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“Perfect location, good weekend deal + free parking”
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The Bristol
Ranked #4 of 37 Hotels in Bristol
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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“Perfect location, good weekend deal + free parking”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Location is perfect especially with adjacent (free) car park - a real bonus in city centre Bristol. Stayed in the most basic room - nice decor but be warned they don't have aircon; we were really hot at night and ended up opening a window and were then disturbed by early morning city life (revellers, bins..). Discovered too late a plug in fan in the wardrobe.
Tip for you - I don't like a huge breakfast so we stayed room only (saving £30 per night for the two of us) and ate breakfast at the brilliant and friendly little cafe right opposite which is open from I think 8am.

Room Tip: Basic rooms don't have aircon.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
Dear Jessie0111,

Thank you for the review,

We appreciate your comments and mirror your feedback on our free car parking, I believe we are the only city centre hotel in Bristol who provide free car parking.

We are also glad you enjoyed our Harbourside location.

We hope to see you again in the near future,

Sincerely

Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

The hotel, I think, wants to be grand, but in places it is a little tired. In my superior room, the towels were fraying and the bed comforter was actually split and to top it all off there was a really weird smell.
It also has a great location on the side of the water down in the heart of Birstol, but some of the views from the rooms can be pretty bad.
Thankfully I picked up a good deal, as I would have felt bad if I had been asked to pay full price.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
Dear Kevin F,

Thank you for your review!

I apologise that the hotel did not live up to your expectations, I am sure you will see from other reviews that your experience was not indicative of how we operate at The Bristol hotel.

My email address is mark_payne@doylecollection.com and I would greatly appreciate it if you could drop me a note with details on when you stayed and the name the room was booked under so I may investigate the issues personally,

Sincerely,

Mark Payne
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The Bristol Hotel
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

Spent a night here on a sporadic day-trip to Bristol, as ever, based on reviews on TripAdvisor. We were looking for a boutique hotel, and there don't seem to be many in Bristol, so we booked here. It's all good. Excellent service from the staff - I am fussy but would not have a single negative word on service. The room was clean and well-equipped (including Nespresso). We booked a deluxe room, and it was a little small, but fine. The only negative comment was the bizarre see-through door to the bathroom, which was odd. Bedding was good quality, Egyptian cotton sheets, great covers, and dressing gowns and cosmetics etc. The bar was lovely, again great service, and the restaurant atrium is wonderful, with great views over the canal. Parking is great. In factor, this hotel ticks all the boxes, and was great for a trip to Bristol, especially given how central it is.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Dear Apuldram,

Thank you for the review,

We are glad we met your criteria whilst with us, and it is very pleasing to see you received such great service, that after all is the hallmark of any hospitality business.

We hope to see you again when you return to Bristol,

Sincerely

Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

My husband and I have just stayed at The Bristol Hotel. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and our room was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and will definitely be back again when up in Bristol. Parking was in the adjoining car park which was great and very convenient.
The ambience at Breakfast was delightful with the resident pianist and we enjoyed our breakfast immensely whilst looking out onto the quayside. Many many thanks for a truly memorable stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank TeamMartin1952
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Dear Teammartin1952

Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. We are delighted that you had a memorable experience at The Bristol Hotel and that your stay with us exceeded expectations.

At The Doyle Collection we understand every guest is unique. Our intention is to create individual moments of warmth and acknowledgment and we are delighted your experience was reflective of our efforts.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Sincerely,

Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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Alsager
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

I stay in this hotel regularly when travelling to Bristol. The staff are always very accommodating and the facilities are good. Rooms are comfortable with lovely reclining chair for relaxing which is a nice addition when away from home. They are always lovely and clean with all the normal facilities. The bathrooms are finished well but are cosy with not much room to manoeuvre between bath and toilet. This isn't a factor for me but might be for some, if cleanliness and comfort are your no 1 considerations when choosing a hotel then The Bristol could be the hotel for you.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Kcoyne2013
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Dear KCoyne2013

Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. We are delighted that you had a memorable experience at The Bristol Hotel and that your stay with us exceeded expectations.

At The Doyle Collection we understand every guest is unique. Our intention is to create individual moments of warmth and acknowledgment and we are delighted your experience was reflective of our efforts.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Sincerely,

Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

My second stay at The Bristol (work related) and we used the conference facilites as well as the hotel. Everything was perfect and nothing was too much trouble and I can highly recommend a stay at this hotel (the beds are amazing!).

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Lucy T
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Dear Lucy T,

Thank you for the great review and five stars,

We are delighted you had a great stay while with us this week, it is also very pleasing to see you enjoyed our conference facilities at the hotel.

Remember if booking again our best available rates are always found on our direct website,

Sincerely

Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Arrived with a lovely welcome from a lady at the desk, which I got her name because she was most helpful. She upgraded our room to a Quayside view kindly and recommended a few bits to do in Bristol as we were spending a weekend there together. Our room was sensational! We were warned there could be some noise due to the Christmas season with clubs/bars nearby which wasn't a problem. We were on the 6th floor and there was little noise, but what do you expect if you want to be in the thick of it! In the morning, I used the gym facilities and we then had a gorgeous breakfast, with live piano music and a good read of the Independent paper, the food and coffee was lovely. Nothing was too much bother and it was a great stay. Would thoroughly recommend.

Room Tip: Quayside Room!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Aisling S
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Dear Aisling S

Thank you for taking time to leave us a review. We are delighted that you had a memorable experience at The Bristol Hotel and that your stay with us exceeded expectations.

At The Doyle Collection we understand every guest is unique. Our intention is to create individual moments of warmth and acknowledgment and we are delighted your experience was reflective of our efforts.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Sincerely,

Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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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 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
#2 Family Hotel in Bristol
#2 Business 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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