to cater for particular diets and tastes. ... more less