Booked this hotel based on price and previous reviews, and was not disappointed.
Took advantage of a "Winter Warmer" package which included breakfast, a bottle of champagne, marshmallows, chocolate sauce and an upgrade to a deluxe room.
Phoned the hotel the day before we arrived to explain that I am allergic to feathers and was pleasantly surprised on check-in to be told that the duvet and pillows in our room had already been changed. Without me having to prompt, I was also asked when the champagne should be delivered. Very good service considering I had only made the internet booking the day before!
Furnishings in the bedroom were good. Very comfortable and luxurious fabrics. Not the biggest room I have stayed in, but more than big enough and with all the standard facilities. A fridge would have been nice, but as we only stayed one night it wasn't a big issue. The coffee maker was a nice bonus. Very good shower, didn't want to get out! The room overlooked the harbour and the only time we heard any noise was when we had the window open - we kept it open to listen to the busker on the bridge below with his trumpet. It was cold outside, so that may have encouraged the people to stay inside the bars on the other side of the harbour :)
We had dinner in the hotel restaurant. The food was not cheap, but was high quality and very enjoyable. My partner was disappointed with the wine we had ordered (too "oaky" for him) and was given a large complimentary glass of a different wine - very good service! Saw people being turned away, so obviously a very popular place to eat.
Breakfast was served in the restaurant and we seemed to arrive at the same time as everyone else! We had a bit of a wait for our coffee, and had to chase it up as people who arrived after us were getting their drinks ahead of us. However, the selection and quality of food on offer was very good, and there were no shortages despite the number of people.
The parking next door was free, quite a saving as Bristol is quite expensive for parking. The location of the hotel is perfect for the city centre and shopping centre. Lots of restaurants around the harbour and in nearby streets. The hotel is not much to look at from the outside, but couldn't find anything to fault on the inside.
Thoroughly enjoyed our time here and would definitely stay here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Bristol
- Bristol The Hotel