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Premier Inn Bristol City Centre (Haymarket) Hotel
Ranked #10 of 38 Hotels in Bristol
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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400 reviews
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“Great night sleep with fabulous view”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Starting at the beginning, lovely receptionist polite helpful etc. So off to a good start. We were allocated room 1214, so a good high position. There are 3 lifts all of which were of a good size clean and fast in operation. The doors open as soon as the lift has arrived at its requested floor. Anyone with claustrophobia like me will understand why I make mention of this. Our room was at the end of the corridor so no passing traffic and very (very) quiet during our stay. The room was a little disappointing as it was a bit on the small size. The bed almost filled the width of the room. In truth this was not a problem but it just came as a bit of a shock as we have started to become accustomed to spacious rooms. For safety reasons you can not open the windows at all they are fixed. This ensured that the room was even more protected from outside noise but the air con worked so well we did not need access to the outside. We do not like to sleep with the air con so we were pleased to find that when switched off there is a quiet fan refreshing and replacing the air inside the room. Top marks on that as this ensured a good nights sleep. In fact we had 2 great nights sleep, no noise at all. The bed was firm but comfortable with extra pillows if required.
The 2 negatives are:
1. The breakfasts were best described as bland. This is our third Premier stay this month and the food at the first Llandudno Junction was superb. Tasty, hot and tempting you to eat more. The last 2 hotels (this and Kew) really did not provide the start of day meal that we were paying for.
The convenience of eating within the hotel is being lost to bland food. If you are there for pleasure and intend visiting the shopping centres opposite there are plenty of small café type premises offering 'full English and more' The staff were pleasant as always but sorry Premier this is my second negative food experience. I hope that my comments will be viewed as constructive by the hotel.

2. The second gripe is nothing to do with the hotel but directly affects anyone staying there. If you are intending to walk to locations in Bristol centre then be aware that the road outside is a dual carriageway and the closest main pedestrian route is via subways passing through an area that I believe is known as the bear pit. I suspect that this was a 1960's construction. In fairness there is clearly work underway to improve it, however it is not at all pleasant. It is dirty and is used as a meeting place for many with social challenges involving alcohol and drugs. Not at all a nice experience at night. The groups were never threatening and I felt reasonably safe but my wife did not enjoy the experience at all and certainly a place to avoid at night if you have young children.

Overall I would stay at this Premier Inn again, we slept so well and the views from the twelfth floor were brill.

Room Tip: Our room 1214 was small, the room next door was on the corner and when the cleaner was in there we g...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed in this hotel for three nights from 16th May 2014. My husband has to use a wheelchair most of the time. The lift to get to the restaurant and bar was out of action most of the time during our stay, so he was not able to get to these areas. We therefore had to go out of the hotel to eat so had to use taxis to do so.We were told on numerous occasions the problem had been reported but nothing was resolved while we were there. Also one of our party's air conditioning was not working so they spent an uncomfortable warm night. This had to be sorted by the reception staff to override the room control. I have sent a few e mails but no replies. So much for all the advertising "to make sure our clients have a comfortable stay"

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

City centre Bristol with parking(limited to first come first served)
Polite staff
Clean & tidy
Very big premier inn, largest one I've stayed in, having 17 floors.
Rooms good
Great views I stayed on the 14th floor.
Couple of grumbles though.
Beef eater restaurant down stairs is not worth visiting
Lifts are very slow
But I will stay again

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Loved the secure parking. £8 per day for truly secure in the city centre, excellent.
The guaranteed good night's sleep gets me back as a repeat visitor to the chain, they have always delivered on their promise. Also love the fact that you have up until 13:00 on the day to cancel if you need to (even on bargain deals)
The location is great and walking back there at night made me realise that the dock area of Bristol compares very favourably with Amsterdam (which I find rather tacky). The restaurant selection on offer in the city means you probably won't want to eat in the hotel however good it is.

We got there early but could not book in until the room was ready. But they have a good luggage store and you have up until 3:30 a.m. to book in, so no real problem.

Room Tip: A fairly massive hotel (for Bristol) over about nearly twenty floors and maybe you would want a room...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This hotel is in a good location in Bristol city centre, and provides a clean and comfortable budget stay. I've marked it down slightly as there was a large group of us staying, and there were quite a few issues with rooms being double booked, to the extent where the hotel was phoning up people to check if they were still planning on staying at the hotel. However, I think this may have just been a particularly busy period for the hotel. The hotel did however manage to sort out the double bookings in the end, so it worked out OK.

Overall the hotel is fine, and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

premier inn hotels are the best value for your money the cleanliness the service the facilities and the location is excellent. Everything was brilliant I even got a room on the 17th flr where the view was amazing.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincolnton, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We wanted a hotel near the bus station, and this fit the bill perfectly. The bus station is right across a narrow street from the hotel, so the convenience was unparalleled. However, we had two problems: accessing the city center requires using a pedestrian subway that is littered, overgrown, scrawled with graffiti, and obviously a base for groups of seemingly intoxicated young men and the occasional pan-handler or two. I did not feel comfortable using the passage without my husband by my side or after dark. Our next problem concerned the temperature of our room. It was uncomfortably stuffy and overheated. We tried to solve the problem with the AC control, but to no avail. We reported our problem twice to the staff, but the problem was never fixed and the room remained too warm.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Premier Inn Bristol City Centre (Haymarket) Hotel
Address: The Haymarket, Bristol BS1 3LR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Bristol
#16 Family Hotel in Bristol
#17 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Bristol City Centre (Haymarket) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 224
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 
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