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Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Bristol
Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 47 hotels in Bristol
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
Welcome to The Bristol! Anyone spending any length of time in Bristol is likely to come across our iconic building. Enviably situated on the quayside of the Floating Harbour, this luxury Bristol hotel is surrounded by the best of Bristol's Old City and maritime history: from the Bristol Old Vic and the beautifully restored Queens Square, to the Bristol Cathedral, and The Hippodrome. The Arnolfini, Bristol's celebrated contemporary arts centre, is right next door, and we're just a short walk from We The Curious and The Aquarium. Those who choose to stay with us are not only afforded those high standards of service associated with The Doyle Collection: they also get to experience our excellent location, unrivalled overnight car park rates of just £9 (at the adjacent NCP); the fresh, modern luxury of our bedrooms, and the chic dining experience and harbourside ambience of The River Grille and Shore Café Bar. Make sure you are among those who choose The Bristol, the finest Bristol Hotel!
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Paid public parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Finnish and 4 more
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Olu B wrote a review Jan 21
1 contribution
Excellent hotel building supremely well kept and with all necessary facilities fully funcitoning. Beyond the aesthetics, I must highlight the high quality of service by the friendly staff. This stood out to me and other companions. Notably Sabrina at front desk who was ever so helpful, friendly and engaging. Additionally, Emmanuella whose attention to detail and anticipating our needs left an indelible mark. Both staff are a reflection of a well run establishment suitable for business and leisure stays. Well done to all.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Cari Yunis, Other at The Bristol
Responded 2 days ago
Dear olub2022, ... And what a fabulous review to receive, that we will be immensely proud to share with the whole team here at The Bristol, who all evidently made a lasting impression. We are so glad to hear that Sabrina & Emmanuella exceeded your expectations, definitely they are great assets to The Hotel. Thank you for leaving us with your invaluable feedback - we very much hope that we will be welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest regards, Cari Yunis Business Excellence Manager The Bristol
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RuthD78 wrote a review Jan 21
Exeter, United Kingdom91 contributions25 helpful votes
On arrival received a lovely warm welcome from Anna. On finding out it was my birthday she upgraded our room, which was a lovely surprise and also an offer for complimentary drinks for the Shore Bar. The room was lovely and very comfortable bed. The Templespa products smelt amazing. Breakfast the next day, again we were warmly welcomed and there was a great choice of food.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Cari Yunis, Other at The Bristol
Responded 2 days ago
Dear RuthNRob, We really enjoyed receiving your 5 star review following your recent visit to Bristol, in which you were clearly afforded the perfect opportunity to enjoy our lovely hotel- taking full advantage of our amazing location, rooms and restaurant, being well looked after by The Bristol Team. Thank yo so much for your lovely compliments to Anna, she is friendly and passionate about delivering a high level of customer service. We do hope to see you returning soon for another all round comfortable, warm and welcoming stay. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and recommendation. Kind regards, Cari Yunis Business Excellence Manager The Bristol
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Zamir M wrote a review Jan 20
2 contributions
We went for my partners 30th and the service was impeccable, from Leo at reception who was clear, concise and welcoming to Kasia who went above and beyond in leaving little details that really made a difference to our stay! The room was warm, spacious and comfortable with commanding views of the river and the promenade. The breakfast was a standard buffet with all you needed to start the day and a lovely river view. The hotel is perfectly situated and we enjoyed our walks to the high street and down the river. Would definitely recommend and would definitely return.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Cari Yunis, Other at The Bristol
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Zamir M, Thank you very much for your kind review noting your incredible stay with us! We are delighted to have provided such wonderful stay during your time in Bristol. The team culture here at The Bristol is very strong, and we pride ourselves on our collective responsibility to ensure every guest journey with us is '5 star' - your excellent feedback is the perfect motivation for us to keep on doing what we do best. It's lovely to hear that Kasia & Leo delivered an impeccable service during your stay, we are so proud to have them in our team! It's wonderful to see that you were afforded the opportunity to explore from our enviable location, and have shared your experience with the Trip Advisor Community. A huge thank you from all of us. We can't wait to see you again Kindest regards, Cari Yunis Business Excellence Manager The Bristol
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Sandra W wrote a review Jan 13
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Stay here if you want excellent service and people who care about their guests’ experience. Comfortable rooms, excellent breakfast and ambience. The car park next door is hugely convenient. The Grille restaurant was brilliant, serving superb food
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Response from Cari Yunis, Other at The Bristol
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Wilsonj50, Thank you for posting your extremely positive 5 star account of your recent stay with us here at The Bristol. It's abundantly evident from your declaration to "Another excellent stay", and from your review of your perfect guest journey with us, from arrival to the room, and your enjoyment at The River Grille, that our team can be proud of the service they all provided. We very much look forward to exceeding your expectations once again in the near future Warm regards, Cari Yunis Business Excellence Manager The Bristol
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wishywish wrote a review Jan 11
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom174 contributions92 helpful votes
Having stayed here previously we were really excited to stay again. The reservations team called ahead to confirm our booking. On arrival I asked for a newspaper in the morning, which never materialised. On arriving at our room, the sanitised sticker demonstrated that someone had been in the room - so I’m not sure what the point of the sticker is? The room was a really well sized room, but there were stains on the carpet and the bathroom had remnants of the previous guests soap or toothpaste on the sink. The room was freezing, despite having the radiator turned up to 24 degrees. We had drinks in the bar, which was lovely. The atmosphere and the pianist were great, as was the service. Check out was hugely disappointing. On asking to check out, I was asked for our room number, and then had my name confirmed. I was asked if I would like the money taken from my card, without any sign of an invoice or asking if we had enjoyed our stay. It felt like I was a cash point. Would we stay again? Yes - on account of the fact that the previous stay was excellent. Fingers crossed this was just a blip.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$93 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bristol
Which popular attractions are close to The Bristol?
Nearby attractions include Locked In A Room (0.2 miles), Smoke & Mirrors Comedy & Magic Theatre Pub (0.2 miles), and Bristol Escape Rooms (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bristol?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at The Bristol?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Bristol?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bristol?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bristol?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tare, Mugshot Restaurants, and The Crepe and Coffee Cabin.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bristol?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is The Bristol located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Bristol.
Does The Bristol offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bristol?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Swedish, and Finnish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bristol?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St Mary Redcliffe Church (0.3 miles), New Room (0.6 miles), and Cabot Tower (0.5 miles).