We stayed at the Grand last weekend and had a really nice time.
I was worried about choosing this hotel after I read some poor reviews, but in my opinion it really isn't that bad.
We arrived to be greeted by friendly staff and discovered that our booking was incorrect, which they quickly rectified (we had already parked the car in the hotel's car park which was secure and easy to find).
We booked an upgraded room (on the second floor) and apart from the bathroom being slightly dated, it was hard to complain about the size, decor or cleanliness. I used two pillows and found them to be comfy (I see another reviewer complained about them).
On our first night, we decided to try the hotel restaurant. From the outside, it looks a bit dull and the menu looks unappetising. It's fair to say we were in for a very pleasant surprise - the food was amazing and you could not fault the service.
Our room rate included breakfast which was really nicely laid out, lots of variety and quick to get served.
When we checked out, the Receptionist informed us that there was no parking charge as it was included. We were rather impressed since it is £15 a day to park there (this is a much cheaper rate than the local NCP car park).
A top tip from me is for the ladies to use the ladies toilet on the ground floor - if like me, you like original features, you will find a rather interesting bathroom.
I would recommend this hotel for couples wanting a romantic break (like we did), or for families wanting a relaxing break. As for the groups of young people, there were some staying, but we did not hear them at night like other reviewers have done and there was no loud music playing or air conditioning units to be heard!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the city centre, The Grand is a quiet haven in the heart of buzzing Bristol. Its central location is ideal for both business and leisure, offering 182 bedrooms and 10 meeting rooms and within walking distance of the Harbourside, Broadmead Shopping and 1m from Temple Meads Station. You don’t have to worry about parking as we have our own car park on-site, which is a real bonus for a city-centre hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Grand, Bristol Hotel Bristol
- Thistle Hotel Bristol