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“Fantastic stay”
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The Bristol
Ranked #3 of 38 Hotels in Bristol
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“Fantastic stay”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Loved every minute of this weekend city break. We requested a harbour view as this was our anniversary weekend and this was given without question. Plenty of vibrant bars and restaurants to suit all tastes within a stones throw . Ten mins walk from city centre . The best all you can eat restaurant za za bazaar right opposite!!

Hotel clean, very cosmopolitan . Breakfast lovely!

Double glazing is brilliant as keeps out the nightclub noise and the blackout curtains were very good also

Room Tip: We had a superior room on the 6th floor, easy access from free car park to our room
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jennifer H
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Jennifer H,

Thank you for your review and we are delighted you had a "fantastic stay"

it is very pleasing to see you found the hotel clean and cosmopolitan, also you mentioned our black out curtains, we believe these are paramount to a good nights sleep!!

We hope to welcome you back to Bristol in the near future,

Sincerely,

Mark Payne
General manager
The Bristol Hotel
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We enjoyed an overnight stay in the hotel, the staff were friendly, the room was of a good standard and the breakfast was good quality.
The hotel is located near restaurants and bars so very convenient.
Having use of a car park so close to the hotel is a plus point.
The only issue was a noisy lift and the hotel dealt with this complaint very efficiently and in a satisfactory manner.
We will book again when next staying in Bristol.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Suzanne7733
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Suzanne7733,

Thank you for taking the time to review The Bristol Hotel,

we appreciate your comments regarding our good quality breakfast and convenient and free car parking.

we look forward to seeing you again in the near future,

Sincerely,

Mark Payne
General manager
The Bristol Hotel
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

The Bristol Hotel is right in the centre - next to the canal and surrounded by wonderful restaurants, with a short walk to the town centre markets and shops. Free parking meant that we didn't have to worry about high parking charges. The rooms were nice, particularly the ones overlooking the canal however as we stayed in a Friday evening it was very noisy due to the busy bars in close proximity to the hotel.

We had a package which included dinner - the set menu was a little disappointing, particularly the chewy minute steak option: however the full menu options were absolutely delicious, though quite pricey. The duck option and risotto option were absolutely delicious - I would definitely recommend them!

Overall we loved Bristol town and would stay in The Bristol hotel again!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Restaurant is very good but pricey. Great location, good views but terrible shame about the really loud deep thumping bass from the clubs over the water that keeps you up all night.
Don't ask for a waterfront room!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear tiger_tim_london,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Bristol Hotel.

It is pleasing to see you had an overall enjoyable stay and found the hotel to be of a very good standard.

We hope to see you back again in the near future,

Sincerely
Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Stayed one night recently on business, booked an executive room, found the room to be a bit small for an executive. However the room was clean and well laid out, as was the bathroom.
The corridors to the rooms are dated and very dark, had a beer at the bar, well priced and friendly bar staff. Breakfast in the morning was well laid out and well cooked with lots of options, would stay again next time in Bristol.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank mikec-edinburgh
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear mikec-edinburgh,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

it is pleasing to see you had an overall enjoyable business stay with us.

Should you be returning to Bristol on a more regular basis I would suggest you look at our GHA loyalty programme which offers great enhancements once signed up from additional in room amenities to room upgrades.

We look froward to welcoming you back to the Bristol Hotel in the near future,

Sincerely

Mark Payne
general manager
The Bristol hotel
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Have stayed in a lot of 5 star hotels with my family but first I had without them and had paid for myself.
It was great room which they allowed us to check in early without any fuss.
Only issue we had is we came back into the hotel quite late and we were asked by security for our room key.
There was a sign saying that the hotel doors are manned after 11pm (which for an inner city hotel seems like a good idea) but we hadn't been told and it dressed quite scruffily I did feel we were being a bit judged!
However lovely room, very comfy bed and it being one of the hottest days of July the air conditioning was a god send.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jazz S
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear jazz S,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

we are pleased you had a great stay with us and find us on par with other 5 star hotels you have stayed in.

As you correctly pointed out, door security is paramount for a city centre hotel after 11pm during the weekend, more so for us being on the waterfront with so much going on, however this is no excuse to having been made feel "judged" and I will pass on your comments to our security company.

We hope to see you again in Bristol in the near future,

Sincerely,

Mark Payne
General Manager
The Bristol Hotel
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

I stayed at the Bristol for 2 nights for the Hot Air Balloon Festival. It was a very busy weekend with every room occupied but despite a full house nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
I received a very warm welcome and was checked in very quickly, my room (623) was just as I had requested a harbour view and with air con. it was a good size, very clean and very comfortable. The bathroom was on the small side but adequate and spotless, toiletries were from the lovely Temple Spa.
Although on the opposite side of the harbour there are numerous bars but I found that the double glazing keep out the noise.
The parking arrangements are a wonderful bonus, free parking for the whole of the stay is a huge added value feature. The location is perfect for exploring Bristol, the cafes and eateries on the Harbourside, the Cathedral is less than 10 minutes walk away and the small ferry to the S.S. Great Britain is about the same distance.
Thank you to all the staff at the Bristol, you really do know the meaning of hospitality and customer service. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
For eating I would recommend Bordeaux Quay and the Cherry Duck, both very close by

Room Tip: My room was 623, it was light, airy, clean and comfortable. I would ask for the same room again
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank JaneyQ54
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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Shropshirestroller,

Thank you for your wonderful review after your weekend here during the balloon fiesta.

It is fantastic to see you enjoyed our clean, comfortable rooms, and also our temple spa products.

I would also concur with your two restaurant recommendations, two excellent restaurants within a three minute walk from the hotel.

On your next visit I would also recommend trying our river Grille restaurant within the hotel, our locally sourced menu is in my opinion one of the best the Harbourside has on offer.

Sincerely,

Mark Payne
General manager
The Bristol Hotel
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Property: The Bristol
Address: Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF, 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 ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Bristol
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
#2 Business Hotel in Bristol
#2 Family Hotel in Bristol
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 187
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Bristol!Anyone spending any length of time in Bristol is likely to come across The Bristol. Sitting pretty on the quayside of the Floating Harbour, this luxury Bristol hotel is surrounded by the best of Bristol's Old City and maritime history: Bristol Old Vic and the beautifully restored Queen Square, Bristol Cathedral and at Bristol across Pero's Bridge and of course The Arnolfini, Bristol's celebrated contemporary arts centre, right next door.For all these reasons, The Bristol is hard to avoid, even by visitors who are staying elsewhere. Those who do stay at our hotel in Bristol get to experience our great location, greatly reduced overnight car park rates of £5 at the adjacent NCP, the fresh, modern luxury of our bedrooms, and the chic cuisine and quayside ambience of The River Grille and Shore Café Bar.Make sure you are among them and choose The Bristol, the finest Bristol Hotel! ... more   less 
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