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The Clifton Hotel

St Paul's Rd | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm not quite sure if I got lucky, the hotel has improved since previous reviews, or I had different expectations, because I really enjoyed my stay here! Everything was either as expected based on the website, or better! I had chosen the cheapest place to stay in the area for 3 nights (Sunday - Wednesday) at under £200 including breakfast... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room was very worn and tired. The wifi didn't reach it and the staff showed no interest in trying to help. I couldn't find a power point anywhere either. At £75 a night it was hideously overpriced. Avoid

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Caffe C, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear chrisfinch2013, Thank you very much for reviewing The Clifton Hotel. I am disappointed to hear that the wifi did not work in your room and that you found the staff to be unhelpful in solving this problem for you. I will be addressing this with my reception team to ensure that this does not happen in the future. Our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good things first, this hotel has a good location, friendly staff, good service and reasonable prices. The hotel is, however, worn, and rooms are basic. The bathroom was incredibly small. Saturday night was noisy, as there was a party in the basement pub, and you can hear quite well what goes on in the corridor or neighbour rooms. The hotel... More 

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Caffe C, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gunnhild Åberge V, Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Clifton Hotel after your recent stay with us. We are always happy to receive our guests’ feedback to ensure that we are constantly improving. I am very sorry that you found the rooms to be small and that you were effected by noise from Racks... More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is expensive and dreadful. My superior double was tired and shabby with a dreary colour scheme despite the fact that these rooms had recently had a refit. The paint work was basic but covered in scratches and marks. The bathroom had recently been revamped but not finished and there were holes at the bottom of the basin and... More 

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Caffe C, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear BB7186338, Thank you for your review of The Clifton Hotel. Guest feedback is extremely important to us as it helps us to improve our product and the service we offer. I am pleased to hear that you found the hotel to be ideally located for access to the University of Bristol and the City Centre. I am very disappointed... More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for one night to attend a wedding. The reception was amazing with fantastic service and venue....however the room was an absolute rip off. It was grubby, worn and smelly. The towel swan on the bed was nice, but designed to attract your attention away from the fact that we had paid nearly one hundred pounds for a very basic... More 

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Caffe C, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Annie P, Thank you very much for your review of The Clifton Hotel. I am very happy that you found the front of house team to be friendly and helpful. I am disappointed to hear that you found the rooms to be grubby and in need of a paint. We are in the process of refurbishing more of our... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed two nights on a business trip. Arrived late evening after an exhausting day and just wanted to relax. My room was on the ground floor directly overlooking the bar. I might as well have been in it! It was impossible to have the window open due to the noise. I fell into bed thinking I'd drown out the... More 

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Caffe C, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ali I, Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Clifton Hotel. I am very pleased to hear that you found the front of house team to be friendly and helpful. I would like to apologise that you were disturbed by noise from Racks Bar and Kitchen and I will be certain to address this with... More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Clifton for two nights on a weekend break away in Bristol. A wonderful trip made better by an excellent hotel - extremely friendly and welcoming staff, great food and good size room! Definitely be coming back next time we are down this way.

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Caffe C, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Laura D, Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Clifton Hotel. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the front of house team to be friendly and accommodating. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Clifton Hotel in the future! Please do not hesitate... More 

Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were well received and given room 19. First we noticed there were NO fire certificate on the back of the door, in case of a fire and where the fire exits are and where to assembly in case of fire. We could not leave the window open due to the cooking smells from the kitchen below. The waste bins... More 

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Caffe C, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dave T, Thank you very much for your review of The Clifton Hotel. I am very sorry to hear that you thought the hotel was not suited to mature couples. I am unsure as to why there is no Fire Exit map on the back of the door as all of our rooms have them, I will be sure... More 

Surbiton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The start to my morning here didnt go well. The bed and two pillows were hard. Despite the notice advising there was a control to choose between bath and shower, the controls to the bath have been disconnected so use of the shower head is forced - think of me aka paddington bear fighting with a shower head that turns... More 

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Caffe C, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Roxane A, Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Clifton Hotel. I am very sorry to hear of the issue you experience with you room. Our reception team is always more than happy to offer room moves if a guest is not completely satisfied with their room. I will pass you comments regarding breakfast to... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a two night stay whilst my daughter went in for heart surgery in the area,great welcome had a nice chat to the receotionist and cafe lady,friendly staff, simple room but comfy the only drawback was the bar downstairs were a bit picky with serving me a drink after waiting 15 minutes,i would stay again :)

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Caffe C, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gb2013, Thank you very much for taking the time to review The Clifton Hotel after your recent stay with us.I am so pleased to hear that you found our front of house team to be friendly and helpful. I am very sorry that you had to wait sometime before you were able to get a drink at Racks Bar... More 

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