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Number Thirty Eight

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We offer ten stylish bedrooms in a recently refurbished Georgian merchant’s house at the top of the city. We offer an alternative to the corporate environment of city hotels, providing a contemporary 'home away from home' feel — focusing on the highest level of comfort and care. With panoramic city views from the rear of the building and the vast expanse of Clifton Downs to the front we are ideally placed for a short stop-over or weekend city break.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View


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78Somewhat walkable
Grade: 78 out of 100
117Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
29Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
100Room tips
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This review is rather late. I stayed at 38 Clifton for 2 days last August. I wanted to be based in the lovely Clifton area of the city, with its pleasant walk into town, but also just a short walk from the suspension bridge and Clifton village itself. The B&B is situated in a
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I love the feel of Number 38. Its smart, elegant and very comfortable. Little touches are everywhere, nice toiletries, complimentary water, lovely basket of teas and giant cookies! The team at Number 38 are very helpful and nothing seemed to much trouble. Breakfast was delicious
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Well this place is totally fantastic. A real gem off a hotel. Relaxed with a classy edge. Perfectly positioned to explore the fabulous Bristol. The Zoo, bridge,dock,markets and the downs. All on its door step. A magical experience for a beautiful birthday. Really blessed to have
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After trying to book online at £115.00 per night, I was told the only room with a bath available was £230 - reluctantly I agreed thinking it would be amazing! The view was and the bed comfortable, the but sheets weren't top quality, there was no cappuccino for breakfast,
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We visited for 2 nights in December to celebrate our wedding anniversary and stayed in one of the suites. The service was impeccable from checking in to leaving. The suite was so well designed and furnished, perfect for chilling out and watching the beautiful views. Breakfast
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I would echo the other answers. If you are only going to visit in and around the city centre then using the buses is your best option, and you don't need a car. You can also get buses to and from Clifton village, and the zoo is easily walkable. If you want to explore outside of Bristol (Cotswolds for example) then you will need a car.
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Dear Robert186466 Thank you for your question regarding parking. We can confirm we are able to put guests staying for one night on our waiting list for a parking permit – please check with reception when you book. Unfortunately, all of our parking permits have to be reserved for guests staying for more than one night during the week (we only have 4 permits and 9 bedrooms) – due to the restrictions outside it means that people wanting to leave their car for more than one day would not be able to do so without a permit. Guests who are staying for one night during the week should not be affected by the parking restrictions outside as they are able to pay for parking either side of check-in and check-out. The pay and display parking is restricted between the hours of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday with a maximum stay of 3 hours. As our standard check-in time is 3pm, this allows you to pay for parking for 2 hours at £1 per hour, and again in the morning from 9am to 11am at check-out time. You can pay for parking via the telephone which means that you do not need to go outside to place a ticket on your car – we can provide the details upon check-in. You can of course check with us again in the morning of your stay to see if any permits have been returned before you pay for your parking. The pay and display bays are on the opposite side of the street to Number Thirty Eight, which runs parallel to the park. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards Polly Number38 Clifton 38 Upper Belgrave Clifton | Bristol | BS8 2XN 0117 9466 905
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"Room 12 is beautiful"
"My family reserved 3 rooms total - and each of them was lovely."
"Ask for a room at the top!"
"The two rooms at the top (1 and 2) have the best views, but they are also the most expecnsive."
"Room 3 provides delightfully panoramic views"
US$168 - US$370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
number thirty eight hotel bristolnumber 38
Downs View Guest House
United KingdomEnglandBristol
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