Having stayed in this Radisson Blu before, I would say that it's the best hotel in the centre of Bristol, along with the Marriott Royal. Unlike at the Marriott Royal, this Radisson Blu only has a gym, no pool or spa. Rooms are very good and well equipped and the hotel has stylish, modern interiors. The location is perfect for anyone wanting to explore Bristol, or in the city on business. Main shopping centres and public transport is literally in front of the hotel and across the street. I got a No.8 bus to Clifton Village, it's the best area in Bristol for trendy boutiques, restaurants, cafes, individual shops and excellent charity and thrift shops which you can't find on a typical UK high street and shopping mall.
This time I encountered a problem in the hotel, as I specifically requested a "quiet room" via my Expedia booking and didn't want to be located near the lifts, but unfortunately I was given a room near the fire door through to the lifts on the 10th floor and I forgot that the doors made a load bang every time somebody walked through. I had the same issue in another Radisson Blu or could've been the same hotel, I couldn't remember as I've stayed in a few Radissons. I eventually asked to change rooms in the evening after I returned from a rock concert and the 02 Academy nearby, as I was ready for bed and I heard the fire door outside slam several times. I knew I wouldn't get to sleep with knowing that the noise could go on through the night with other guests coming and going. I was eventually relocated to the 15th floor, down the end of the corridor. It was an upgraded business room, so I was very pleased! and it was VERY quiet. Free Nespesso coffees! bottled water and Coca Cola! The standard rooms only had the usual complimentary teas and coffee with kettle and bottled water in the fridge. The business rooms have different decor, better views of the city and a few extras, like bathrobes and slippers, as well as the Nespresso machine, but there isn't much difference to the standard rooms. It's not really worth paying more for unless you want to be at the very top of the hotel and want the few extras. Staff were very friendly, but one foreign staff member working at reception got very confused over the phone when I tried to explain the problem with the noisy fire door, but they helped me out in the end and I got a good night's sleep.
I'll definitely be back here next time I have to stay in Bristol, but I'll make sure that I'm not put in one of the rooms close to the fire door and lifts again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol is a first-class accommodation choice in England's sixth most populous city. A total of 176 stylish, comfortable rooms provide ample amenities, including Free high-speed, wireless Internet. Many of the rooms also overlook the picturesque harbour as well. Collage Restaurant helps supercharge your morning with the expansive Super Breakfast Buffet, complete with pastries, fruit and coffee. Lunch and dinner specialities include British favourites. For exceptional events, the flexible and sophisticated meeting facilities can be customised to suit your hosting needs. - Only 20 minutes from Bristol Airport - A total of 176 Bristol hotel rooms and suites, On-site Collage Restaurant offering the Super Breakfast Buffet and delicious British cuisine - Free high-speed, wireless Internet throughout the hotel. Four meeting rooms for personal and business events ... more less
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