We were looking for a short notice, last minute weekend break, not too expensive and not too far away. We booked The Bristol Hotel on the Tuesday through an online agent and were settled into our room that Friday afternoon. The reception staff, were both able and courteous and explained how we could park our car for free, for the weekend within the next door NCP. This car park is so handy with access provided on each floor of the hotel, so you really do not need to struggle with your luggage, well not too far!
Having had regard to previous reviews, we asked for a room overlooking the marina, which we got, we were in room 135 and it was delightful, overlooking a canal and moorings. The decor is a little tired and the carpet in need of replacing, which it seems the hotel is in the process of doing, well we saw and heard evidence of carpets being replaced.
We had trouble with the room heating and a charming chap turned up and sorted out the room heater, within minutes of us putting down the phone.
The Hotel is well situated for the city centre and the numerous museums. We booked the Bristol Hippodrome, ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’, for the Saturday afternoon and it was only a five minute walk away.
The breakfasts were as good as any we have had anywhere, although we stuck to the buffet, you could order virtually anything. The service was exceptional, the staff very friendly and helpful. A complementary paper was provided at breakfast, and on the Sunday morning, background music was provided by a pianist.
We had one evening meal within the hotel restaurant which we both thoroughly enjoyed.
You will always find something to moan about if you look hard enough, but on the whole this was an exceptional value weekend break, I cannot recommend it enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Bristol! Anyone spending any length of time in Bristol is likely to come across The Bristol. Sitting pretty on the quayside of the Floating Harbour, this luxury Bristol hotel is surrounded by the best of Bristol's Old City and maritime history: the Bristol Old Vic and the beautifully restored Queens Square, Bristol Cathedral and At Bristol (across Pero's Bridge), and of course The Arnolfini, Bristol's celebrated contemporary arts centre is right next door. For all these reasons, The Bristol is hard to avoid, even by visitors who are staying elsewhere. Those who do stay at our hotel in Bristol get to experience our great location, greatly reduced overnight car park rates of £5 at the adjacent NCP, the fresh, modern luxury of our bedrooms, and the chic cuisine and quayside ambience of The River Grille and Shore Café Bar. Make sure you are among them and choose The Bristol, the finest Bristol Hotel! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Bristol
- Bristol The Hotel