This is a lovely old hotel in a brilliant location in the heart of Bristol. You can see most of the downtown sights just by strolling around from the hotel.
It is a hotel from a bygone era, a little tattered in spots, but it is classy tat.
As with many older hotels that have modernised it suffers from some limitations. The bedrooms are lovely and the en-suites are fine, but it is all just a but squeezed in to get the facilities into bedrooms that were never designed for them. As a result the bedrooms suffer in comparison with modern hotels. But this hotel has the kind of character that you just can't buy.
Sadly they have a policy of charging guests for internet. Why, why, why? Please come into the 21st century! Internet in bedrooms has to be standard!
I also have a dislike of hotels that stuff the bedside tables with holy books, while flogging porn movies on the TV. How hippocritical is that? I find both of them to be awkward impositions.
Breakfast was stunningly good, and all round the service was of a high standard, albeit mostly Eastern European rather than Bristol natives.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With a fabulous location next to Bristol Cathedral and the historic waterfront, the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel offers ideal accommodations for enjoying England's southwestern charm. From the moment you arrive, our Victorian-style hotel captivates you with polished marble, warm mahogany and gleaming brass. Spacious rooms offer comfortable furnishings, 24-hour room service, and large work areas with high-speed Internet. For an event, choose our ballroom for 260 guests or a smaller meeting room for intimate gatherings. Enjoy an afternoon tea or cocktail at the Club Bar after your stroll from Bristol's historic sites. For dinner and Sunday lunch, the newly refurbished Walters Restaurant, offering locally sourced regional flavours from the South West. Visit our Roman-style leisure club for the perfect retreat - enjoy a refreshing swim, soothing sauna or invigorating workout. When looking for a luxury hotel in southern England, choose the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel for its friendly staff and modern amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Bristol
- Bristol Marriott