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“Clean and quiet - avoid the breakfast!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ibis Bristol Centre
Ranked #19 of 37 Hotels in Bristol
Earith, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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“Clean and quiet - avoid the breakfast!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

I chose the Ibis as I needed to stay in that area and all other hotels were full.
My first impressions were good - it was much cleaner and smarter than previous Ibis hotels I've stayed in.
The room was fine. Clean and well let with good, quiet, aircon. The window could be opened thus avoiding the need to use the aircon. The The room had a prefabricated shower/loo which was well designed and very clean. The room was very quiet.

Now the less good bits:
Location - the area is a bit of a labyrinth. Make sure you know the lie of the land before navigating from the car park to the hotel. The Millenium Square car park is the more convenient of the two. A poiunt the hotel does not make on its website is that you can park outside the hotel (for a short period) for unloading.
Bedding - reasonable sheets, but pillows were thin and firm. The duvet was very synthetic in feel and not pleasant to sleep under.
Breakfast - self-service and simply the worst breakfast I have ever experienced. The machine coffee was not pleasant, the scrambled eggs gave the impression they had been cooked, microwaved 'just to make sure they're cooked', left in an oven overnight then transferred to a bain marie a few hours before serving. As a result I had pre-paid £7.50 for an inedible breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Mikhail M, Manager at Ibis Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Dear Guest,

We very much appreciate all your thoughts. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and have noted all your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,


Mikhail Myasin
Operations Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

Stayed here for two nights (Monday and Tuesday). Business trip. Room was very clean, and bathroom satisfactory. The hotel was quiet. The bed is quite hard - a mattress on a piece of wood, but slept well the second night.

There are quite a few restaurants and bars nearby so you don't have to go too far to eat, but it is all a bit sterile with no soul and most were empty. Pizza Express is very close, but by the time my colleague and I left just before 9pm we were the last in there. Went more into the centre the second night and found a great indian restaurant which was much better.

The main problem for me was that there was no virgin mobile reception at all in or near the hotel. I managed to get and send text, but could not make or receive any calls during the two days. There were a few odd moments when I received missed calls. I was on the first floor and also tried on the third floor to no avail. I asked reception if others had complained, and was told no they had not, however another customer overhead me and said they also had problems with this. Although the hotel is OK I would not stay here again because of this as it was very inconvenient.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Marjenta
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Mikhail M, Manager at Ibis Bristol Centre, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for the review. We always welcome feedback and my team and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we can be part of your future travel plans.

Kind regards,

Mikhail Myasin
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Property: Ibis Bristol Centre
Address: Explore Lane, Bristol BS1 5TY, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Romantic Hotel in Bristol
#18 Family Hotel in Bristol
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Bristol Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Bristol Centre is ideally situated within the bustling Harbourside district of the city of Bristol, and a short stroll away from the city centre and shopping facilities. With easy access by road or public transport from Bristol Airport and full access to the M5 and the M4 corridor via the M32, reaching the hotel is simple. Boasting a capacity of 182 rooms of twin and doubles beds for two adult occupancy, and with disabled access for both room types. A newly refurbished restaurant serving until 22:00 and bar serving until midnight along with a newly developed public area. Services include free Wifi and a discounted stay rate for overnight and long stays at the nearby Millennium square (underground) car park. Always service with a smile. ... more   less 
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