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Ibis Bristol Centre
Ranked #22 of 38 Hotels in Bristol
Bath, United Kingdom
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“Average hotel, but in a great location!”
Reviewed 25 November 2010

I don't think I would describe this hotel as "very beautiful"!!

Stayed here for one night. Great location in Millenium Square and close to good restaurants and bars. Check in was quick and efficent. Room was clean and beds quite comfy. Bathroom was a bit weird, felt like you were walking into a caravan bathroom! Towels were tiny, but shower was good.

I've never stayed in an Ibis before but I am presuming they are all very similar budget hotels. Okay for one night, but wouldn't stay any longer.

Recommend for a cheap overnight stay if you want to hit the Bristol nightlife.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Ibismanager, Manager at Ibis Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 12 February 2011
Dear guests,
Thank you very much for your comments. I hope you will stay with us during your next visit in Bristol.
Kind regards
Emilie MARCEAU
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 24 November 2010

I stayed 1 night in this Hotel, after a tiring journey from Paris. The staff was friendly and i didnt wait for the checkin.
The lobby and the bar-restaurant area are very beautiful. I think that the hotel is recent. My room was clean. Internet is available but i didn't use it.
The breakfast was good.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Ibismanager, Manager at Ibis Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 12 February 2011
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for your kind review about our hotel on TripAdvisor.
I hope you will choose Ibis Brstol Centre during your next stay in the City !!
Kind regards
Emilie MARCEAU
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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2010

Hotel is in a good location, close enough for the nightlife, shopping, and nice restaurants, however the hotel is not ideal if you are wanting a peaceful nights sleep.

- The beds are hard and uncomforable, like another guest said the bed is made out of chip board with a very thin mattress on top, pillows aren't very comfortable, however clean sheets.
- The bathroom is a pod in the corner of the room, but works well and does its job, walk in shower and very powerful however very small towels.
- No hairdrier in the room, had to send hubby to reception for one, and when i was getting ready to go out there is no plug next to a mirror so doing your hair is a big problem.
- At night time, there is loads of noise from other guests, walking the corridors, banging, singing, screaming etc, not a good night sleep so take your earplugs if you do stay here.
- No free parking, the hotel said it offers a discount at the one underground the square, they told us it would be discounted to £11 however it cost us £22!
- Check out was very very slow, the woman was more interested in taking phone calls rather then the large que in front of her.
-There is security on the doors at night, however i feel this is a good thing so you dont get randoms coming into the building, however they would also benefit from walking the corridors to quieten guests down.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with friends
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Ibismanager, Manager at Ibis Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 23 November 2010
Dear Guests,

First of all, I would like to thank you for taking time to write a review on our hotel.
I am sorry to read that your stay was not up to your expectations.
As mentionned on our website, there is a public car park across the road where the rate is £11.00 for 24 hours. you might have stayed for 2 nights.
If you would like to discuss further your other comments, you can contact me directly on h5547-gm@accor.com.

Best regards

Emilie MARCEAU
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Reviewed 21 November 2010

Looked this hotel up on trip advisor and saw a few bad reviews so I was a little aprehensive about staying there. Was very pleasantly surprised when I got there-it's a great hotel. Don't pay any attention to the bad reviews, they seem to refer to the templemeads ibis, not this one.

  • Stayed November 2010
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Ibismanager, Manager at Ibis Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 23 November 2010
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your recent review about our hotel.
I am very pleased that you enjoyed our hotel.
We have 2 very nice Ibis properties in Bristol, Ibis Bristol Centre and Ibis Temple Meads - that you mentionned in your comments -
I hope that both of our hotels will welcome you back soon.

Kind regards

Emilie MARCEAU
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2010

Stayed here for two nights as we were going to a wedding. Felt disappointed with the room in comparison to the fairly nice reception area. Can't complian too much as only paid about £60 per night, but just didn't think it would be so basic! If you'd told me I'd actually booked into an Etap I wouldn't have been surprised. I know they are the same group, but did expect more from the Ibis. I didn't mind the bathroom pod. At least it's easy to see it's clean! Lovely big shower also. Not much room for toiletries around sink, but you can't have everything! Mattress very firm but I like a firm mattress and found it very comfy, although the bed was very squeaky- even just climbing into bed or turning over! I think the room would have probably been nicer if the carpets were just a big thicker. Felt like the carpet wasn't very well hoovered(if at all). Room very warm, even with turning thermostat right down do had go open the window in the early morning and it was a bit noisy, but then again you are in the middle of Bristol. Lots of great bars within stumbling distance.

Don't bother paying £7.50 for breakfast. It's rubbish, and there are plenty of places nearby to eat probably for less and much nicer. Beans just about broke my teeth they were that hard! Plus as it's a buffet the food was sitting out for ages. Didn't have any problems with noisy guests, which was good. Due to price it does attract single sex groups/stag/hen nights, but we had no problems. Ironing room provided which I thought was good so you aren't left with ironing board cluttering up the already 'cosy' room.

You'll pay about £12 a night parking over at millennium square, so take this into consideration when looking at other more expensive rooms with free parking. Discount available to hotel guests and it's very convenient-literally across the road.

All in all it was fine. Not sure if I'd stay again - would prefer premier inn. Just don't be disappointed with your room after the fairly nice check in/reception area!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Ibismanager, Manager at Ibis Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 23 November 2010
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking time to write your review.
If you are willing to discuss further your concern you can contact me on h5547-gm@accor.com.

Kind regards

Emilie MARCEAU
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Property: Ibis Bristol Centre
Address: Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5TY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
#18 Family Hotel in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Bristol Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Bristol Centre is ideally situated within the bustling Harbourside district of the city of Bristol, and a short stroll away from the city centre and shopping facilities. With easy access by road or public transport from Bristol Airport and full access to the M5 and the M4 corridor via the M32, reaching the hotel is simple. Boasting a capacity of 182 rooms of twin and doubles beds for two adult occupancy, and with disabled access for both room types. A newly refurbished restaurant serving until 22:00 and bar serving until midnight along with a newly developed public area. Services include free Wifi and a discounted stay rate for overnight and long stays at the nearby Millennium square (underground) car park. Always service with a smile. ... more   less 
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