Everyone usually knows what to expect when booking a HI Express - cheap and cheerful.
I can't argue with the price at £54 per night with a decent location opposite Temple Meads Train Station and a complimentary breakfast (which now also includes bacon, sausage, scrambled egg and beans). The negatives were that the room was very dusty and if you get a room at the front of the hotel the traffic noise is pretty loud (seems to be a main route for ambulances getting to the hospital as heard loads of them). The hotel still offers some smoking rooms but what I found surprising was that we stayed on the 6th floor which was part non smoking and part smoking so if you are a non smoker I don't think you would like the smell in the corridors. Parking is only £6 per night which I didn't think was bad at all for the location.
Don't think of eating your evening meal here as it's a very limited choice of microwaved food and the prices seemed very high for the offerings (only things like nachos or chicago town frozen pizzas). There is a cash machine (that wasn't working) and a vending machine (that wasn't working). It's about a 10 minute walk to the harbourside which had some good bars and restaurants and Cabot Circus was about a 15 minute walk.
So ask for a room at the back of the hotel (the view wont be great but it will be quieter) and you can't go far wrong. Of course this isn't a luxury hotel, but you get what you pay for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre offers free Wi-Fi, an inclusive breakfast and a stylish lounge with all-day dining and a coffee bar. The hotel’s handy location opposite Temple Meads station is perfect for onwards travel to Bath and London. Bristol International Airport is 30 minutes’ drive from the hotel and we’re close to the M4, M5 and M32 motorway, allowing you to explore Bristol and the South West with ease! Our modern rooms boast comfy beds with a choice of pillows to help you customise your sleep. Free Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs with Freeview keep you entertained in the evenings or relax with a cuppa and an invigorating power shower in the evenings. The stylish open-plan lounge is great for catching up over a coffee, getting some last-minute work completed on the free Wi-Fi or enjoying a bite to eat from the hotel’s all-day dining menu. For superb value weekend breaks in Bristol, our Holiday Inn Express hotel is a great base. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Bristol City Centre Hotel Bristol
- Holiday Inn Bristol
- Bristol Holiday Inn