We stayed here for 3 nights over the Bank Holiday weekend. When we got to our room I was really surprised at how small it was - not much room for both of us to walk around the bed at the same time, hardly any wardrobe or drawer space (wardrobe taken up with iron/ironing board and a portable radiator), nowhere except one chair at the dressing table to sit at and hardly anywhere to put bits and pieces. Definitely not what a 4 star hotel should be. The worst part of the stay for me was being woken on the first night from 3am through until 5.30am with doors being opened and closed and conversations being has with no regard for others. Hoping this was just a bad night, we were woken on the following evening at 5am by our neighbours returning from their night out. To be fair, all the two blokes were doing was talking but, we could hear them as plain as anything so I have to say, this must be a fault of the design of the building. I didn't get the room at a bargain price and so I do feel a little ripped off that although I got a good location, the actual room was not at all suitable for our needs. I wish I'd booked the Radisson Blu for a similar price. I'd much rather go without a tv in the bathroom (oh and it's only the screen size of a small tablet so don't get your hopes up if this is what's selling the hotel to you - and you have to watch whatever is on the tv in the bedroom so no choice there then) for the guarantee of a good nights sleep - oh and did I mention that the premier inn is just a short walk away from this hotel?
On a positive note the breakfast was great and I was surprised it was served until noon each day. This meant no worry about missing it and there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant.
Perhaps we were just given a poor room because we booked through Expedia? Lots of other reviews seem to rave about this hotel and indeed the reviews helped me decide on this hotel when I was choosing somewhere to stay in Bristol. One thing is for sure I won't be returning here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique four star boutique style hotel with FREE WIFI throughout. Standing on Welsh Back a tree lined boulevard overlooking the river and historic Bristol Bridge in the heart of the old city which is one of the most desirable addresses in Bristol. The hotel offers 116 contemporary & quirky designed bedrooms each with a queen size bed, en-suite bath and separate shower with many extras such as a television and heated mirror in every bathroom. The hotel also offers a limited number of twin rooms, Mercure Privilege rooms and also a modern Suite with an amazing dual aspect view over the city and river. The ellipse bar & restaurant opens daily offering an array of scrumptious dishes, from light meals to gastronomic delights accompanied by an excellent choice of wines and champagnes. Alternatively, just enjoy a coffee, traditional afternoon tea or sip cocktails from the bar whilst watching the boats sail by. Whether you are planning to stay for leisure, a personal reason or business, this city centre Hotel will be the perfect location and prides itself on offering the highest standard of service with an eye for detail to ensure great quality with a local flair. For those wishing to exercise, take advantage of the facilities at the nearby Welsh Back Gym, a real working gym - not for posers - where the hotel has made arrangements for their guests to take advantage of their facilities with their compliments. This hotel is just a short ten minute stroll from Bristol Temple Meads railway station or if travelling by car, the adjacent Queen Charlotte Street NCP car park (BS1 4ES) is ideal for parking where you will enjoy a twenty five percent discount from their tariff as a guest of this hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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