Budget Stays In Bristol
The hardest part of planning a trip away, for me at least, is finding where I’m going to get my rest. Whether you’re just looking for a roof over your head before racing out to enjoy a jam-packed day, or you want a stay that enhances your trip, Bristol has an option available for just about every taste. So, whether you’re scouring the internet for the cheapest stay, or you’re looking for something a little more exciting without breaking the bank, we’ve detailed some fantastic options below.
Lodge At Bristol
The Lodge at Bristol is a great place to turn in for the night if you’re just looking for somewhere to get some rest before getting going the next day. Whilst it certainly isn’t all singing and dancing, you cannot deny that it is fantastic value for money.
You can book either a double room, with one double bed, or a family room, with a double bed and a two-person sofa bed. Both room choices are 194 squared feet, have a tea and coffee maker, an iron, shower, a hair dryer, a large desk (making for a great workspace), a TV and telephone, heating and a fan. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel too.
Double room: £40 – £60
Family room: £40 – £60
The Lodge and Bristol has a restaurant and bar, so you can get your breakfast and meals in the hotel, to save yourself a late night or super early morning. On site, you can find the Black Sheep Kitchen, Coffee and Social Coffee Shop – this is also where you can go to redeem a breakfast voucher, if you included breakfast in your room price when booking.
You can find Lodge at Bristol at Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4TS.
This hotel doesn’t place you in the centre of the hustle and bustle of the city, nor out in the countryside, but it isn’t tricky to get yourself into the city centre, or out into the scenic outdoors. Lodge at Bristol is roughly 2.2 miles away from the Parkway Train Station, and 6.4 miles away from Bristol Temple Meads.
Whilst you are on the outskirts of the city, there are plenty of ways to get yourself to the action – roughly a 20 minute drive to the harbourside, with plenty of ways to get there if you don’t plan on driving.
Brook’s Guesthouse is a family run, bed and breakfast style option for you to lay your head. They offer ‘boutique’ style rooms, in a variety of sizes, in a contemporary meets vintage style.
This is a great place to stay if you’re looking to head into the city centre, explore the harbourside, see the museums, as Brook’s Guest House is right in the heart of Bristol. Not only does this make for a quick start the next day of your trip, but it means you have a whole host of restaurants and cafes right on the doorstep.
Brook’s Guest House offers their rooms in a standard double room, King double room, twin bedroom, and triple bedroom. Whilst the prices of course vary for each one, they all have a bathroom, with heated towel rails, demisted mirrors (so your steamy shower can be as long as you like), toiletries, electric shaver points, and a Hansgrohe shower. In the rest of the room, you can find a TV, hair dryer, full length mirror, wooden shutters, seating, goose down duvets and pillows, a ‘hospitality chest’ (you’ll receive tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits), and free WiFi (this is available throughout the guest house).
Standard double room: £67 – £89
King double room: £80 – £119
Twin bedroom: £80 – £119
Triple bedroom: £90 – £129
Perhaps the most unique aspect of the Brook’s Guest House is the Retro Rooftop Rockets. These are a combination of vintage and trendy, with the luxury interior of a modern hotel room, but with a vintage caravan exterior. The rooftop view gives a stunning glance over Bristol, making the stay at Brook’s Guest House more of an experience than just a roof over your head for the night. The Retro Rockets use caravan technology to incorporate a bathroom, bag storage space and hanging space all into a rocket.
You can book a rocket in a variety of sizes dependent on your personal preference for space, and the number of people with you.
16’ Rocket: £80 – £119
18’ Rocket: £90 – £139
20’ Rocket: £99 – £149
Brook’s Guest House also serve a breakfast basket, which is bought to your room between 7:00am – 10:00am on weekdays, and 8:00am – 10:00am in weekends; this enables social distancing. There are plenty of scrumptious options for breakfast, with a menu available to download.
You can get in touch via the website above, at 01179 300 066, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Find them at Brooks Guesthouse Bristol, St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1UB.
Bristol View Glamping
Perhaps a run of the mill, city hotel isn’t quite your thing, but maybe you aren’t quite prepared to brave camping on a trip away to Bristol. Lucky for you, Bristol View Glamping is the perfect middle ground.
You can stay in a Deluxe Wigwam Cabin, fully heated, but still enjoy the stunning Bristol countryside.
The Bristol View Glamping site is just outside of the city, overlooking Bristol, the Severn Bridges and Welsh Hills. The countryside offers a quiet night-time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, with plenty of footpaths and cycle routes for you to explore. These little paths make for easy access to some of Bristol’s attractions, such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge and Brunel’s SS Great Britain – it isn’t difficult to make your way to the Harbourside from here. If you’d rather stick to driving, there is a secure car park on site too.
Book a Deluxe Wigwam Cabin, each one fit for four adults, or a family of five. Each Cabin is fully insulated and heated, which, let’s face it, is the real perk of glamping over camping. You can also expect each Deluxe Wigwam Cabin to be equipped with an en-suite toilet, Mira sport shower, a heated towel rail, kitchen sink, fridge, microwave, hot plate hob, basic utensils for four, and a heater. There are also double-glazed patio doors you can lock, making sure you feel safe during your stay.
The Bristol View Glamping site also has a lodge you can book, which is suitable for up to eight people. This includes a power shower, toilet and wash basin, a fully fitted kitchen, dishwasher, and a living area with a TV. Great for if you have a larger group or want a more stylish stay in the countryside.
Each cabin also has its own fire pit or barbeque area, and a picnic table, so you can enjoy the natural environment whilst you enjoy your stay. There are also communal areas within the site if you fancy having a chat and meeting new people. Perhaps once you’re done cooking your barbeque, you may want to visit the games room, and unleash a little competition.
One Deluxe Wigwam Cabin, for two nights, is £190.
Often there is a minimum two day stay requirement, though this varies throughout the year. Even with a two day stay, this makes the Bristol View Glamping perfect for a long weekend away. Unless you opt to pay for extras, you will need to make sure you pack bedding, towels, and toiletries to bring with you. There are pet friendly and no pets allowed options, so whether your furry friend plans to tag along, or you’d rather steer clear of the animals, there is an option for you.
You can find Bristol View Glamping at East Dundry Lane, Dundry, BS41 8NJ, or get in contact via their website: http://bristol-glamping.co.uk/ or on the phone: 07779 122819.
So, there you go! Some on a budget places to lay your head on your next visit to Bristol. Whether you’re looking for a room as cheap as they come, or one with a more modern and stylish twist, there will be something up your street that won’t break the bank. Maybe you need somewhere close to the heart of the city, or out the way in the countryside – there are plenty of choices for anything in between. Go on and book that room and get that beauty sleep!
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