Right on the harbour and just a block over from picturesque Queen Square, The Bristol Hotel is an ideally situated hotel whatever might bring you to the vibrant and compact city of Bristol. I certainly didn’t have any problems getting around the city centre on foot while keeping this comfortable hotel as my base during a recent visit.
I can’t say The Bristol was the most extravagantly luxurious hotel I’ve ever checked into, but I am happy to report that is was just as accommodating a place as any I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending the night – and following a multimillion pound renovation, it certainly should. Niceties worth noting included Temple Spa toiletries; Nespresso coffee machine; suitable jacks and media hub for getting and staying powered up and online (great WiFi) an amazing duel head shower; a big not-at-all-wobbly bed; great natural light with a fairly decent view (waterside and on the sixth floor anyway).
Included breakfast was adequate, ample and a little better than standard hotel offerings I’ve experienced across Britain. Staff members were helpful and especially polite at all times. I did a bit of work in the lobby bar after checking and must say it was a fine setting for zeroing in on some pesky work-related emails with pleasant intervals of staring out the hotel’s large windows at all the bobbling boats in the harbour.
When I booked my room, I took the hotel up on its new Bubbles & Berries package. The package included a bottle of bubbly (Louis Dornier & Fils) and a bowl of berries upon arrival to my room, overnight accommodation with breakfast for two plus free parking, free WiFi and free use of the hotel gym, all priced at a very reasonable £109 per night. Additional nights cost from £89 per room per night when booking the Bubbles & Berries package.
Nothing too terrible fancy going on at The Bristol, but they’ve definitely got the fundamentals down solid when it comes to offering guests a good night’s sleep in a convenient location. This hotel will be my first choice next time I head to Bristol. You’d be wise to give it strong consideration as well.
To find out more and to book a room, go to doylecollection.com/locations/bristol_hotels/the_bristol_hotel.aspx.