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“Perfect for a big group”
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The Clifton Hotel
Ranked #35 of 38 Hotels in Bristol
Koroni, Greece
1 review
“Perfect for a big group”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

27 of us had an excellent stay at the Clifton last weekend. The location is great, the staff all very helpful and the rooms are clean. A decent bar and restaurant downstairs and overall, absolutely ideal for a night or two in Bristol.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Jess M, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Im glad you (and the other 26!) ejoyed visiting Bristol and found The Clifton, and Racks Bar below an ideal base for your trip. Thank you for taking the time to review us, as a small and independant business feedback is very important to us, and I hope we see you again in the future.
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Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

We booked for 1 night on a chilly Feb eve.We've used Racks Bar underneath the hotel but never stayed so a little apprehensive of noise.Our small but really tidy room was on the opp side to the bar so no noise or worries.The room really ok with tea/coffee etc.The shower was pretty good with clean towels and the bed was excellent.The hotel is a little tatty in places but hey that's no problem.The staff we met were really friendly and helpful.We would definetly use this hotel again when we are back in Bristol.Just a thought though..never paid upfront before in a hotel??? Is this company policy??

  • Stayed February 2013
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Thank Ghillie34
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Jess M, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Im glad you enjoyed your time with us at The Clifton and found the staff friendly and the room clean and pleasant. It is company policy to take payment for the first night on arrival. It means you can charge to your room from the restaurant and makes check out quicker in the morning when it can often get busy!
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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed at The Clifton as I wanted to be close to Bristol amenities without the city hustle. Fabulous location - close to some gorgeous shops and boutiques, all easily within walking distance in Clifton, plus was able to catch the bus to the major stores and sights in Bristol. I did this as I had heard that parking can be a problem, and as I was in the hotel car park I didn't want to take the car out of the garage unless really necessary. Like for going to the zoo! Our room was lovely and warm - and it was a v cold day - inviting, and clean. Loved the basket of fruit - really didn't expect that! Overall had a great time here - restaurant yummy, service very good - staff couldn't have been more helpful - recommended places to go and gave good directions. Would definitely return - thankyou very much :0)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Julie D
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Jess M, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed the excellent location for exploring Bristol and found the staff friendly and helpfull.
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East Hendred, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. For £44 for the night it was a bargain - the room was a bit tired but it was very warm on a freezing snowing night and the shower was fantastic. The staff were all young and very helpful. The best part of the hotel was the bar and restaurant which was very busy with a great atmosphere. The food was fantastic and had a 15% discount for being a resident. I stayed here as my daughter had an interview at Hawthorns which was a 10 minute walk away. I parked outside the hotel as it is all non-restricted parking and at about 5ish there was quite a few spaces.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Jess M, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed the restaurant and all the hotel has to offer and hope to see you again in the future.
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

After reading a couple of reviews that sited ‘shabby’ and ‘small’ rooms I was feeling a little apprehensive about our stay, especially considering we were working with a small budget, but I was most pleasantly surprised! Everything was extremely clean and our double room (one of the cheaper ones) was a perfectly decent size. A special mention should go to the staff who were all very friendly and immediately responded when I asked for an extra towel. Also gave us helpful advice for exploring Clifton (the most beautiful part of Bristol as far as I could tell, and close to everything). The garage proved a useful service considering city parking issues and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. There was even complimentary fruit in the room - a lovely touch. It seems some people expect everything to be spanking new, but personally I’d rather stay in a building with a bit of character than a purpose-built chain hotel! At such good value for money we’ll definitely be returning next time we visit Bristol.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Izzy P
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Jess M, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review us, as a small and independent business feedback is very important to us. I’m glad you enjoyed your time with us and your time spent in Bristol.
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

£86 for the smallest room Ive ever had. The TV didnt work and the heating made it like a sauna. The room was supposed to be an "executive" single-but it was over priced considering the size or the room, Sorry Clifton Hotel-a towel folded like a swan and a couple of apples did not justify the price. Better rooms in better hotels in better locations are available in Bristol-so pick one of those.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Thank bixster
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Jess M, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

I am sorry to hear that you would not choose to use us again and that you did not feel your room offered a good value for money stay. The Clifton is competitively priced for the facilities it offers and the location, and we often run special offers with rooms as low as £25 especially when booking in advance. I would like to apologise for your television not working and also that the temperature of the room wasn’t suited to you. Should you wish to stay with us again in the future please feel free to contact me directly and I would be pleased to offer you a discounted price on one of the larger rooms.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We had a full night out planned and due to torrential weather stayed put! Chose the Clifton as it accepts dogs and believe me, we have one fussy boxer! She was well at home after 5mins which made it very easy to visit the great bar downstairs and have a really enjoyable night. Rooms aren't huge, shower a shame but had comfortable stay and the staff so friendly. Hope to stay again soon and venture out but happy knowing we could stay put!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Darv30
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Jess M, Manager at The Clifton Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review us, as a small independent business feedback is extremely important for us. I am glad to hear our staff made both you and your dog feel welcome and look forward to having you stay again in the future. I am sorry to hear you found the shower disappointing, and hope that next time we can make every area of your stay perfect!
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Property: The Clifton Hotel
Address: St. Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #35 of 38 Hotels in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Clifton Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Clifton Hotel is situated in an ideal location for visiting Bristol within walking distance of both Clifton Village and the City Centre. A small and independent hotel part of the Clifton Hotels Group we provide clean and comfortable accommodation at competitive prices. We welcome guests with a smile priding ourselves in providing levels of customer service that were mentioned in our recent AA report as being of five star standards. We hope that guests enjoy the relaxed café reception area and our busy and vibrant restaurant Racks. ... more   less 
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