We stayed 3 nights from Boxing Day. Arriving at 8 in the evening we found the check in very smooth, but our second floor room was cold. After 10 minutes of cold air blowing through the air conditioning I went to Reception and they brought up a heater. The room took about an hour to warm up but was fine for the rest of our stay and we didn't need the heater again. The air conditioning was a bit noisy.
Luckily we didn't have a car so didn't experience the parking problems others did. The bus station is right next to the hotel. To get to the shopping centre the most direct route is through an underpass called the Bear Pit. It is OK during the day, but a bit daunting late at night. If you turn right outside the hotel and walk about 200 yards there is a pedestrian crossing which gets you to the shopping centre without going through underpass.
Breakfast was a bit of a challenge. The servery is poorly laid out meaning staff have to carry hot trays of food whilst negotiating queues of guests waiting for coffee and hot food. Rearranging the servery, adding another coffee machine and a putting out a few more mugs and plates would help reduce the queues and make breakfast more enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Put yourself at the heart of the action at Premier Inn Hotel Bristol City Centre (Haymarket). Slap bang in the middle of everything, you can walk to most of the major sights, shops and events, as well as the many business HQs. You could wander along the historic harbourside, stroll across the Clifton Suspension Bridge, or walk underwater at Bristol Zoo. And, in the evening, catch one of the big name acts at the Hippodrome, Colston Hall or O2 Academy. Then, when you're ready to drop, return and refuel in our tasty restaurant, spacious rooms and extra-comfy beds. Important info For energy efficiency reasons, the bedroom windows do not open at this Premier Inn. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning. Please note, the disabled rooms at this hotel have baths only. No wet rooms available. Please note that all twin rooms at this hotel consist of a double bed and a single sofa bed. Please note this Premier Inn has no on site parking. Directions: M4(J19), take the M32 to City Centre. Follow signs for Clifton and the bus station. At the roundabout the hotel is directly in front of you. There is no on-site parking available at this hotel. Off-site parking is available at Rupert Street NPC (sat nav BS1 2JX) or James Barton (BS1 3LJ) each at approx 20GBP per 24 hours (hotel guests will get a 25% discount - please get your ticket validated at hotel reception). Transport and local information: Shopping centre Harbourside Bristol Zoo Bristol Temple Meads Train Station 1 mile Bristol Airport 10 miles ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn Bristol City Centre (Haymarket) Hotel Bristol