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Board basis explained
...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.
...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.
...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.
...means that breakfast is included in the price.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.
...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.
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- Internet access - wireless
- Free WiFi - Public Areas
- Free Wi-Fi
Pool and Wellness
Food & Drink
- Bar / Lounge
- Coffee shop or café
- Number of restaurants 2
- Room service
Services & Shops
- Concierge desk
- Event catering
- Express check-in
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Babysitting (Surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Luggage storage
- Secretarial services
- Express check-out
- Laundry facilities
- Business services
- Check-out by noon
- Wheelchair accessible
- Pets not allowed
- Conference center
- No- smoking property
- Total number of rooms 187
- Photocopy machines
- Number of floors 6
- Television in lobby
- Multilingual staff
- Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
- Multiple small meeting rooms
- Number of meeting/conference rooms 10
- 24-hour front desk
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Number of buildings/towers 1
- Parking nearby
- Alarm clock
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Clock radio
- Hair dryer
- Coffee/tea maker
- Trouser press
- In-room safe
Internet, TV & Phone
- Internet access (complimentary)
- Voice mail
- High-speed Internet access
- Direct-dial phone
- Pay movies
Rooms & Comfort
- Cribs/infant beds available on request
- Sofa bed
- Wake-up calls
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Air conditioning
- Extra towels/bedding
Bath & Shower
- Private bathroom
- Shower only
- Complimentary toiletries
- Shower/bathtub combination
- Queen Square 0.04 miles
- Arnolfini Gallery 0.05 miles
- Banksy Graffiti Thekla 0.13 miles
- Watershed 0.14 miles
- Bristol Industrial Museum 0.15 miles
- M Shed 0.17 miles
- Old Vic Theatre 0.17 miles
- Bristol Theatre Royal 0.18 miles
- At-Bristol 0.18 miles
- Millennium Square 0.19 miles
- Queen Victoria's Statue 0.19 miles
- Lord Mayor's Chapel 0.20 miles
- Bristol Hippodrome Theatre 0.22 miles
- Bristol Cathedral 0.23 miles
- Baldwin Street 0.27 miles
- St. Mary Redcliffe Church 0.29 miles
- Banksy Graffiti Frogmore Street 0.31 miles
- Colston Hall 0.33 miles
- at_a_glance_airport Bristol BRS20m
Bristol Holidays & Hotels
Hotels in Bristol
A rich maritime history, an electric arts scene and nightlife to rival the capital’s: Bristol is easily one of England’s most happening hotspots. Branches of the River Avon flow directly through the city, making the waterways one of the best ways to see the city in full flow. Bristol is easily accessible from many of England’s most popular cities, sitting under 2 hours from London by train.
Bristol has a multitude of accommodation options to suit everyone, whether you’re in town for a romantic weekend or for a getaway with the whole family. After a day of sightseeing, rest up in a cosy hotel room, a luxury apartment or a mid-budget chain hotel.
Where to stay
If you’re short on time, there’s no better place to stay than in Bristol’s city centre. You’ll be close to all the action, including the main city sights, lively nightlife and shops. Immerse yourself in the maritime history with a stay around Harbourside - which is also one of the most convenient areas to stay in if you’re in town for an event at the O2 Academy or Bristol Hippodrome.
Bristol’s City Centre is brimming with accommodation choice. There are spacious apartments for those in need of space to spread out, while there are spa resorts and 4* contemporary hotels for guests looking to combine their stay with a shot of luxury. There are also a number of 3* chain hotels to hand which are perfect for those travelling for business or pleasure.
While the area offers visitors a quieter place to stay than the city centre, it definitely doesn’t scrimp on character. An area of Bristol that’s less than 10 minutes from the city centre by car, Clifton is well known for its charming Georgian townhouses, quirky nightlife and historic sights. It’s also the best area to stay in if you’re attending the city’s famous International Balloon Fiesta, held every August.
Many of the big-name hotels are found close to the city’s centre, leaving Clifton to showcase a colourful mix of accommodation options. Expect to find a selection of mid-budget hotels located in traditional Georgian buildings, as well as large serviced apartments.
What to see
There’s plenty for the whole family to see and do in Bristol, starting with one of the city’s most famous sights: Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Now a museum, the boat was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854. Step on board for a glimpse of what sea travel was like back in the Victorian age. Another of Brunel’s most iconic sights in Bristol is the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge. Built in the early 19th century, the bridge offers spectacular views out across the picturesque Avon Gorge.
