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Victoria Square Hotel
Ranked #28 of 38 Hotels in Bristol
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Tired hotel”
Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

We visited this hotel for a weekend break and to do some Xmas shopping with some friends. The car park was tiny but we did manage to park. The room was small and the hotel is very tired and a little dated. Nice bathroom but the shower was pathetic(and no bath!). We were in room 210 and all night something (either a cooler or fan system) kept going off every hour. Very noisy outside our window, with that and the traffic and no double glazing! So did not sleep well at all. Breakfast was typical basic hotel. Hot food kept warm in trays and you helped yourself. Some fruit and plain yogurts and cereals to choose from too. Overall for the money very disappointed. This hotel needs some TLC. Best Western is meant to be a good name in hotels. This one lets you down!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Swanley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for one night and that's all I could cope with! The main reception and surroundings looked fine, as you would expect from any other hotel. However, my room resembled a storage cupboard. Very small, poorly decorated and not particularly comfortable.

My first encounter was the smell of mould/must as I entered the room, rather strong and unpleasant. I thought it had disappeared by morning however upon going to breakfast and back, it was still going strong!! The bed wasn't that comfortable and it had rather worn looking blankets etc.

I was provided with one large towel and a smaller one. The smaller of which had a few stains on still!

The bathroom, very basic and quite unpleasant again. This is where I think the mould smell originated from.

No plug sockets near the bed, they were placed on the other side of the room.

Furniture looking worn and old.

Breakfast was edible, but although they had full English as well as continental, it pretty much had no taste to it. I'd recommend going to McDonalds!

Overall, I wouldn't stay here again, better hotels with nicer surroundings!!

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2013

We regularly visit Bristol now, as my daughter is at university there. This hotel is in an excellent location, has extremely friendly staff, and very comfortable rooms. Our room this time was in the main building and was great; both in terms of cleanliness and décor. Our last one was in the second building and the furniture was a bit 'tired', but still extremely comfortable. It is great for walking into Clifton, and super handy for the bus into town. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Good hotel good value for money great breakfast fantastic staff nothing was too much trouble and a great position for partying and enjoying Bristol we will be back.Would also recommend a meal and a few cocktails at Browns wonderful food and great service incredible building loads off atmosphere ,take your time and enjoy,Sunday lunch a good way to finish a weekend in town

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed my stay. Comfortable large room. Quiet location. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast from a buffet. Hot and cold. Good selection and as much as you can eat. Lively green leafy location 2 mins wakk feom shops and restaurants of clifton village. Only complaint is that the water pressure was not great and the pipes banged after flushing the loo.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2013

This is a good hotel, clean, helpful staff, good breakfast. When the hotel car park fills up, parking can be a bit of a problem, but that is true everywhere in Bristol. Be advised: book this direct with the hotel. Going via Best Western cost you £20 per nought and adds absolutely nothing of any value.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Stayed here for 1 night as a Cpl on 25.10.13, took ages to find someplace to park. then waited a while to check in, although the girl on the desk saw us arriving she left her desk to serve at the bar!! The bar is tiny ... 8 ppl and it would be full, drinks are expensive double vodka & tonic & a double rum & coke £13.00 !! Room 219 smelt damp, bathroom was dirty, glasses had scum in the bottom, there was even a dead bug on the tiles, tiles were in need of some serious grouting, and the floor was dirty... The bed ... I don't think the mattress had any springs in it and was tiny, I think this was a medium bed deffo NOT a double!!! My poor b/f who is 6` had his feet hanging off the bed all night by at least 1` !!! both woke up with aches & pains :( breakfast was so so, some of the staff were a bit standoffish. In all honesty, we couldn't wait to get out of this hotel... On a whole ...

Room 3/10
Bar 1/10
Bed 0/10

Maybe they want to advertise this place as a cheap & nasty B&B because that's what this place is ... I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone!

Room Tip: Go to another hotel !!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Victoria Square Hotel
Address: 29-30 Victoria Square | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4EW, England (Formerly (BEST WESTERN Victoria Square Hotel))
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 38 Hotels in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Victoria Square Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Victoria Square Hotel is spread across two gracious Grade II listed buildings situated on a Georgian square in the most sought-after area of Bristol. Join us to experience authentic hospitality in a unique destination. Clifton Village is home to period architecture combining ornate terraces, luscious gardens, and vibrant streets lined with boutique shops and cafés. Whether you like outdoor activities or you lean towards fashion and food trends, Clifton has just the thing for your individual taste. Located near Brunel's iconic Suspension Bridge and Bristol Zoo, just a couple of minutes drive from the centre and with excellent links to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station and Bristol Airport, we are ideal for both business and leisure. We have a first come, first served car park with limited spaces. Parking is charged at £5.00 per day. Since the introduction of parking restrictions to the Clifton area, to park on the local roads you will need a parking permit from the hotel also charged at £5 per day. Free parking is available on Sundays and bank holidays only. Ranging from intimate to spacious and superior, our 41 bedrooms showcase the timeless Victorian elegance of high ceilings and expansive sash windows, most of which enjoy leafy outlooks. We offer home-away-from-home comforts including free Wi-Fi access and tea and coffee making facilities. ... more   less 
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