There are so many wonderful things to do and sights to see in Bristol. Famous for the harbourside, for Banksy’s street art, and the wonderful melting pot of a city, there are more than enough reasons to visit Bristol, and more than enough things that make it unique. Perhaps one of the most distinctive parts of Bristol, and certainly one of the most identifiable parts of the skyline, is none other than the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The suspension bridge covers the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, making connections between Bristol and North Somerset, between Clifton and Leigh Woods. Not only does it connect these counties, but it has also become somewhat iconic, a symbol for more than it is, representing the innovation and independent of engineers. The Clifton Suspension Bridge is seen by many as a distinct new chapter in the history book of infrastructure and engineering. So, it’s absolutely worth checking out on your visit to Bristol, whether you want to take a glance, want easy access through to North Somerset, or are enjoying the beauty of Clifton itself. Today we’ll be taking a look at some of the brilliant hotels close by to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, helping you to make the most of your stay.
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The Rodney Hotel
First and foremost, the Rodney Hotel is an ideal distance for anyone looking to visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Located in the middle of Clifton village, you’ll have just a seven-minute walk to the bridge, through the local area. Whilst that of course, is the main attraction, you’re also somewhat close by to the harbourside and general city scene, meaning there are plenty of options for ways to spend your day. Or perhaps you’re visiting a student! This property is within a great distance for the University of Bristol. A perfect stay for when mum unexpectedly pops down to say hi at uni.
This is a grade two listed building, featuring a stunning garden and lovely polished look to the space. With their AA Rosette winning No.4 restaurant, you’ll have a wonderful array of options on your plate, quite literally.
Each room is decked out with complimentary tea, coffee, fruit, and biscuits, a nice touch to an already lovely stay.
With regards to parking, there are just seven spaces in front of the hotel which guests are welcome to use for £9 per night. These are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Similarly, the hotel has three residents permits that can be used on the main road and may also be rented for £9. If you miss out on these parking spots, don’t fret, there is plenty of metered, pay and display parking throughout Clifton Village, so you won’t have to walk far to get back to your room.
The rooms each have two rates, one including and one excluding breakfast within them. The Twin Room has two single beds within it, costing either £77 or £99. A Small Double Room has just one double bed and falls to the same price points, £77 or £99. A Double Room has one double bed but is a bit larger, and so clocks in at either £85 or £107. Finally, ideal if you’re travelling solo, is the Single Room, with one single bed, costing wither £71 or £82 per night.
All of the rooms at the Rodney Hotel are ensuite. An extra perk is that children stay free during your visit, and you are welcome to bring pets along too. This is a stay truly perfect for the whole family – or should we saw paw-fect!
You can find the Rodney Hotel at 4 Rodney Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HY or head on over to https://www.booking.com/ to book your stay, read more information, or get in touch with a question.
Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin
If your favourite part of Bristol is the Clifton Suspension Bridge itself, then this absolutely is the stay for you. Lying just a four-minute walk away, this hotel overlooks the suspension bridge, and it even has rooms that feature a view of the landmark.
If marvelling the bridge doesn’t quite fill up your entire day, there’s no need to worry. There are plenty of eateries around that you can get to at the drop of a hat if need be. Or there’s the White Lion Bar serving up classic British dishes right on site. Equally, it’s well within reach to walk into Bristol city centre and enjoy some of the main attractions in the very heart of the city.
The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin feels secure, with rooms being accessed via key card, with the added bonus that it is far easier for you to keep track of your card.
There are several room styles available at the Avon Gorge Hotel, with various advantages to each. Each room contains one extra large double bed and prices can vary quite significantly, based on whether breakfast is included, if prepayment is necessary, how flexible the booking is, how many people will be in the room, amongst other factors.
First up is the Cosy Room, where prices range from £149 to £237. Then there is the Classic Room, measuring up to £154 to £242. Next is the Classic Gorge Vista Room, a room with a landmark view overlooking the Avon Gorge itself; this comes to between £184 and £272. The Deluxe Room comes in to between approximately £199 and £287. A Deluxe Room with a Balcony features a table and chairs on the balcony, looking over and out towards the bridge: a perfect place to sit and take in the view with a morning cup of tea. This is priced at between £239 and £327.
Next up are the suites available to stay in, starting with the Junior Suite between £269 and £357, then the Suite, which is between £304 and £392, and finally, the Signature Suite, which reaches prices of between £349 and £437.
In terms of parking, there are a small number of free parking permits available, letting guests park in the permit holder bays in Clifton Village. If you miss this, as we mentioned before, there’s really no issue, with plenty of pay and display places can be found throughout the village.
Whether you’re sipping on cocktails at the bar or unwinding on a balcony with a book, the Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin is a brilliant place to escape. Find them at Sion Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4LD or head on over to https://www.booking.com/.
Victoria Square Hotel
Found in a stunning Georgian square, surrounded by plenty of foliage, is the Victoria Square Hotel. This hotel has rooms divided amongst two listed Victorian villas, letting guests have views from their rooms that look into the beautiful square. Between the high ceilings, luscious plants, and traditional décor, there is certainly plenty to love about your stay here.
When you stay at the Victoria Square Hotel, you’re just a 12-minute walk away from the Clifton Suspension Bridge and are surrounded by all sorts of restaurants, independent shops, cute little cafes, and other local businesses.
Breakfast is cooked to order each morning, at a previously decided upon time that works the best for you and your plans. You’ll be able to decide between a full cooked or light continental breakfast, placing you in the best position to kick start your day.
The rooms at the Victoria Square Hotel are all ensuite. Furthermore, in each room an extra bed can be added for £20 per child, per night, and cots can be added for free upon request. If you let the team know in advance, you’re also welcome to bring your pets, for just an extra £10.
Available room styles at the Victoria Square Hotel include a Small Double Room, with one double bed for which the prices range between £75 and £111; a Standard Double Room, with one double bed and costing between £83 and £121; a Twin Room, with two single beds, for £83 to £121; a Large Double Room, letting you choose between two single beds or one extra large double bed for £92 to £131; a Family Room is available, ideal for a family of three, with one single bed and one double bed, ranging from £119 to £141 and finally, an Economy Single room, with a single bed, clocking in at between £50 and £76.
If you’re looking to make sure that parking will be okay, then there is parking available on site, though only an estimated 20 spaces. To park here costs £9 per day, though it is free of charge on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Again, there are permits for street parking available to rent, but also plenty of pay and display streets throughout the village if you find yourself struggling.
Find the Victoria Square Hotel at Victoria Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4EW or head on over to https://www.booking.com/ for more information.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a worthwhile sight to see. You might as well hit the ground running and stay close by to this terrific landmark.