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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
  • Paid 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.


#1 of 42 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
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking on-site
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
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
Good to know
Marina View
River View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Finnish and 4 more
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David R wrote a review May 5
Farnham Common, United Kingdom161 contributions73 helpful votes
Excellent central location for enjoying everything this fabulous city has to offer. Friendly, courteous and efficient staff. Two things fell short of expectations – both involving breakfasts. FIRST, when I checked online to make a booking (as recommended by a business associate who I came here for meetings with), I saw a rate, but also encouragement by the hotel to ‘book direct’. Open the hotel website, and you instantly get a pop-up saying that if you book direct, you get complementary breakfasts throughout your stay. However, it turns out that the room rate is increased, relative to other booking sites. They even offered to match the lower room rate, but not with breakfasts included. The net effect is that breakfast is not really complementary. SECOND issue – the breakfasts themselves. The kitchen did a great job preparing items exactly as requested – perfectly cooked eggs, crispy bacon and pudding. The problem was attention to details. Day 1: toast ordered but not delivered. Day 2: no salt and pepper. Both days – hot but bland coffee. The term luxury, to me, implies attention to detail – at least the aspiration of perfection. Therefore, I rate The Bristol as three, versus four or five, but would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Mark Payne, General Manager at The Bristol
Responded 1 week ago
Dear David R, Thank you for choosing The Bristol for your business stay in Bristol. It is very rewarding to read that the common denominator in our guest feedback is the fantastic team we have at The Bristol. We are very proud to have wonderful and cheerful colleagues across all departments, who make such a positive impact on the guest experience. I am sadden to hear that we fell short of your expectations on these two areas you explain with great detail: room rate when booking direct and breakfast service. Our in-house reservations team, who work Monday to Saturdays, are always happy to assist providing information about rates and making the bookings over the phone .This is to provide a personalised experience to close the gap between expectations and your final reservation. Regarding your breakfast experience, our Head Chef is delighted to know that you enjoyed the cooked breakfast. On the other hand, please do accept our apologies for forgetting the items mentioned above; the breakfast team has addressed it to avoid this in the future. I truly hope that from 17th May onward, when we are allowed to fully reopen and you can enjoy a delicious A La Carte Full English Breakfast in our River Grille Restaurant, we can turn this 3 star review onto a 5 star. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kind regards Marta Padron Deputy General Manager The Bristol
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rococoloco wrote a review Apr 2021
Chichester, United Kingdom35 contributions13 helpful votes
An overnight stay with my daughter in circumstances that required and were met with understanding and support. The staff couldn’t have been kinder. Great location, gorgeous deluxe room with large beds, TV, sofa. Coffee table and en-suite. All impeccably clean.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from Mark Payne, General Manager at The Bristol
Responded 1 week ago
Dear rococoloco, It is immensely pleasing to read such a lovely review given the difficult time for all hospitality business across the country. It is clear that the team at The Bristol made your stay memorable, everyone went the extra mile to ensure you had the most pleasant time in the vibrant city of Bristol. All of our bedrooms have a 55" Smart TV with Chromecast so you can mirror your favourites apps such as Netflix, YouTube or Spotify in the comfort of your room. Our Housekeeping Team work extremely hard to clean and sanitise all bedrooms prior guests arrivals, so this is very rewarding to read. We truly hope we have the pleasure to welcoming you again in the near future, hopefully for a leisure stay With kindest regards, Marta Padron Deputy General Manager The Bristol
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James H wrote a review Mar 2021
Whitstable, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fantastic service, the team here couldn't be more polite and helpful. I have stayed a few times when I have business in Bristol and its always a pleasant stay, I will be booking here again next time. Quiet comfortable rooms and solid WiFi.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
2 Helpful votes
Response from Mark Payne, General Manager at The Bristol
Responded Mar 25, 2021
Dear JamesHD106, Thank you for writing a 5* star review following your recent stay with us at The Bristol. The team is delighted to learn that you felt well looked after and everyone you encountered was polite and helpful. It is very rewarding that given the numerous hotels located in Bristol City Centre, you keep returning to stay with us for your business-purpose visit. Currently we are open for essential travel, current government guidelines indicate that leisure travel will be permitted from 17th May onward. We look forward to welcoming you in the not too distant future, for business and perhaps a leisure stay too Kind regards Marta Padron Director of Operations The Bristol
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Nix N wrote a review Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom12 contributions7 helpful votes
Very upmarket stay and very 60s chic. The room decor is slightly old fashioned though, if it was more modern or neutral this hotel would excel. What made me laugh though was the use of Van Morrison quotes on the do not disturb signs. I'm not sure if the chain management are aware of his views on the pandemic... The in-room breakfast was exceptional. Bed, room and amenities very comfortable and lovely views of the docks and the city if you're up high enough.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Mark Payne, General Manager at The Bristol
Responded Feb 28, 2021
Dear Traveller_Man_Me Thank you for sharing your experience following your recent stay at The Bristol. I am delighted to learn that you enjoy our the room service breakfast, found the bedroom very comfortable and amenities met your expectations. I have taken on board your note regarding the quote on our "Do Not Disturb Sign" that you shared upon departure, through our internal satisfaction survey and on our TripAdvisor Page. Kind regards Marta Padron Director of Operation The Bristol
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darrentate2020 wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
bristol business trip during covid lockdown, rooms were nicely presentented, nicely placed in the centre of the city, hotel is modern fand friendly, the staff are very professional to reception to cleaning staff,
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: November 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from Mark Payne, General Manager at The Bristol
Responded Dec 28, 2020
Dear Darrentate2020, The entire team here at The Bristol will be thrilled when we forward them your excellent endorsement of their attentive and welcoming service, and just how much it contributed to an all round perfect guest journey. It's clear that you were afforded an extremely comfortable stay and that all aspects of your visit were enhanced by those very high standards synonymous with the Doyle Collection. Take care, stay safe in the coming weeks and months, and we're sure we'll be welcoming you back for more of the same in the near future. Warmest regards, Marta Padron Director of Operations The Bristol
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bristol
Which popular attractions are close to The Bristol?
Nearby attractions include Smoke & Mirrors (0.2 miles), Bristol Escape Rooms (0.2 miles), and Locked In A Room (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 Mugshot Restaurants, Tare, and Revolution.
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 John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum (0.7 miles), St Mary Redcliffe Church (0.3 miles), and Cabot Tower (0.5 miles).