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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
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a room here for my parents when they came to visit in June and they left feeling extremely happy about their 4 night stay! They praised the staff, both in the hotel and restaurant. The had one of the executive double rooms, with big windows and a nice bathroom with a big shower! Reception met us with smiles... More 

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Jamie-Lee V, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear VRasmussen, Thank you very much for your review of The Clifton Hotel. I am so pleased to hear that your parents enjoyed their stay with us and that they found the staff to be friendly and welcoming. I will be certain to pass your kind comments on the hotel and restaurant team. We do hope to welcome you back... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used hotel mainly as a base for a short break in Bristol. Didn't have breakfast as at £8.50 each we had two breakfasts for that price in Wetherspoons, Room was clean, the towels (initially shaped as two swans) were replaced every day. Fresh fruit was left in the room every day. Ample hot water in the bathroom and a very... More 

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Jamie-Lee V, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear nermal12, Thank you very much for your lovely review of The Clifton Hotel. I am very happy to hear that you found the room to be clean and suitable for your daily needs. I am pleased that you enjoyed the complimentary fruit that we provide in all our rooms and that you found the hotel to be good value... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 5nights while on a training course in Bristol University. I was in room 36 on the 1st floor. The room wasn't that big and the decor was extremely outdated. There were stains on the carpet, curtains and armchair and the linoleum on the bathroom floor was bubbled. The bed linen was clean enough but consisted of an... More 

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Jamie-Lee V, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aoibheann B, We are in the process of refurbishing our rooms and therefore are able to offer both Executive Rooms and Standard Rooms depending on our guests’ needs and budget. Our front of house team are always more than happy to offer rooms moves if a guest is not completely satisfied with their room. I am very pleased to... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is in a good location with shops and restaurants within walking distance. City centre is a short bus ride. The staff are friendly and helpful but the hotel itself is shabby and smelly in places. Expense has been spared and if you book through an online service you get hit with annoying petty charges for everything. Not much parking... More 

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Jamie-Lee V, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 921bear, The Clifton Hotel is indeed ideally located just a few minutes walk from many shops and restaurants around the Clifton Triangle and on Park Street. I am very pleased to hear that you found our front of house team to be friendly and accommodating, I will be certain to pass your kind comments onto my team. We do... More 

Pateley Bridge, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MY TIP: ring them, don't use the online booking service, as I got a better rate than I could've done via their website. I had a small single which was quite tiny but well-appointed - rainfall shower head, small fridge, huge (almost floor-to-ceiling) window, single-use cafetiere for ground coffee and loose tea leaves (both provided), fresh fruit each day, and... More 

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Jamie-Lee V, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sharon M, Thank you very much for your lovely review of The Clifton Hotel. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel to be good value for money. I am very happy to hear that you were able to get the best available rate when booking directly with us and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a pretty shabby hotel and quite expensive ... it is a good choice if you just need a clean room and a place to sleep but don't expect too much. the location and the breakfast are actually quite good

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Jamie-Lee V, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Holger K, I am disappointed to hear that the hotel did not meet your expectations. We are in the process of refurbishing 10 more rooms this year and are able to offer both Standard and Executive Rooms depending on our guests’ needs and budget. We are indeed in a great location close to Clifton Village, 15 minutes walk from... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel called the day before my visit asking if I wanted parking. I was told it shouldn't be a problem yet when we arrived the parking ( a small garage round the corner) was full mainly to local businesses who had reserved spaces on street parking was expensive and not a lot of it The room was clea bit oh... More 

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WashingtonManager, Front Office Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Portia59186338, I do apologise that you were told the parking will not be an issue when visiting us. This is quite bizarre as one of the key reasons why we phone guests prior to their visit is to talk through our various parking options as it can be tricky in the Clifton area. We do have a car park... More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As already indicated by other reviews, this is a very basic hotel, in that sense the photos on the website of the rooms are a bit misleading, unless I just had a very basic room, but as a result of being basic its reasonably priced, and in my opinion very good value for money for the UK, yes, the carpets... More 

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WashingtonManager, Front Office Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tamsen-Jean, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive and thorough review. It is great to hear that you particularly appreciated the location, the cleanliness and the friendly staff here at The Clifton. It’s also helpful to know that you appreciated having the café downstairs and Racks restaurant so close by, there can’t be many... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for my birthday week. Had a great time. Staff couldn't do enough to help out and were knowledgable about the local area. Rooms were cleaned everyday and beds clean and remade each morning...

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WashingtonManager, Front Office Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jaiden1981, Thanks so much for this great little review. As an independent business, reviews like yours mean a lot to us! I am so glad that you chose to come and celebrate your birthday here with us and that you had such an enjoyable time. Our staff always go over and above to help our guests wherever possible -... More 

Colchester
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a very warm, friendly welcome at reception. The room was comfortable although the bathroom a little tired, but for the price, acceptable. It was good to have a choice of teas, coffee and some fruit - a nice touch.The location was excellent for the Clifton area and its easy to walk, take a taxi or bus down town.... More 

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WashingtonManager, Front Office Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dg00d, Thank you so much for this really encouraging review! I am so glad to hear that our staff served you well and that you very much appreciated the location in which we are situated. It's hugely convenient being so close to the centre of town and yet we're only a 5-10min walk away from Clifton Village and the... More 

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