I've stayed in this hotel over 30 times since it converted from a Jurys hotel near the start of 2009. The hotel had already been fully refurbished, and over that time the rest of the service has steadily improved. It's located in the busy harbourside area, with lots to do an see around the area.
The food in the restaurant is excellent, and the set menu very good value. Proud to serve local produce, it changes on a regular basis. There is a connected bar, but you have to access it from outside, and it also has a good food menu, produced in the same kitchens.
The rooms either face the harbour, the road in front, or an internal courtyard. Each has it's advantages and disadvantages. Those facing the harbour have a great view, but the noise from the pubs and clubs on the other side can be disturbing. Not all rooms have air conditioning, and in the summer these west facing rooms can get very hot in the afternoon sun. Facing the internal courtyard is quitet and cool, and I think most of the rooms are quite a bit bigger, but no view. Rooms to the front can be noisy from deliveries.
The beds are excellent, and the pillows good (you get both feather and synthetic).
Fantastic LCD TVs showing Freeview digital channels and a couple of satellite channels. Many rooms have a Nespresso coffee maker.
There's a very small gym.
Free wired (and in some areas wireless) internet connection.
I'd have no hesitation recommending it, and have stayed at my own expense with my wife last Easter.
- 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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