We came for 5 days at Christmas on a coach tour from Yorkshire. We had requested a front room top floor because we thought we were going to "The Bristol Hotel" (on the Quay) where we stayed before in a front room. However we were met on arrival and quickly got to our room, a top floor front room. The Mercure is not on the Quay and the front room was over the main Road. However the room was large with a large bathroom with bath and shower (unlike some of the other reviews who only had a shower). We were disappointed as the room was so dark (not so much a problem maybe if you are only staying one night). There were only tiny lights over the bed and tiny lights over the wardrobe doors in a corner near the bathroom door and a small lamp on the dressing table near the TV.There was a table and easy chairs but no lamp or any light to be able to sit and read in the evening. I requested some more light and was soon supplied by a small standard lamp which was very short on lead but we managed to get it fairly near the table to be able to read. Not really satisfactory if you are staying 5 days - in dark weather especially. Rooms definitely need more lights and lamps. Also the rooms could do with a more mirrors somewhere in the room. You have to walk back in the bathroom for a mirror if someone else is sitting using the dressing table mirror near the TV. The hotel staff were really great though and were so nice and polite and helpful and the food was fine (although some of the old folks were full of moans about the food and everything !). We do wonder though why the bar prices are so high ( as in other "hotels"). We only bought drinks once at the bar as the only sort of smooth beer ( not lager) was more than £4 per pint which is ridiculous and ofcourse meant that not many people were buying drinks in the bar and we never saw anyone buy a bottle of wine at £26 !!!! Why not lower prices and keep the bar busy ?? It's OK for business meetings and reps and Conferences etc when everything is charged to Expenses but normal people on short breaks will not pay those prices. They will manage without ! But maybe people from London or the South or Abroad would think the bar prices are OK ??? We went out to find a bar.
The pool was very nice but small and I was lucky and managed to go at the right time and had the pool to myself for a while but would not want to be in there if there were more than 3 or 4 people and definitely not if there were kids allowed in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the hospitality of the 4 star Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel & Spa which is perfectly placed for business or leisure, be it a family break, city getaway or a fun filled adventure in this cosmopolitan metropolis. All 275 rooms are contemporary and well appointed bedrooms with large beds. The Urban Bar & Kitchen offers a vibrant and contemporary atmosphere with a fantastic open plan dining facility. Using the finest local produce, you can expect urban food, unsung heroes along with some guilty pleasures to satisfy your appetite. For ultimate relaxation and indulgence why not visit the Spa which offers various treatments, a large indoor heated pool and fitness suite. An affordable yet stylish and luxury hotel that delivers and will ensure your stay is memorable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Holland House Bristol Hotel Bristol
- Mercure Holland Hotel Bristol
- Accor Holland Hotel Bristol