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“Good hotel with good gym. ” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Novotel Bristol Centre

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Novotel Bristol Centre
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HY, England   |  
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Ranked #22 of 84 Hotels in Bristol
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Salisbury
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Good hotel with good gym. ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I usually stay here on business so have gotten used to it and have become aware of those things you need know. The gym facilities on the 4th floor are very good and as seldom used by most you get a decent session without interruption. The rooms are good with good TV and reasonable bed (not as good as premier inn) with good tea making facilities. Reception staff are friendly and you can always pickup a free newspaper too. Breakfast is always of a good standard.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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NovotelBristolCentre, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, May 8, 2014
Thank you very much for your recommendation, we hope to welcome you again soon. Tim Howes, General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed in the Novotel Bristol for 3 nights. The location although easy to find is about a ten minute walk to the town. Parking was easy with the car park situated underneath the hotel. There was limited parking for the hotel and this is on a first come first served basis, although there is a pay and display nearby. The location was quiet but this was out of university term (there is student accommodation nearby). The hotel itself is clean and tidy and similar to all other Novotel we have stayed in. Our room was clean and adequate space for a family of four (provided the sofa bed is not pulled out). We did request more pillows as only one per person is provided they were sent up quickly as was the fan, that was requested. Unfortunately having stayed previously at Novotel our only complaint is that the air conditioning does not seem to work. Reading other reviews (EU) they really need to address the issues with the air conditioning. You may need to consider bringing water with you, as although a fridge is provided with water it rather steep in price.
The staff was friendly, helpful and accomodating at all times. The breakfast was good with plenty of choice especially since children eat free. We did not eat dinner at the hotel, however we had drinks at the bar, but we felt that the prices were expensive.
We would definitely use this hotel again when visiting Bristol and have booked another Novotel in France for the summer.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelBristolCentre, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for your kind review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate greatly your comments about our level of customer service. Tim Howes, General Manager
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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The location is quite convenient for exploring Bristol on foot. We had two rooms and they were very clean and comfortable. Wifi is free and with very adequate coverage and speed. Reception was not totally welcoming nor efficient, but not really a problem. All in all, we would return to this hotel. Recommended!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelBristolCentre, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and would like to thank you for your recommendation. Tim Howes, General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I had a meeting with some colleagues at the hotel's lounge type bar area on April 3rd. I picked the hotel because it was close to a near-by business park and for the parking. As our group was pretty large (15 people), the space we had was ample. The staff was most helpful and was attentive to our needs.

Location is fantastic, a short walk into the centre and very safe. Well done

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelBristolCentre, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, I am pleased that the hotel met your requirements. Tim Howes, General Manager
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Chester
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I stayed at the Novotel for one night in March for business. After reading some other travellers reviews I wasn't expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised.

The car parking is a good semi underground lay out with reasonable spaces. It was a little confusing getting up to reception. The only issue I had with the hotel was with the reception staff who we're not very friendly or helpful, however check in was reletively painless. The room was clean and comfortable with good decor and I liked the bathroom. I ordered room service which arrived quickly (even if they did forget the desert) and was very nice. I slept well and check out was also a painless process. Overall, I have stayed in nicer 4 stars in Bristol closer to the centre but this one was clean and comfortable and good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelBristolCentre, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for your review, I am very pleased that your experience surpassed your expectations and we hope to welcome you again soon. Tim Howes, General manager
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I stayed here in march we chose this hotel purely because it was close to the train station we was here to watch dirty dancing at the hippodrome, I was a bit worried about the walk but turns on it wasn't even a 10 min walk was great. The staff were lovely and friendly everything was spotless I couldn't find a fault. Would most definitely stay again!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NovotelBristolCentre, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Thank you for your review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Tim Howes, General Manager
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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Bedroom was better than expected. Everything was to hand. Had a buffet dinner same evening. Good choices of meals. Fancy a 3 course dinner for £19.95 and this was unlimited! the price included a drink too! Would go again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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NovotelBristolCentre, General Manager at Novotel Bristol Centre, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Thank you for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and in particularyour dinner in Elements Restaurant. Tim Howes, General Manager
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Address: Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HY, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Bristol
#11 Family Hotel in Bristol
#12 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
#18 Business Hotel in Bristol
#20 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Bristol Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Bristol is a 4 star hotel in the heart of Bristol. Five minutes walk from Bristol Temple Meads Railway station and in close proximity to the shopping centre and all the main leisure attractions as well as bars and restaurants in the city. With a conference suite of seven rooms for up to 200 people plus free WiFi in all bedrooms, meeting rooms and public areas. At the end of an eventful day, enjoy our Elements Restaurant and Bar or relax in our health suite. Onsite pay parking and accessible facilities. ... more   less 
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