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Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

Fantastic stay, lovely hotel in a perfect location right on the waterfront 2 minutes walk from bars and restaurants (and the Aquarium). Just a 5 minute stroll to the shopping centre and Cabots Circus. The room was lovely overlooking the river and the staff so friendly. Breakfast was delicious, lots of choice in a lovely setting. Staff si friendly and...

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

Dear Karen W, Thank you very much for your kind review. It is wonderful to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay with us and had a chance to explore what Bristol has to offer. I am delighted you enjoyed your bedroom over looking the Harbour and liked the view at breakfast in our River Grille restaurant. I am...

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We arrived in bristol a lot earlier than usual , went to hotel to drop bag off , we were very lucky to be given a room early........lovely hotel , right on the waterfront. Rooms great , breakfast fantastic. Staff very professional. We will be back

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

Dear dazmcb, Thank you for the wonderful five star review. I am so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us and we could provided you with an early check in. I am thrilled you enjoyed your bedroom and breakfast and liked our Harbourside location. I will be delighted to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards,...

Cannock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Just returned from our weekend in Bristol and can't recommend this hotel enough! Excellent location, friendly, helpful staff, great breakfast and convenient free car parking in the adjacent multi-storey. Rooms are clean and well equipped with ironing board and iron, hairdryer and nespresso coffee machine. I had requested a room with harbour view and was warned on arrival that this...

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

Dear StafforshireNurse, Thank you very much for sharing your review of The Bristol Hotel and thank you for the five star rating. I am extremely proud to read that our team impacted your stay so much and you found them to be friendly and courteous. I am delighted you had an excellent experience with us and you enjoyed your bedroom...

Benllech Isle of Anglesey
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We got a very good deal on one of the lesser known booking sites for a two night stay at this hotel in a superior double room which was not overlooking the harbourside. The position of the hotel is very central for the city centre and the waterside and is next door to an NCP multistorey car park which has...

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

Dear John T, Thank you very much for the five star review. I am delighted you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us and you found our location well suited for your time in Bristol. I am thrilled that you made use of our complimentary car parking next door. I am very much looking forward to welcoming you back...

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Reviewed 27 March 2015

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Reviewed 26 March 2015

In my opiinion location, standard of furnishings, helpful staff, quality of food all deserve 5 stars. However the room we had at the side of the building on the 4th floor was the smallest we have ever experienced. The distance betweeen the bed and the walls on both sides was about two feet!. We are seasoned travellers (at least 6...

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

Dear MikeSouthend_on_Sea, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with you. It is reassuring to see you have given the hotel 5 stars for location, furnishings, helpfulness of staff and food quality. I am confident we can find you a more appropriate bedroom with air conditioning and away from any outside activities for your next visit....

Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Stayed on a Friday night, lovely 6th floor room overlooking the harbour. Room was clean, spacious and comfortable, loved the little extras and special touches. Bed was soooo comfortable, slept like a baby! Staff were great, nothing too much trouble. Free car parking next door was a big bonus! Didn't stay for breakfast but restaurant looked lovely. Will definitely stay...

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

Dear Claiire00, Thank you for writing such a great five star review. We are so pleased to read you had an enjoyable stay with us and enjoyed the extras in your Deluxe bedroom. I am delighted to read that you are looking forward to your next stay with us already. Please drop me an email if there is anything I...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Despite the outside, the inside is very smart and well done. The free parking in the NCP next door is great. The rooms are lovely - we had a great view over the harbour, but I imagine that the view is not so great from the internal rooms so make sure that you get an outside room! The sound proofing...

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

Dear Alex B, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful five star review following your recent stay. I am so pleased to read that you had a great nights sleep and found our soundproofing and black out curtains effective. I am glad we could provided you some alternative pillows and bedding before your arrival. Hopefully we...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Nice staff, check-in was easy and efficient. The bar looked small (didn't use it) but okay. Rooms were alright, quite comfortable, but noise from the road outside was too much. Double glazing clearly wasn't working and only being on the first floor meant we were nearer the source. Probably better in rooms overlooking the dock. Free wi-fi though, bathroom clean...

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

Dear Paul C, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Bristol Hotel. I am glad you made use of the complimentary wi-fi and found our staff to be nice and efficient. I am confident that we will find you are more suitable bedroom for your next stay so please contact me directly...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Stayed here for 1 night, the location is very good, Central to bristol and great views of harbourside. Rooms are costly (£170),. Rooms very clean and bed extremely comfortable. Handy multi storey car park attached to hotel.

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

Dear Suggs 1977, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you found the location good and enjoyed the views of the Harbour. Thank you for mentioning our extremely comfortable beds. Best rates can be found by booking direct with us. Kind regards, Mark Payne General Manager The Bristol Hotel

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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 

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Address: Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Bristol
Price Range: $137 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 187
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#1 Green Hotel in Bristol
#2 Business Hotel in Bristol
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Bristol
#2 Family Hotel in Bristol
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