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“The flat was perfect and the rooms upstairs really great”

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The Base Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #15 of 52 Bristol B&B and Inns
Marges, France
2 reviews
“The flat was perfect and the rooms upstairs really great”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

We particularly enjoyed the flat on the ground floor.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

I booked most of my family into the base for a long weekend as we celebrated a family part locally. The owners were very helpful and flexible with our bookings as people changed their minds with regard to where and how long they wanted to stay. Everybody thought the base was clean and nice. There was slight disappointment about not getting a breakfast but as the breakfast room can be used for food that you bring yourself and as there are local breakfast places around everybody managed. Only downside was that there was a stag/hen party staying in the extended bit of the house which has got shared bathrooms I believe. Family who stayed down there suffered a bit from door slamming when those guys came back...

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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TheBaseBristol, Owner at The Base Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 25 August 2012
Yes, we do try to be flexible where we can. People come in all shapes and sizes! Glad you enjoyed yourselves, although we're sorry about the door slamming. Please let us know if you're being disturbed by other guests, I'm sure it would have been resolved quickly with a polite yet stern reminder from management ;-)
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2012

We stayed here for two nights. Excellent value, Kingsize supercomfy bed, stripped floors, lovely ensuite and very quiet even though this place is on a busy main road (we were at the back of the house). Fantastic food within walking reach - Moroccan and Turkish restaurants were both awesome.
There is a lovely quirky atmpshere - you pick up your own key from a box at the front - we didn't see anyonme else for the whole time so this is perfect if you like to make your own way without loads of fuss. We'll definately stay again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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TheBaseBristol, Owner at The Base Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 25 August 2012
You get it! Thank You!
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

I booked The Base for a long weekend getaway to come and visit my boyfriend and didn't really know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised as the room was large and airy with a comfortable bed, spacious bright bathroom and all necessary facilities provided such as linens, towels, hairdryer and refreshments. I did not take the optional breakfast so cannot comment but I can say that the customer service responses online were prompt and efficient, parking was convenient, the cleanliness level was better than satisfactory and the location was convenient to access all areas of Bristol that I needed. The keycode to the key box and my room was sent to me in instructions both on email and by text message which I found to be really convenient and very user-friendly. I would use this B&B again.

Room Tip: I chose a King-Size bedroom...which was a good quality, large room and was the same price as a stand...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Ignore the bad reviews, the Base is excellent and served our purposes perfectly. This was our second visit and we found everything as quirky and clean as before. No noticeable road noise at the front on a Friday night as there is double glazing. The only disappointment was to find that the wonderful veggie breakfasts are no longer available unless you cook them yourself. I would suggest that the owners make this clearer on their website. It does say self-catering but I assumed that this referred to lunch and dinner having stayed previously. Don't be put off though as there are places nearby to get cooked breakfast from "greasy spoons" to Morrisons supermarket.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Base Bed & Breakfast
Address: 564 Fishponds Road | Fishponds, Bristol BS16 3DD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 52 B&Bs / Inns in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Based in Fishponds, Bristol close'ish to University of West England (UWE) and convenient for City Centre, The Base is a primarily self-catering, down to earth, city B&B with an efficient service. With a good standard of rooms and facilities including free Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens, The Base is the place to recharge and prepare for your purpose. The Base has many happy customers from around the world. Card payments accepted. ... more   less 
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