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“Made better by the Manager”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Clifton House

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Clifton House
Ranked #6 of 52 Bristol B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
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76 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Made better by the Manager”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

My husband and daughters have stayed here many times before (one of our daughters studies at Bristol University). I stayed for the first time in November. The rooms and bathrooms are comfortable enough but to me, it is just a well-priced, good hotel in a great location. What makes it extra-special, taking it up a notch, is the staff. The manager, Abi, was particularly warm and helpful. Very accommodating with our needs. For as long as we have reason to visit Bristol, we will choose this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

A nice location in the university area a bit away from the major thoroughfare. An older hotel with quaint and somewhat small rooms. A pub downstairs full of college students and young business people. Good beer selections and a wide selection of pub food. Clean and safe with very reasonable prices. Good location from which to explore Bristol.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2012

This is the third time we have stayed at Clifton House. This time we stayed with our daughter & her family. They had the best family room I have ever seen in a hotel. Two full sized single bed & a king size double bed & there was still loads of space in the room. We had a very large room with asking size bed & separate seating area with a settee. The management as always were very helpful & friendly. All in all a lovely place to stay & only 15/20 minutes walk from the city centre.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2012

We used Clifton House for an overnighter to attend a graduation ceremony at Bristol Cathedral. The hotel is ideally located for the university area, Clifton village and the Cathedral, with a wide choice of shops, bars and restaurants a short walk away. Free on-site parking is a big plus given the hotel's proximity to the city centre. We found Abby the hotel manager friendly and helpful, as were other staff we met. The hotel has been well modernised in keeping with its age and style. Our room was not big but was clean and well furnished, bed was comfortable, plenty of storage space and a cracking TV. Shower flow was a bit slow but nice and hot so OK. Breakfast was fine, decent choice on the buffet and the cooked option was very good. Overall, would use again if visiting Bristol and recommend to others.

Room Tip: Go for one on a higher floor for a quieter stay
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

Manager was very welcoming for our mid week stay. It was on the third floor which was fime for us agile young things however do check what floor you are to be allocated a room on as this may be a requirement.
The room was very generous with a sitting room area and ensuite. The bed was quite low however suited our needs. The shower was good in power though quite small access point, especially with a protruding belly! There was peeling paint in the room and after two consecutive showers the water did run a little tepid.
Tea and coffee were provided in the room and hairdryer. No biscuits.

The parking is free and available though quite snug.

The location of the hotel is super, very quiet and yet within 15 mins to the centre of the city, waterfront, theatre's and concert halls.

Breakfast was not the best, small selection of cereals and help yourself tea and coffee. only orange juice. The hot breakfast choice was good however not cooked particularly well, had the feeling of being on a microwave.

All staff very friendly though and overall would recommend however perhaps skip breakfast and try one of the many super eateries in the city.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

When I arrived I was met by the manager who was very welcoming, kind and helpful when checking me in. The room was very stylish and well presented, whilst also spotless. The whole hotel was well heated and my room too. Overall a delightful stay and would definitly recommend to family and friends.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed 5 nights in 2 rooms as my adult son was also touring with us. We really enjoyed the location, staff were helpful and friendly, rooms clean and spacious. Each morning we were offered a cooked breakfast "special", which were always delicious. On-site car parking was a real bonus as we used Bristol as a base to tour the south eastern UK and into Wales by car. Situated in a quiet Bristol residential area, which had the added bonus of being really pleasant to stroll around. Would certainly stay again on our next trip to UK.

Room Tip: We requested double rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Clifton House

Property: Clifton House
Address: 4 Tyndalls Park Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Clifton House 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury, boutique, hotel style, bed and breakfast accommodation at a fraction of the cost. With free breakfast, on site parking and wifi all included in our rates. Only a 10 minute walk away from Bristol's City Centre, Clifton Village and Whiteladies' Road and only a 5 minute walk away from the BBC and Bristol University. ... more   less 
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