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“Good solid business hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bristol

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The Bristol
Ranked #3 of 37 Hotels in Bristol
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Good solid business hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

I always try and stay here when I have to go to Bristol on business. It is only a 15 mins walk from the railway station, near a host of good places to eat the harbourside) and they serve breakfast from 0630 which is really convenient. The rooms are well appointed and nice an comfortable as well. The only down side is that it can be a bit noisy sometime with the harbourside on your doorstep.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank a_scot_in_exile
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
Dear a_scot_in_exile,

Thank you for you review and it is good to hear from one of our business regulars.

Corporate customers are our core business so ensuring the hotel works for you is important, free fast wifi, free parking, early breakfast and a good nights sleep are key components we feel keep guests returning.

As a regular I hope you have joined up to our GHA loyalty programme which offers some excellent perks,

Sincerely,

Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Booked a weekend break for my wife and i . Had a nice room overlooking the river . The staff were very helpfull and plesant . The free parking is a big plus .
The piano player during sunday breakfast was a nice touch .
Already booked for another stay .

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, 27 February 2013
Dear Mike bb,

Thank you for the great review, it is great to get such positive feedback and gives the entire team a boost!!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bristol hotel soon,

sincerely,

Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013 via mobile

Hotel looked bland, if not a tad austere, from the outside. But inside it was very much the opposite: Polished and classy. My room was very modern and well-appointed. The black and white decore, extremely cool. The bed was as comfortable as I've slept in for a long time. Bar and dining areas downstairs were buzzing. Food was fine. Only downside of the whole stay was the fact that the car park was full. Apparently it has 200 spaces. Whatever, there wasn't one for me. So I had to nip to the NCP round the corner - and pay £32 (27 hours) for the privilege! Ouch!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Being a Bristol resident I don't often find the opportunity to stay in the hotels here, however as it was my birthday and my mum was coming to stay we decided to stay here.
The hotel was very clean and the beds were very comfortable, however the rooms are very small as are the bathrooms. The soundproofing in the hotel was pretty terrible as we could hear people in the neighbouring room snoring at night, but as neither of us are really light sleepers it was fine.
The breakfast is very good and has lots of choice, although we did have to wait over 15 minutes for a table on Saturday morning.
All in all we would definitely stay in this hotel again, I just wish the rooms were a little bigger and they had a fridge in them!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Nice, France
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152 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

Centrally located and easy free parking distinguish this upgraded 70's style hotel which will win no architectural awards. A recent makeover (ah, that new carpet smell!) renders it very habitable. Room was quite and spacious and had all the expected business-hotel bits and bobs including free WiFi but was way too cold and no individual heating controls so only option was too call reception for a heater! Maybe its not a problem in other rooms (mine had room-length double glazed windows) but it was clear I was not the first to complain of this.Its strange when a hotel spends a small fortune on upgrading the rooms but not fixing something so basic as the heating. Good breakfast but not cheap. Service adequate.

Room Tip: The road is not busy so probably not a problem for noise but internal facing rooms certainly quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

This is an excellent hotel, with very comfortable rooms and good facilities.

The hotel is well located, close to an extensive range of bars and restaurants, and within close proximity of many attractions and shops.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JM1510
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, 24 February 2013
Dear JM1510,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

We believe our location is one of our best attributes and are glad you thought so too and took advantage of that!

We hope to see you again at The Bristol hotel,

sincerely,

Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

This is the second time we've stayed here and will be returning. We've stayed at a few hotels in Bristol and this fits the bill for us. The location is excellent, and if you're there at the weekend you can park next door at the NCP free of charge as long as the hotel gives you a ticket. (most of the other hotels charge £15- £20 for 24 hour parking) The noise from the bars below and across the water can be excessive and for this reason I'd ask for a quiet room. It does mean you won't have a view but you will sleep well. The bedrooms we've had have been very spacious and comfortable but the bathrooms are small. I've found the staff to be extremely courteous and professional too. Definately a thumbs up from me.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room if you want a peaceful night.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank droenna
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, 24 February 2013
Dear Droenna,

It is great to see you enjoyed your second visit as much as your first.

We are glad you found our location convenient and also found our free car parking to be of great value.

We hope you will come back a third time, and remember our best available rates will always be found on our direct website,

Sincerely,

Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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Additional Information about The Bristol

Property: The Bristol
Address: Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bristol
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
#2 Family Hotel in Bristol
#2 Business Hotel in Bristol
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 187
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: Bristol Old Vic and the beautifully restored Queen Square, Bristol Cathedral and at Bristol across Pero's Bridge and of course The Arnolfini, Bristol's celebrated contemporary arts centre, 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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