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The Base Bed & Breakfast
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Myself and 12 other girls just got back from spending 3 days here on a hen weekend and we had the best time ever!!! Bristol in general is a great lively spot with great shopping and lots of bars and clubs to choose from. The Base was perfect for us as we were all together and with Morrisons just down the road we were able to do some shopping and stock up for our weekend. The owners Fiaz and Jacqui are always at the end of the phone should you need to know anything and even sent us a text to check that we were all ok and were having a good time. The apartments are very clean and spacious and theres a bus stop just down the road to take you in to the centre which is about 10 minutes away. If you need somewhere as a group to stay then this place is for you and I for one would definitely return.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank cbargirl
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TheBaseBristol, Owner at The Base Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

It really was a pleasure having you all, although next time I'd rather you served the cake in the kitchen ;-) There's a new page on our website thebase.vg for Group Bookings which shows the self contained units where groups don't have to worry about disturbing other guests (and vice versa!)

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

I have stayed at The Base a few times and I love the everything about it. The Base is unique, in that it offers good quality rooms at affordable prices, which are clean and well decorated and there is a huge kitchen to cook breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition it is pretty quirky, with letters discovered from previous owners displayed on the walls of the dinning room and also the mannequin who is always there to greet you.
The owners are great and have even accommodated me at very short notice.
I would definitely recommend this place to visitors of Bristol.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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TheBaseBristol, Owner at The Base Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Thank you so much! You can come again!

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

There is a fridge in every room. Lidl & Morrisons are 300 m up on Fishponds Rd. Very warm, well heated during my 7 nights. Hot water in bathroom. Well equiped common kitchen / dining room. Clean & good service. Very good bed. Good front car park for 5 cars. One must park in the corner (for those, who will leave later). I have received an SMS with the access code for the keys locked in a small box near the main doors before my arrival.

Room Tip: Go early before 8 a.m. or after 10 a.m. to bypass the trafic jam on FishpondsRd. If there is free only corner parking place ask somebody in other rooms to help you to park your car.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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TheBaseBristol, Owner at The Base Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Yes, the Lidl and Morrisons are soon to be joined by a new Aldi too, which is opening soon. But closer than all of these is the "International Food Centre" run by very friendly Turks. Last I heard is they even offered to carry a guest's shopping back to The Base for them! You can't even pay for that kind of service at chain stores. All hail the small business owner!

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We just happened to be passing through Bristol and decided we wanted to stay over and explore the town a bit, the Base was in an ideal location, close to the bus stop and with available free parking. It was easily booked over the phone, very helpful and efficient. Although we didn't cook there, the vegetarian kitchen looked pleasant and certainly would recommend this place to anyone else to stay. Although the fridge was quite noisy at night, this was useful to refrigerate our foods. I would stay again if passing again of course!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheBaseBristol, Owner at The Base Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Love the photo! So that's where all the loo roll goes!

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We were a group of 13 friends that stayed at 'The Base' in 5 rooms (4 in the main house and 1 in the annexe ) and the apartment .All rooms were nice and clean and most of them had fridges in them.You also have the use of a kitchen, a vegetarian one in the main house and a non vegetarian one in the annexe. These are ideal if you wish to prepare your own breakfasts or snacks. We visited Bristol when the christmas market was on at the beginning of november which was quite good. We found it easy to get into the city centre by bus - nos 48 and 49 - from the bus stops a couple of minutes walk either way out of the b&b. It costs £4 for a day ticket which allows unlimited use. A taxi into the town is approx £12 and there is a taxi number in each room.

Room Tip: Rooms 1 and 4 were both comfortable and spacious and situated at the rear of the property so were quieter
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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TheBaseBristol, Owner at The Base Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Nice having such well behaved lads, you were much tidier than the Hen night! Thanks for crediting the local taxi firm (BD Taxis, Fishponds), they are another example of lovely locals who bring us a large tin of chocolates every Christmas.

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