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Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel
Ranked #18 of 39 Hotels in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We stayed Friday and Saturday night in room 1402. A lovely corner room with quirky shapes and great views. You are in the city centre, near the waterfront, so do expect a bit of late night news, but it wasn't that bad and I am a very light sleeper.
Staff brilliant as they generally are in Marriott Hotels - Daisy our breakfast waitress was lovely. Found the hotel no problem. Easy walk into Sheffield, and handy for early service at Cathedral.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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BRSRY, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Thank you for your comments, it was great to see you enjoyed staying in one of our suites and that you found your trip to Bristol enjoyable, albeit a little noisy at night in the City.

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

I stayed at this hotel for two nights. it was a special weekend because I had lived in Bristol as an impoverished youngster and was now returning to do all the things I couldn't afford to do then!

The location of the hotel is first rate, right at the bottom of Park Street where we spent a lovely morning meandering and visiting the art gallery etc.. it is on College Green where we sat in the sunshine, next to the cathedral which was beautiful and right by the waterfront where we hung out with all the cool people. Millenium Square was lovely, and there is so much to see and do.

The hotel itself was very comfortable. The bed was huge, numerous fluffy pillows and the room was well kitted out. Extra towels arrived quickly.

If I have a small gripe it was that the intermittent sounds of young people enjoying themselves could be heard until the wee small hours. However, we were on the third floor and although I was aware of it, I slept very well but heard if I happened to wake up. I wouldn't say that it bothered me unduly.

Now for the best bits;

The drawing room and bar are have lovely sofa's in which you could sink to read your book.... and I did!

The spa was lovely, I had the pool to myself on Sunday morning. It is a bit chilly in the water until you get going though! The Jacuzzi was spacious and soothing.

The staff were without exception friendly, polite and went out of their way to make us feel at home. One terrific chap noticed that the lights in the drawing room had been dimmed, to create a romantic ambiance, but that I was reading in semi-darkness so came over to =ask if he could put the pights up a touch for me, which he did.

The next day he asked me how my book was.... it is these little touches that make you feel that you are not just a number and that matters no matter how much we know we are all just another hotel guest.

Breakfast was plentiful and there was a great variety.

I would definitely go back again and it was worth the 25 year wait!!

Room Tip: The executive rooms on the third floor are really lovely! Rooms facing College Green will be quieter...
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BRSRY, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2014

Thank you for your kind comments, we were really very pleased to see that you had enjoyed your stay with us and we met with all your expectations for your special weekend. We hope we can welcome you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We had booked 2 rooms on Marriott reward points, it was very busy and had to accept standard rooms.We were given nice rooms on the ground floor, one of which was a family room , slightly larger with 2 double beds- we were promised rooms near each other but there was along walk between them.Overlooking the front whilst noisy outside to begin with it wasn't noticeable after a while.
The swimming pool was closed due to high humidity that weekend - strange thing to be closed for.
The lounges were quite nice and the bar ok but they didn't know that much re cocktails or the beers when asked.
Car parking is half price at £14.50 overnight but make sure you give them the correct details or you could be fined!
It is well placed at the bottom of triangle , nice shops and within walking distance of the centre of town, the harbourside etc

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

It is rare for me to praise service levels in a UK hotel but this time I will. Service was 5 star. Rooms very comfortable and clean. Perhaps not terribly stylish but well equipped and good value. Breakfast was rather average for a 4 star hotel. Would definitely stay here again if i visit Bristol. My only complaint is about the awful taxi drivers in Bristol. They are rude and do not speak English well. Be warned.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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BRSRY, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

It was great to read your comments about your recent stay with us, we were so pleased that you had an enjoyble stat at the hotel and that we exceeded your expectations, we hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 9 March 2014

First time with my girlfriend from Germany , the room is clean and tidy but the Internet was not good.and customer service was not on top!the room is good size and and well decorated. Anyway overall we were satisfied from the time we spent there.

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BRSRY, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Thanks for your kind comments we were pleased to learn that on the whole you had an enjoyble stay, however sorry to hear you encountered some service and internet challenges, we apologise for this and hope it did not reflect badly on your time in Bristol.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

Staff were exceptionally helpful, the rooms were extremely clean & slight waiting time for checking in was the only criticism.Very fortunate to be upgraded to the suite on 3rd floor which if you can get it is fabulous.. The bed was super comfy and the bathroom enormous !! The staff here really make the place

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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BRSRY, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you in particular for mentioning the great team we have here. We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Lovely old fashioned style hotel. Bedrooms very comfortable. Breakfast was great as were the bar snacks served in the drawing room. We stayed on the third floor in an executive bedroom and this was just great. Easy to control air conditioning/heating which responded well and did just as it should. Did not use the gym, but the swimming pool was lovely.Would recommend for couples and business.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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BRSRY, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Really pleased to see you had a great stay with us, enjoyed the snacks and the superior room, Lets hope we'll see you back soon.

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Additional Information about Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

Address: College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Bristol
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
#7 Family Hotel in Bristol
#7 Business Hotel in Bristol
#11 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
Price Range: £68 - £170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 242
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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