I stayed here for 1 night on a trip with work. We use it because it's near our Bristol office but it's very central and handy for all the bars and restaurants down in the Harbourside area of the city. It's about 10-15 minutes walk from Temple Mead Station.
Check in was quick and efficient. The hotel is very clean and comfortable. I had a standard double room which was very nice. Plenty of storage space, a safe, iron and ironing board in the wardrobe and hairdryer in the drawer. I saw a sign on the wall about using the aircon and was looking around for the panel to switch it on, as it was a really hot day and the room was a bit stuffy. It took me a few minutes to spot that there is actually a remote control for the aircon unit!
The bed was comfortable and there is a pillow menu if you're not happy with the type provided. The one thing I felt was missing was tea/coffee making facilities. The website says this is provided so it's quite possible that it was hidden in a cupboard and I didn't notice it. When I arrived, I literally threw my bag in the room, got changed and went straight out again until very late, and only stayed the one night.
Breakfast was very good, fruit juice, cereal, fruit, yogurt, the usual cooked selection, toast, tea and coffee, plus there are a few other items on the menu which you can order. On check in I was given a voucher which reduced the price of breakfast from £15 down to £10 which I assume they give to all guests, and it's only more expensive if you're not staying.
I'd certainly use this hotel again in Bristol.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel is a magnificent Victorian building in the heart of Bristol, close to the city's Temple Meads railway station. The Grand Hotel is an elegant, convenient base from which to explore Bristol's rich history. Local attractions include Brunel's engineering masterpieces, the ancient cathedral, and one of the region's finest shopping malls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Grand, Bristol Hotel Bristol
- Thistle Hotel Bristol