When you’re headed for a trip away one thing that can make or break your stay can be the hotel. Knowing you have somewhere gorgeous to come back to at the end of your day is a huge reassurance when you’re out and about. Or perhaps you want somewhere you’d happily spend a morning before you venture out to see what’s nearby. Regardless as to what your plans are whilst you visit Bristol, there’s no reason why you can’t visit in style. Whether you want a room that’s picture perfect and Instagram-able or are looking for the lush facilities to be on offer, Bristol is guaranteed to have something that’ll make you smile. Take a look through our list of some of the finest luxury hotels in Bristol and get planning your classy stay away.
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Kicking off our list of lush stays in Bristol are the Berkeley Suites, a 5-star stay where sophistication certainly meets elegance. The Berkeley Suites can be found in a Grade II listed building, a stunning Georgian town house bringing a classy, luxury experience to your stay.
Each 5-star suite has one floor of the building to itself, and with a modern twist upon the traditional Georgian style, you’ll instantly feel the elegance and sophistication of the Berkeley Suites.
Whilst the luxurious feel is a quality you certainly don’t want to pass up on, the location of the Berkely Suites also couldn’t be better. The Berkely Suites give you a perfect mix of privacy and retaining a personalised experience whilst keeping you right by the harbourside, making it the perfect choice for tourists on foot, or anyone looking to be right in the city. You needn’t worry about public transportation, with the Harbourside just 950 yards away and We The Curious just 800 yards away, you can be at the main attractions, independent shops, and gorgeous sights within minutes. It’ll take you roughly 10 minutes to walk to the city centre, Clifton village is just a 15-minute walk away, and Bristol airport is around a 20-minute drive, roughly 7 miles away.
he Berkely Suites also offer parking at their hotel, but not the suites themselves. The hotel can be found just around the corner from the suites, and during your stay, guests can make the most of all the facilities on offer at the hotel too, not just the parking. If you’re set on making the most out of your stay, the guests at the Berkely Suites are able to use the gym and spa facilities at the nearby Nuffield health too, truly setting out an experience anyone would fall in love with.
Facilities at the Berkeley Suites are reserved for use exclusively by those staying in the suites, not the hotel guests. These give guests access to a garden, giving you more privacy and plenty of space to relax.
So, what do you get with the Suites themselves? Each suite has a seating area, a hideaway kitchenette, a fireplace, and projector. Stick on a movie and cuddle up to watch by the fire and you’ve got a recipe making for the perfect night in. The suites cost £215 per night, each with a double bed, ideal for two. Or opt for a phenomenal breakfast when you book for £230. Children are welcome to stay in the Berkeley Suites though each suit has the same layout, so two would be needed for, for example, a family of four.
The Square Kitchen, which is found on the Berkeley Square, is certainly worth a visit. This is a seasonal, locally sourced restaurant featuring an ‘a la carte’ menu. Their breakfast services are phenomenal, offering top notch full English and Irish breakfasts. Of course, you’re in such a prime spot that if you’re not quite in the mood for The Square Kitchen, you’ve got a whole host of dining options along the harbourside, just a short walk away.
The Berkeley Suites began as just a small, local B&B, but they’ve grown into this gorgeous brand encompassing various independent hotels in Bristol. This Cinderella-eque story of their humble beginnings is just the start, as they’ve now gone on to win the Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence two years running. Sixty years later, their local start keeps a feeling of community and support ingrained into this stunning building.
Radisson Blu Hotel
The Radisson Blu Hotel in Bristol offers breath taking views over the waterfront. Sat on the harbourside, you really couldn’t ask for a better location. Your stay at the Radisson will place you in the centre of Bristol, in the heart of the action, and in the midst of activities, attractions, and a lively nightlife, all accompanied by a gorgeous view of the water. Bristol Harbourside is home to plenty of attractions, from the SS Great Britain to the Millennium Square. You can reach these attractions from just a 5-minute walk, and you’re less than a mile away from Bristol Temple Meads Station. Who says you have to compromise convenience for class?
This landmark building features stunning floor to ceiling windows, creating the perfect frame for the incredible city sights. These hard to beat vantage points offer a unique, truly post worthy view over Bristol. The beauty doesn’t stop at the stunning exterior and surroundings; the Radisson Blu is home to a modern and contemporary design, bringing elegance and sophistication with chic, fashionable, and fresh rooms.
If you’re thinking about your meals, you don’t have to look far when you stay here. Enjoy the Collage Restaurant, which serves British favourites along the waterfront, or wander into the city. There are a whole host of harbourside eateries a stone’s throw away, spanning a number of cuisines, price points, and styles.
