The Bristol – Boutique Hotel

So a while ago I mentioned I was called to a work conference in Bristol and I decided to check into the Bristol Hotel, a self-proclaimed Boutique Hotel in Bristol city centre owned by the Doyle Collection.

They Say:

The Bristol hotel enjoys an unbeatable waterfront location in the heart of one of the UK’s most exciting cities.

Blending a modernist façade with an interior where boutique-style warmth and contemporary design pervade throughout, The Bristol hotel is all at once a wonderful leisure and business destination.

With its lively harbourside position, The Bristol hotel is at the heart of a thriving creative quarter, restaurant and nightlife scene and perfectly placed to access Bristol’s theatres, museums and art galleries; shopping in Cabot Circus, home to ninety shops including Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser; local attractions like the Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain; and the city’s aerospace, engineering and financial services companies.

Popular among Bristolians and offering lively local ambience, the hotel’s River Grille and Shore Café Bar offer relaxed harbourside dining for all occasions coupled with lovely harbourside views, while The Bristol’s Meetings and Events Centre is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the South West of England.

Many of our guest rooms overlook the harbour or enjoy city views. Behind every door there’s a super comfortable bed, the crispest linens, cosy duvets, marbled bathrooms – not to mention the prospect of a wonderful night’s sleep.

I Say:

The parking was great as it was an NCP car park adjacent to the hotel and it was only £5 to guests, very reasonable compared to other city centre locations I have stayed in. The staff were so very helpful when I checked in and the lounge area was warm and relaxing.

On arrival to me room the key worked the first time! (miracles do happen!) and I realised I was placed in an accessible room with two beds. The design of the room was calming, Simple and elegant and very spacious. I would have liked a normal bathroom instead of a shower but nevermind.

There were lovely tea and coffee-making facilities with ample choice to herbal, tea, coffee and hot chocolate as well as a nice clean kettle. The room was clean and welcoming though sadly with no waterside view which was a shame. Throughout my stay the staff were helpful (and you can read my food review separately) the cocktails in the evening were reasonable and delicious as well as a great selection for breakfast in the morning including gluten-free and vegetarian options.

For me this was truly a little bit of luxury in the heart of Bristol and worth every penny.

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