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Novotel Bristol Centre
Ranked #14 of 37 Hotels in Bristol
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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“Good value comfy stay in central bristol”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

Stayed for two nights over the weekend with our toddler. Location good, short pleasant walk into the old centre of Bristol and to the shopping centres. Hotel nice, modern decor, spacious room, very clean everywhere & very quiet. Didn't hear any noise at all from other guests or street noise. Very helpful receptionist did move us to a quiet room at the back of the hotel on the top floor when we checked in and she saw we had a toddler with us. She also gave our daughter a little toy watch as a present which was a nice touch. We were also provided with an extra towel & a blanket to make the cot base softer on request. Breakfast was nice, lots of choice and good service. Check out was very quick with no queues despite signs up saying it would be busy. Overall impressed with our stay & would book a Novotel again.

  • Stayed October 2012
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TimHowes, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 6 November 2012
Thank you for yourkind comments, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Tim Howes, General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Recently stayed and ran a training course at the hotel. The staff were excellent especially with regards ensuring the training facilities were laid out to our specifications and that everything we, and the delegates, needed was available. Refreshments very good. Would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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TimHowes, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 23 October 2012
Thank you for your very postive comments regarding your recent stay and training course. I am delighted that everything went smoothly for you and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Tim Howes, General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Stayed there for a weekend. Good location, a room of a decent size and very quiet, so we could have a good night sleep. Been offered a discount for breakfast, so managed to have it for a fairly good price with no need to splurge. The breakfast itself was average, nothing extraordinary, but plentiful. A good choice of juices. No queues at the breakfast room which was great.

You have to pay for the in-room wifi which is not a great deal for the foreign visitors, but we didn't care in our case. If I wasn't from the UK, I'd skip this hotel, just because of that.

The staff good mannered and friendly. Especially at the reception.
We enjoyed our stay and would come back in the future.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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TimHowes, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 23 October 2012
It was a pleasure to read your review, thank you for your kind comments. Tim Howes, General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

Great location for a conference within walking distance of Temple Meads and free parking for those that may come by car. The conference area is self contained in one area away from the main reception and bar of the hotel. The conference rooms worked well and the staff were attentive and reactive. We wanted to move stuff around a bit and they were straight there. The refreshments were out on time and the food was perfectly pleasant. We stayed the night before (Sunday) and the hotel was quiet which suited us very well. We ate in the bar and all was good. The bedrooms are entirely functional and clean - which all you need when you're staying for only one night. We use the Novotel in Euston Road, London for meetings (recently changed name to Pullman). I like the brand and we'll use them again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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TimHowes, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 23 October 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we are delighted that you found the Novotel Bristol to be a good venue for your conference. Tim Howes, General Manager
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

We just have stayed 2 nights in this hotel for visiting my son who is studying in Bristol. I booked a room via hotels's site mostly because to the proximity to my son's apartment. I have paid 81.00GBP with no breakfast. The room was clean and nice, but if you open the sofabed you can't walk...In the first morning, as we were very tired we took breakfast at the hotel; but is kind of overpriced (13.99GBP). There are a lot of options nearby where you can eat better and cheaper. Also, the hotel parking was charged 15GBP/night, which I think is too much since other hotels charge half of that. I think the worst in this hotel was the staff: completely useless. Every time we seek some kind of help, the result was frustrating, not to say annoying. In the next times we'll go to Bristol, we certainly stay in another hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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TimHowes, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 19 October 2012
Thank you for your feedback, I am very sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. Firstly may I confirm that our overnight parking charge is £10 and I would also like to point out that our breakfast inclusive rates, which are always available, offer a significant discount on the price of breakfast. I am very concerned about your comments regarding our staff; if you would care to contact me at tim.howes@accor.com I would be very grateful to learn more about how we failed to respond to your requests. This feedback would be very useful as we are naturally constantly aiming to improve our service. Thank you, Tim Howes General Manager
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

One night business stay over a weekend. Easy walk from Bristol Temple Meads Station in the centre of town. Its probably no different to any Novotel anywhere in Europe so I only really judged it on the room, breakfast and service. All were perfectably acceptable. a very functional hotel....nothing special but certainly nothing wrong with the place. It does what it says on the tin !! I would use it again for a cheap and cheerful one night stopover in Bristol

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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TimHowes, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 10 October 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your stay with us, we hope to wlecome you again soon. Tim Howes, General Manager
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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

Stayed just for one night with my husband and daughter in superior queen room with sofa bed. The hotel was good, clean and in a good central location. Decor was uninspiring particularly in bedroom. The sofabed was made up and ready for use once unfolded, it was a bit hard but my daughter didn't complain. Shower worked well. Plenty of tea and coffee supplies in room.

The service was helpful at reception, providing a map and directions to nearby restaurant. Housekeeping provided extra towel first thing in the morning when asked. Breakfast was very good and was half price for adults and free for children under 16. Bar service was good, bit expensive as usual in hotel bar, we didn't eat in the restaurant.

There was a faint smell of smoke when we first entered the bedroom but didn't notice it later and didn't complain.

As usual broadband was chargeable although there is free use of 2 PCs in reception area.
It was very handy having a car park at the hotel, we were able to remain parked after check-in

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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TimHowes, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 10 October 2012
It was great to read your positive comments, thank you. I am very pelased in particular that you found our reception team helpful. Tim Howes, General Manager
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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
#9 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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