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“Regency Clifton” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Avon Gorge Hotel
Ranked #25 of 37 Hotels in Bristol
Kingston Upon Thames, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Regency Clifton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

In its white curving terrace it breathes the the atmosphere of another time - you can almost catch a glimpse of a Regency beau. It's quiet and peaceful here but you may have to drive round for a while to find a parking place. This was our second stay in three years and we had the same first floor comfortable room with its period balcony and grand view of the Avon Gorge and the suspension bridge. There is a programme of refurbishment but it's a pity that this does not include rooms for people with disabilities. Dinner varies from so-so to good depending on the chef and this calls for improvement. There was a good selection for breakfast which was served with enthusiasm although we were a little late. Without exception staff were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Asked for a refurbished one, preferably with a view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed one night at the Avon Gorge Hotel, we had a dual aspect room overlooking the village one side and the suspension bridge the other. We had lunch in Clifton and walked through Ashton Court Estate late afternoon to see all the balloons beginning to take off, the bridge is free to walk across and the estate is also free, the deer park is also free. We had supper in Long Ashton with friends at their house. We walked back to the hotel, it took about 50 minutes. On Saturday we had a good breakfast included in the room cost and friends came round for coffee on the terrace which was great as the Grommit was there to see, Bristol had 80 to see and find, we only saw 3. We would recommend this hotel for a short break, it is a bit tired but service was good and breakfast excellent.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view corners are great dual aspect village and gorge.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Excellent location, great breakfast.

I commented that the bathroom was dated with stains on bathroom ceiling which although they are updating rooms one by one, I would recommend a quick touch up for poorly decorated rooms to reflect highly rated hotel.

Personally I felt room was acceptable for myself, and provided this feedback direct to hotel manager, who took the time to call me and thank fr my constructive feedback.

Definitely recommend staying here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of nights while visiting friends in Clifton. The location was brilliant, just a short walk into Clifton village centre and had amazing views.

The room was spacious and very clean, the bar was very lively with a very friendly atmosphere. The staff was very pleasant.

We enjoyed it so much that we have just booked to go back over New Year.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bordon, Hampshire. UK
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

I was in a party of 8 spending a long weekend in Clifton, Bristol.
We had a super stay at the Avon Gorge Hotel with a lovely room and superb views of the Clifton suspension bridge. The evening meal on the Friday night was superb with Grilled Scallops with black pudding for starters and Grilled Hake on a bed of puy lentils for main. All finished off with 3 scoops of local ice cream. "Yum!"
The staff were very attentive and helpful and the cost of the meal was acceptable.
The only blot on the landscape occurred on Saturday when we returned from a trip to Bristol with a view to spending time on the terrace in the wonderful sunshine, only to find that there were 2 wedding receptions in the hotel and the terrace was overflowing as was the bar and there were also no seating available.
Apart from this we all had a very enjoyable weekend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

After booking a weekend at Avon Gorge, the nearest hotel to our son's flat, I was concerned to read some unflattering reviews - the wrong way round, I know! We arrived on Friday afternoon worried about what we had done. Our worries were unwarranted, we did not find a tired hotel with unhelpful staff. The receptionist could not have been more pleasant or helpful. We had one of the Gorge view rooms which has obviously been recently refurbished to a good standard. The large old fashioned tv mentioned in some reviews was not there; instead there was a modern slim tv on the wall of a good sized room. The wifi is free and the broadband is fast. It does annoy me that some hotels still regard wifi as an opportunity to make money out of guests. Car parking is also free, and in Clifton parking is at a premium, so a charge would not be a surprise.
We only had breakfasts in the hotel, where again the staff were very helpful and the food quality was very acceptable - not gourmet, but who wants gourmet for breakfast? There was no fuss made about our son joining us for the meals.
I thought I had left my iPod at the hotel, and the efforts the staff and management went to to try to retrieve it were exemplary.
We would definitely return when we could hopefully enjoy the terrace which has a spectacular view of the Gorge and the Suspension Bridge

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view of the Gorge
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

This hotel is wonderfully situated overlooking the gorge, but make sure that you book a room with a view. Rooms at the front of the hotel obviously don't. Parking can be a problem - the hotel only has very limited parking spaces vailable
You wouldn't want to go here for a gastronomic experience, but fortunately there are a good number of restaurants in Clifton village within easy walking distance.
Bristol is a great city with so much to commend it for a short break.

Room Tip: Get a room overlooking the gorge
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Avon Gorge Hotel
Address: Sion Hill | Clifton Avon, Bristol BS8 4LD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Business Hotel in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Avon Gorge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Settings rarely come like this: nestled in the heart of Clifton Village, Bristol the Avon Gorge Hotel offers a unique location for any trip to Bristol or tour of the West Country.This historic hotel offers unparalleled views of Brunels Grade One listed Clifton Suspension Bridge, said to be one of the worlds greatest bridges. Boasting fantastic panorama, the hotel is also in a very central position for both business and leisure trips alike, with Bristol City Centre within walking distance. The views don't stop here, from the popular Bridge Cafe and White Lion Bar, with an extensive all weather terrace area, enjoy the spectacular panorama of Somerset and the southern areas of Bristol. By foot discover some of the countrys finest architecture in the surrounding area of Clifton, its just on your door step. ... more   less 
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