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“The essence of slickness for the business traveller” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

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Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
Ranked #33 of 37 Hotels in Bristol
Hampshire
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220 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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“The essence of slickness for the business traveller”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Finding a hotel in Bristol which included breakfast in the room rate was a challenge; which is why for a recent stopover we chose the Grand. The hotel is in a quiet side street and all Victorian elegance from the outside, really rather smart; inside plenty of updating has taken place, but there's still the odd nod here and there to its Victorian origins in its ornate cornices. Our bedroom was of decent proportions and had all the usual bits and bobs - good free WiFi, nice flat screen telly - everything else as it should be. Within 5 minutes of arriving at the room, reception rang to check everything was OK, a nice touch.After a great night's sleep, breakfast was of the hot buffet variety or Continental option - the hot option plentiful and well cooked. The hotel benefits from a Leisure Suite in a building next door and this was a lovely bonus. From check-in to check-out this is a slick operation and excellent choice for the business and leisure guest. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Took my girlfriend away to Bristol for the weekend & stayed in the Thistle Grand Hotel for 2 nights, what can i say faultless, Mark & the the team looked after us very well bedrooms were lovely & clean all the hotel staff were very helpful i would surely stay here gain 100%

Location wise is great too slap bang in the middle of Bristol City centre pretty much close to
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ballaghaderreen, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with a group of friends over a weekend. The rooms were nice and clean and well maintained throughout our stay. The girl on reception was very polite and helpful even when we returned late and worse for wear. Breakfast was hot and tasty and the restaurant staff are very efficient. The hotel is in a good location. It's only a short walk to all the bars and clubs.i will definitely be staying here when I return to Bristol.

Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Had a good meal on Saturday knowingly a full house. the waitress was nice and professional yet was working alone and obvious to me she was run off her feet. Was expecting more of a personal feel but lacked attention from staff at dinner.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Recently stayed for one night with my partner. Friendly reception staff on check in. Lovely leisure facilities though jacuzzi a tad cool for my liking. Had a spa treatment and it was one of the best full body massages I have ever had! Only dined in the hotel bar and food was of good quality and reasonably priced. 5-7 minute walking distance from Cabot circus. Will definately return..... Thank you!!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Stayed here one night on a business trip. Probably this hotel has good central location in a old part of town, though I haven’t any change to look surroundings as I arrived late and left early. Certainly nothing to complain. Service at reception desk was very friendly and they were willing to fulfill even some specific requests I had. Good well served dinner and excellent English breakfast. Room was very small but still very comfortable and also clean. Actually taking in account of hotels age I was positively surprised of in how good condition and shape room was. This hotel is one of those old hotels having that atmosphere and feeling modern hotels don’t have.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

We are a small family who had a weekend city break in Bristol. I chose the Grand for its location and also it had a pool. The room was great, clean - the bed was comfy, we had a disturbed night due to a fire alarm - but I managed to get back to sleep quickly. Breakfasts were good and plentiful. All of the staff were very welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed our popcorn and hot chocolate - a nice touch. We would stay here again.

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Additional Information about Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Property: Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
Address: Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EL, England (Formerly The Grand Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Bristol
#9 Family Hotel in Bristol
#15 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel is a magnificent Victorian building in the heart of Bristol, close to the city's Temple Meads railway station. The Grand Hotel is an elegant, convenient base from which to explore Bristol's rich history. Local attractions include Brunel's engineering masterpieces, the ancient cathedral, and one of the region's finest shopping malls. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Grand, Bristol Hotel Bristol
Thistle Hotel Bristol

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