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Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre
Ranked #8 of 37 Hotels in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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“Good modern easy to get to hotel with very helpful and friendly staff”
Reviewed 28 March 2011

Mint Hotel Bristol

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for two nights at the end of March for a bed and breakfast birthday break. We arrived by train at Bristol Temple Meads railway station and walked for seven minutes along an easy route to arrive at the hotel.

We arrived early afternoon, before the 15:00 check-in time, yet the very helpful and friendly reception staff checked us in without any fuss. A room at the rear of the hotel was requested, which over looks a small park, as the front rooms overlook a busy dual carriageway. I did get to look around a room on the front of the hotel and noticed that the window was treble glazed, and almost no road noise came through. However, being treble glazed it was not possible to open the window, unlike the opening double glazed ones we had at the rear of the hotel.

The first impression upon entering the room was as to how small the room was, and the shower toilet washroom was the second smallest I have ever seen in a hotel. Yet the washroom worked very well and was a pleasure to use. The toiletries were of a very high standard, being from The White Company. There is no bath, but the shower worked well.. The room had all the usual things you would want, a big safe to fit a laptop into, mini bar, ironing board, iron, hair dryer, coat hangers, and the large bed was very comfortable. The TV was an iMac, which had free access to the internet, with a built in DVD player. The very stylish telephone was by Jacob Jenson, the designer behind many Bang and Olufsen products. We slid the small coffee table under a dressing unit, and pushed one of the two chairs against a window, then the room had more space and was more usable. The air con worked well and was silent unless the fastest fan speed was selected.

Breakfast was very nice with very helpful and friendly staff serving. We were able to eat all that we would want. Fruit juices, cereals, rolls, yoghurts, cheeses, fruits, rolls jams etc, were on offer at tables However, for the cooked breakfast a waiter takes your order from a menu and it is brought out to you soon afterwards. I do prefer a breakfast where you go up and help yourself to hot food from a counter. One bad point is that on both days we had a long delay between between ordering tea and coffee and it arriving on our table. In fact the hot breakfast food came first on both days. It is nice to be able to drink coffee or tea fairly soon after sitting down at a table, and before cooked food arrives.

We did not take dinner in the hotel, so cannot say what it is like. We walked the fifteen minutes or so into town to eat out. At the rear of the hotel is a small park with a ruined church in it, and at the end of the park is a small Italian restaurant called Marcos Olive Branch. We had a very nice midday snack there. Down stairs there are a small number of soft chairs to relax in or upstairs there is a more formal dinning area.

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would return again. It is not a large old sprawling hotel, it is more of a very clean modern, and functional hotel. The good points are; It is close to the train station, shops, and docks area, has free internet use on the room iMac TV, and all staff encountered were very helpful.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2011

Overall my stay was good, the rooms are nicely fitted and comfortable and for the most part the staff are very pleasant. The only downside of my stay was the feeling that I was being ripped off at dinner. They have a dish of the day - fresh market produce - on one day this was whole plaice - sounds good - when it arrived I was amazed that any fisherman would keep such a small plaice - approx 15cm long and 10cm across. I think it may have been a Dab, not a plaice. This was served with a tiny bowl of salad for £13.50. Extras - such as chips would cost an extra £3.95. My company had booked the room including dinner. I suggest you stay there but eat elsewhere.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 9 March 2011

We wanted a good budget city hotel and found it! The room was a bit small but it was clean and comfy and the shower was great. Shame there is no bath but what do you expect for the price and location.
The food is great and the service at reception and in the cafe is very good, in fact other supposedly luxury hotels could learn a thing or two about how to make guests feel welcome from the staff we encountered.
We booked through the Mint website and got a good deal.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Surrey
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Reviewed 7 March 2011

'Does what it says on the tin' is a jokey English expression that means the hotel was exactly as described in the brochure. Contemporary white/beige/brown decoration and furnishings . Room clean and modern with IMac entertainment system ( not for the technophobic though ) . Bathroom the same with powerful shower .
Good service in bar and for breakfast; did not eat in the restaraunt.
Takes about 10 minutes to walk to city centre .
OK for business and leisure although in typical city hotel fashion the rooms are not large and not much room to spread out with double occupancy
Car park ( £8 a night ) is inadequate and had to wait for someone else to move their car to be able to get out .

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 March 2011

Very nice hotel for the little time i have seen it for the past 5 nights.
Food is consistently good at all meal times. Friendly effiecient staff members. Brilliant deal for free over night parking when hotel car park is full.
Very quiet hotel which i s briiliant.
Having an iMac for a your entertainment system is so wonderfull, just need to find a place to plug in my iphone and the world is complete.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Farnham, Surrey
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Reviewed 28 February 2011

We just decided to visit Bristol for a weekend and tried the Mint after reading the reviews here. We were not disappointed. A very comfortable room at reasonable a price. And the food from the Cafe is fantastic. We had it in our room and it was delivered with great service. I can't think of anything bad about this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2011

Expected to turn up to a basic budget city hotel and to be fair it is however, after getting over the disappointment at the size of the room, lack of an opening window and a weekend without a bath, things began to get better. Partner really liked having access to Mac I sampled the shower and found it to be one of the best I have experienced, went for dinner in City Cafe first impressions really good, service very efficient, food delicious in very nice surroundings.Not such a good nights sleep room next door had their air conditioning on and it roared like a lion all night. Breakfast was hot and to a high standard service once again very efficient.Great nights sleep second night. Had a late check out which was very nice. Overall our stay was very enjoyable we were very impressed with the staff, all very pleasant a great service, had a great weekend, we would definitely stay again.

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Property: Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre
Address: Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6BF, England (Formerly MINT Hotel Bristol)
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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 Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
#5 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
#6 Business Hotel in Bristol
#10 Family Hotel in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 167
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre is situated in the modern business district. We’re five minutes from Temple Meads Station with regular trains to London, Cardiff and Bath. Our contemporary hotel is ideally located for exploring all the city and West Country have to offer. Bristol’s popular shopping quarter, Cabot Circus, is just five minutes away. The vibrant nightlife of Bristol Harbourside is a short walk through Temple Gardens. A relaxing day at Bath Spa is just a 10-minute train ride away. Experience views of Temple Gardens and the ruins of the 17th Century Temple Church from some of our stylish guest rooms. Relax and unwind in Recess, our new space where you can eat, drink and meet day to night. We offer amenities such as on-site parking, 24-hour business center, complimentary WiFi, plus a 42-inch TV and Herman Miller desk chair in every guest room. Maintain your workout routine in the fitness room and stock up on snacks at the on-site Pavilion Pantry®. ... more   less 
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