I left it to my wife to choose a hotel in Bristol for our short stay and all she could say was "I hope you like it"
Well, for an elegant and tasteful conversion of a piece of old industrial Bristol, this place is exquisite. You enter a quirky trapezoidal shaped courtyard from the cobbled street and you are transferred into the seventeenth century with a quiet fountain trickling away in the centre. You then notice the modern entrance into the lobby, which used to be the boiler house of this old sugar factory. The reception was friendly, courteous and efficient and even though we were very late arriving, the bar was still open and managed to find us a scrumptious cheese board and a wonderful bottle of wine. The ambience of the bar area is calm, quirky and utterly relaxing, the staff are fun and friendly and we wound down delightfully after a busy day and I slept like a babe in the luxurious bed.
The rooms are odd shapes, which adds to the charm and the ones on the inside overlooking the courtyard are probably more 'timeless' than the ones overlooking the street (I checked the next morning). Breakfast was buffet style with plenty of fruit, cereals and pastries/breads but cooked items are prepared to order. My 'Eggs Benedict' were perfection.
As we were not leaving the city until late afternoon they were happy to look after our luggage for the day and continued to treat us as patrons after we had checked out.
We loved this little hotel and will probably go back, if in Bristol again. I leave the final comment to the taxi driver on our way to the station when we asked him which he thought the best hotel in Bristol, he thought for a moment and said with confidence "Yes, definitely the one you were at, The Hotel du Vin" Well, he's a taxi driver, he should know!
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Du Vin And Bistro
- Hotel Du Vin Bristol