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Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from The Bristol
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 41 hotels in Bristol
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Welcome to The Bristol! Anyone spending any length of time in Bristol is likely to come across our iconic building. Enviably situated on the quayside of the Floating Harbour, this luxury Bristol hotel is surrounded by the best of Bristol's Old City and maritime history: from the Bristol Old Vic and the beautifully restored Queens Square, to the Bristol Cathedral, and The Hippodrome. The Arnolfini, Bristol's celebrated contemporary arts centre, is right next door, and we're just a short walk from We The Curious and The Aquarium. Those who choose to stay with us are not only afforded those high standards of service associated with The Doyle Collection: they also get to experience our excellent location, unrivalled overnight car park rates of just £9 (at the adjacent NCP); the fresh, modern luxury of our bedrooms, and the chic dining experience and harbourside ambience of The River Grille and Shore Café Bar. Make sure you are among those who choose The Bristol, the finest Bristol Hotel!
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Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Paid public parking on-site
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Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
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24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Finnish and 4 more
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James H wrote a review Mar 2021
Whitstable, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Fantastic service, the team here couldn't be more polite and helpful. I have stayed a few times when I have business in Bristol and its always a pleasant stay, I will be booking here again next time. Quiet comfortable rooms and solid WiFi.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Mark Payne, General Manager at The Bristol
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear JamesHD106, Thank you for writing a 5* star review following your recent stay with us at The Bristol. The team is delighted to learn that you felt well looked after and everyone you encountered was polite and helpful. It is very rewarding that given the numerous hotels located in Bristol City Centre, you keep returning to stay with us for your business-purpose visit. Currently we are open for essential travel, current government guidelines indicate that leisure travel will be permitted from 17th May onward. We look forward to welcoming you in the not too distant future, for business and perhaps a leisure stay too Kind regards Marta Padron Director of Operations The Bristol
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Nix N wrote a review Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom12 contributions7 helpful votes
Very upmarket stay and very 60s chic. The room decor is slightly old fashioned though, if it was more modern or neutral this hotel would excel. What made me laugh though was the use of Van Morrison quotes on the do not disturb signs. I'm not sure if the chain management are aware of his views on the pandemic... The in-room breakfast was exceptional. Bed, room and amenities very comfortable and lovely views of the docks and the city if you're up high enough.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 28 Feb 2021
Dear Traveller_Man_Me Thank you for sharing your experience following your recent stay at The Bristol. I am delighted to learn that you enjoy our the room service breakfast, found the bedroom very comfortable and amenities met your expectations. I have taken on board your note regarding the quote on our "Do Not Disturb Sign" that you shared upon departure, through our internal satisfaction survey and on our TripAdvisor Page. Kind regards Marta Padron Director of Operation The Bristol
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darrentate2020 wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
bristol business trip during covid lockdown, rooms were nicely presentented, nicely placed in the centre of the city, hotel is modern fand friendly, the staff are very professional to reception to cleaning staff,
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 28 Dec 2020
Dear Darrentate2020, The entire team here at The Bristol will be thrilled when we forward them your excellent endorsement of their attentive and welcoming service, and just how much it contributed to an all round perfect guest journey. It's clear that you were afforded an extremely comfortable stay and that all aspects of your visit were enhanced by those very high standards synonymous with the Doyle Collection. Take care, stay safe in the coming weeks and months, and we're sure we'll be welcoming you back for more of the same in the near future. Warmest regards, Marta Padron Director of Operations The Bristol
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N7diner wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at The Bristol for business in December 2020 and I was delighted. A very friendly welcome from reception on arrival. All the Covid-19 protocols were clear and concise. A very comfortable bed and great shower. Delicious breakfast too. I would recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: I was on the 6th floor with views over Bristol. Very quiet and peaceful.
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Response from Mark Payne, General Manager at The Bristol
Responded 28 Dec 2020
Dear N7diner, First and foremost, allow me to express my gratitude for taking the time to share your excellent stay with the online community following your stay with us. It is more important than ever to receive feedback from our guests, so, we can ensure we are maintaining those high standards, in the 'new normal'. The Housekeeping Team will love to hear your extremely positive comments on our cleaning standards, and we're obviously keen to make sure our Covid measures are right from the start; throughout your review you have nothing but praise for those, which is endlessly rewarding. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Bristol Kind regards Marta Padron Director of Operations The Bristol
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Simon S wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom38 contributions64 helpful votes
Stayed for one night during lockdown. Convenient city-centre location (though not easy to drive to as Bristol has changed all its road layouts recently). Car park not easy to get in or out of in a large car (I managed to damage two of my alloys despite driving very slowly). Room was clean and comfortable. Room service dinner was so-so, but breakfaast was excellent. Bed was very comfortable. Be aware that the bathroom has a glass door (one of our pet hates). Location was very quiet, but that was due to the city being deserted (I suspect it would normally be much louder, being opposite the main party area in Bristol). Staff were welcoming and friendly. All in all, a pretty decent place to stay for a night or two.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded 30 Nov 2020
Dear Simon S, Thank you for sharing your experience following your recent stay with us at The Bristol. As I can see from your survey, although you stay was okay, it was far from exceptional. I am particularly pleased to see your perfect scores relating to the cleaning standards, our comfortable beds as well as with your breakfast! Unfortunately, the Bristol City Centre has recently been troubled by the extensive road closures and new bus lanes - we continue to be in regular contact with the City Council with updates and our Reception team are more than happy to guide our guests through the city when needed. I have noted your suggestions regarding your room service dinner and our Head Chef has reviewed and improved the dish your ordered. We truly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kind regards Marta Padron Director of Operations The Bristol
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US$93 - US$188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandBristolOld City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
187
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bristol
Which popular attractions are close to The Bristol?
Nearby attractions include Smoke & Mirrors (0.3 km), Bristol Escape Rooms (0.3 km), and Locked In A Room (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bristol?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Bristol?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Bristol?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bristol?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bristol?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mugshot Restaurants, Tare, and Revolution.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Bristol?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Bristol located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Bristol.
Does The Bristol offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bristol?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Swedish, and Finnish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bristol?
Many travellers enjoy visiting John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum (1.1 km), St Mary Redcliffe Church (0.5 km), and Cabot Tower (0.8 km).