Just outside the city centre is Bristol Zoo Gardens which has a varied selection of animals, seasonal kids’ activities and unique experiences. Similarity, Bristol Aquarium’s underwater tunnels and collection of marine life is enough to keep all family members entertained for hours. We The Curious is another popular spot for a family outing: the science centre features a planetarium along with a number of fun interactive exhibits and experiments.
Bristol’s alternative scene isn’t hard to miss, with the city’s walls becoming a blank canvas for street artists. World-famous graffiti artist Bansky comes from Bristol, and today much of his original artwork can be seen across the city. Take a walking tour of the city’s best street art to make sure you catch it all. On warm summer evenings, the harbour area turns into a hive of activity, and is the best place to chill with friends and soak up the city vibes. Be sure to have your camera at the ready for Instagrammable colourful Georgian townhouses that overlook the harbour.
As a thriving student city, Bristol’s nightlife is lively and varied, with more affordable options thrown into the mix. The nightlife scene takes in nightclubs, casinos, karaoke bars, quirky speakeasies and pubs - not to mention chic cocktail bars and lounges. There’s also multiple live music venues which attract high-profile artists throughout the year. The majority of the city’s nightlife can be found in the city centre, with College Green and King Street providing a central strip for clubbers and bar-hoppers to congregate.
What to eat
A delicious mix of street food, gourmet restaurants and quaint cafes await visitors to Bristol. It’s also the destination that has the most Michelin stars in the UK outside of London, proving just how high-quality its food offerings are. Bristol is also a very vegan-friendly city, hosting multiple vegan restaurants, market stalls and cafes. No matter what type of food you enjoy, make sure you try some locally produced cider before you leave: there are several cider farms in the nearby vicinity, making the drink the city’s unofficial tipple.
Fan of shopping? You’ll be in your element in Bristol. The city’s brims with places for locals and visitors to splash the cash, even having its own Shopping Quarter where hundreds of boutiques, high street stores and designer brands can be found in one place. In this area you’ll also find Cabot Circus, a new multi-storey shopping centre that’s home to over 120 shops and restaurants. For shopping with a twist, make sure to visit upmarket Clifton Village for its quirky gift shops and boutiques. But, for a shopping experience like no other, there’s no beating St Nicholas Market, held from 9:30am Monday to Saturday. Found inside the historic The Exchange building in Bristol’s Old City, this market is where you’ll find a varied selection of food stalls as well as local arts and crafts.
Fast Facts about Bristol
- Direct train time: Around 2 hours from London
- Time Zone: GMT
- Currency: Pounds
- Language: English
- Average price of a domestic beer: £4.20
- Average price of a bottle of wine: £8
The Bristol Hotel Reviews
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03 August 2015
Fab Hotel - We Keep Coming Back!
Dawn James, Rhondda Cynon Taff
Second stay for us this year, we stayed 1 night in April and enjoyed it so much we've just had a 3-night stay. Perfectly situated for restaurants, bars, clubs, beautiful walks. harbourside and barge cruises, many shops. Very close to the Hippodrome, Colston Hall & Bristol O2 Academy venues (literally a five minute walk from the hotel). About a 15-minute walk from the city centre and Cabot Circus where there are an ambundance of shops, bars and restaurants. The staff at the hotel cannot do enough for you, they will assist you at the drop of a hat and are super friendly. The hotel is decorated to a very high standard, boasts beautiful seating areas and bar areas, very cosy and comfortable. Food in the restaurant is highly recommended too. We have had breakfast included in both our stays and the choice at the breakfast buffet covers everything you could possibly want, from full English to continental, pastries, cereal, yoghurts, fruits etc. My only complaint would be that in the room we had on our second visit, the bathroom (even though very nice, clean and well kept) was very small and the toilet was in the smallest gap between the shower screen and the wall. I am not very big but still I had to stand to even wipe! If you are on the larger side you will struggle in the toilet gap so you may wish to specify that you would prefer a larger bathroom space (no insult intended). On the first stay, our bathroom was quite a bit bigger and also the toilet space. Otherwise, on both stays our room (on both occasions we've had a double superior room) has been very comfortable, spacious and well equipped (iron, ironing board, proper hairdryer with straightning nozzle, etc)
The best thing about my stay was...Everything!! But in particular, the ambience of the hotel and its location.
