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The Channings Hotel
20 Pembroke Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 3BB, England   |  
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Ranked #47 of 86 hotels in Bristol
Fareham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Regular visitor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I stay here regularly on business. The hotel is well located for all attractions in Bristol.
The staff that run the hotel are really friendly and helpful. The rooms may appear in need of a little TLC but all the rooms I have stayed in are very clean, the showers are powerful and in all very comfortable.

The atmosphere in the bar is always great and a good choice of bar food. The breakfast is freshly made to order, just what you need to start the day!

Overall great value for money and I will continue to stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I stayed there on Friday and Sunday 26 & 28th October. It was great. Room was clean and well presented. Lovely and warm too - especially as it's getting colder out there now! Shower was amazing - hot water and amazing power - tropical rain forest springs to mind! The pillows - lovely and soft - I want one!!!
Breakfast was perfect with cereal and poached eggs, brown toast, mushrooms and grilled tomatoes - choose from the options available!
Lovely managers - nothing too much trouble and the perfect hosts.
If I'm back in Bristol again, business or pleasure, I'll be using Channings again!
Thanks to all - it made a perfect weekend!

Room Tip: I chose the Brunel room!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saltash
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Short break at Channings Hotel, Bristol primarily to see the Lion King at the Hippadrome. Firstly a big thank you to Andy and Lesley and team for a most welcoming and hospitable weekend. They were really helpful as we had never been to Bristol before and they recommended areas of interest and spent time telling us how to get to various venues. The rooms were spotless and comfortable and the food was spot on. Will definately return.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cornwall
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

stayed here for 2 nights on a shopping trip found this hotel very warm and welcoming good food freindly staff and also very helpful well located for all the attractions as well very clean rooms and a good comfy bed will defo stay here again

Room Tip: good clean comfy rooms and a nice shower
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

hotel is well situated close walking distance to all attractions ideal for families and business found staff very friendly and helpful. the rooms are clean and comfortable , best nights sleep had for along time in the lovely beds. good choice of food and drink also available would recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in bristol.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Firstly this hotel in a fantastic location. Close walking distance to the zoo, Clifton and about 30mins from the town centre.

Upon arrival we checked in with no problems and were given keys to three separate rooms.
Room 1: Had not been cleaned, hair in bed and bins not emptied which resulted in a debate with duty manager to have the room changed
Room 2: Door did not shut properly and cleaners left it open one day with valuables exposed inside
Room 3: One light bulb of three worked, tea, coffee, milk etc had not been replenished and no mug or spoon!

Rooms in general were not clean. Beds and pillows had no mattress or pillow protectors. TV's were either at a hard angle to view or had wires stretched across walls to reach plugs.
The bed was comfortable and shower and bathroom adequate. The bar has a cosy atmosphere and good choice of drinks but stopped serving food at 7.

On our second morning and day of departure the service was excellent from the lady who manages the hotel, much more so than the previous lady who had argued about a room with full bins and hair in the bed to be 'clean'.

Breakfast was of a good standard despite a hair or two!
Free wifi was of a good strength and accessible throughout the hotel.
I hope the pictures I upload depict my stay and allow you make an informed decision.

Would I stay here again? No.
Was it ideal location for a business trip? Yes
Was it worth £60 a night for a double room? NO!
Does this hotel have potential? YES! If only it were invested in and cared for a bit more!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

This place was so lovely. The staff were so friendly, the food was delicious and the location was bang in the middle of everywhere which is worth going in Bristol. It is an 8 minute walk from the Zoo which is awesome. The rooms were clean and tidy and well decorated. I had a very romantic time!

Room Tip: There isnt a swimming pool at Channings, but the Lido is right round the corner!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 20 Pembroke Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 3BB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #47 of 86 hotels in Bristol
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