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Chatham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

As a woman travelling alone on business the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The environment was welcoming and the room very clean and comfortable. The food was very good and well priced. Check out was again very smooth and again the staff very helpful. Will definitely stay again.

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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review

Dear Donna E, Thank you for the five stat review, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your business stay with us at the hotel. If travelling regularly on business it might be worth joining our Discovery loyalty programme, which offers tremendous perks and upgrades to regular guests, We hope to welcome you back to see you again soon, Sincerely,...

Dublin
Reviewed 25 June 2015

The staff at this hotel are fantastic. Really attentive and friendly, without being overbearing. The hotel itself is a little dated but it's very comfortable and clean, and in a great location. Parking was free too.

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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review

Dear Sphen, Thank you for the five stat review, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the hotel. We hope to welcome you back to The Bristol Hotel again in the near future, Sincerely, Mark Payne General Manager The Bristol Hotel

Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Enjoyed our night at this hotel while visiting Bristol Uni open day. The wifi was effortless, unlike some hotels where you jump through hops to hook up, the rooms, bed, pillows were bliss. The only interruption was the seagulls squawking all night outside. Easy walk to all kinds of food places nearby. And the NCP parking building that links to...

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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review

Dear paperArtsy Thank you for the five start review, I am glad that although brief, you enjoyed your stay with us. It is great to see you found the WIFI seamless, it is 100mb so it certainly should be!! The seagulls can be an irritant at this time of year, one of the downsides to being on the Harbour. We...

London
Reviewed 24 June 2015

My partner and I chose the Bristol Hotel for its central, waterside location after reading positive reviews online and in the press, and it did not disappoint. From the warm welcome (we are both women) and the offer of an upgraded room and free paper if we joined the loyalty scheme, to the bottles of water supplied on checkout, I...

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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review

Dear Louise_carolin, Thank you for the five start review, I am glad you both had a great stay with us, As you pointed out our location is ideal and the views of the Harbour are an added bonus. We hope to welcome you all back again in the near future, Sincerely, Mark Payne General Manager The Bristol Hotel

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2015

The hotel is located in the city centre, a brilliant location with walking distance to every interesting and exciting site of the city. The room is spacious and cosy too.Probably I would have preferred a view to the harbour site, rather than an internal view. It has a complimentary beverage and snack tray, plus useful guide on the hotel and...

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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review

Dear 28368Franco, Thank you for the great review, I am glad you had a great stay with us, As you pointed out our location is ideal and really is a great base from which to explore the city from, We hope to welcome you all back again in the near future, Sincerely, Mark Payne General Manager The Bristol Hotel

cornwall
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Me and two friends stayed here at the beginning of June, we were extremely happy with our beautiful room, comfortable beds and friendly staff :-) great place to stay for a weekend away. We didn't eat in the restaurant as we had booked elsewhere before arriving,but the bar was relaxing and the food looked lovely.

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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review

Dear Hoskingcornwall, Thank you for the five star review, I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us in June and you found the beds comfortable and rooms beautiful. We hope to welcome you all back again in the near future, Sincerely, Mark Payne General Manager The Bristol Hotel

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

This hotel is lovely with amazing staff. I booked to stay here as an anniversary trip with my partner and the staff were really great at helping arrange surprises, one of things we requested was a room with a view out over the waterfront which they were able to provide us with at no extra charge. The room was massive...

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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review

Dear saz1241, Thank you for the Five star review, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and that we could facilitate your request of a Waterfront room for your stay, Cupcakes delivered to the room is a novel idea – well done!! We hope to welcome you back to The Bristol Hotel again when your next visiting the...

Berkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Searched on a hotel booking site and initially dismissed it as the name sounded old fashioned and down at heel. Thank goodness I did more research. Definitely one of the best hotels we've stayed at for ages. Started well with chilled fresh citrus-infused water in reception and a friendly check-in. Room overlooking the Floating Quay was well-appointed with attractive furnishings,...

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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review

Dear dawnfly Thank you for the Five star review, I am delighted you did more research and decided to give us an opportunity, and also that we repaid your faith in us. We appreciate your feedback on your meal in The River Grille. We hope to welcome you back to The Bristol Hotel again when your next visiting the city,...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing evening stay here to celebrateour first wedding anniversary. We had our wedding reception at the hotel back last May and as such my husband arranged us a surprise stay to celebrate. The food in the river grille was amazing, would highly recommend the pea soup! Had a gorgeous room and delicious breakfast in the morning. All...

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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review

Dear Emily B, Thank you for the Five star review, I am delighted you came back to us for your first Anniversary celebration, and more importantly that you had a great experience while here. We hope to welcome you back to The Bristol Hotel again for many more anniversary celebrations, Sincerely, Mark Payne General Manager The Bristol Hotel

Woking, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

This hotel is situated in Bristol Quays. There is a car park next door with connecting doors to the hotel so in theory you can park next to your room; we were lucky and that is exactly what we did. The hotel is decorated in art deco style and the fixtures and fittings are mostly from top of the range...

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Bristol_GM1, General Manager at The Bristol, responded to this review

Dear VampireferrettLynn, Thank you for the Five star review, We enjoy receiving such comprehensive reviews as it gives future guests some great insights into the hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay, I will pass on you comments regarding limited vegetarian options to our Head Chef. We hope o welcome you back to The Bristol Hotel again in the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to The Bristol!Anyone spending any length of time in Bristol is likely to come across The Bristol. Sitting pretty on the quayside of the Floating Harbour, this luxury Bristol hotel is surrounded by the best of Bristol's Old City and maritime history: Bristol Old Vic and the beautifully restored Queen Square, Bristol Cathedral and at Bristol across Pero's Bridge and of course The Arnolfini, Bristol's celebrated contemporary arts centre, right next door.For all these reasons, The Bristol is hard to avoid, even by visitors who are staying elsewhere. Those who do stay at our hotel in Bristol get to experience our great location, greatly reduced overnight car park rates of £5 at the adjacent NCP, the fresh, modern luxury of our bedrooms, and the chic cuisine and quayside ambience of The River Grille and Shore Café Bar.Make sure you are among them and choose The Bristol, the finest Bristol Hotel! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bristol

Address: Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Price Range: €86 - €235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 187
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Also Known As:
The Hotel Bristol
Bristol The Hotel
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
#2 Green Hotel in Bristol
#2 Business Hotel in Bristol
#2 Family Hotel in Bristol
#3 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
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