Being in the heart of the city, there isn’t exactly a whole lot of parking space available, but you can find the NCP car park just a few metres from the hotel. At Queen Charlotte Street, the hotel can provide a parking discount, letting you park for £25 per day. Of course, if you can get into Bristol without driving and stay at Radisson Blu, you’ll be able to get around on foot with ease.
The rooms themselves are all kitted out with air conditioning, a mini bar, televisions, as well as tea and coffee facilities, the key components for a great night in or a lazy morning after a lively night out. Each room has its own ensuite bathroom. There are five different room types available to be booked, each with a price bracket dependent upon whether you opt for breakfast to be included, select a non-refundable room or the option to cancel up until a later date, if you are required to pay in advance, and the number of people staying in the rooms.
The first room is the Standard Room. This sleeps two people and can have either one double bed or two single beds. Prices typically range from £94 to £130 dependent upon the factors mentioned above.
The next room is a Superior Room with a city view, this guarantees you a great view overlooking Bristol by giving you a high floor. This room has a double bed and ranges from £103 to £140. Another Superior Room is available, with a harbour view. Again, you’ll be placed on a high floor. These rooms have either two single beds or one double bed, suitable to sleep one or two people and ranges from £112 to £150.
The final room styles are Premium Rooms with either a city view or harbour view. The Premium Room with a city view has one double bed and ranges from £121 to £160, and the harbour view lets you choose between two single beds or a double bed, and costs between £130 and £170. If you’re on a family trip away, children are welcome at Radisson Blu, just ensure you book enough rooms for everyone to get a great night’s rest.
With a 24-hour front desk team, there’s always help just a moment away should you have an queries or concerns during your stay.
Bristol Harbour Hotel and Spa
A luxury hotel is about more than just a place to lay your head. It’s an experience, a place to unwind, and a haven in an unfamiliar place. At the Bristol Harbour Hotel and Spa, you’ll not only have a wonderful time during your stay, but you won’t be short of things to do either. Whether you’re off exploring and making the most of the ideal location, or you’re destined for a cosy and relaxed night in, there is bound to be something to your taste at the Bristol Hotel and Spa.
When you stay at the Bristol Harbour Hotel and Spa, you can make the most of the spa services on offer, all of which come at no additional costs outside of the price of your room. So long as you make sure you’ve booked yourself in, there’s bound to be an appointment suited to you. The spa is kitted out with treatment rooms, a sauna, and a steam room, all perfect to unwind in. You’ll also find an indoor pool, a perfect way to get some peaceful exercise in. Perhaps most interestingly, the spa features a hydrotherapy pool, which is temperature and pressure controlled to give the most perfectly tailored experience. If you’re on a holiday or a city break, be sure to take time out for you, and what better place to do this than the spa?
Whilst you’re staying at the Bristol Harbour Hotel and Spa, you can enjoy access to the award-winning restaurant, the Harbour Kitchen, which features a divine menu with seasonal, locally sourced dishes. Or head on over to The Gold Bar, from evening drinks to afternoon tea, they’ve got you covered.
Each room of course has an ensuite bathroom, each fitted with a monsoon shower, making sure every last part of your stay is as fine as it possibly can be. You’ll also find complimentary decanters of gin and sherry, and a Nespresso machine, in your room, keeping you sorted from first thing in the morning to that final glass before bed.
Each room has two price points, the first of which offers a slightly cheaper, non-refundable stay, but you are able to reschedule if necessary, and the second requires no payments in advance, and you’re able to cancel free of charge up until much closer to your stay.
You’re able to chose from a Standard Double Room, with one large double bed, for either £149 or £165; a Superior Double Room, with one extra-large double bed, for either £175 or £195; a Deluxe Double Room, also with one extra-large double bed, for £198 or £220. If you fancy splurging a little more, why not treat yourself to a Suite, at £239 or £265, with one large double bed, or upgrade to a corner suite, for £284 or £315.
Whilst you’re a little further from the Harbourside itself than at Radisson Blu, you’re still in a prime Bristol centre spot, with stunning city views and an ideal city location. You’re just 750 yards from the Cabot Circus shopping centre, 650 yards from the Bristol Cathedral and about a 10-minute taxi ride away from Bristol Temple Meads Station. Sat in the heart of the social scene, you’re never short of options for places to go and things to see, and the front desk operates 24 hours, so there’s always someone around to lend a helping hand should you need it. You’ll get the perfect compromise of the city’s hustle and bustle whilst being able to retire to the private sanctuary of the hotel when you’re ready.
Unfortunately, there isn’t parking available on site, but like many city centre based hotels, there are a few NCP cark parks close by to the hotel, so you won’t be short of options.
Just because you’re staying somewhere unfamiliar doesn’t mean you should have to compromise your comfort. Hopefully these suggestions will get you started looking for somewhere to stay in style next time you visit Bristol.