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On the quayside of the Floating Harbour, The Bristol Hotel is 10 minutes' walk from Brunel's SS Great Britain. It has stylish rooms, free internet and a riverside restaurant.

The light and airy rooms feature modern furniture and many have views across the harbour. They feature a flat-screen TV and beds have duck down duvets and crisp white linen. Bathrooms include power shower and designer toiletries.

With huge floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning river views, the River Grille restaurant serves modern English cuisine including fresh local fish, Somerset beef and West Country cheeses.

The elegant River Lounge offers light snacks, afternoon teas and a fine wine list. Guests can also relax in the Shore Café Bar.

Queens Square and the Arnolfini Gallery are both just 200 yards away. Castle Park and The Galleries shopping centre are 10 minutes’ walk.

This is our guests' favourite part of Bristol, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

The Bristol Hotel has been welcoming guests since 27 Sept 2010.

Currency exchange: Need local currency? This property offers currency exchange on site.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Bristol, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.5

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Buffet

Parking available at the hotel

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Queen Square
    0.1 miles
  • We The Curious
    0.2 miles
  • Bristol Old Vic
    0.2 miles
  • M Shed
    0.2 miles
  • Bristol Hippodrome
    0.2 miles
  • Bristol Cathedral
    0.2 miles
  • The Matthew
    0.2 miles
  • Baldwin Street
    0.2 miles
  • Bristol Central Library
    0.2 miles
  • Wapping Wharf
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Bristol Temple Meads Station
    0.7 miles
  • Cabot Circus
    0.8 miles
  • Clifton
    1.2 miles
  • Bristol Zoo Gardens
    1.4 miles
  • Ashton Court
    1.8 miles
  • Bristol Parkway Station
    5 miles
  • Oldfield Park Train Station
    10.5 miles
  • Royal Crescent
    10.8 miles
  • The Circus Bath
    11 miles
  • The Roman Baths
    11.3 miles
Natural beauty
  • River River Avon
    0 miles
Closest airports
  • Bristol Airport
    6.6 miles
  • Cardiff Airport
    32.3 miles
  • Gloucestershire Airport
    35.8 miles
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1 restaurant on site

    The River Grille

    Cuisine: Steakhouse

Facilities of The Bristol Hotel
  • Outdoor furniture
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Bingo Off-site Additional charge
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance Off-site Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Stand-up comedy Off-site Additional charge
  • Pub crawls
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 12 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
Wellness facilities
  • Fitness centre
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latvian
  • Polish
  • Swedish
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From 15:00 hours


Until 12:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express The Bristol Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests can drive into the car park taking the normal entrance ticket and then visit the hotel reception desk to purchase the exit parking ticket.

Parking is available in the adjacent NCP car park for a fee of GBP 12 per exit.

Please note that extra beds are limited, and must be requested in advance.

Please note, a maximum of 9 rooms per booking are permitted.

When booking 10 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply

Dogs are allowed subject to availability and hotel terms and conditions. The hotel policy agreement must be signed prior to arrival.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform The Bristol Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Bristol Hotel

  • The Bristol Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness centre
    • Cycling
    • Canoeing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Bike tours
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Pub crawls
    • Live music/performance
    • Walking tours
    • Bingo

  • Check-in at The Bristol Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • The prices at The Bristol Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Bristol Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • The River Grille

  • Guests staying at The Bristol Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet

  • The Bristol Hotel is 150 yards from the centre of Bristol.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Bristol Hotel by:

    • Taxi 20min

  • Room options at The Bristol Hotel include:

    • Double
    • Suite