Review: The Bristol Hotel

I really enjoy spending time in Bristol, it's such a beautiful and vibrant city where there's always something going on! Only a short drive away from Exeter, I love every opportunity I can take to go and explore.

One of the most important parts about staying in any city, is finding a great hotel to set up base in for the night.  One hotel that has always caught my eye when walking past is The Bristol Hotel.  An eye catching building nestled on the harbour side, in a perfect central location. Sugar Pink Food was giving the amazing opportunity to stay at this hotel on a Saturday in August, and this is my full and honest review.

The Bristol is a luxury hotel surrounded by the best of Bristol's Old City and is ideal for both leisure and business guests. When we arrived I was amazed at the beautiful interior, with a grand and beautiful entrance hall and reception, a tiny taster for the luxury to come!

This is the main entrance and lounge area. 

We checked in and were given our room keys and directions to our room.  As we are not fond lift travellers, we went up the stairs to the 6th floor. The stair well was part of the adjacent car park, but perfectly clean and sanitary.

One of the first things that struck me as we walked into the room was the beautiful views across the harbour. We could see the cathedral and all the bustling bars and pubs on the other side. I was slightly concerned about the noise levels that may carry across of an evening.  With the window opened the music and fun going on outside could be heard clearly, but the moment the window was shut the noise was completely cancelled out- perfect!

The room was a great size and absolutely spotless. There were lots of shiny surfaces and they were all cleaned to perfection. The bed was beautifully made and a fair size. The decor added a real hint of luxury with the grand lamps on either side of the bed. 

The bathroom was really reasonably sized, and even had a bath within it as well as a shower with large shower head. One thing I particularly enjoyed was that the mirror had a heating element behind it, so after a hot shower the mirror was always clear enough to see in straight after, instead of being steamy!

The towels were luxuriously soft and there were plenty of high quality toiletries.  The room also included an iron with ironing board, hair dryer, safe and a high quality coffee machine.

Each member of staff we came into contact with were friendly and polite, and always happy to help. They really helped to make us feel really welcome.

In the evening we enjoyed a delicious meal at The River Grille restaurant within the hotel, and you can read my full review here.

Breakfast in the morning was a continental affair, also with hot full English style food likes sausages, eggs and bacon. The gentleman that served us in the morning was so friendly and welcoming, it really made our breakfast! The food was delicious and was perfect with freshly prepared coffees and toast.  The beautiful white baby grand piano played as we enjoyed our breakfast and looked out at the beautiful views of the river.

We had such a lovely stay here, and everything felt as close to perfect as possible.  As critical as I usually am with things like this, I couldn't pick any fault if I tried.

Rating: *****