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Bristol Balloons

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Bristol's longest established balloon flight operator. A small family owned business, operating usually from the Ashton Court Estate. Flights afford a magnificent view of the city (depending upon the wind direction), possibly flying past The...more
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23-51 Winterstoke Road | Ashton, Bristol BS3 2NP, England
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We booked flights with Bristol Balloons for the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta but unfortunately weren't able to fly due to the weather. However, despite not being able to fly we found Bristol Balloons very quick and reasonable to find a solution. Considering how weather dependent...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for your understanding, ideally we would love to fly everyone first time, but as you say the weather can defeat us. We would be pleased to welcome you back. With thanks from all at Bristol Balloons.

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This was something that we felt was a must do and it did not disappoint, what an incredible experience! We were lucky enough to fly the first time we booked which is quite unusual as it is totally weather dependent. We went up with Ali...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Wonderful to see that you had such a great time, getting involved is all part of the overall experience. Yes, it is unusual that the crew had problems locating you, sometimes they actually get there before the balloon. With thanks from Pilot Allie, the crew...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018

We booked a flight for the balloon fiesta, but unfortunately due to the weather we couldn't fly. The Monday after the fiesta we were given several dates in the morning and evening to rebook and we picked this morning. From start to finish the whole...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Many thanks for your very kind review, yes it was a big disappointment that we lost so many of the flight slots at the fiesta. Really glad that you enjoyed your flight experience and you got to go in the direction you wanted. With best...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

I'd like to thank all the crew from Bristol Balloons for there excellent customer service and experience at the 2018 Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Our Pilot Allie was a wealth of knowledge with all the sights around Bristol. We set off to a perfect clear morning...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your very generous review, we do strive to deliver for all our passengers (and ask those who did fly from the Balloon Fiesta to spare a kind thought for those who could not). Yes, those below often wave which adds to the...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had the BEST morning with balloon pilot Allie, who took us over the Harbourside and then up to the Clifton’s Downs on a glorious morning. All the staff were lovely and we haven’t stopped smiling since we landed. Thankyou for an unforgettable experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christopher W
Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your kind review, really glad you enjoyed the flight from the Balloon Fiesta and managed to see so many landmarks. With best wishes from Pilot Allie, the crew and all at Bristol Balloons.

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Booked our flight purposely to fly from the fiesta and got our flight in the morning. A great experience and loved every minute. Champagne too which was amazing. If anyone is thinking of a balloon flight you should do it!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Many thanks for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your flight along with all the other balloons. Yes, we would encourage anyone thinking about a balloon flight to 'give it a try'. With thanks from all at Bristol Balloons.

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Family & friends trip for my Dad’s 80th. Bristol balloons were brilliant fun, with great crew & amazing weather. We all loved it and would highly recommend them for all ages!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

So pleased that you all enjoyed this very special occasion, as you say age will hopefully be no barrier to enjoying the wonderful experience of balloon flight. With best wishes from all at Bristol Balloons.

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We went remarkably on our first booking date which I know is pretty much unheard of but we got lucky with the weather. Allie our pilot was knowledgable and simply fantastic throughout the take off, landing and during the flight. I would absolutely recommend doing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Really great to see you had a wonderful flight and thakn you for the review, flying first time does happen more often than many suppose, but we do understand the frustrations of those that do not get to go first time. The pilots always try...More

Reviewed 23 May 2018

Had a wonderful morning flight for my fiance's 30th. Our flight venue was moved from Bristol to Bath due to weather conditions, but it was totally worth it. A great, unexpectedly hands-on experience. The team as a whole were fantastic - from the receptionist who...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you for your review, we are all so pleased that this special birthday treat went well. Nerves are only natural, being hands-on does help to allay these. Brilliant that the farmer joined in as well. Thanks again from all, in the office, crew and...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We had an exclusive flight for my partners BDay it was a morning we wont forgwt fpr all the right reasons. Allie & team were highly personable and friendly making the whole flight a very pleasant and memorable experience. Beautiful views over Bristol and a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Tony R, Public Relations Manager at Bristol Balloons, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Yes, early morning flights have a special magic and for a special occasion doubly so, wonderful that you enjoyed your ballooning experience over Bristol. Many thanks from Allie, the crew and all at Bristol Balloons.

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Samuk87
25 June 2018|
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Response from minikitten | Reviewed this property |
There are holes in the basket to get in so as long as you are relatively able to ‚cock your leg over‘ you should be ok.
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geraldeneamyhunt
22 January 2017|
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Response from Tony R | Property representative |
It is really a question of when you wish to fly, the big balloon flying season is 1st March to 31st October. Vouchers valid any day am or pm are currently £135, weekday only Bristol/Bath £125 (non refundable if flight... More
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Claud1a_1
3 May 2016|
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Response from Tony R | Property representative |
Thanks for the question, I would suggest you look on our website at the 'flight availability, (early morning or early evening, 'shared basket') pick a date then look at the voucher options. The 'classic' voucher is our most... More
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