27 April 2015
Fantastic Hotel, Perfectly Situated For a Weekend Away!
Dawn James, Rhondda Cynon Taff
My husband and I stayed at this hotel on 25.04.2015. We were there for a show at Colston Hall(which was just a five minute walk away) but arrived early to make the most of our stay. Beautiful hotel, decor very modern and lovely bar area and restaurant (menu delicious too!). Hotel itself smells of cleanliness and is spotless. Rooms fantastic and the most comfortable beds. Rooms have irons, ironing boards, electronic safes in the cupboard and a good hair dryer with a straightning nozzle and diffuser that you can plug in anywhere to use (not the ones you find attached to bathroom walls!). Staff all very helpful, polite and friendly. The hotel is perfectly placed for nightlife and dining if that is what you are looking for as the hotel is overlooking the river severn and all the barges and the dock. Across the brigde from the hotel on the other side of the river are a load of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and lovely walks. It's about 15mins walk away from the huge shopping cetre, so basically you get the best of both worlds. On the whole, a brilliant stay and looking forward to going back again in the summer months for a full weekend :-)
The best thing about my stay was...Grandness of hotel and perfectly situated
28 August 2012
As good as ever
J Cull, Cardiff
Great hotel fab location lovely room and FREE parking!!
The best thing about my stay was...Location
22 July 2012
2 night stay for graduation
The hotel is in a good location and the staff are very helpful. My partner said the cooked breakfast was the best he has had in a hotel! The rooms are modern but the standard rooms are small and the views are not great, there is also already signs of wear! Most of the rooms face an internal area. This isn't a huge problem as you won't spend that much time in your room! Beds are very comfortable and the room was clean.
The best thing about my stay was...Location of the hotel.
25 June 2012
Susan Wilson, Sheffield
Nice hotel. Staff very pleasant and welcoming. We had a private room for 40 people for dinner, so a set meal. We did not have the full menu. Room large and well furnished. En suite very small and difficult to cope with if you had any sort of even minor disability. Nothing they can do about it! Room staff accommodating and generous with tea, coffee, milk etc. Breakfast excellent. Car parking instructions complex, but desk staff very good at sorting it all out, and explaining how it worked. We would stay there again.
21 May 2012
Good Location. Very helpful and friendly staff. Excellent breakfast.
Gordon Sellar, Windsor
Arrived mid evening on a Friday. Given a good size room with nice views over the river. Excellent buffet breakfast. Convenient parking. We have stayed at several hotels in Bristol, the Bristol is our first choice.
The best thing about my stay was...Good size, clean room.
21 May 2012
One night stay, half board in a standard double
Andy Freestone, Frome
Excellent location, set next to the harbour and close to the SS Great Britain. The room was a little small, but adequate for our one night stay. Our evening meal was well presented and with a quick service, but the hotel charges far too much for their drinks, which with our stay were not included. We had a bottle of still water with our meal and were stung for £3.95! Our advise is to ask for tap water! There are plenty of nice places to eat very close to the hotel with reasonably priced drinks. Overall, the hotel is very pleasant with attentive staff, but don't judge it by it's exterior!
The best thing about my stay was...Having the water and quay right by the hotel, which was great as the starting piont for a nice walk.
23 April 2012
good spot in the city
Colin Morrissey, Co Dublin
Nice hotel in good location
The best thing about my stay was...nice hotel with good breakfast
24 March 2012
Perfect for Short Staty in Bristol
John Mcging, Ballycullen
Perfect location for seeing the sights of Bristol and for nightlife. Bus A2 from airport drops you at the door. Staff are friendly and attentive. Rooms are cosy and well-equippped, plenty of toileteries in bathroom. Good and plentiful breakfast in wonderful breakfast room looking out over harbour. Great value, too, especially when booked with Alpha Rooms.
The best thing about my stay was...Location
21 November 2011
Saturday night stay in Bristol Hotel
Charlotte Day, Bosham
Have stayed here before, lovely spacious rooms, good bathroom, coffee making facilities, etc. Inside-facing room so not a great view unfortunately and quite noisy fan units with window open. Rate included a very good buffet breakfast with huge variety of cooked food, fresh fruit, pastries, etc... Would definitely stay again.
The best thing about my stay was...Comfy bed, good breakfast, great location.
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