We stayed 1 night in Bristol as were just staying the night in order to go on to Bath and Stonehenge the following day. This hotel is in the north part of Bristol, not at the city center, and is a bit difficult to get to. Good luck if you don't have a GPS to follow. We did and still had to make a few attempts to get to it. It's down a restricted road as the Ministry of Defense has a large fenced property next to it.
We had a double room (note bed size in the UK is smaller than US standards). It was a bit cozy for 2 people who enjoy their space when sleeping but at least it was fairly comfortable. The room was definitely small and basic but had the conveniences of standard hotel rooms and was clean and quiet for our brief stay. The biggest complaint would be the quality of the towels and the bath gel they provide. The gel just slides right off, won't lather and it was the only soap option in the bathroom for the shower. Also the towels are incredibly rough. It was like drying off with a sheet of sandpaper. The toilet tissue and facial tissues are also incredibly then so you find yourself using more. I've never understood this, if you provide a cheap product to save money, you are actually spending more as guests have to USE more to make up for the thinness.
The room did come with free wifi and also a complimentary breakfast that had continental choices along with standard English items (sausage, baked beans, eggs).
The hotel does not serve food and there are limited restaurants close by so this is not a good location if you do not have a car. We were told there was a restaurant across the road, Frankie & Benny's that would offer a 15% discount to hotel guests, which we dined at (I do not recommend).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Choose Holiday Inn Express Bristol-North hotel if you're looking for a good value hotel close to Bristol city centre. Our modern red-brick hotel boasts fresh contemporary interiors and is conveniently located within Bristol Parkway Business Park, 5 miles from Bristol's lively city centre and 15 miles from Bristol Airport. Getting around is a breeze - Holiday Inn Express Bristol-North is just a short drive from the nearby M4 and M5 motorways, and less than a mile from Bristol Parkway train station. It's just 5 miles to Bristol city centre for vibrant nightlife, cosmopolitan shopping and eclectic dining. Cabot Circus shopping mall is home to numerous boutiques and cafes, as well as a 13-screen cinema showing the latest blockbuster movies. Head for Bristol's Quayside area to find bustling restaurants and trendy bars. Wake up to our Express Start buffet breakfast which is always included and choose from a tasty selection of both hot and continental items. You can prepare for your meeting over coffee in the peaceful lounge area or meet and mingle with colleagues over evening drinks before heading to your air conditioned guestroom. Wi-Fi is free and is available throughout the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Bristol - North Hotel Bristol
- Holiday Inn Bristol
- Bristol Holiday Inn