Hilton Bristol Hotel
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... a bit before calling it a night and heading back to the hostel for some much needed laundry time. Interesting facts: Love spoons are hand carved wooden gifts in the shape of a spoon that are given to loved ones. The different carvings represent different hopes and wishes of the giver and receiver. This is where the term spooning comes from! Afternoon tea is ...
... us brekkie and wave us off. Aunty Weezy took us to Gatwick where all went well until the nice security lady unzipped Lenny's bag to find his unauthorised nerf gun. Supervisor...long wait...being stared at by passersby...
So we are about to board!
... the Tank Engine stories lived in Bath - the meaning of a wallflower...at a ball, the eligible ladies would be seated in 2 circles, the rich and/or attractive ones in the inner circle and the less attractive and/or the ones whose fathers did not have money were seated in the outer circle; as the dancing proceeded, the outer circle of chairs would be pushed further out, becoming pushed against the ...
Highlights of the city - Bristol is a modern city that offers a lot to tourists. The Clifton Suspension Bridge is one of the main highlights of the city. The best way to see this is by using the tour bus which runs around the city.
Cabot Circus is also a good place ...
... with ancient Welsh buildings and their interiors gathered from the whole country. Also, there was a Victorian castle and a wonderful 100 acres park to calmly walk around. The admission was free. However, the bus ride was 3 quid with Cardiff Bus tickets unusable on this route. A very reasonable charge for a massive delight :)
After St. Fagan's I continued my relaxation program at Cardiff Bay. Once the major port of coal industry, today it's a ...
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I recently stayed at the Bristol Hilton on a four day business trip. Dreadful motel like place situated in an industrial wasteland, with most of the car parking spaces taken up by users of the on site fitness suite. Drab and dingy corridors and tired fittings and decor.Minimum towels and one small piece of soap in bathroom. Having ordered a room service cooked breakfast on my first morning, this was delivered late and inedibly cold by a member of staff with minimal English. Room service charges and prices generally are way above average for even a quality four star hotel. This is not a quality four star hotel! Avoid at all costs!
I stayed at the Hilton, with expectations that it would be like all the others, but that was not the case.
The receptionists were not helpful or friendly at all, took them about 5 minutes to even realise we were at reception. The way the rooms are situated are all staring at each other and is again, more like a motel than a 4* hotel. Although the room was fantstic and clean. I think the Hilton is amde more for business men and women than people at the hotel staying at the weekends. Overall though, not impressed on check out, the only time the staff were happy was when we were leaving the hotel.
I booked this hotel before reading the reviews on this website and when I did read the reviews I was so sorry I'd booked. But the rate I chose was prepayable, so I had to stick with the booking. I'm so glad I didn't have the option to change though, because I found the hotel to be absolutely fine. It wasn't the best 4* hotel I've ever stayed at, but it certainly wasn't the worst.
I agree with the other reviews that this is nothing more than a motel (at hotel prices), and I wish I had read the reviews here before I went to Bristol. I am surprised that Hilton Hotels would keep this one in its chain because it might ruin the Hilton reputation. I have stayed at Hiltons all over the world, and I am usually impressed by their consistent quality and service; I am in denial that this can even be a Hilton. In addition to being a very expensive motel: (1) our toilet didn't flush (even after someone "fixed" it); (2) there were NO washrags in the bathroom; (3) we supposedly had a "deluxe" room, but it was essentially a Motel 6 room; (4) the reception staff were not helpful/informative at all (we received a lot of shoulder shrugging); (5) the location is terrible--miles away from the city (why is "Bristol" in its name?); (6) there was only instant coffee for ONE person, despite advertising coffee makers in the rooms; and (7) there was no elevator to the second floor. I can go on... If you have already stayed here, and this was your first experience at a Hilton, you should realize that not all Hiltons are run like this.
My family and I stayed here at Easter 2004 and again (because we had no other option) in Autumn 2004.
I have just got back from this hotel and before going i read thereports in here and thought
Trying hard but not quite getting there.
Clearly a business hotel, it suffers from the fact that it seems to have more bedroom occupancy than the bar, lounge and restaurant can comfortably cope with. The seating area is surprisingly small. and on my stay in August 2004 there was a better selection of food on room service - just a restricted table d'hote menu in the main restaurant.
The staff were very helpful, and fixed a temporary problem with my bathroom plumbing quickly. But overall the hotel had something of a soulless, motel-type ambience.
Motel ambience, slow service
This isn't the worst hotel I've ever been to, but it's not great. We arrived around 9.30 to be told that the restaurant had shut but that the bar would do some food for us. But it had stopped doing hot food as well, so all we were left with were sandwiches. But it was the extraordinary wait that really depressed us. A cheese sandwich and a roast beef sandwich took three quarters of an hour to materialise. The lobby area is a bit down at heel, with various missing fixtures and fittings. The whole ambience is much closer to a motel than a hotel.
Rooms are perfectly pleasant. Breakfast was grim - like breakfast in a motorway service station.
The most relaxed dining experience ever at the Bristol Hilton. In fact so relaxed I managed to give up smoking due to the length of time I went without a cigarette. Us spaniards are laid back, but the staff at this restaurant are taking the paella! Wine turned up approx 30 mins after order, starters closely followed a mere 20 minutes later (cooked to perfection if you're used to camp-fire/survival-style cuisine) then after an hour and twenty minutes came the Asda 99p range stir-fried chinese delights. The ambience of Chandlers was reminiscent of the days I spent on survival in the Arctic Circle. There was a cold North wind blowing straight at us on our convieniently-right-next to the entrance-situated table. But most Importantly, our waiter should be awarded for his outstanding rapport with guests and diners alike. So visit the Bristol Hilton - not as cheap as Nicotinel but what the hell?
A very comfortable hotel. That is to say, very comfortably the worst service I have ever experienced in a non third-world country. From the moment I checked-in, the staff carried the air of grudgingly fullfilling an obligation to make my stay reasonably pleasant. The rooms are clean and tidy, with most of the facilities you would expect, however the restaurant was sincerely lacking in any ambience, quality of service, and, most surprisingly, quality of food. I am only thankful that I stayed here alone, I would not want my wife to experience what is supposed to be considered a 'break'.