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“Very pleasantly surprised by this chain hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Novotel Bristol Centre

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Novotel Bristol Centre
Ranked #13 of 37 Hotels in Bristol
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Very pleasantly surprised by this chain hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

We were not expecting much from this hotel given it was part of a chain and we had got a good deal through the web, so it was a very welcome surprise when we arrived and found it a cut above similar places we have stayed at in the UK. The staff were very polite and helpful and showed a high level of competence at all times. The public areas are stylish and everything is very clean. The main plus for us were the breakfasts which were delicious and plentiful. The immediate environs of the hotel are not very attractive but the harbour area of the city with its bars and restaurants is just 5-10 minutes walk away. We would definitely stay here again if we go back to Bristol.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JacquiMcMillan, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 3 August 2011
I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Novotel Bristol. I look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Jacqui McMillan – General Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

An ordinary run of the mill chain hotel but not 4 star IMO. First impression of the room was that it was a travel lodge. Some mould on the tiles in the bathroom. Disappointed they wanted to charge for wi-fi so didn't use it. Restaurant a bit 1970's decor but as much as you can eat for breakfast. Car parking charges £10. Why have hotels started to do this? Would stay again for a short stay as it's convenient.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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JacquiMcMillan, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 1 August 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Novotel Bristol. Your feedback is invaluable to our efforts to continually improve the quality of our services and indeed the service we offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Jacqui McMillan - General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2011

I stayed here several years ago and came back when seeking a hotel near the city centre for a recent family event. Good spacious hotel, with good sized bedrooms with comfy beds. It is within a few minutes walk of the city centre, but far enough away to not have late night noise. It has an underground car park (£10/day) Breakfast was good with excellent service. The very best bit was that when searching on line for a hotel, I found this on the Accor web site for an incredible £55 B&B for two. I'm sure that sort of offer isn't available very often, but the hotel would still represent reasonable value at twice the price we paid

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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JacquiMcMillan, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 3 August 2011
Thank you so much for your comments and compliments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Novotel Bristol Centre and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jacqui McMillan – General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2011

We stayed 3 nights , warm welcome on reception ,helpful ,offered an upgrade for £10 a night we took advantage of this ,comfortable room . Parking £10 a night , good for city centre.
Staff all smiled even when busy , this made us relaxed , would stay again !
Breakfast was good , nice choice .
All in all a very enjoyable stay thank you .

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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JacquiMcMillan, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 27 July 2011
Thank you for your very kind words. They are very much appreciated and my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourself during your stay at Novotel Bristol. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Jacqui McMillan – General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2011

Super hotel for business. The staff are helpful and friendly. A super place for meetings. I have stayed here three times and would not hesitate to stay here again They have ionstalled imacs and a printer in the hotel lobby which is also incredibly helpful. This service is provided free.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JacquiMcMillan, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 27 July 2011
Thank you so much for your comments and compliments. I am delighted that you enjoy staying at Novotel Bristol Centre and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Jacqui McMillan – General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

We stayed here for one night whilst on our way from Stoke - on - Trent to Cornwall, to break the long journey up a little. We frequently stay in Novotel hotels both in the UK and abroad, so we knew we would be pleased with what we were greeted with when we got there from previous experience. Rooms are big, clean and tidy with a very comfortable bed and sofa. Tea/coffee making facilities and ample wardrobe space. Bathroom is good size with good shower. Plenty of towels and toiletries provided as well. Breakfast was really good with plenty of choice, and pleasant dining area and reception. Staff were fine and speedy check in and departure. Parking is provided underneath the hotel, I think we paid £10 to park the car, we arrived around 20:30 in the evening and then left after a short walk around Bristol about 13:00 the next afternoon. Reasonable charge I would say. Would reccommend to others

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JacquiMcMillan, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 26 July 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at Novotel Bristol. Your feedback is invaluable to our efforts to continually improve the quality of our services and indeed the service we offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Jacqui McMillan - General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

We stayed three nights last weekend to attend our son's graduation. I booked direct at accor.com and had a very good reduction of 50%. The room was large, comfortable and well equipped, although the carpet can do with a replacement soon. There was a wide choice of plentiful, good quality food at breakfast. The restaurant and reception area were spacious and had a good ambiance. The staff were friendly. Parking costs £10 a day. For this sum one can come and go as often as one liked, so it is quite convenient.
The centre of Bristol is quite compact. The Novotel is only 5-10 mins walk to the waterfront, where the attractions are, but is far enough away to be in perfect calm during the night. There are many places to eat about 10 mins away, but almost next door is Marco's Olive Branch, a Sardinian restaurant which serves excellent mediterranean seafood.
I would recommend this hotel to my friends.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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JacquiMcMillan, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 22 July 2011
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Novotel Bristol. It is very much appreciated and my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourself during your stay at Novotel Bristol. I look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Jacqui McMillan – General Manager
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Additional Information about Novotel Bristol Centre

Property: Novotel Bristol Centre
Address: Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Bristol
#7 Family Hotel in Bristol
#8 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
#11 Business Hotel in Bristol
#18 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Bristol Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 4 star hotel is in the heart of Bristol centre ideal for both the leisure and business traveller with FREE WIFI throughout the hotel. Its just a short stroll from Bristol Temple Meads Railway station and also offers on-site payable car parking for up to 140 vehicles the perfect location. Shopping, bars, restaurants, night clubs and the majority of the city's attractions are all within easy reach by foot. The hotel offers event space over seven rooms for up to 200 people. Take time to relax in the comfortable bar & restaurant where you can sip your favourite tipple and enjoy casual dining. For the health conscious, In Balance offers a well equipped gym with a sauna and steam room. Bristol Airport is a short drive away in a Taxi or alternatively, jump on the Airport Express Bus which stops right outside the hotel. ... more   less 
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