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“Nice stay, but over priced for what it is.”

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Ranked #4 of 39 Hotels in Bristol
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Very nice old building (used to be a sugar factory) that has been converted into a Hotel. Lovely entrance and Courtyard area, traditional bar area and pleasant restaurant.

We stayed in one of the suites in the "loft area" which had it's own Terrace. It was a very large room which was well equipped, with an equally large bathroom. But the room was very dark (ok, it's an old building) but with very little lighting which made getting ready for the evening a little difficult. Bed and bedding were comfortable and clean.

The Hotel has all of the constraints of a conversion, with long walks to rooms, twists and turns, and a couple of tiny lifts. I'm sure that the Hotel do all they can to cater for people with disabilities but this is not the easiest place to get around if this is a consideration for you or your family.

There was a wedding going on when we were there and I suspect that this is popular venue for this type of event. There parties tend to "take over" when they're on so worth checking if you are looking for a peaceful evening in the Hotel.

Service throughout was excellent. Our evening meal was pretty good, not outstanding though. A knowledgeable sommelier and pleasant staff in the restaurant (though we were somewhat forgotten about at the end of the meal - why does this happen so often even in good restaurants?)

A good location near the city centre but parking is very limited. There is a grotty NCP across the road - not somewhere I would want to leave my car. Worth arriving early to nab a space in front of the hotel if you can.

So all in all a pleasant stay, and a Hotel we would recommend to a point - in our opinion it is expensive for what it is so if you get a good deal you not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Great location in the heart of the city. Lovely room in the attic, cosy, quiet, very comfortable and attractive. Amazing bathroom nearly same size as bedroom. All facilities and furnishings best quality and decor was in good order. Very warm , if a tad too warm so needed to open windows which gave a charming view out over the hotel courtyard. Staff were very friendly and sorted an issue whereby booking.com had booked me into two rooms. Breakfast was good and I had continental with fresh coffee etc. Bar/ bistro food was also excellent. A great place to stay. Parking is limited outside the hotel but city car park in a 5 minute walk was good and secure overnight.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

I booked a room here for my birthday but had to cancel due to my daughter being unwell. When I rebooked it as agreed I found that we had been ungrade to the best suite in the hotel and we even had champagne bought to our room. The room was amazing and I had the loveliest and longest bath ever ! (with champagne in hand !) We had dinner in the bistro and it was was again really good, not amazing but I dont think it professes to be amazing but really nice steak and chips at a reasonable rate. I also got a birthday pudding ! The hotel and the staff could not have done more to make my belated birthday as lovely as possible ! I am a very very greatful customer

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

A very clean and well-appointed hotel. The bedrooms and bathrooms are very tastefully appointed, with comfortable bed, large shower and traditional bath. The traditional toilet was rather noisy on refilling.

The bar service is excellent with knowledgeable staff and a great wine and cocktail range 24 hours a day.

Wi-Fi is free and fast.

Breakfast was excellent in the pleasant restaurant.

The rooms are named rather than numbered, which would be an interesting quirk in a small hotel, but there are far too many rooms and corridors to not have a simple numbering system.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 February 2013

For a special treat we chose this amazing hotel which oozes history and charm and the location is ideal for Bristol harbour side. The loft room we stayed in with bathroom on balcony and a room to die for was more than we expected, just everything you need for a relaxing stay.

The restaurant is just second to none, the service, atmosphere and food was five star and the breakfast was out of this world. The staff on all levels are so helpful and made the stay extra special. Highly recommend.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Very lovely courtyard and the bar area - and excellent wine selection. Bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly. Atmosphere was relaxed and pleasant.

Restaurant was really overrated. The food was alright but much too overpriced. I had also booked in for a special offer, but was not allowed to use it because there was apparently no record of it.

I definitely recommend going there for the bar, but maybe skip the food bit.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

really lovely place; service is good. Food was not as great as perhaps it promises and lots of restaurants in Bristol are much better. It's not really fine dining-ish enough! Bar is fab and cocktails are delish but you do pay for them! Lovely atmosphere for a catch up or a glam girly night out.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel du Vin & Bistro

Address: The Sugar House Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol BS1 2NU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Bristol
#2 Green Hotel in Bristol
#3 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
#4 Business Hotel in Bristol
Price Range: £115 - £209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel du Vin & Bistro 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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