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The Rodney Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Rodney Place | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4HY, England
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Surrey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Rodney Hotel was once a grand home and I was staying in one of the maids' rooms. Fair enough, I was a single traveller on a busy week. However, I was left feeling a bit like a second class guest, which is not great. If you're sending a guest up 3 flights of stairs, which get increasingly steep, narrow... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was booked into this hotel by my work as was attending a course in the area. Was very well positioned for where I needed to be and also just a stones throw away from the Clifton Suspension Bridge which was a nice bonus. Room was comfortable and had everything I needed. Breakfast was well cooked and a good size. The... More

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RodneyManager, Manager at The Rodney Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PJBWolf, Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Rodney Hotel. I am so pleased that we so perfectly suited your needs and were conveniently place in Bristol for your course. Clifton Village is such a lovely area of the city and as you said with the Suspension Bridge so close it is hard not to... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this hotel mainly because they allow dogs but also because of it's location. It is perfect for Clifton, the bridge and the walk to ashton park. They made the dog feel very welcome and he was allowed in the bar area. The rooms are small but very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Nice comfy bed with good quality bed... More

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RodneyManager, Manager at The Rodney Hotel, responded to this review

Dear madferretperson!, Thank you so much for your lovely review. My team are always very happy when a dog comes to stay (of course dog owners are also welcome!) and were so pleased to read your review. Clifton, although in the center of Bristol is only a stones throw from some beautiful countryside which makes it perfect for guests wanting... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here 1 night. We were on the top floor which mean 3 flights of stairs, the 3rd being quite steep. The room was small but perfectly adequate, however it was very hot, I think this may be due, at least in part, to it's being in the roof? Being an old building it has no lift. Parking is restricted.... More

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RodneyManager, Manager at The Rodney Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nick S, I appreciate you taking the time to review the Rodney Hotel and I am very pleased you enjoyed the service you received during your visit. It is unfortunate that we are unable to offer our guests a lift, in light of this, we do provide a 24 hr reception service so there is always a member of... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to stay for a couple of days to visit my daughter. Firstly, the staff are really friendly and helpful, no issues there. My room was nice and pleasant, however you need to bear in mind that it's an old building and so the rooms are really stuffy in hot weather. There's no air conditioning,so a fan is supplied and... More

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RodneyManager, Manager at The Rodney Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dean F, Thank you for taking the time to review the Rodney Hotel. The staff remembers you fondly and were pleased with the positive feedback from your review. As a small hotel we like to offer a personal service our larger competitors may be unable to offer. My team here at the Rodney personally handles all reservations, as well... More

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
43 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to give this funky independent hotel a better heading and rating, however, if your room is so hot that you can't sit in it or sleep in it comfortably, it doesn't matter where it is and what it costs. The Rodney couldn't be better situated for Clifton village and even the single rooms are value for money (£48.00).... More

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RodneyManager, Manager at The Rodney Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TFH04, Thank you for reviewing the Rodney after your recent stay with us. I can’t apologise enough that you were so hot in your room. We really are doing all we can to ensure our guests are kept cool during this summers heat wave, we have fans on request and in the majority of rooms and when available, my... More

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed two nights here. The hotel is in a great location and the staff were lovely. We had breakfast included in the price and the food was good. On the downside we had a room on the third floor at the top and it was unbearably hot. There was no fan provided. There was also hardly any water pressure... More

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RodneyManager, Manager at The Rodney Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 304carlos, We really appreciate you taking the time to review the Rodney after your recent stay with us. I am so pleased you enjoyed the location of the hotel. We are incredibly lucky to be in the center of Clifton Village as it is a wonderful area to explore and is a great location to be based in to... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Rodney is a beautiful building in a great location. How can the management neglect it that much? This hotel is tired. I like hotels with character, but not ones where thw wallpaper peels off, everything you touch sticks and the great garden looks like a Victorian seaside resort.

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RodneyManager, Manager at The Rodney Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eva E, Thank you for placing a review of the Rodney Hotel after your recent stay with us. We are extremely lucky to be situated in the heart of Clifton Village which really is a beautiful location and a great base for exploring Bristol. I am sorry you feel the management is neglecting the hotel, this is certainly not... More

wooflett
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The staff are delightful. Friendly, helpful and genuinely want to please. But oh my goodness my stay was the most uncomfortable hotel experience of my entire life, and bearing in mind I spend several nights away each month on business, and have done so for the last twelve years, this is quite some statement. My room was tiny, seriously tatty... More

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RodneyManager, Manager at The Rodney Hotel, responded to this review

Dear wooflett, Thank you for reviewing the Rodney, I am delighted that the service the staff provided was excellent but am extremely disappointed you felt the hotel runs on their good will alone. As a small independent hotel with a small team, we are all passionate about the hotel and I of course expect every aspect of a guests experience... More

Brussels, Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Stayed here one night in June 2014. The Executive single was fine for one night, small but clean and with a desk, small wardrobe, decent bathroom. But the small single bed was one of the worst I have ever (not) slept on. Very poor mattress with springs sticking into my back. The room was thankfully also too hot so I... More

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RodneyManager, Manager at The Rodney Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sparouge, I appreciate you taking the time to place a review of the Rodney Hotel. All feedback is appreciated and we will certainly order a new mattress for this room straight away in light of your comments. I am terribly sorry that your stay was uncomfortable as a result of the bed in your room, I have spoken to... More

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Address: 4 Rodney Place | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4HY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Rodney Hotel 3*
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The Rodney Hotel is located in the idyllic Clifton Village in Bristol. An elegant and charming hotel with stylish and comfortable room and excellent service. ... more   less 
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